Device or computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal.

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How can I watch Blu-ray discs?

I've got a Blu-ray drive and I'd like to be able to use it to watch movies under Ubuntu.
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About ubuntu-restricted-extras on Ubuntu 14.04

Oxideqt-codecs: Wanting to install ubuntu-restricted-extras package from the Software Center I get a warning that says to install that package must uninstall this other appears. Then in a terminal I ...
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Why won't videos on some websites play?

I recently installed ubuntu on my laptop and was able to install the flash plugin. I am able to play youtube videos on firefox with no problem. However videos on some websites don't appear, only ...
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“gstreamer1.0-libav” Package dependencies cannot be resolved [duplicate]

I am in Ubuntu 14.04 amd64, I have met all updates available, but also I am getting these errors in media codecs. First I got this error: gstreamer1.0-libav:i386: Depends: libavcodec-extra-54 ...
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Transmageddon xvid codec missing

According to the Info section of Transmageddon in Ubuntu Software Center, xvid is included in the codec options. But when I installed the software, it's not there. Here is a screenshot of ...
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How to play .ts files? (and other unusual formats)

How can i play .ts files in Ubuntu? I would prefer if you could recommend a codec instead of a new piece of software, so I can use any software to play. And is there any codec pack that make me sure ...
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DVDStyler “vbv buffer size is needed” error

After taking the time to compile DVDStyler v2.7.2 & getting it work on my Lubuntu 14.04 64bit I get this unusual error whenever I try to make a DVD. The DVDStyler interface tells me ...
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VLC player wont play AVI or MP4 [duplicate]

I'm brand new to Ubuntu (and linux all together). I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Lenovo S10e, and I'm trying to play movies that I loaded from my external HD onto the netbook. I've tried 4 ...
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How to play mp4, restricted codecs already installed?

So I am a first time Ubuntu user as of a week ago, and am having a difficult time getting an mp4 video file to play after I downloaded it. I have downloaded the restricted codecs and also VLC, what ...
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Trouble Installing Codecs libx264 AND libmp3lame

I am trying to use OpenShot for movie making. My ideal situation is to encode for the web HD, 30 Frames Per Second, to YouTube. This works out great as OpenShot has a setting for this. The problem ...
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“Package dependencies cannot be resolved” when installing codecs

I'm trying to install some additional codecs, but it always throws the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer1.0-libav:i386: Depends: libavcodec-extra-54 (>= ...
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Problem Installing Xubuntu 12.04 Audio-Video codecs [duplicate]

I used Crouton to install Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS with the XFCE environment on my HP Chromebook 11. I've gotten it all fully installed and everything; the only thing I'm doing now is the basic setup ...
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How do I install a specific video codec in Ubuntu?

Before you ask, yes, I've installed Medibuntu. This codec is not in that pack--specifically I am trying to install SCLS.dll, which stands for Screen Capture Lossless Codec, a codec that works with ...
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How to convert AC3 6ch audio to HE-AAC? GUI solution?

I want to convert the audio track of a MKV file to HE-AAC (AAC+/AACplus). The audio track is AC3. But there seems no GUI for HE-AAC encoding? I only found out there is a Command Line Tool (CLI) from ...
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Audio decoder (mp3) is not present [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu13.10. My sound card is not having any problem as start up sound was very clear. Bt when I played songs and movies an error occurred giving that mp3 decoder is not present. So ...
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How to play DM2 videos on Ubuntu?

I'm having problems on trying play ".dm2" videos on Ubuntu 13.10. The only player that opens this files was SMPlayer, but without image and the sound is a mess... Any ideas ?!
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How do I install ffmpeg? [duplicate]

I need to install the package ffmpeg because I am trying to install subsonic server on my new Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 When I try: apt-get install ffmpeg I get: Some packages could not be installed. ...
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How to rotate h264 video?

I've tried the following: $ avconv -i in.mov -codec:video copy -codec:audio copy -filter transpose=clock out.mov avconv version 0.8.6-6:0.8.6-1ubuntu2, Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the Libav developers ...
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build libav from GIT using --enable-*

I need to get a newer version of libav-tools (containing avconv) to get the AAC-encoder to resample an input 6-channel audio stream into an output 2-channel one. I successfully built the package, ...
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Install media codecs in 13.10 [duplicate]

I tried to watch a movie but the Movie Player won't let me, and a screen popped up saying: Videos requires to install plugins to play files of the following types: MPEG-1 Layer 3(MP3) decoder, ...
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installing media codecs without internet conncetion

i have a dual boot system with windows 7 and Ubuntu installed i want to install the multimedia codecs but i do not have an internet connection in Ubuntu but i do have a connection in windows , is ...
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What is the difference between Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Lubuntu restricted extras/addons?

While I use Lubuntu, for example, do I need ubuntu-restricted? or those of xubuntu or kubuntu? Do they add some enhancement, like supplementary media codecs, to what I have in lubuntu-restricted? ...
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How to play MSS2 encoded video files

VLC player and totem video player can't play MSS2 video encoded video files but i could play them under Ubuntu by compiling FFMPEG library. now ffplay can play these files. My question is if there is ...
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How to install codecs offline

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 version earlier, but when I wants to play MP3, mp3 or any kind of media, an messages shows that you have not installed codec, decoder for these type of file.
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Codec for Mp3 for 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

How do I add codecs for MP3 url streams ? I am running ubuntu 12.04 with the standard firefox from 12.04
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How can I play encrypted DVD movies?

My machine can't play encrypted DVDs on a fresh install. How do I add this capability? Another useful bit of information would be what programs are best for playing DVDs, once I'm able to do so. ...
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How do I play WMA files?

Since I made the upgrade to 12.04 I can't play WMA files. I added Medibuntu, install w64codecs, non-free-codecs but they don't work. I have also installed ubuntu-restricted-extras.
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Cannot find video plugin: video/x-gst-fourcc-AVin-Decoder

I try to cut a video in Pitivi and get the following error: Missing file: video/x-gst-fourcc-AVin-Decoder The problem: I do not find any plugin with that name. Which plugin solves the problem then? ...
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How do I convert image and audio into avi video file?

I need to convert image and audio into avi video files for use with a video mixing tool that only accepts avi video. How do I: convert mp3 audio to avi without video channel convert jpg image to ...
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How to play Hi10p Videos in Totem?

I would like to know, how I can play Hi10p videos(h264 videos with 10bit colordepth) in Totem. I know that it's possible to play those files in 13.04, but I'd rather stick to the LTS Version. ...
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Poor Video Playback - Low Frame Rate

I have pretty poor frame rate when playing .avi video files. I tried VLC player, but I am still not satisfied because it is bad comparing to windows. I played some .rmvb (RealMedia) movie yesterday, ...
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How to install the 'Quicktime'-Plugin (needed for youtube-songs in Tomahawk)?

When I want to play a song via youtube in Tomahawk it does not play the song. A pop-up appears and asks me to find the missing plugin which is 'Quicktime'. But there is no chance to install this ...
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Where do I find repositories for the following packages, now that Medibuntu is down?

I don't agree with this nonsense at all: The project is not really needed nowadays, except for one package: libdvdcss There was MUCH more than libdvdcss in Medibuntu. What I want now is, where are ...
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Why won't videos on a particular website play under Ubuntu 13.04?

Very oddly, I cannot watch any videos a TV channel website, for example this one: http://www.kanald.com.tr/GalipDervis/Videolar/ I can see from the frame source that it contains an embedded Adobe ...
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I can't install libdvdcss - script not finding medibuntu, How to get DVD playback?

I am trying to get these instructions working on 12.04, I know I am connected to the internet but it doesn't seem to work. $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh --2013-10-09 19:18:44-- ...
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Switched from Win to Ubuntu 12.04 and CD & DVD Drives aren't recognizing media

I had an old reliable desktop running WinXP, but after some registry errors caused the system to be unstable I thought I'd give Ubuntu a try. I booted the 12.04 iso from the CD drive and the ...
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Which browser (if any) will be able to play video and audio at VKontakte (vk.com) in Ubuntu without a flash plugin?

I'm primarily concerned about this question for Ubuntu on Toshiba AC100 (ARM), because a Flash plugin for browsers is not available as a working package for Ubuntu on AC100, but it is a general ...
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cannot play VTC video file (.mov) using VLC player

I have a training course contains .mov files which have video codec as apple graphics smc. I have googled and found out to add these options to play them link from where I got help But they are ...
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When can't I play an MP3 file in Banshee?

I wanted to play media files on Banshee but it seems there is a huge problem in it. All the music gets loaded but when I select a song and press play button nothing happens. More than that when I try ...
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How can I play 60fps videos?

I have a Contour camera, which is a sports/action camera and records at 60 fps. When I load any video in Ubuntu using any video player, lots of frames are lost. I tried changing codecs but nothing ...
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Unable to play audio and video files [duplicate]

I am new to Linux and installed Ubuntu 12.10. It is showing some codecs or plugins are missing in the player
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what media won't play?

Leaving aside DRM media, are there specific codecs or filetypes which simply won't play on Linux? I've installed ubuntu-restricted-extras but didn't get libavcodec-extra-53 for example. While ...
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I cannot play some WMA files

I did a backup of several music files from my older Windows XP system. Now I can play all the .MP3 files but not all the .WMA. There are some kinds of WMA files that can be reproduced without ...
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Mix down 5.1 AC3 to Stereo WAV?

I wonder if I can mix down a 5.1 AC3 file to Stereo WAV file, i.e. 6-channel > 2-channel. I'd like to know how to do this with via terminal with ffmpeg (or avconv, because it says ffmpeg is ...
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How do I change the Display Language Used for non-Unicode Programs? [closed]

I was watching English films translated into arabic with a .srt file. It looks like this in Ubuntu 11.10: For some reason, though, it looks like this in windows 8: so what can I do to see the right ...
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How to play .mp4 movies?

I have a .mp4 movie (it's an .mp4 file, and the "video codec" is Xvid, and the "audio codec" is mp3) that I want to play, but when I try to open it in MPlayer, it says "The steam is encrypted and ...
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Pitivi won't render in 12.04

I've recently upgraded 11.10 to 12.04 and then reinstalled Pitivi and Gstreamer codecs ecxept the extra codecs and regardless of which container,vid codec or aud codec the rendering bar wouldn't move ...
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Where I can download video codecs?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm having difficulty watching videos. How can I install the video codecs needed for most video formats?
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Forcing ALSA to use another codec

ALSA detects my sound card to be a Realtek ALC1200 , but it is a Realtek ALC888S. This causes the sound to be lesser that that in my Windows XP Installation. So, is it possible to make ALSA use the ...
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I need a codec for my dell I8200, 10.04, dvd [closed]

I'm running 10.4 on a Dell I8200, and my DVD won't work.