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

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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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Fastest way to convert videos (batch or single)?

I know there are a lot of questions about video encoders around here, but my question is more about workflow/efficiency. For my day job, I need to convert videos, frequently, from many random formats ...
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Unknown encoder 'libvo_aacenc'

I get this error when I try to convert an wmv to 3gp using this command: ffmpeg -y -i "inputvid.wmv" -vf scale=352:288 -f 3gp -vcodec h263 -r 15 -b 200k -acodec libvo_aacenc -ac 2 -ar 32000 -ab ...
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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 can I reduce the file size of a video from the command-line?

I want to reduce the size of a video size. The video may be .flv, .avi, etc. I want it done from the terminal. How can I do that?
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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 can I play video file with .vmw extension?

I tried VLC and mplayer, but both failed to play video file with .vmw extension. I have given the following message Required plugin could not be found Python (v2.7) requires to install ...
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Video content: missing plugins

I can't play any video content. I keep getting errors about missing plugins. I installed the 3rd party codecs at install. I am getting the following error No packages with the requested plugins ...
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offline installation of video plugins [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? Please help I installed Ubuntu11.10 32bit in an IBMTP41 notebook, that is NOT connected to the ...
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Unable to play movies at all

I just installed Ubuntu, and thus I'm unable to play movies. For example, if I run *.mkv file, I get the error of " Gstreamer backend error - Can't play the text file without video or visualization". ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu have any media codecs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren’t multimedia codecs included by default? I'm having some doubt regarding media codec's in Ubuntu. My question is why Lubuntu shipped with all the necessary ...
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VLC MSS2 codec missing

I was Playing a video in VLC but it displayed the error message VLC does not support the audio or video format "MSS2" How to solve this error
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RhythmBox cant play any MP3 network file [closed]

I can open and see any kind of file of a specific HDD on the network. All is working fine, except that I can't play any .MP3 file (directly from the network). When I open the file, RhythmBox try to ...
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How do I install these libraries/codecs for Matlab?

I just installed matlab on my computer, seemingly successfully, but I've been trying to run a program, and I'm getting the following error: >> reproduceResults Warning: Directory already ...
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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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Convert flv video to 3gp

I use winff (the GUI for ffmpeg) to convert audio/video to different formats. Yesterday I was trying to convert an flv video to 3gp (so that I could see it on my mobile phone), but it doesn't show the ...
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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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Video codec dependencies not met? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? After trying to run a .M4A and a .MP4 (aren't they same thing?) I get a message saying I need to install extra codecs. When ...
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Can't play any Flash videos

Recently installed Lubuntu 12.04 with alternate installer on Compaq Evo N400c (850Mhz PIII, 20GB ATA HDD, 512MB RAM). After installation of restricted extras and medibuntu codecs I realized that it ...
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Required plugin could not be found

I have the latest Ubuntu version. When I try to open a .wmv file I got the error : Required plugin could not be found. Python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to play media files of 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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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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Why does DVD playback still not work after installing libdvdcss2?

I have installed libdvdcss2, but I still get this error when trying to play DVDs: libdvdread4 was installed by default (This is a new System76 Pangolin Performance). I ran the install-css.sh ...
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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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Unmet dependencies in Ubuntu 12.04?

The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: Depends: libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.7-1) but 4:0.7.2.1ubuntu2 is to be installed Depends: ...
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What to do after Installing 12.04 LTS via WUBI?

I just installed Ubuntu via WUBI and I have a few questions: How would I know if my video card's driver is installed and if not, how do I install it? I have NVIDIA GT220 1GB. I don't see proprietary ...
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How to install all existing media codecs?

How to install all possible media codecs from console? Is there a way to load and save them for some cases without Internet connection? Thanks in Advance!
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Installing audio libaries for pymedia

I am building pymrdia from a tarball, but when i install i get: Using UNIX configuration... OGG : not found VORBIS : not found FAAD : not found MP3LAME : not found ...
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Cannot play avi or mp4 file in both Movie Player and VLC

I downloaded some videos (both mp4 and avi) and I am unable to play them both in Movie Player and VLC. In Movie Player, it displays error message saying "Could not determine type of stream". When I ...
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Is there a way to make almost all video files work on Ubuntu using a media player, or a codec installation pack?

I used to use Media Player Classic in Windows and it played everything! I've installed VLC on my Ubuntu 12.04 system and while it plays 99% of the files I try to play on it, there are these video ...
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Video Codec Error

I have noticed on some videos that when I play some unusual video formats I always see this message. Can someone please give me instructions how to resolve this issue? Which codec do I need to install ...
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Are Video and Audio Codecs Legal in Ubuntu in the United States?

In the United States I would like to know if it is legal to use propriety video and audio codecs in Ubuntu. Specifically I would like to know if I can play mp3 files on Ubuntu, and if I can install ...
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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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How can I install codecs on my Ubuntu iso?

I would like to install codecs and all the restricted media jazz for all my non internet connected Ubuntu users who would like to upgrade. How can I best do this?
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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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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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How do I install w32codecs by hand?

Have searched the internet but the guy does not explain in detail so I decided to post my question here I hope someone can help me. Note: Package I am trying to install is the w32codecs, I await the ...
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Unable to download necessary plugins to play music, video or download applications

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm kinda new to Linux. I was just trying to do basic stuff like playing music, video using Banshee media player, but then it ask me to search for plugins and ...
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Video files from another partition or volume does not play

Some video files from another partition or volume does not display in some video displays but display on another and crashes on others. Seem to play on these video players: vlc smplayer ...
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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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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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MP3's not playing in Banshee

Just installed Ubuntu 11.10 yesterday (Feb19) and I have noticed that Banshee will not play MP3's at all. The Ubuntu Restricted file will not install either.....something about not being in my ...
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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 ...