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

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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 ...
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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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100.0% usage by Audio codec hwC0D0: Realtek

I ran powertop, and it says that the Realtek audio codec is using 100.0% of the cpu. Is this a problem? I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit on Intel® Core™ i7 CPU M 640 @ 2.80GHz × 4 Sony VAIO laptop.
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What should I install to fix this error in Moovida Media Center?

I am trying to watch MTS files, but there is an error when I try to play them. It tells me to install subpicture x-pgs, but I can't find this in the Ubuntu Software Centre I have installed ...
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Any app or command to view list of installed codecs

I just wanted to know whether is it possible to view a list of codecs installed on my Ubuntu 11.10 through any command, script or app? If you know any app even if it's in "rpm" format (I will use ...
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Play videos with libwebkit in Ubuntu 11.10 server

I'm using libwebkit (with python-webkit) to render a page that plays a video. This application works fine in a Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop, Nvidia card and lots of libraries and software installed, but in a ...
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What codecs are supported by the different GStreamer plugin sets?

What codecs are supported by the "good" plugin set? What codecs are supported by the "bad" plugin set? What codecs are supported by the "ugly" plugin set? I would like a list of codecs in each ...
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What plugin do i need to get DVD use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play encrypted DVD movies? I installed the VLC and despite that, my ubuntu 11.10 does not read DVDs. What did i do wrong? I installed twice? Best regards for ...
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How to play APE (Monkey's audio) files?

How can I play APE (Monkey's audio) files in Ubuntu 11.10? Thanks in advance! Solution: I finally installed ffmpeg as duffydack suggested, using the instructions from here: ...
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Is it possible to view WebP images in nautilus / photo program?

I've converted some images from jpeg to google's WebP image format, which reduces my images' size by about 90%! The big problem is that WebP images can only be viewed with a web browser, not with ...
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mplayer error: “Cannot find codec for audio format 0x55” [closed]

I'm running: Lubuntu 10.10 MPlayer 2:1.0~rc4~try1.dsfg1-1ubuntu1+medibuntu1 w32codecs 1:20110131-0.1medibuntu3 While trying to play a streaming rtsp clip with mplayer, I get an error message ...
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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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What's different between gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 and gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-mp3-partner?

I was installing some MP3 codecs when i noticed these two, why do we have two of these? what's different?
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Ubuntu won't play DVDs even after installing Codecs

I installed libdvdcss2, and it worked for a while, but now whenever I put in a DVD as of late, and try to play it, it'll tell me the DVD is encrypted and that it cannot be played... do note that all ...
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How to watch videos that have 1080p, using x264 video codec and AC3 for audio?

Î'm trying to play some videos which were encoded using the x264 video codec with 1080p but using vlc it plays like a slideshow. Do you think that the cause of this problem is because of my low-spec ...
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SMPlayer not playing MP4 format

I am trying to run some MP4 videos on SMplayer , but the player is only playing the audio, and no video is visible. The same file I open in VLC player is showing video + audio. I like SMPlayer, as its ...
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Is there a website to check all media codecs?

i've installed ubuntu on the notebook of my sister and want to make sure that all media codecs work, so that she can surf on the internet and download media and everything will work. with media ...
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Getting all the codec in a pack

I installed Ubuntu 11.04, now when ever i try to play mp3 or any such files it searchs for codecs. Is there any pack which bundles all the required codec for famous formats [mp3, mpg, wmv, flv, ...] ? ...
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How can I rip my CDs into Apple Lossless (ALAC)?

I like to keep all my music in a lossless format, so I will never need to rip my CD collection again. I chose Apple Lossless because it's a format that can be played directly on my iPod, without ...
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How can I tell if I am using the gstreamer codecs?

I installed the gstremer fluendo codecs. How do I know if I am using them or how do I specify them as an argument for vlc or mplayer?
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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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Clipping video files

I want to cut some video files I got, basically remove individual pieces of every video, without making some mashup or anything like it. I tried OpenShot Video Editor and AVIDEMUX. The latter got ...
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How to find out what codec is being used in a video

How can i see what codec was used in a video (Audio/Video) and extra information about what to use to reproduce the same compression/quality to the video.
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I'm unable to play song from musicindiaonline.com in 64bit ver

I have 64bit version of Ubuntu. I'm unable to play songs from the site musicindiaonline.com. One solution is to install real player but real player works only on 32bit. What is the solution to this. ...
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Can't play wmv files

64 bit Ubuntu can not play wmv files. How can I fix it? I installed w64codecs but it didn't work. Thanks.
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Change Audio Codec for Bluetooth Device

I'm running Maverick Meerkat, and I have a Aliph Jawbone ERA for VoIP communications. I am using it to stream Pandora for some musical goodness while I work, and the sound quality is just awful. Is ...
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Why don't installation codec updates and ubuntu restricted extras include the libdvdcss files?

I think it's pretty strange that they're not included. This is one thing that will scare new users away.
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how can I reinstall the codecs so I can play my videos back

I used to play videos from MP4, wma files, as well as form DVDs, but for some reason, I can no more. The file gets loaded and the player starts, but it is always a black screen. No display at all. ...
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How do I install non-free drivers and codecs without an Internet connection?

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 on my pc. I dont have internet connection. Now i haven't installed third party software like for music, video, graphics, display. So how do i do that? Please help me.
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How can I play mp4 and avi files in a Movie Player?

I have installed Ubuntu on my emachines. It works well, so far, although I am unable to play movie files which I have saved from my old Windows installation. I am using the default movie player that ...
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WARNING: library configuration mismatch when running ffmpeg

well, just typing ffmpeg on command line gives me lots of spam. I'm perfectly comfortable with that till it does not break my files, but... Is there any way to troubleshoot/fix that? $ ffmpeg FFmpeg ...
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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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.mov file not video playing

I have installed ubuntu-restricted-extras but when I play a movie such as this http://media.railscasts.com/videos/250_authentication_from_scratch.mov it plays the sound but the video is just a black ...
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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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How can I determine what codec is being used? [closed]

This forum comment and this superuser answer suggest that the audio compression contributes to loss of quality. I've noticed that music played over my BT setup sometimes pitch bends in ways I don't ...
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How to change video codec that is being use for videos?

I need to change video codec, because of this I'm new to ubuntu. How to do it?
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Broken RMVB file not allows to use progress bar in “Movie Player”

I am able to open broken RMVB file in "Movie Player", but I'm not able to use progress bar (eg. to skip intro of movie or jump to specific scene etc). I would like to avoid installing mplayer. Is ...
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How to play wmv3 videos

Is there any way to play wmv3 videos on Ubuntu? Tried using VLC player but it says it cannot play the video and there is no way to fix this.
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How can I play mp3 files or videos?

Just installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo g460 with Windows 7. I am not able to play any movie or mp3 file. When I click on a file its asks me to install a plug in . When go on install it after click on ...
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Why isn't a HD Video in 720p played without stops and glitches?

When i try to watch a video with a high HD Resolution 1280 x 720 H264 in Ubuntu it isn't played smoothly. There stops and glitches occur. It's no problem of the CPU or graphicscard, because under ...
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.wav files in Rhythmbox?

The default music player does not play .wav files. Please help me.