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

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Videos pause automatically [closed]

I installed Ubuntu on multiple computers by following this guide . Now many of my users complain that while playing video (xvid or mp4), after few minutes videos go into a paused state, and only ...
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Certain Media Wont Work

Recently, my computer stopped being able to play mp4, 3pg, avi, mkv, and more media. VLC will get it to work, nothing else does, and when I try to play it with the normal player it always tries to ...
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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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How can I enable video and audio codecs?

I would like to know how can I enable video and audio codecs not included by default on Ubuntu. Thanks!
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1answer
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How do I install mp3pro support?

I've been listening to some of my older music today and I've just come across an album that I ripped back in my 'mp3pro days'... Needless to say it doesn't sound very good, which I'm guessing is ...
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ProRes encoding and decoding?

Is there a way to encode/decode prores mov files (mostly decode)? I've been playing around with ffmpeg and mencoder/mplayer from the ubuntu repos, but they both report that it's an unknown codec. ...
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Converting a video file in arbitrary file format into MPEG4/H.264?

I want to convert a large number of video files in various formats into .mp4 files (container MPEG-4, codec H.264). I want to do this on an Ubuntu machine, using only command-line tools and I'm ...
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Medibuntu vs Fluendo

Can someone describe the difference between the codecs in the Medibuntu Repository versus buying the Fluendo codecs? Are they the same? Does one have better quality etc? My Dell Mini originally came ...
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Why aren't multimedia codecs included by default?

are there legal reasons for that?
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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. ...