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

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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.
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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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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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How can I convert an ogv file to mp4?

I created a screencast using recordmydesktop which produed a .ogv file. I believe this is an OGG file encoded using the Theora codec. I'm wondering, how can I convert this to MPEG4/H.264? I've tried ...
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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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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. ...