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

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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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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. ...