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

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How to play mp4, restricted codecs already installed?

So I am a first time Ubuntu user as of a week ago, and am having a difficult time getting an mp4 video file to play after I downloaded it. I have downloaded the restricted codecs and also VLC, what ...
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how to use a kernel patch?

I have a problem with my sound card and there is a patch on git that seem to repair my problem. here the patch But I don't know how to use patch. Someone can help me? edit :I saw that how to build ...
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My Rhythmbox not playing mp3

After installing Ubuntu Mate, Rhythmbox not importing mp3 files from music folder. and when I tried to play mp3 files, It wont play.please help.
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Does Ubuntu for phones support the AMR-WB codec, aka HD Voice?

Normally the phone frequency is limited, ranging from 300 Hz to 3,4 kHz. Using the AMR-WB codec, speech is transmitted from 80 Hz to 7 kHz. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wideband_audio If ...
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Video codec for making home videos smaller?

Complete video beginner here. I have a bunch of old videos in multiple formats and codecs - like birthday videos, undergrad random captures etc. There is a large number of files that amount to ~25GB ...
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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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Can't play HD .mkv files (even in vlc)

I am not able to play any HD .mkv files in vlc. (No problems with low quality videos). Here for example, It says "Unfortunately there is no way to fix this", really??? when the same video is ...
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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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How to open this strange wmv (wmv3) movie in Ubuntu?

I could see there are some new movies with wmv file format, but on my Ubuntu 15.10 nothing seems to be able to play these files. I tried SMPlayer, it shows some strange image, no sound; VLC crashes ...
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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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Can't display the thumbnails of HEVC Main10P and VP9 codec video

I hate totem player, it is useless to me, so I installed the ffmpegthumbnailer, removed totem player, and changed the default thumbnailer to it by following steps. sudo apt-get install ffmpeg ...
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How do I solve green layer problem while playing HEVC in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a HEVC (x.265) video. I am trying to play it in latest VLC (Rincewind 2.1.6) in Ubuntu 14.04. I have already installed VLC plugin for HEVC. Here is the screenshot: However, when I try to play ...
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How to install H.265 / HEVC codec on Ubuntu Linux?

I have seen that the new DivX Player 10 shows off H.265/HEVC playback, the successor of H.264. I wonder how I may get this support in Linux. Is there a need to install a codec specific for this ...
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VLC does not support the audio or video format “hevc” [duplicate]

I'm trying to run an .mkv video, I even installed the codecs from this page: How to install all existing media codecs? But still keep getting this error on VLC player: No suitable decoder module: ...
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How do I convert videos to HEVC x265 format in Ubuntu?

I see that H.265/HEVC encoding is gathering momentum but still under current Ubuntu (14.04) it seems not easy to start producing H.265 video streams. How should I go about using x265, in a manner ...
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Installing packages offline

I have a laptop with Windows and Internet connection, and a PC with Ubuntu without internet connection, I need to download few Packages (Ubuntu) and install them. (Obviously i can download them only ...
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AUDIO PROBLEMS: Sound Card Detected, Doesn't Show Up in APLAY

I'm stumped with my audio problems on Kubuntu 15.10. It worked for a while, and then after one reboot, it stopped working, and I can't for the life of me figure out why. I've troubleshooted a lot, and ...
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How can I convert .mp4 files to .3gp using ffmpeg?

I would like to download a few videos from youtube and convert them to 3gp so that I can play them on my phone. I would like to know how this can be done using ffmpeg. I tried the various results on ...
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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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How to convert an ogv video to an wmv video?

Is there an application for Ubuntu 12.04 to direcly convert an ogv video exceeding 200 MB into an wmv video possibly with a simple GUI (no terminal, no scripts). Is there such an application for ...
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In ubuntu 14.04 I tried to play a mkv file then it comes:

Required plugin could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: video/x-unknown decoder
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Banshee: codec for playing this media type not available

For some reason Banshee does not play all of my mp3. I installed pretty much every suggested codec, but still nothing. Every time I try to play mp3 I get this: If I press install usually it says ...
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Why won't videos on a particular website play under Ubuntu 13.04?

Very oddly, I cannot watch any videos a TV channel website, for example this one: http://www.kanald.com.tr/GalipDervis/Videolar/ I can see from the frame source that it contains an embedded Adobe ...
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How can i install divX codec on Ubuntu?

I have installed Popcorn Time on my laptop but when I try to watch movies it is written that I need to install divX codec.I tried several times but without success.
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VLC Media Player won't play DVD's can't install libdvdread4 Ubuntu 15.10

I already manually installed all the codecs, but the livdvdread4 install fails every time (as follows): dpkg-deb: error: '/tmp/dvdcss-bCmUXE/libdvdcss.deb' is not a debian format archive dpkg: error ...
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How to view 4K videos?

I'm trying to view some 4K resolution MP4 videos generated by a Galaxy Note 3 on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 7, 1 running Ubuntu 13.10. Using any of the standard major video players (VLC, Totem, etc.), ...
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Audio doesnt work in Libre office

I want to make a powerpoint in Libreoffice(5.0.5.2) with mp3 files integrated inside. When I add mp3 files in slides, there is no audio output.I can play mp3 files separately with vlc and other ...
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How to play Dolby TrueHD 7.1 ATMOS files?

I have a video file with the audio codec "Dolby TrueHD 7.1 ATMOS" but the audio won't come out at all. I've tried vlc, avplay and a bunch of other players. I even updated vlc to 2.2 and libav-tools to ...
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Unable to play or edit .m4a files on fresh Lubuntu 15.10 installation

I have some m4a files I would like to edit with Audacity, but Audacity crashes when I try to open the files. In attempting to solve the problem, I found that I'm not able to play m4a files either. ...
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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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GoPro codec problem

I have problem with 4k movies from my new GoPro 4 Hero Format is MP4 H.264 30fps and when I start it (no matter is it vlc, MPlayer or SMPlayer) movie goes very very fast. I've tried to change fps to ...
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Python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: Windows Media Audio 8 decoder

when trying to convert some audio files to Ogg Vorbis using Sound Converter I get the following error: Python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: ...
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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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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:v 200k \ -acodec libvo_aacenc -ac 2 ...
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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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Hevc/h.265 doesn't play even after installing libde265 and everything [duplicate]

I installed libde265 and all the plugins for VLC and everything. I tried various ppas, I also installed Kodi Media Centre, but nothing works. After all this, I tried downloading VLC 3.0.0 but it is ...
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Cannot find video plugin: video/x-gst-fourcc-AVin-Decoder

I try to cut a video in Pitivi and get the following error: Missing file: video/x-gst-fourcc-AVin-Decoder The problem: I do not find any plugin with that name. Which plugin solves the problem then? ...
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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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how can i run mp4 movie on my ubuntu OS?

Hey friends I recently downloaded a movie from YIFY torrents.. it is in MP4 format.. but it is not playing in VLC player.. .the player shows the message - "You are missing codec pack to play this ...
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How can I play mka files in Clementine?

I can play any of them with Totem, but I want to play them with Clementine. This takes me to another question (if it's relevant to this issue): Where are the codecs Totem uses? Or what places Totem ...
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Thin lines when there are sharp movement on video

I read some answers here but nothing worked I keep seeing thin lines in videos (web or local) it's only when I see sharp movement but it's disturbing. I installed the right Nvidia driver for my card ...
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Media Player Filetypes

I am using SMPlayer but it is not supporting all video formats. What should I do? The screen remain white. The format of those videos are '720p.BluRay.2CH.x265.HEVC-PSA'.
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How to install common media codecs

I'm new to Ubuntu. I tried installing it with Windows 8.1, but failed I lost all my files. I have successfully formatted my PC and installed Ubuntu, but how do I install codecs to play audio and ...
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Conversion of m4a file names

Hi everyone hoping I can find an answer to my music related question. I switched from PC to Ubuntu and had run iTunes in the past. I have a lot of music that I have the CDs for but I loaded them ...
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VLC not playing aac files and a webm file

I have a few music files in aac format which I want to play through VLC. But VLC ain't playing any of them. It's not showing any error or any other message, it simply stops as soon as I play them. I ...
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How do I install ffmpeg and codecs? [closed]

i am trying to install a video script and i need to install FFmpeg with all the codecs. I have tried many tutorials online and i didn't succeed. FFmpeg (from SVN) x264 Library for mencoder
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Which video player should I use? [closed]

Which video player should I use?. I watch 1080p x264 MKV (public HD), 1080p(yify).... all tipes of video. So what do you prefer? Is totem enaugh(good) Do I need install any codecs... I have clean ...
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How to play webm (using the VP9 codec) in VLC?

When I play a .webm file using the VP9 codec in VLC, I get the following error message (and the audio is played): VLC does not support the audio or video format "VP90". Unfortunately there is no ...
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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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Unable to convert to x264 mkv

I want to convert an mp4 file to mkv with the video format as x264 and audio as libmp3lame Mediainfo for the file gives: General Complete name : file_in.mp4 Format ...