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

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How do I convert videos to H.265/HEVC format in Ubuntu?

I see that H.265/HEVC encoding is gathering momentum but under some versions of Ubuntu it is not all that easy to produce H.265 video streams. How should I go about using x265, in a manner that ...
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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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Ape files (Monkey's Audio): How to create them under Xenial?

I have seen plenty of useful information on Ask Ubuntu about how to play Monkey's Audio or APE files. However I would like to: Create these files from a collection of wav files using either command ...
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How do I produce great quality AAC files under Xenial Xerus?

I would like to produce high quality AAC files from a small library of wav files under Xenial Xerus 16.04 LTS. I am keen to be able to select between AAC-LC, HE-AAC and HE-AAC v2 for the output files....
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WinFF: Preset to convert to H.265/HEVC under Xenial Xerus?

How do I use WinFF to produce files in the video format H.265/HEVC under Xenial Xerus? I would like to have a WinFF preset to make this an easy, one-click procedure...
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How can I find media files not encoded with a specific codec?

I would like to standardize my video collection on a specific video codec (for instance the x265 High Efficiency Video Codec). I know I can obtain the codec in use from a single file using for ...
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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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How to make video clips suitable for iPod Classic 160G under Xenial?

I am able to sync my music collection with iPod Classic 160G under Xenial Xerus using GTKPod. But I would also like to place music videos on the same device. Using Xenial Xerus what conversion ...
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Movie Player Error

I just uploaded a few videos from my camera to my computer and when I try to watch them in "Movie Player" it comes up with the error: Could not determine type of stream. What does that mean? ...
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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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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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Move or resize huge Audacity project files?

My data file directory for a 1 hour mp3 edit file is 1.5 gb. Why is this so big. I only have 12 or so gigs for my system and this wipes me out with 450mb left over. Is there a setting I can change ...
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Use abcde to produce high quality flac and mp3 output with album art under Xenial?

Xenial Xerus has a nice modern version of abcde: andrew@athens:~$ abcde -v | head -n 1 This is abcde v2.7.1. I would like to use this to produce: High quality mp3 files for my portable player ...
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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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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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Play FLV videos in Ubuntu 16.04: what's the (gstreamer?) package(s) I need to install to make Totem do it without error?

I thought I had installed all "proprietary" codecs now via double-clicking some of my videos, and Totem asking me to install packages. However there's a kind of videos which don't prompt me to install ...
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Totem player plays wav files randomly

When I play a wave file with totem, it usually does not play them. In 20% of cases it play the file and in 80% of the cases it does not do anything for the same file(like when the file has problem)! ...
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Improving H.265/HVEC decoding speed for specific scenes

I followed the instructions in this question to allow my VLC to decode H.265 video. It works mostly fine, but in some scenes with lots of movement in the entire screen (e.g. most fighting scenes in ...
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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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How to update Vorbis codec?

After ripping audio CDs to Ogg-Vorbis files with Asunder, I noticed that it uses the libVorbis 1.3.4 (Turpakäräjiin) codec from 2014 (program installed via Terminal). Is there any way to update the ...
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Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: video/x-gst-fourcc-hev1 decoder

While I was trying to play a video, I was getting this error Required plugin could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: video/x-gst-fourcc-hev1 ...
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How to send/receive files using COM port

I want to record speech then encode it using codec2 send it through COM port to another PC, decode it there using codec2 and finally listen to the audio. How can I achieve that?
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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 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. ...
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how to install / compile NVENC in ubuntu?

I see support for nvidia NVENC in this document, but it seems confusing, some step by step? or PPA with ffmpeg-nvenc for ubuntu? http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/redist/ffmpeg/1511-patch/...
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Is Ubuntu restricted extras legal in USA?

So, it's no secret that in order to play any sort of multimedia file, a codec is required. I'm also aware that many common codecs are proprietary (and I recall seeing them in a shop somewhere). ...
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Can't play a video in Ubuntu 14.04

I can't play a video because of the following error: Error : Could not determine type of stream. I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras but the video still can't play. What is the problem?
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Combine h.264 video and opus audio stream into single video file

I have a video file encoded as H.264 in an mp4 file and audio encoded as Opus in a webm file. What would be the best way to combine these files into one mp4? I don't want re encode the files and lose ...
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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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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 format?...
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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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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.