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

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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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error opening video .dat file

I am trying to play a video cd with VLC media player which has octet stream and .dat file extension but VLC media player is not able to play individual files from VCD. I've tried: sudo apt-get ...
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transcode: Which Video output format?

I know how to use google, but if I search for "transcode: Which Video output format?" I get a lot of results which are more then seven years old. I am not a video codec guru, but AFAIK there was a ...
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Why does DVD playback still not work after installing libdvdcss2?

I have installed libdvdcss2, but I still get this error when trying to play DVDs: libdvdread4 was installed by default (This is a new System76 Pangolin Performance). I ran the install-css.sh ...
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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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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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H264 firefox standalone on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm on Ubuntu 14.10. FF 35 has support form H264 and VP8, but not MSE and VP9. That is ok, and confirmed by youtube html5 page, https://www.youtube.com/html5, as you see the screen #1 here: ...
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Video content: missing plugins

I can't play any video content. I keep getting errors about missing plugins. I installed the 3rd party codecs at install. I am getting the following error No packages with the requested plugins ...
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problem with codecs in Ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to download and compile some codecs from an online instruction (which is unfortunately not available anymore). And now i have a very big problem with video playback. VLC , smplayer or ...
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Unable to import video files to flowblade

I'm using flowblade 0.8 and I can't import video files of any kind. I had this problem before and it was solved by installing some codecs. Unfortunatly I forgot to take a note about which packeges ...
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How do I export a video from Openshot?

I made a video with Openshot on Ubuntu 14.10. I want to export this video, along with the audio, for use on my computer and for uploading to YouTube. What format and codecs should I use? Every time I ...
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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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ubuntu-restricted-extras installed but doesn't work

I've recently upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04, which worked fine basically. Obviously the codecs for mp3, avi etc. haven't worked afterwards so I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras, but I'm still unable ...
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How to speed up rendering kdenlive Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using kdenlive on my Ubuntu1 14.04. When i render videos, it is very slow. Takes as much time as the length of video. I have Dell XPS L502X with Nvidia GeForce 540M. Is there anyway i can use my ...
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Movies are rendering without sound. [14.10] [closed]

I have ubuntu 14.10 and I have really big problem with rendering video. Sound is working great when I play it from desktop or when I listen it in movie editor, but when I render movie with soundtrack, ...
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ubuntu 14.04 “didn't get a playback URI on entry file:///*”

I installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook via Crouton. Everything went great but I got problems with my mp3 playback. I can't play my mp3 files in Rhythmbox. Rhythmbox says "didn't get a playback URI on ...
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SMPlayer not playing MP4 format

I am trying to run some MP4 videos on SMplayer , but the player is only playing the audio, and no video is visible. The same file I open in VLC player is showing video + audio. I like SMPlayer, as its ...
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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 to get DivX videos to play in Chrome?

After hunting quite a bit and installing various codecs / packages, I've failed to find a way to get DivX videos to play in Chrome. Any pointers? Ubuntu 14.10 utopic x64 Chrome 40.0.2214.38 (beta) ...
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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 200k -acodec libvo_aacenc -ac 2 -ar 32000 -ab ...
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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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how do i install Video Codec on ubuntu 12.04 ?

On my machine mp3 files are playing perfectly . I want to downlaod video codec for playing populer types of format ! like mp4 3gp mkv flv avi ..etc . is there any way to play those files without ...
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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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how to install libdivxencore-devel-0.4.0.50.tbz

after extraction: /home/nicu/tbz/include /home/nicu/tbz/lib /home/nicu/tbz/+COMMENT /home/nicu/tbz/+CONTENTS /home/nicu/tbz/+DESC /home/nicu/tbz/+MTREE_DIRS
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How can I play music?

I use Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn. When I try to play music (audio/video), it shows error "Required plugin could not be found Rhythmbox requires to install plugins to play media files of the following ...
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gstreamer error : MP4 files and thumbnails doesn't work

I think I have done something, but I can't tell what exactly... Now, my Ubuntu doesn't want to decode MPEG-4 and H.264 video-files (files extensions .avi .mp4). vlc still works (of course, it has ...
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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 can I rip my CDs into Apple Lossless (ALAC)?

I like to keep all my music in a lossless format, so I will never need to rip my CD collection again. I chose Apple Lossless because it's a format that can be played directly on my iPod, without ...
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Installation problem in libosip2-3deb package

I am working on open IMS core, for that I need to install SIP on client systems. I wanted to install this uctimsclient, but I am facing issues with installing dependency packages given below: ...
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Gnome-subtitles shows no video

When I open a subtitle here in Gnome Subtitles there is no video. Just the subs, the audio, and the black screen. It used to work in previous ubuntu instalations I had and in Linux Mint. Just found ...
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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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About ubuntu-restricted-extras on Ubuntu 14.04

Oxideqt-codecs: Wanting to install ubuntu-restricted-extras package from the Software Center I get a warning that says to install that package must uninstall this other appears. Then in a terminal I ...
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Why won't videos on some websites play?

I recently installed ubuntu on my laptop and was able to install the flash plugin. I am able to play youtube videos on firefox with no problem. However videos on some websites don't appear, only ...
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“gstreamer1.0-libav” Package dependencies cannot be resolved [duplicate]

I am in Ubuntu 14.04 amd64, I have met all updates available, but also I am getting these errors in media codecs. First I got this error: gstreamer1.0-libav:i386: Depends: libavcodec-extra-54 ...
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Transmageddon xvid codec missing

According to the Info section of Transmageddon in Ubuntu Software Center, xvid is included in the codec options. But when I installed the software, it's not there. Here is a screenshot of ...
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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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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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Making VLCstreamer work with iPad (non-free-codecs alternative)

I'm trying to run movies on my iPad through wi-fi streaming. I already have got server program running, I got appropriate app on iPad, they see each other, but iPad can't start any movie in various ...
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DVDStyler “vbv buffer size is needed” error

After taking the time to compile DVDStyler v2.7.2 & getting it work on my Lubuntu 14.04 64bit I get this unusual error whenever I try to make a DVD. The DVDStyler interface tells me ...
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Install FFMPEG-0.9.2 in ubunu 14.04 lts

I try to install FFMPEG 0.9.2 that I want to install I know there is latest version is available bit I want to install this version. Please guide me to install FFMPEG 0.9.2. I already use THis to ...
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VLC player wont play AVI or MP4 [duplicate]

I'm brand new to Ubuntu (and linux all together). I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Lenovo S10e, and I'm trying to play movies that I loaded from my external HD onto the netbook. I've tried 4 ...
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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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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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“Package dependencies cannot be resolved” when installing codecs

I'm trying to install some additional codecs, but it always throws the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer1.0-libav:i386: Depends: libavcodec-extra-54 (>= ...
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Problem Installing Xubuntu 12.04 Audio-Video codecs [duplicate]

I used Crouton to install Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS with the XFCE environment on my HP Chromebook 11. I've gotten it all fully installed and everything; the only thing I'm doing now is the basic setup ...
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How do I install a specific video codec in Ubuntu?

Before you ask, yes, I've installed Medibuntu. This codec is not in that pack--specifically I am trying to install SCLS.dll, which stands for Screen Capture Lossless Codec, a codec that works with ...
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How to convert AC3 6ch audio to HE-AAC? GUI solution?

I want to convert the audio track of a MKV file to HE-AAC (AAC+/AACplus). The audio track is AC3. But there seems no GUI for HE-AAC encoding? I only found out there is a Command Line Tool (CLI) from ...
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Audio decoder (mp3) is not present [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu13.10. My sound card is not having any problem as start up sound was very clear. Bt when I played songs and movies an error occurred giving that mp3 decoder is not present. So ...
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How to play DM2 videos on Ubuntu?

I'm having problems on trying play ".dm2" videos on Ubuntu 13.10. The only player that opens this files was SMPlayer, but without image and the sound is a mess... Any ideas ?!
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How do I install ffmpeg? [duplicate]

I need to install the package ffmpeg because I am trying to install subsonic server on my new Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 When I try: apt-get install ffmpeg I get: Some packages could not be installed. ...