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

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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 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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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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I can't install libdvdcss - script not finding medibuntu, How to get DVD playback?

I am trying to get these instructions working on 12.04, I know I am connected to the internet but it doesn't seem to work. $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh --2013-10-09 19:18:44-- ...
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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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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 script,...
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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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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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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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Why aren't multimedia codecs included by default?

Are there any legal reasons for that?
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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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100.0% usage by Audio codec hwC0D0: Realtek

I ran powertop, and it says that the Realtek audio codec is using 100.0% of the cpu. Is this a problem? I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit on Intel® Core™ i7 CPU M 640 @ 2.80GHz × 4 Sony VAIO laptop.
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Unmet dependencies in Ubuntu 12.04?

The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: Depends: libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.7-1) but 4:0.7.2.1ubuntu2 is to be installed Depends: ...
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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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“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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How can I reduce the file size of a video from the command-line?

I want to reduce the size of a video size. The video may be .flv, .avi, etc. I want it done from the terminal. How can I do that?
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I Am Using Acer Aspire & Sony Vaio latop i want to install linux good version for them [duplicate]

I Am Using Acer Aspire & Sony Vaio latop i want to install linux good version & easy to get codecs work for them to install inside windows, Suggest me which ubuntu is good version currently ...
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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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What is the difference between Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Lubuntu restricted extras/addons?

While I use Lubuntu, for example, do I need ubuntu-restricted? or those of xubuntu or kubuntu? Do they add some enhancement, like supplementary media codecs, to what I have in lubuntu-restricted? apt-...
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Where I can download video codecs?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm having difficulty watching videos. How can I install the video codecs needed for most video formats?
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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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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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Are Video and Audio Codecs Legal in Ubuntu in the United States?

In the United States I would like to know if it is legal to use propriety video and audio codecs in Ubuntu. Specifically I would like to know if I can play mp3 files on Ubuntu, and if I can install ...
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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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What plugin do i need to get DVD use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play encrypted DVD movies? I installed the VLC and despite that, my ubuntu 11.10 does not read DVDs. What did i do wrong? I installed twice? Best regards for best ...
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Video codec dependencies not met? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? After trying to run a .M4A and a .MP4 (aren't they same thing?) I get a message saying I need to install extra codecs. When attempting ...
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How to watch videos that have 1080p, using x264 video codec and AC3 for audio?

Î'm trying to play some videos which were encoded using the x264 video codec with 1080p but using vlc it plays like a slideshow. Do you think that the cause of this problem is because of my low-spec ...
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Ubuntu won't play DVDs even after installing Codecs

I installed libdvdcss2, and it worked for a while, but now whenever I put in a DVD as of late, and try to play it, it'll tell me the DVD is encrypted and that it cannot be played... do note that all ...
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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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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 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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Install media codecs [duplicate]

I tried to watch a movie but the Movie Player won't let me, and a screen popped up saying: Videos requires to install plugins to play files of the following types: MPEG-1 Layer 3(MP3) decoder, MPEG-...
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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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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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Which browser (if any) will be able to play video and audio at VKontakte (vk.com) in Ubuntu without a flash plugin?

I'm primarily concerned about this question for Ubuntu on Toshiba AC100 (ARM), because a Flash plugin for browsers is not available as a working package for Ubuntu on AC100, but it is a general ...