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

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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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Poor Video Playback - Low Frame Rate

I have pretty poor frame rate when playing .avi video files. I tried VLC player, but I am still not satisfied because it is bad comparing to windows. I played some .rmvb (RealMedia) movie yesterday, ...
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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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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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Switched from Win to Ubuntu 12.04 and CD & DVD Drives aren't recognizing media

I had an old reliable desktop running WinXP, but after some registry errors caused the system to be unstable I thought I'd give Ubuntu a try. I booted the 12.04 iso from the CD drive and the ...
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Forcing ALSA to use another codec

ALSA detects my sound card to be a Realtek ALC1200 , but it is a Realtek ALC888S. This causes the sound to be lesser that that in my Windows XP Installation. So, is it possible to make ALSA use the ...
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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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“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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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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installing media codecs without internet conncetion

i have a dual boot system with windows 7 and Ubuntu installed i want to install the multimedia codecs but i do not have an internet connection in Ubuntu but i do have a connection in windows , is ...
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How to play MSS2 encoded video files

VLC player and totem video player can't play MSS2 video encoded video files but i could play them under Ubuntu by compiling FFMPEG library. now ffplay can play these files. My question is if there is ...
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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 to install codecs offline

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 version earlier, but when I wants to play MP3, mp3 or any kind of media, an messages shows that you have not installed codec, decoder for these type of file.
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How do I install these libraries/codecs for Matlab?

I just installed matlab on my computer, seemingly successfully, but I've been trying to run a program, and I'm getting the following error: >> reproduceResults Warning: Directory already ...
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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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Where do I find repositories for the following packages, now that Medibuntu is down?

I don't agree with this nonsense at all: The project is not really needed nowadays, except for one package: libdvdcss There was MUCH more than libdvdcss in Medibuntu. What I want now is, where are ...
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Viewing videos with Moonlight

I'm interested in viewing certain Silverlight videos. I tried the Moonlight plugin but the videos are not visible and I cannot install the media codec pack when offered to do so. I gives an error ...
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Wine Codec install problems

I'm trying to follow this tutorial( Required plugin could not be found ), and I stopped on installing codec on wine. I try to launch in wine the g2m_codec.exe and get this error: Extractor error ...
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Is 'libavcodec-unstripped-52' still available?

When coming to converting media in ffmpeg and avconv, there are a lot of solutions on the net as well as on askubuntu indicating to install libavcodec-unstripped-52. But in Lubuntu and Xubuntu ...
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Why can't I install codec for ffmpeg?

When I run sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra-53 I get The following packages have unmet dependencies: libavcodec-extra-53 : Depends: libfaac0 but it is not installable
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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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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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Avidemux how to resize viedos with the H.263 Codec?

I want to use the H.263 Codec for my Videos with Avidemux but everytime I want to render the video from .webm to .mp4 with this Codec I get an error message that this format is not supported and the ...
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Chromium Youtube codecs

I just tried to fix a problem I had as discribed here: This video is currently unavailable - Youtube (Since I have less then 15 reputation, I cannot simply add comments in that thread :() Installing ...
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H.264 vlc issues ubuntu 12.04

Im trying to play .264 files on vlc but those efforts are wasted! I tried downloading most of the codec referred by people on the forum still no success!! Can anyone help me out playing these files on ...
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Can't add video files in Open Shot

I am unable to add video files (.avi and .wmv) to an OpenShot project. I am also unable to play them in Parole Media Player (keeps asking for a text/html decoder like gstreamer) or VLC. I get the ...
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Cannot play videos files despite ubuntu restricted extras

Despite I have installed the Ubuntu restricted extras package, the Videos application raised error whenever I try to play a video. For example : For avi: Videos requires to install plugins to play ...
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Video thumbnail quality in nautilus - is it controllable?

I'm not sure if it is nautilus itself or ffmpeg codecs that generate these thumbnails, but is there any way we could control its quality, time frame, border etc?