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How to enable VDPAU on GStreamer?

I'm currently experiencing a bit of lag on 720 HD videos. I am hoping VDPAU will help. How do I enable it on either GStreamer-based video players?
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How do you edit the “Preferred Format” settings in Rhythmbox?

In Rhythmbox's Preferences, you can change the "Preferred Format" for Music to MPEG Layer 3 Audio, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, or MPEG 4 Audio. However, despite there being a Settings button, it does not become ...
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How do I get HTML5 h.264 Video working on Firefox?

According the the release notes for Firefox 26, h.264 video should now be working in Linux. It does also say the appropriate gstreamer plug-ins need to be installed. Does anyone know what these are? ...
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13.04 stopped playing streams in Rhythbox and totem

The stream does not play in Rhythmbox nor totem. It played fine before the upgrade; it looks like a regression from an earlier report about the same. The streams play in mplayer and play fine when ...
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How can I install gstreamer 1.0 in Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm trying to install GStreamer 1.0 on Ubuntu 12.04, the default GStreamer that comes with Ubuntu 12.04 is gst 0.10. I could see that I could download the GStreamer 1.0 source from ...
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Why doesn't .mkv files play properly with ubuntu-restricted-extra?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 with ubuntu-resticted-extra installed. When I play .mkv with the default player, totem it causes the player to stop suddenly without any warning after a random amount of ...
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Video playback not working in Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

(Ubuntu 11.10, Gnome Classic with Compiz, Nvidia graphics card) This problem occurs with every and all video, whether it's a Youtube video in Firefox, an AVI file in movie player, or any other video. ...
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How do I upgrade to the latest version of Shotwell?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10, and am trying to upgrade Shotwell to the latest version (0.11.1). I've been trying to follow the instructions on the Shotwell installation page for building from source but ...
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Unable to seek in MP3 encoded files

When I try to play any MP3 encoded song in Rhythmbox, the seek bar is disabled. Upon trying to play the same files in Totem, the same problem appears again. I think that the problem started after ...
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Totem issue with youtube: gstreamer

When trying to play youtube videos in Totem, I get this error: GStreamer encountered a general supporting library error. When starting from the commandline, the actual error is is this: ...