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Audio and video are out of sync

I just upgraded to Oneiric Ocelot and a problem that was already present in Natty has become worse - namely, the audio and video are not in sync both in VLC and in mplayer. The problem only used to ...
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mplayer can't play audio from cron while ncmpcpp is playing simultaneously

I have set up a script, which executes an mplayer command, in order to play audio in crontab. It will be executed in a special set time, but this script can not play audio when ncmpcpp (a front-end ...
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How to specify non-default audio stream to MPlayer?

I have an AVI with two audio streams inside. How to play it with MPlayer using the 2nd non-default audio stream?
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How do I configure mplayer to always use VDPAU?

I just learned how to use mplayer to take advantage of VDPAU from the command line with the -vc ffh264vdpau switch. How do I set that config in my .mplayer/config file so I don't have to remember ...
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Pros and Cons of different audio transcoders

I've been experimenting with different audio transcoders like ffmpeg, mplayer and LAME. Does anyone have a qualitative comparison between the different audio transcoders that can be accessed through ...
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Can't play 1080p/Blueray films without lag [closed]

Most of the films I watch on my PC are in HD, those of 20GB or more, even between 50-72GB. On Windows I can play all those films without problem. Some of them are .mkv and others are bdmv. I did not ...
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mplayer error: “Cannot find codec for audio format 0x55” [closed]

I'm running: Lubuntu 10.10 MPlayer 2:1.0~rc4~try1.dsfg1-1ubuntu1+medibuntu1 w32codecs 1:20110131-0.1medibuntu3 While trying to play a streaming rtsp clip with mplayer, I get an error message ...
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Is it possible to convert a 30 second clip of an .mp3 to .wav via the command line?

Is it possible to convert a 30 second clip of an .mp3 to .wav in Ubuntu terminal? For example if I had an .mp3 that was 3:00 minutes long, would I be able to create a 30 second clip from 0:45-1:15? ...
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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 do I make a quicklist for umplayer?

It's very useful/great multimedia player and more. Youtube search, watch and saving features, too many file formats that can play etc. How can I make UMPLAYER quicklist for Unity icon ? Note : ...
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How do I set the default icon for mplayer?

The mplayer that I installed from the repos does not have a default icon associated with it. Hence in the the alt-tab window or in the unity launcher, or any place which requires an icon, it is either ...
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Gnome Mplayer failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GNOME Mplayer: “Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error When I open an avi file under Gnome Mplayer, there is an error report: Failed to ...
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How to stop gecko-mediaplayer from buffering endlessly?

I'm using the gecko-mediaplayer plugin (formerly "mplayerplug-in"). The totem plugin was not always working correctly with Opera, and I'm actually depending on the [Copy URL] feature of ...
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How to view video file with external ac3 audio track?

I can listen to view the video with built-in audio (ac3) and listen to the audio track as regular sound file, but how to do these same time? Can't see such options in Totem, Kplayer, VLC, KMplayer, ...
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How can I Display a Progress Bar in mplayer?

Is there a way to display a progress bar in mplayer (running without a gui)? (I'm launching the mplayer command from the terminal like $ mplayer video.avi .) Or is there simply any kind of ...
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How to play .mp4 movies?

I have a .mp4 movie (it's an .mp4 file, and the "video codec" is Xvid, and the "audio codec" is mp3) that I want to play, but when I try to open it in MPlayer, it says "The steam is encrypted and ...
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Keep videos from resizing in MPlayer

I'm trying to watch a movie with Movie Player, but it resizes the movie to fit the window, which messes with the quality. Is there a way to keep it from resizing while keeping the window maximized? ...
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GNOME MPlayer DivX plugin does not work

The Firefox plugin for Totem works for DivX streaming videos, but the GNOME MPlayer one does not, for example for the videos on stagevu.com. What could be wrong here?
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What is the best video software that can play more than one instance besides Gnome MPlayer?

What is the best video software that can play more than one instance besides Gnome MPlayer? I'm tired of using Gnome MPlayer that always creates a pop out dialog about “Failed to open VDPAU backend ...
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How do I force Gnome Commander to use VLC instead of Movie Player by default?

When I double click on a video file in Gnome Commander, for some reason it opens in Movie Player (Totem?) instead of VLC, which is set as preferred for all file types. Clicking on the same file from ...
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GNOME Mplayer: “Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error

Using GNOME Mplayer everytime I play a video, I get the annoying dialog pop-out in the screenshot below.
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Annoying VDPAU error in MPlayer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GNOME Mplayer: “Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error Every time I play a video with MPlayer, I'm getting an annoying popup dialog saying: ...
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Anybody know what happened to gmplayer in Maverick?

My long-term media player (for various reasons) has been gmplayer. A simple floating UI that remembered its fullscreen layout and just worked for me. I'm not trying to convert anybody but please ...
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How to enable video playing on a second monitor using Intel graphics?

On Windows overlay-rendered video playback was working correct on all the monitors. On Linux I not only have to place my external monitor below (instead of right to) my laptop's panel to enable its ...
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gnome-mplayer to play on second screen with option xineramascreen

I am trying to make gnome-mplayer play a video in fullscreen on my second screen. I am using a Nvidia card with xineramascreen. Below is my ~/.mplayer/config file. [default] xineramascreen=1 ...