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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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Can I hide the title bar of MPlayer in gnome?

I'm on a 10.04 machine with MPlayer, version SVN-r1.0~rc3+svn20090426-4.4.3. When you invoke MPlayer from the command line to show a file, it displays the file within a window. This bar has a title, ...
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Movie Player won't play MP4, gxine does

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed ubuntu-restricted-extras and ubuntu-restricted-addons, gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg, libdvdread4, libdvdcss2, run the .sh script, and I don't remember ...
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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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Command line flag for mplayer to use hardware acceleration?

I can make VLC use hardware decoding with vlc --ffmpeg-hw video.mkv Is there an equivalent flag for mplayer?
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Watching videos with hardware acceleration enabled gives me sound but no image

When trying to run mplayer2 with vdpau on a vdpau compatible laptop with Nvidia graphics driver, I only get audio from it. My Nvidia card should be supported as far as I can see, so I wonder if the ...
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How to add space to Exec path in a Thumbnailer descrption?

I wish to use mplayer to generate thumbnails for nautilus, so I wrote a perl script as the thumbnailer named "gnome_thumbnailer_with_mplayer", and wrote a description in /usr/share/thumbnailers to ...
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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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Is there any video player that plays Youtube playlists? [duplicate]

Flash support for Linux is still lacking. Older hardware often performs only poorly when trying to watch youtube videos. There are several external players (VLC, mplayer, minitube) that alleviate ...
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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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How to boost mplayer (SMPlayer) sound (in Lubuntu)?

I am thinking of the useful feature present in the MPUI video player (mplayer for windows) that can enable volume boost to impressive levels (not from the volume slider, but just from the mouse ...
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Player to set short-keys for 1-second ahead/back jump?

I need to transcript to text some recordings and I need to jump back and forth, but sometimes 2-3 secs, sometimes 10, or more, or less. (On the long run these differences are not trivial in this type ...
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Does Hauppauge WinTV HVR-900 (r2) [USB ID 2040:6502] work with ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I have this DVB+Analog usb tv tuner Hauppauge WinTV HVR-900 (r2) [USB ID 2040:6502]. This used to work under ubuntu 10.04 LTS. But in 12.04 there seems to be a problem. I have linux-firmware-nonfree ...
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Listening radio with Mplayer in terminal

I found out that listening to radio in terminal using "mplayer url" is much better than any software around, but after a while, terminal prints out a message saying low on cache. How can I increase ...
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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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“Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error even though not using Mplayer

I keep getting the following error message on my terminal: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I understand this has something ...
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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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Have tearing (no Vsync) in movies (Nvidia proprietary driver)

This is more of KDE than Ubuntu question, but... I have visible tearing on screen. KDE composition, flash video in Firefox, and simple games like kpat are vsynced, but in steam games and in movies ...
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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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Fix for poor HD playback using ATI or NVidia graphics

Hi all I was wondering if any one had a fix for the poor HD playback of ubuntu I see many questions on here and google but no one seems to know.
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MPlayer not working after update

After an update with update-manager in 12.04, MPlayer is not working anymore. It needs ffmpeg, but it can't be installed due to unmet dependencies. I added a PPA for ffmpeg, but did not solve the ...