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How should I play video in Ubuntu 14.04

My machine is unable to play any video format. Error is: Videos requires to install plugins to play files of the followings types:MPEG-1 Layer 3(MP3) decoders, MPEG-4 Video decoder.
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Graphic problem in Dell Inspiron 17 (3737)

I tried Ubuntu in Live Usb mode in my new Dell Ispirion 3737 (17"), but the grafic is absolutely horrible. I tried to install some updated drivers from the terminal in USB Live mode, but it did not ...
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transcoding video format and resolutions [on hold]

i have a linux server and i'm working on a web site that can gt any video format and resolution and will need to show the video on any web / mobile application. can you tell me which video transcoder ...
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Sound drops out in MP4 video playback using Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with MP4 video playback (MP4 files recorded from my Android). With the "Videos" app., the sound drops out after about 2 seconds. Another 2 seconds of sound can be heard by ...
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Openshot video editor always close after few min., and some time Audacity, clemantine what is the reason ? are they are not stable?

When I open openshot video editor and in middle of my project it dissapears, some times error window appear. what is the reason ? no work is going forward. Is there is any other video editor which ...
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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 keep shutting down when playing video?

I'm reasonably tech savvy but very new to Ubuntu and I'm having a problem when watching video. I can watch something for 15 minutes or so whether it be flash based or MP4 or something then Ubuntu ...
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Repaint problem with 14.04 LTS with ATI RADEON HD 7770

I'm new to Ubuntu and I just started using it a month ago because it's the standard OS here for developers. My problem is in the UI rendering. When just booted, everything seems fine, but after few ...
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Some problems with Ubuntu (particularly Hardware Decoding)

I'm new here and I have no experience using Ubuntu. I have finally decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Netbook. Acer Aspire One 725 CPU: AMD C-70 APU Dual-Core 1.33 GHz GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7290 ...
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Youtube videos are not playing

I have gone through many questions on this forum. Tried clearing the cache, setting all plugins to "always active", copied libflashplayer.so from /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer to ...
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Hardware acceleration unavailable under Chrome with proprietary fglrx driver

When I fullscreen a HD YouTube video or do other stuff that should be hardware accelerated, Chrome slows to a crawl. Taking a look at chrome://gpu shows this: Canvas: Software only, hardware ...
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Is it possible to save flash Videos from a website using Midori browser?

I have started using Midori recently. Is there a way to save/download flash videos from websites using Midori ? I am not asking about any specific website. Workaround: Install both youtube-dl and ...
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asus k52jb sound and video problem

I have problems with audio and video files of any type. I tried several programs like VLC, Rhytmbox, Mplayer, to play them but there is always some error. Mplayer shows me this: Fatal error! Error ...
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How do I install MP3 codecs?

I don't know much about computers. But a friend of mine installed Ubuntu 14.04 to try and I like it. But I can't play videos and music. Its says it needs MP3 codecs. How can I get them?
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Video not playing

When I try to play videos from the 'Gooddrama' site it shows an error message: Flash version 9,0 or greater is required ,you have no flash plugin installed. However when I try to play youtube ...
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Trying to merge .avi videos with mendcoder

I started by using the suggestions found at this link: How to join video files from terminal? It worked for the first 6 times that I tried to merge a group of small .avi files into one larger file. ...
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Packages Broken not able to Play Videos [duplicate]

Hi not able to play videos getting and unable to install video players too gstreamer1.0-libav : Depends: libavcodec54 (>= 6:9.1-1) but it is not going to be installed or ...
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Video and audio lagging on Skype 4.3 (Ubuntu 14.04) [closed]

I'm asking this because I haven't been able to find an answer after hours and hours of trying. You see, my issue isn't that Skype doesn't sign in, or that the video is not working. The video does ...
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Weird display issues when playing videos on Ubuntu 12.04

After about a year of running Ubuntu 12.04, we've suddenly developed a bug that affects video-playing. Everything in the display works fine, except when we try watching a video (in either VLC and ...
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HELP! is there anyone who could make VLC streaming http work in Ubuntu? [closed]

I wanna stream a video on a web page, I've followed many blogs and tutorials but no one seems to work. Any help would be so appreciated!
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USB video capture device worked in 13.10, not working 14.04

I have a USB video capture device, the Pinnacle Dazzle DVC-100. This device worked great in 13.10 using VLC to stream the video/audio to a file. In VLC in 13.10 it showed "video for linux 2" as an ...
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Why won't videos on some websites play?

I recently installed ubuntu on my laptop and was able to install the flash plugin. I am able to play youtube videos on firefox with no problem. However videos on some websites don't appear, only ...
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Juddered vsync in non-fullscreen with proprietary AMD drivers

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 14.04(.1) and fglrx 14.20 from AMD's site on my Radeon HD 5770. I've installed Catalyst and enabled its "tear free" setting, which works in that there is never any tearing. ...
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Openshot wont launch [duplicate]

Installed Openshot video editor, used it about 10 times- now it won't launch via gui or command, not even by trying to open an openshot file, i'm running ubuntu 14.04, looked all over the web for ...
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Video Stream Not Being Rendered Properly v4l2loopback WebcamStudio

What steps will reproduce the problem? Setup an Image/webcamfeed/video v4l2loopback option try streaming it What is the expected output? The Image/video/webcam feed What do you see instead? Don't ...
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Videos/Musics plays so fast on Ubuntu 14.04

Why is it that the videos i played on my browser plays so fast. Even when I play some of my videos using vlc and spotify. They all play so fast, and now I cannot even here what they are saying. How ...
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config Foscam FI9821P IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to config a Foscam fi9821P camera on Firefox, then add it to Zoneminder. I've got it on to my router but when I enter the IP address on my laptop, it won't ...
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Firefox doesn't play youtube anymore

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and today firefox 32 got weird. If I try to play a youtube video, it will start out on 720p, then move down and say that 720p isn't an option for the video. It will keep doing ...
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VLC will not display top left menu, video or window

I am new to ubuntu and I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I have also just installed VLC about half an hour ago. It plays music and video files, and I get the traffic cone icon in the ...
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How to manually generate video thumbnails?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to ask how to generate video thumbnaiils manually? In some videos, the generated thumbnail is the logo of the company (in the very beggining of the video), and not ...
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Update VLC source code, on which ACE Player HD is based?

I use ACE Player HD for watching online videos from torrents, but the version for Ubuntu is based on some obsolete version of VLC which is very buggy (e.g. green screen while watching mkv files). ...
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Odd flickering after video driver update

I'm not sure how to describe this other than to show you guys. I captured a video and uploaded it to YouTube here: http://youtu.be/Bp25Fyy_GsI Notice how the tab selection keeps changing by itself ...
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Enable WebGL w/ intel drivers in chrome

My glxinfo: http://pastebin.com/drbaMaxN My lspci: http://pastebin.com/RwsVfEdu I've enabled "Override software rendering" in chrome://flags, but chrome://gpu still tells me 'WebGL: unavailable'. Is ...
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Screen turn black and white (snow) after using video function

I have been using Ubuntu for more than a year or so. It works well until recently it starts to freeze frequently after I watched videos online for a few minutes or video chat with someone for a while. ...
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QuickTime in Ubuntu 14.04

Can anybody play properly this video in Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bits), in any browser? http://www.apple.com/live/2014-sept-event/ I have QuickTime Plugin in Firefox and the video does play, however only ...
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Dual monitor suddenly not working

I had dual monitors working fine on this machine for years. A few days ago, I had to borrow one of the monitors for another project. When I brought it back and plugged it in, it didn't work. Ubuntu ...
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unable to play video [duplicate]

im new in Ubuntu. i've installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Whenever, I try to play video, i get message to install gstreamer1.0-libav. If I click install, then it gives me the following error. The following ...
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How to watch Apple Videos (2014)

I am rather new to Ubuntu (I have Ubuntu 14.04) so sorry if this is a bit amatuerish. So apple's new live event for unsupported OS's is just a live stream of banners and video updates, but I can't ...
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choppy video playback in any player any format ubuntu 14

Just bought a new hp laptop and replaced windows with ubuntu- any video format i play in any video player is choppy, sound is fine and mostly in sync but videos play slow- i've read thruogh all the ...
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Videos not resume from last position

My default Ubuntu player "Videos" (Totem) doesn't resume from last position. The settings in preferences called "Start playing files from last position" is already checked yet it always starts all the ...
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Pause playback when headphones are disconnected

How is it possible to pause the playback of VLC when my Headphones are plugged out? I can mute the speakers via ALSA, but I want to use the plug trigger to stop the playback, as it is usual in ...
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HDMI mirroring/HDMI-1 and no audio problem:

The audio comes from my laptop not from the TV. I am with idt high-definition audio. aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: MID [HDA Intel MID], device 0: 92HD75B3X5 Analog ...
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I'm trying to install VGA driver for s3 virge

and thank you in advance. I have downloaded xserver-xorg-video-s3virge_ 1.10.4 orig.tar.gz, and extracted contents, which gives me xf86-video-s3virge-1.10.4. (Both files are sitting in my downloads ...
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How to convert Softsub Video file to Hardsub Video file?

How to convert Soft-sub Video file to Hard-sub Video file ? I have many mkv video files but I can't watch this videos because the subtitles don’t appear so I want to convert this files to Hard-sub ...
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Mplayer not working after upgrading to 14.04

Last night I upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10. After reboot, I can't play mp4 videos on smplayer. (and also from mplayer using terminal) I get following error. :~$ mplayer '/home/vishwaje/Desktop/A-ha - ...
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How to get a direct download of alternative flash player for Ubuntu (Adobe page launches Ubuntu Software Centre which reports 'file not found')

To be frank, this page is useless: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Clicking download causes Ubuntu Software Centre to be launched which reports file not found. Frustrating. So how ...
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Screen sometimes keeps cycling between the updated view and the last view

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my new computer and the screen sometimes keeps cycling between the updated view and the last view as shown in this video. It also happens outside the terminal and in ...
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Error playing video from TeckNet webcam

I bought this TeckNet C016 webcam and I'm having trouble getting it to work. Before buying it, I checked to see if anyone else was using it with Linux and there were positive results. When I plug the ...
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can't use 1080p. only 1024 on 768

i installed ubuntu 14.04 on my old htpc and for some reason i cannot output 1080p video. i already tried going to the display settings, though my highest available resolution was 1024 on 768. In ...
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How stop graphics from being slow despite latest NVIDIA drivers?

Time for yet another graphics card Q. Sorry in advance, but I have tried what I take to be the 'normal' way already (see below), so here it goes: I have an Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz with a discrete ...
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Error opening file using avconv conversion from mp4 to mov

I'm trying to convert an .mp4 file to .mov file. The command is as below. avconv -i test1.mp4 kkk.mov .mov file is created but there is an error opening the file. Below is the error. "Stream ...