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VLC on 14.04 playback virtual screen size

I've been using Xubuntu for the last couple of years and used VLC on that and another W7 machine so wanted it on a new ubuntu build with a new machine I just ordered. The machine is a replacement for ...
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Changing Xscreensaver's Video Player from mpv to VLC

The official documentation for xscreensaver gives an example of how to play videos as a screensaver: Install mpv and add something like the following to the `programs' preference in your ...
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How do I download news videos from abc7.com/video/

Normal, I use to be able to just install some plugin into my firefox browser or chrome, and download whatever I want. But today, I came back to one of my videos sources http://abc7.com/video/ and ...
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Very unstable video playback on Ubuntu 15.10

From VLC and SMPlayer to Chrome, I am experiencing daily and even hourly video playback issues. For one, please look at this YouTube video that was playing in full-screen mode in Chrome and as soon as ...
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VLC has poor performance on Gigabyte BRIX-2807

I'm running 15.10 on a BRIX-2807 compact PC with a Samsung SSD and 8GB of RAM (half of which is reserved as a TMPFS drive). Audio files and short video clips seem to work fine on VLC media player, but ...
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Ubuntu as a router for Video conference purpose [on hold]

my setup: Ubuntu 12.04 eth0 192.168.10.17 eth1 10.10.1.27 video conference mcu 192.168.10.52 configuration done: net.ipv4.ip_forward=1 oot@its-PRODiiGY-G31:~# ...
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mplayer problem with Lives installation

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 x64 and trying to install the video editor Lives. It installs correctly, but when I open it and goes through the Testing Configuration screen, I get a problem with: Checking ...
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Firefox 44 Crashing on certain videos

I'm running into an issue where firefox keeps crashing when I run across certain videos. This happens particularly when I scroll through facebook and run across an embedded html5 video. The response ...
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VLC video playback is trimmed and blacked out

I am using Kubuntu 15.10 and recently I have updated the version to the latest backport version. But soon after the update VLC has started making weird output. VLC is cropping out the video and the ...
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Best Operating System for Nokia Booklet [closed]

I own an old Nokia Booklet 3G. I've tried to update it as much as possible for fast and reliable usage. I'm currently using it for my school tasks and it is pretty small, and has good battery (5-7 ...
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Problem With Audio and Video

When playing video or audio files or video and audio on the internet I face the same problem. They video plays in fast forward and there is no sound and the audio also plays in fast forward with no ...
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Black screen flash during video

I am watching videos, not in full screen but full window, running from my laptop to tv via hdmi, at random moments the tv goes black for a second and loses sound but video does not stop. Is there ...
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Videos scaling in Ubuntu 15.10

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 in my Dell Inspiron 13 7000. All the videos are displayed as a small square box at the center of the media player. Black or blue color covers the remaining area of the ...
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My videos aren't working properly

I am complete noob at this, I installed it two days ago on my very old computer I use at home. Videos were all black when I started them only sound played, I used kmplayer and gnomeplayer. I ...
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Video full screen on half of screen

Is it possible to have the video i'm playing in browser be played in full screen on just half of the screen? So for example you have 1 chrome window tabbed on half of the screen with the things you ...
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GoPro codec problem

I have problem with 4k movies from my new GoPro 4 Hero Format is MP4 H.264 30fps and when I start it (no matter is it vlc, MPlayer or SMPlayer) movie goes very very fast. I've tried to change fps to ...
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Intel C2D w/ Ubuntu14.04LTS will not detect PCIe x16 Video card

Settings->Updates->additional drivers does not show card or available drivers. In fact in since yesterday updates-additional drivers icon has disappeared from settings page (?). Unity Search Window - ...
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How can I split a .mp4 in two?

I have a bunch of .mp4 files (DRM free). Each file comprises two episodes of a kids TV show. I would like to simply split the file in two without re-encoding. What's the best way to do this? ...
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Celeron N3050 Braswell CPU usage too high on Ubuntu 14.04

I have an intel NUC with an N3050 in it. Just running Firefox and gnome system monitor seems to keep the CPU usage at 100% (sometimes but not others)! I am using it as a media center, and first ...
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Video Color Analytics Software?

I'm working on developing a hybrid app (website/app), but I've hit a bit of a snag... I run Ubuntu 15.10 OS, but I'm looking for some video software that will be able to take a file and analyze it's ...
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Strange problem with VLC

I don't know what has happened to VLC, suddenly one day it started playing videos in full-screen mode with a the bottom part of video black! while it works fine in normal mode. also the mouse pointer ...
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How can a stabilized motion panorama be created?

I'm not sure of the right terminology, but I would like to create a "stabilized motion panorama", like the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4ddXXcoydo How could this be done in Ubuntu?
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How do I rotate a video without audio alteration?

I have a video recorded with an iPad, and I want to rotate it. I tried the solution provided in this answer, but first I get this warning : If the file is using B-frames as reference, this can lead ...
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what file, or files am I looking for to fix my video card settings?

I have been using Ubuntu for many years. the problem is that when I installed Ubuntu I had a much worse video card, and Unity has never worked. I could never use anything but the GTK interface. I now ...
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video flickering on chrome

When I watch videos on chrome with action scenes, looks like the screen is cut in half, it's annoyng and I can't find a solution on internet. I've found similiar questions here, but not fix. It's only ...
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Smplayer + MPV subtitle size

I started using Smplayer 16.1.10 + MPV (git-9a2a0b0) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and i realized that i cannot set my subtitle font size by default. I go to preferences and subtitle and i set it to ...
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VLC installation problem - taking a long time

I am trying to install the VLC media player from the software centre. It says it is installing, but has been "hanging" for over an hour. If I click on the "progress" icon it says "VLC media player ...
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Trying to play .mp3 on Ubuntu 12.04.5LTS through VLC media player

I am trying to run .mp3 files via VLC media player and receiver the following after opening a file. Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module" Segmentation fault (core dumped) I've tried ...
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Extract partial streams ffmpeg

I am using ffmpeg last version (compiled from sources). And I have flv videos that are partially recorded from TV streams. These videos have proper video, and proper audio streams. But the subtitle ...
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Low FPS Video playback , Problem with movies in browser

I have problem with low FPS , I use Ubuntu 15.10 , I have Nvidia GT 9500 and cant play video or movies with HD it gets me low fps. I user latest driver but no solution. is there some way???
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Playing any kind of media on Ubuntu stucks

When ever I play any kind of media (audio or video) on Ubuntu, It struck in middle. I don't know how to explain this. This happens every where i.e, On You tube, On VLC, on Rhythmbox or any where else. ...
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Quicktime video frame rate changed from 20 to 30

When I plug my Canon Rebel camera into ubuntu 15.10, ubuntu looks at the files, creates thumbnails and changes the frame rate from 20 fps to 30 fps, which screws everything up. I think this just ...
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Skype Video flicker and stays on top - ubuntu 15.10

the video on skype is flickering (unless I turn of my video) and is always on top (even with my video off). I am using the latest skype version and 15.10 anyone has any idea about it? When I go to ...
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how do i play videos that show text/html decoder plugin-python is missing

I have downloaded a few videos but some of them when played with the default movie player show the following error: "python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to play media files of the following ...
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Graphics acceleration (overlay) not working - cannot resize video

I am following up on my question regarding missing i915 module. On my Dell XPS 13 (9350), if I enable the graphics acceleration in VLC (overlay), I cannot resize the video at all, it stays at native ...
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Mupen64plus not dlopen() ing mupen64plus-video-glide64mk2.so

I am running Lubuntu 15.10 on my machine currently and happen to notice something strange happening with a Mupen64Plus graphics plugin. Upon running the program, I get a strange error message ...
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Chrome browser volume on facebook video

When viewing videos on FB in Chrome volume always defaults to max upon starting video. Lower it and setting goes back to max on next video??
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FFMPG vs AVCONV: Has the CRF metric change?

I was planing to transcode a big library of old TV shows, 500GB of SD content. Since it is old, and I am not planing to store it like it is, but I just want to keep it mainly for the audio, I though ...
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Wine video quality

Have a IPCamera client (Vstarcam Super Client) that is running under wine1.8-i386. The system is Lubuntu 14.04. I can't find intel-linux-graphics-installer_1.0.3_amd64.deb so running under stock (in ...
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how to blur specific part of video in linux? [duplicate]

I am not professional video editor. Also I did not have any previous experience of any video editing software. But I want some easiest user friendly quick method of video editing. How I can blur ...
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Restream from HDHomeRun with ffmpeg

I have an older HDHR-US that does not have any upnp services and requires a special library. I can use the library on my ubuntu 14.04 server to save the video stream. I can also output to a pipe. ...
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Video does not resize and remains on top: VLC and Skype and other programs

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on an Asus UX305. When I open a video I can't resize it, and it flickers blue when I resize it. I show the problem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBL2BAU8Vyk I have ...
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Issues with MTS files in 15.04

Back in 14.04 I was able to watch and edit .MTS files without any sort of issue. Some months ago I updated the system to 15.04, and it didn't happen to me to work on MTS files ever since. Now I'm ...
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VLC and Totem crashes immediately while playing H265/HEVC

I was trying to play a video of H265 mkv format on ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I try to play the video on totem,the video goes on for a few seconds and then totem crashes. In VLC,the window crashes ...
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Can we change the video driver?

Can we change the default Ubuntu video driver? I use Ubuntu Studio 15.10 and I discovered some issue with this driver when I use Google Earth. Specifically, the system tells me that my video card ...
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Slow start, video and Canon printer problems on Ubuntu 14.04

I would not say that I've read everything and I did not find an answer, but I did some research before to post this and I have find nothing to help my issues... I have a HP with i7 octa-core and 8 GB ...
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Pulse Audio crackling sound

A week ago I started getting a crackling noise whenever I played videos using VLC. Initially I thought the problem was with VLC so I installed MPV but the issue persisted because it was pulseaudio ...
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What is .random.wisdom.d?

My home directory contains this file .random.wisdom.d It appears have something to do with audio/video files. cat .random.wisdom.d produces this output (fftw-3.3.4 fftw_wisdom #x458a31c8 ...
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create a video file from series of png images

I know there a lot of similar questions, but for some reason even after reading them it does not work. I would like to create a video from a series of png-files. The files are named like ...
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Multiple files as input to ffmpeg not found

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and have compiled ffmpeg 2.8.4 from source with these options: ./configure --enable-gpl --enable-libass --enable-libfaac --enable-libfdk-aac --enable-libmp3lame ...