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Create video file with multiple audio tracks?

I have an animated movie in three different languages. The picture is exactly the same for each langauge, only the audio is different. I want to merge all these files into one, so that I have a ...
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Intel i6260U & Iris 540 poor video performance on 16.04LTS

I am new to Ubuntu and I have installed the latest graphic driver from https://01.org/linuxgraphics. I can't play a video ie. from Youtube fluently. I have already installed VLC and it only works if ...
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How to install the MPEG-4 AAC decoder and the H.264 decoder in ubuntu?

kindly help me ASAP, problem facing in video palyer downloader..
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Ubuntu 16.04 media codes missing

I recently did a fresh install when going from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. The old distro had been upgraded ~5 times from various older releases and I decided to start fresh. I kept the user profile but ...
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notify-send not showing notification when playing video

I have a script (which is called on keyboard button press) that instantly shows a notification with notify-send and then does some other things. It works perfectly, except in the following cases it ...
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How to resolve “sign in error” when using Youtube-dl for downloading my personal, private HOA video (hangout chats)

I am on 14.04 LTS. I just installed Youtube-dl from the software center. I use Hangouts on Air, which I set to private, and record video chats with acquaintances for demos, instructional videos etc. ...
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Videos not playing in Chrome or Opera

I recently installed Opera and Chrome again on Ubuntu, but video players on sites will not work...but do work on Firefox It will look like this, but with the audio working fine. If I pop it out ...
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Command line syntax for VLC GUI video convert? [on hold]

I'm trying to write a script to convert lots of video files. Using the GUI, I was able get VLC to perform the kind of conversion I wanted. However, I can't see a way to generate an equivalent ...
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Meizu pro 5 with ubuntu phone OS - video issue

I recently bought a brand new Meizu pro 5 with ubuntu OS. Very often, when I record a new video with a build main camera, a movie is damaged. During recording the movie seems to be ok, but when I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome issues with videos

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Gome on Lenovo Ideapad 700 and I'm having problems with video playing in for example smplayer or vlc (totem seems to be playing them right). Videos opened in each one of those ...
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Netflix auto play - makes my user log off

I'm using 14.04. When I'm watching Netflix and it automatically goes to the next episode, my laptop logs off of my user account. So it goes to the screen that you have to enter your password when ...
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SOLVED chromium videos show black screen, only audio no visual content of videos

I am using ubuntu 16.04. After I run following commands, chromium starts, I make surf without any problem, but it is not showing video content anymore, only audio. sudo apt-get install upgrade ...
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Questions about compiz, sound control and mkv movies

I'm totally fresh with Ubuntu. I've got the newest (16.04) release, my laptop is Lenovo Y50-70. My issues: How do I get rid of compiz? Sounds, like music or sounds from movies are... like really ...
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FFMPEG installed but not found

I'm trying to install pHash , but when I execute ./configure this message is returned: ... *** Configuring video Hash *** checking whether FFmpeg is present... checking for avcodec_alloc_frame in ...
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Program to encode an audio file to video

I need a program to encode an audio file (like wav,mp3,ogg etc) to a video file (with a static picture or black/blank screen) I want an easy solution were I can achieve that like in a few steps ...
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Ubuntu cannot play Chinese DVD

I have Ubuntu 16.04 with all restricteds, addons, libs, etc installed and regionset China. I can play most DVDs from various sources and regions. But I cannot play any DVD that has been burned in ...
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How to install plugins to play media files of the following type : application/x-shockwave-flash decoder?

How to install plugins to play media files of the following type : application/x-shockwave-flash decoder ? Actually I wanted to download online videos of website hotstar.com . Those videos need adobe ...
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Playing videos in browser lags ubuntu

If I play videos in browser in ubuntu 16.04 the whole system lags The unity dash animation also lags What's the problem ? What can be the possible solution ?
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How can I reset my vlc media player back to its original settings after someone has messed all the settings up for playing movies?

I usually use vlc media player for my movies but my little cousin has somehow messed all the settings up and now when I try to play a movie, I can't watch it properly. The player still works but its ...
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Flash Player Videos Not Loading in Ubuntu 16.04

Flash player does not seem to work properly on some sites in Ubuntu 16.04. Try this sample link: http://www.hotstar.com/the-secret-life-of-pets-trailer/1000071647 In firefox, it shows "movie not ...
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Video card like frying pan (heating)

I've installed the new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Unity) and sensors. This is what the sensors command gave me: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +64.0°C (crit = +89.0°C) temp2: ...
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Black screen after boot if machine starts with the TV off

I've built an small HTPC with Ubuntu 16.04 this week. Choosed Ubuntu over OpenElec, because I wan't to run other stuff on it, like Steam for in home streaming. My problem is: Every time that I start ...
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video flicker vlc but not totem

My problem started after I updated from ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. I used to view videos on vlc and had no problems with videos flickering. Things i've tried: reinstalling vlc changing video output ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 + DVD = Crash

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and tried playing a DVD on VLC (which worked perfectly fine with Ubuntu 14.04). After about a minute, the video stops, while the sound continues. If ...
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ubuntu 16.04 doesn't recognize internal webcam in alienware m14x r2

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Alienware M14x R2 and ran Cheese or Skype to test the internal webcam but it doesn't show anything. On cheese it displays "There was an error playing video ...
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Video files green screen

The video files from my SD card are showing a green screen, information is there but i'm not able to watch it. I tried converting the video files to different file formats but it shows the same ...
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Is it possible, today, to read avi files on Aquaris m10?

What I mainly do with a tablet : Browse internet, read epub books, read emails, and watch movies. I am naive, I was not expecting to get everything with Ubuntu touch, but at least watching my avi ...
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Problem playing online videos on Ubuntu 16.04

I have the latest, Ubuntu 16.04, with the latest Firefox and Adobe Flashplayer version 11. Videos from YouTube, Vimeo, etc. are working fine. But no video from Star Sports will play. Why is this and ...
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How to fix buggy Intel Broadwell video driver

I'm running Ubuntu 14 on a Librem 13 laptop, and everything works perfectly except for video. I usually use the laptop with an external HDMI monitor, and when connected, Gnome will flicker and ...
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How to play video extended fullscreen across 3 monitors?

I have a working setup with 3 monitors, one connected to the MB's VGA output, the other 2 to an ATI card. It works, but I need to play a video file across all three monitors and I can't find a way to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 has checkered videos

I had Ubuntu 14.04 and upgrade like new instalation on Ubuntu 16.04. I use vlc for to play videos, whose checkered now. I try default video player and it is worse then vlc. I try set more seconds ...
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Screen always hangs when I try recording my screen with kazam

I have been trying to do some video recording using kazam screen recorder but my laptop screen always hangs and play and keep doing the same thing. At the end the video will be playing but the sound ...
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Converted video from .VOB have no voice

I'm stock on this for a while. I have tried ffmpeg -i inpout.VOB -c:v libx264 -crf 20 -c:a libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 192k output.avi and mencoder in.VOB -nosub -nosound -ovc x264 \ -x264encopts ...
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No Dash search, choppy video playback on 16.04?

This is SOLVED. I have an old XP. I had no Dash search, it simply would not unfurl. Sound was choppy making videos useless unless I opened new tabs to mask them. Months of scouring Ubuntu for the ...
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Vlc stream problem

Ubutnu 16.04 when I play video with Vlc it looks like this: I reinstalled it but no change. Other players work fine. What's wrong ?
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VLC not showing entire screen

When I switch to full screen mode, the bottom quarter of the screen becomes black. Any idea on how I could fix this? Thanks in advance. Im using ubuntu 15.10. EDIT: Strange problem with VLC The ...
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how to open vls files with spaces

Hello I am new to Ubuntu can you tell me how to open videos from terminal. I am using ' vlc filename.fileformate' but in filename are there so can you tell me how to open vlc file with spaces
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Syntek Easycap Capture card sound problem

So a couple days back I picked up a Syntek (I know this through various experiments) Easycap capture card. (pictured below) So I have installed what I hope is the appropriate drivers from here but ...
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WebM in Ubuntu Touch

When I try to play a webm file in Ubuntu touch, it tells me the file is unsupported. Sometimes it'll play properly, sometimes just audio, and sometimes not at all. Why does Ubuntu Touch support the ...
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converting multiple png to mp4, all frames are the first image

I am trying to convert multiple images (.png) into a video mp4. I am using avconv, I already made it work before but I can't remember how ... I am using ubuntu 14.04, I had the avconv 9.something, I ...
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hyperv_fb is not loaded at startup

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed under Hyper-V Generation 2 VM with secure boot disabled. (Installed from mini.iso, if that matters. x86_64) I found that there was a problem long ago (14.04) about fixed ...
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Bottom Unity launcher stops full screen video controls from working

As much as I think having the launcher at the bottom is better, it seems to have a problem. I can't control video such as youtube video when in full screen, because the launcher buttons seem to cover ...
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Laggy Youtube performance

Youtube works fine in Windows, but in Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 video is very not smooth. Framerate drops, the lag is very visible when things move on the screen. both Firefox and Chromium have this issue, ...
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Black screen installing Ubuntu 16.04. How to fix?

The PC is an HP Pavillion 500-164 desktop running windows 10. Trying to install ubuntu and it will not work. Display goes to sleep when i hit "Install Ubuntu". It is plugged in via VGA (only display ...
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Screen went black during Wily update

I was upgrading from 14.04 to 15.x (Wily?) and the screen went black. I know that all of the packages had been installed and the machine may have restarted, but I'm afraid to reboot and go to a live ...
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firefox / html5 video /wifi

Got the strangest experience. Firefox on Ubuntu (14.04) does not play html5 video (eg YouTube) it plays a few frames and then stops. When I disable my wifi adapter (button or software disable does ...
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How to get h.264 to work in 14.04?

I never had any problems with h.264 playback on Ubuntu 14.04 until recently. I am using Opera Developer as default browser (yep, I know) and there´s known bug for not playing h.264 videos. But other ...
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how to install 4k videolan?

http://www.libde265.org/blog/2014/04/04/hevc-4k-ultra-hd-media-player-vlc-for-windows-available/ How to play HEVC 4K on ubuntu\kubuntu the same way? Wine HQ? Or other way?
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Problem with videos on Ubuntu 15.10

I have noticed this particular problem on YouTube and Facebook videos in Ubuntu 15.10(with Google Chrome). The videos play fine on full screen mode but when I try to exit the full screen mode, Ubuntu ...
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video and audio randomly stops playing

I am on ubuntu 15.10. This happens at random times, affects all videos regardless of the browser, website or even playback of the local video files. The image of a video is loaded but the picture is ...