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Unsupported video mode in ubuntu 10.04

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a Dell Dimension 2400 desktop (this unit dates to about 2003 and was running WindowsXP Home Edition). Once the CD begins to run in live mode, the video ...
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how to download video from youtube in 14.04

I have given the following link from which i supposed to download a video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA1MSeWA6Wk
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HDMI Output Not Working Properly

Excuse my bad photographs but hopefully they help to illustrate the problems I'm having. The colour is messed up and does not look as it should. In addition to this I also do not have any audio ...
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How to watch a video cropped and ratio resized/scaled?

Can I watch only a half region of a video with the ratio scaled? As with the illustration, I want to watch a perfect circle instead of an oval and I want the ads removed. Scaling the media player ...
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How can I install the driver for Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am new to the community so please forgive me if I don't provide the necessary details... So, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 in a dual boot, and I'm having issues with my video card in ...
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Problems watching pay-for-view streaming content

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Firefox 31 as my browser. I can not get pay-for-view movies from Google Play, YouTube or Acorn (tv) to work. Regular YouTube videos work fine for some reason--as do other ...
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Hardcoding subtitles using mkvmerge recursivly

I have 24 season 9, the folder has episodes and arabic subtitles. I want to automate the hardcoding of the subtitles subtitles using a script. it looks like so 24.903.hdtv-lol.mp4 and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 very slow even with video card

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my computer that already had windows installed system. The graphical windows is very peforming due to the video card that I have installed. But the ubuntu was not so well. ...
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Website video slow/choppy; somehow fixed it briefly on Chrome (but not on Firefox), but problem resumed on restart

Watching video content on any website (youtube, news sites, TV sites etc) the picture is slow/choppy, not at all smooth. The sound is fine. I'm mainly using Chrome, which has the latest Flash enabled. ...
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I use Ubuntu 10.10. Suddenly one day my audio stopped working, and all videos play extremely quickly [closed]

I've used Ubuntu for my laptops since 2009, though I'm not particularly good at coding or anything like that (I just find the user interface much better than anything Windows has), though I work on ...
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Skype video freeze

Ubuntu 12.04 been skype(ing) with skype version 4.2something and its been fine, Had an an email from skype saying that I needed to update to new version skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb if I ...
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YouTube Videos playing too quickly, and without sound?

new Ubuntu / Linux user here. My first week of using and learning this operating system everything seemed to be working great. Until Today. YouTube videos in Firefox are speeding through very ...
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ffmpeg unkown libfaac ubuntu 14.04

I Have Installed ffmpeg 2.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 ffmpeg -i demo.mpg -acodec libfaac demo.mp4 ffmpeg version 2.3 Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the FFmpeg developers built on Aug 13 2014 22:15:33 with gcc 4.8 ...
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Yellow line on the screen

I installed ubuntu-gnome on my laptop, which is having amd apu 3420m. After some time of normal usage, when a day I am watching movies using default video player of gnome, a yellow horizontal line ...
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Fullscreen and Repeat Video with Totem Player

I want to open a video from command line and I want the video to be opened as fullscreen and be repeated forever. I searched for fullscreen, and found the --fullscreen switch in Totem. However, ...
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Youtube videos don't play on Facebook. (Chromium)

I just started using chromium on ubuntu 14.04 and I went on my Facebook profile page and wanted to start a video that I posted there from youtube and saw that it didn't work. It says that a plugin for ...
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How to convert Arabic subtitles to utf8 the right way?

Most DVD burners (if not all) ask for subtitles to be encoded in utf8, sure that's easy for file in *.srt; do ◀ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 -o "$file".utf "$file" && mv "$file".utf "$file" ◀ ...
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Download failed in youtube-dl

My youtube-dl was working fine but when I tried to download videos after certain times it just stopped working. It just showed the prompt sign in the next line. I tried to use all the uninstall ...
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Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine

I can play region 2 dvds perfectly and I thought I could play region 1 dvds as well but I just bought one on ebay and it won't play in vlc, totem, smplayer, mplayer, xine or handbrake. Apparently if ...
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I just installed a 14.04 32 bit update, and now I get no Video using N-Vidia drivers

I just performed a suggested update by the Update Manager on Ubuntu 14.04, and now I get no video when I reboot. I get the splash screen, then it goes black. Can I somehow switch back to default ...
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laggy video and games in 14.04.1

I just installed a fresh install of 14.04.1 tonight after being away from Ubuntu for a while due to failed updates making it unusable. I have it working but then tried to watch a video on YouTube. The ...
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Some Youtube videos won't play in Kubuntu 14.04 and Chromium 36.0.1985.125

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 and Chromium 36.0.1985.125. I'm finding that some YouTube videos give me the error: The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback. But most other videos work ...
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How to get rid of this error [duplicate]

The Required plugins could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play files of the following types: • MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) decoder • MPEG-4 Video decoder I tried manually ...
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Ubuntu cannot detect the built in video card?

Ubuntu 14.04 cannot detect the built in video card! it can detect the nvidia card only! Please advise,
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lubuntu-Can't watch videos/movies-choppy framerate

I am running lubuntu 14.04 on my acer aspire one za3 netbook. Although I have flash player installed, I cannot watch videos on youtube. I can only watch some frames and listen to certain parts of the ...
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Any player in ubuntu 14.04 unable to play hd videos

A HD movie of 1.5 GB size unable to play in any player of ubuntu 14.04. (Players i used to play are SMPLAYER, VLC, DRAGON) even though installed ubutnu restricted extras & All player are updated ...
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bash: ./configure: No such file or directory while installing FFMPEG

I am trying to install FFMPEG in Ubuntu 14.04. I got help to install FFMPEG installation In meanwhile I got an error `bash: ./configure: No such file or directory` I am getting this error when I ...
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Can't play encrypted DVD on internal DVD-drive, but OK with USB-DVD-drive

As stated in the title, I can't play any commercial DVD on my internal DVD-drive on my laptop, but everything works just fine for the same DVD played on an external (USB) DVD-drive. I've installed ...
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mp4s and jogs on micro sd that are black

I took a number of videos and photos with my Canon on a "generic" micro sd card. Many of them show up and work fine but there are some files that seem to be corrupt. They won't show in the finder ...
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Fullscreen Flash Video breaks in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1 in FireFox

I've ran into an issue that completely breaks Video in FireFox version 31. On the Gaming Live Stream Platform Twitch.TV for example, I can full screen the video one time, then close it back to ...
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Problem in voice recording on ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a headset which I use on Skype and similar software where it works properly. I plan to make a training video using RecordMyDesktop, but the voice quality is poor and weak. How can i increase ...
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My laptop can't play HD movies without stutter, via stream or VLC. Graphic Card problem?

I am on a Dell Latitude D430, Intel® Core™2 CPU U7600 @ 1.20GHz × 2, 2GB Ram, Graphics Intel® 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2 and running Ubuntu 14.02 32bit. Whenever I play movies that are 1080p, VLC starts ...
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Video lag with Unity as the Default Desktop?

I never had this issue in Mint (XFCE, Cinnamon) or Xubuntu, but now after installing Unity, fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1, when ever I move the cursor while a video (Youtube, Twitch TV) is playing, ...
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Delay while recording the video using epiphan vga2usb frame grabber

Hi this is my first question on this portal. I am using epiphan vga2usb frame grabber for capturing output from virtually any VGA source—such as a Windows PC, a Mac OSX, a Unix machine. I also used ...
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Embedded youtube video not working

As the title says, embedded videos are not working. I can however play youtube videos from the youtube site. I have a recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 with all the updates using the latest versions of ...
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Video editor with 120fps support

I have a clips captured with GoPro3+ with the frame rate 120fps. I would like to perform some slow motion clips by stretching the video on a time-line and then in the output I want to get the file ...
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How to create accurately timed soft video sub titles?

I know how to create soft subtitles with a text editor and saving the text file as a srt file. But it's taking very long and and timing isn't the best as I am starting and stopping the video using ...
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How to installed ubuntu 12.04 lts alongside windows 7? [duplicate]

. I am using windows 7 64 bit and want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside windows 7 Please tell me how I can do that.
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Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04

Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04 How I open a Camera: In terminal (text after the $ prompt = commands that I type): $ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 $ vlc ...
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How to stream videos over local network to TV from PC

I have quite a bit of hardware already (A Wii U, an Xbox 360, a Chromecast, a Raspberry Pi etc) but I still can't find a good way to watch the videos saved on my Ubuntu computer, on my TV downstairs. ...
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Ubuntu mirroring two screens

I have two monitors: one build in display and oen oculus rift. What I want to do is test my oculus rift by mirroring my screen across both devices, however both devices don' t share any resolutions, ...
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Arista Transcode turns subtitle to gibberish

This has recently happened to me. In Arista Transcode 0.9.7 on Ubuntu 12.04 the burnt subtitle ( a persian .srt encoded in utf8) turns into gibberish after a few minutes. I have tried different ...
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screen noise playing videos on 14.04 using nvidia GeForce Gt610 with nvidia driver 340

The noise looks like little horizontal white streaks/broken lines that come and go very briefly, remeniscient of a noisey video cable. When I used the nouveau driver, it doesn't happen at all. I tried ...
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How to play mp4, restricted codecs already installed?

So I am a first time Ubuntu user as of a week ago, and am having a difficult time getting an mp4 video file to play after I downloaded it. I have downloaded the restricted codecs and also VLC, what ...
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All audio and video files play faster and have no sound

as the title says, all video and audio files, whether from youtube or some other web site or locally from my pc, play around 6x faster and there is no sound at all. I didn't preform any updates or ...
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VLC: Unattended video playback of sporadic UDP video source?

I want to make a kiosk-type setup that simply plays back video from a remote UDP source. The command line below does the trick and shows the video OK when there's an incoming signal to begin with. I ...
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Ubuntu slow and laggy [duplicate]

I finally installed Ubuntu 14.04 (from a boot CD) but everything seems so slow. It takes a few seconds to open a window or to close a window, like if everything was in slow motion. When I type a text ...
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I need fast recording software for gaming specifically for minecraft

I've tried recordmydesktop but it makes my computer lag. Kazam is kind of slow after encoding and there aren't enough options. And istanbul is for beginners. Vokoscreen I've used the most it works ...
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Good Video Editing Software? [duplicate]

Im looking at video software. Im not sure what else to do? I use to run Cyberlink but cant since Im running the latest version of Ubuntu. What are my options?
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Issues playing one certain DVD

I have 2 home made DVD that a friend gave me. It has videos she has rights to redistribute for a Church ministry. And I am not sure, but I think they might be using one of those stand alone DVD ...