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Skylake iGPUs support hardware accelerated decoding of most video formats. What libraries do I need to enable them in Chrome and Totem?

According to Wikipedia, Skylake iGPUs support hardware accelerated decoding of H.265/HEVC, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2, VC-1, WMV9, JPEG/MJPEG and VP9. What packages do I need to install to enable ...
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Merge video files via command line?

Is it possible to merge two (or more) video files from the command line? In Windows, one could do this: copy /b VTS_01_1.vob + VTS_01_2.vob + VTS_01_3.vob + VTS_01_4.vob Output.vob I find this to ...
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Is there a ONVIF Device Manager alternative for Ubuntu 16.04LTS

Is there a ONVIF Device Manager like xeoma alternative for Ubuntu 16.04LTS? sudo apt install xeoma from here does not work anymore.
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Very new to Ubuntu, Still can't figure out how to play SWF videos. Any help?

I have swf flash videos on my USB that I can't get to run in Ubuntu. In Windows I was using a program called MpcStar / TigerPlayer. I tried gnash SWF player in Ubuntu, but problem is that it doesn't ...
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No sound from internal speakers after using HDMI output

I still have the issue with Ubuntu 14.04 as I had on Mint 17.3: My laptop is connected to the TV via HDMI. Everything works fine. If I shut down the computer and plug off the HDMI no sound is coming ...
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ERROR: rtmpe downloads are not supported

youtube-dl does not support rtmpe downloads. Is there any way I can download videos of rtmpe type using youtube-dl. If not do suggest me some workarounds.Going to the links Stack Overflow and github ...
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How to convert video along with audio in h264 ffmpeg?

ffmpeg ffmpeg version 3.1.1 Copyright (c) 2000-2016 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 4.8.5 (GCC) 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-4) configuration: --enable-libmfx --enable-nonfree libavutil 55....
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How to View .m4s files in Ubuntu 16.04?

Situation: unable to view .m4s files in Ubuntu 16.04 Motivation: I recorded videos by Chrome's addon, GetThemAll, and get a result of 10 .mp4 videos Unsuccessful viewers/converters: vlc, http://online-...
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Video drivers support Intel X5 Z8350 Cherry Trail

I like to know if someone found the way to enable the right support for the video drivers on the Intel Atom X5 Z8350 for Ubuntu 16.04. Currently playing a 1080p video on 16.04 uses 28% of the CPU, ...
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Lossless video compression codecs

I want to create a video (bar.xxx) that is lossless from a video (foo.xxx) using ffmpeg. Could you please show me the parameters for such a video. The video must be playable on VLC and/or Totem. The ...
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Unity Dock Appears When Viewing Movies On Dual Screen System

I have a dual screen setup and I often will have a movie playing in VLC while surfing the Web on the other monitor. I place the movie in full-screen mode with no Unity Dock showing. However, when I ...
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Ubuntu doesn't respond after playing YouTube video on Chrome

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit OS. The laptop never respond, if I play any video on YouTube on Chrome Browser for 15-20 minutes duration. Once it doesn't respond to keyboard and mouse pad, it ...
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online media stops and starts again after few seconds

I'm using chrome (latest updates) on Ubuntu 16.04 (updated). When I'm watching videos on cnn.com, the videos start playing normally but after a while (about 30 seconds), the clips go back to the ...
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Video Playback issues (could be hardware acceleration)

I have an issue with video playback in various applications such as Kodi or mpv player. Sound usually is the problem and I think it is down to hardware acceleration. Often when I playback mp4 or mkv ...
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Skype doesn't show video fine on Acer Aspire S5 (ubuntu 16.04)

I have a strange behavior during skype calls. When the other party doesn't send video, the video from my webcam looks ok. When I don't send my video, I see other's video semi-ok (in a small box inside ...
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Need to create a Xconfig file- ubuntu 16

So i need to create a xorg-config file and put it into the folder that holds the video configurations. I need the config to contain the following. Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout" ...
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Can not update Restricted extras

The message that I receive when trying to play any audio file: Required plugin could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: MPEG-1 Layer ...
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Slow Internet for particular websites in ubuntu 14.04

I am new to ubuntu.I have dell laptop with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04 installed.The problem is with internet, when I use youtube on windows it plays videos without buffering but when I use ubuntu ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, Nvidia GPU isn't outputting a Video signal. Motherboard doesn't have a video out [duplicate]

Fairly new to Ubuntu and I've just updated a machine from 14.04 to 16.04 and when finished updating the screen is black and I'm not getting any video signal out from the Nvidia GPU. There isn't ...
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I want to make a DVD with video_ts and audio_ts folders into an mp4/avi/video file [duplicate]

I have a collection of DVDs with audio_ts and video_ts folders that have a menu where you select chapters, etc., and I want to watch these movies on my phone. I move movies to my phone using the VLC ...
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Skype just stopped simulsharing video and screen

I'm a total noob running 16.04 LTS and had to install Skype 4.3.0.37 as a requirement for an online learning course. I used it twice with no problem. Since then, I have been unable to share a ...
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PC restarts while watching videos online

While watching videos on YouTube or even Facebook screen goes on random color for few seconds and after it computer restarts. When I watching something on VLC or other player everything's fine. Before ...
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How to make Intel QSV FFmpeg to run on GPU in ubuntu 14.04?

In ubuntu 14.04, my ffmpeg configurations are, ffmpeg version ebe0fa0 Copyright (c) 2000-2015 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 4.8.5 (GCC) 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-4) configuration: --enable-...
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Unable to save buffered videos using terminal after update to 16.04

For the last 5 or 6 years using Ubuntu I was able to save buffered videos using the Terminal. I would wait for the video to finish playing and without closing the browser window I would run from the ...
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Semi-transparent, deaf-to-input window to watch TV

For watching TV/videos on my computer while working on other tasks I wish there was a way to put the browser window (or a video player) into an overlay (an output-only window that becomes transparent ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 videodriver

Is there any driver for a Intel® Skylake DT GT2 videosystem? I have an "Unknown display" problem and the only resolution is 1024x768.
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I am not able play video on HBO go in Google chrome ubuntu 16.04

I have installed hal and can play videos of HBO GO in firefox. I can play other flash content in Google Chrome. I don't seem to understand why i am not able play flash videos in HBO GO. Is it because ...
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How to force command line VLC to stream youtube videos of specific quality?

I want to stream youtube videos from command line using VLC media player. I was able to stream youtube videos using this command cvlc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Oo4kBHBNU The problem is that ...
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How can I improve video performance with Radeon R7 370

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a (Dell) machine with a Radeon R7 370 video card. Now videos, including those stored locally, when played seem to have a very low Frame Per Second value. You can ...
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VLC, SKYPE, Anything related Video issues on Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. at first, the wifi wasn't working so I posted a question 2 months back and got the solution. But after that, I started to suffer from such issues as 1: When I call on ...
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Video surveillance camera onvif

I have an IP camera with ONVIF 2.4 protocol(http://www.pni.ro/sisteme-securitate/supraveghere-video/camere-cu-ip/camera-supraveghere-video-pni-ip10mp-720p-cu-ip-de-exterior.html , the page is in ...
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Dash cant find music, videos and pictures

I use the ubuntu dash(launcher, starter?....) often to open documents and of course programs. I would like to open videos etc. with it too, but everytime I open the picture, video or music tab, it ...
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Can't play media (video) file inside a ISO archive

I have a ISO file , inside the ISO file there are bunch of video files all of them are in mp4 format . After mounting the ISO file if I want to play the video file (tried with vlc and default video ...
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Problem with facebook videos

Bonjour, je n'arrive pas à lire les vidéos sur facebook, lorsque je clic sur lire une vidéo j'ai le message suivant qui s'affiche "Flash Unavailable, nous avons des problèmes pour lire cette vidéo" ...
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revert to older version of the default video player

I recent re-installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I don't like the version of the default video player. I would like to install the older version because 1) it allowed me to start the videos where I left off, ...
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Radeon high CPU usage: is there a way to avoid this?

Whatever I do, I can't get Ubuntu to play nice with my video card. Anything video related takes up over 100% of my CPU using dual screen HDMI (either VLC, compiz or Chrome). Is Ubuntu just no good ...
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how to install amd gpu open source drivers

I have a dell inspiron 5520 running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. MY laptop has a amd radeon hd 7000 series.How do i figure out wether my gpu is running or not ?. This is the output i got whil running sudo ...
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How do I change display resolution in Xubuntu 16.04?

I am stuck at 640X480 resolution and cannot find the commands to change it higher ANYWHERE! There are others that are similar .. but NONE for V16.04! I have an IBM ThinkCenter 2.5 ghz with 2 gig RAM ...
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OBS on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS — OBS doesn't find webcam

I've installed OBS Studio on my 14.04 box on a Lenova Yoga. My audio inputs and my screen inputs work great. But when I select Video Capture Device (V4L2), there are no input devices available to add ...
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Video capture with eMPIA 2861 chip not working

I have been trying to get video stream from a frame grabber that uses the eMPIA 2861 chip. If I do lsusb I get this among others: Bus 003 Device 015: ID eb1a:2861 eMPIA Technology, Inc. When I ...
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MPG videos scrambled in VLC

Trying to play MPG videos with VLC would only produce a black/scrambled picture. Since I couldn't find the solution anywhere on the web, I'm leaving it here as it may be useful to someone.
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Firefox + streaming video (m3u8 playlist)

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 with Firefox 47. I'm finding that streaming HTML5 video does not play inline in the browser when a <video> tag is used that specifies an m3u8 ...
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Cheese does not recognize Internal webcam in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Cheese does not recognize internal webcam in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Tried Cheese in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it works flawlessly. Tried executing cheese in the terminal and it displays this error: libv4l2: ...
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Hard crash when playing media

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. Ever since the upgrade I am having problems playing video files in VLC and Kodi. Totem works fine. The video will start playing but fairly quickly ...
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Dual monitor started to flicker after upgrade to 16.04

I am running dual monitor setup (in mirror mode) on ubuntu. Right after upgrade to 16.04, I am experiencing issues with flickering (image on/off) on second screen (which is LGD LED TV), specifically ...
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Why is there a five second pause at the beginning of every video?

Recently, I've started to experience 5-6 seconds delay when starting to watch any video (On Youtube, VLC, Movies Application, etc...) Also, if I pause a video and wait 5-6 seconds and then hit play, ...
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VLC media player 2.2.1 is choppy

Ubuntu version is 14.04.1. VLC is choppy depending on how it's started. From the console window this command works fine: /usr/bin/cvlc -vvv /home/matt/Hockey_Footage.m2t --sout udp:239.204.1.106:4000 ...
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mplayer can't find display

I have been trying to get mplayer to play videos from console. It worked fine out of the box on the machine I am using, a Dell Inspiron N5050, in Ubuntu Mate 14.04. I am now on Ubuntu Mate 16.04. ...
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Camtasia studio alternative best editor name? [closed]

Camtasia alternative editor name ?.Without openshot,kdenlive editor.I would like to use for video tutorial editing.
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Lock screen while video keeps playing on second display

it seems impossible to me, but I was just wondering if it's possible to lock the screen (i.e. no one has access to my computer) while the second screen still displays a full-screen video. By default, ...