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Color Problems on New Install of 14.04

I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux), and just installed it next to Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 5737. Everything seems to have worked great except that the color is very messed up on my screen. It is ...
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Video card is slow on a relatively new laptop

I've been having problems with my laptop (lenovo flex 2 15d) completely crashing since I installed Ubuntu (dual-boot, Windows 8.1 works just fine). I tried switching the video driver to the ...
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Fullscreen Chrome video causes Ubuntu to crash

Any time I try to watch a flash (or maybe HTML5) video in chrome, when I fullscreen it, Ubuntu freezes, goes black, and then my monitor says "no signal." This only happens on the second or third time ...
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short summary about video files (resolution, size, duration, codec)

I use mediainfo at the moment. It's too detailed $ mediainfo vine.mp4 | wc -l 66 I wish a command with only short summary. 6 lines of output.
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Ubuntu freezes after I run video on the full screen on Chrome 40

After the last update, when I run video on a full screen(youtube, facebook video...) the cursor disappears, and the video works well. But when I close the video(with esc) the whole system freezes and ...
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How to speed up rendering kdenlive Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using kdenlive on my Ubuntu1 14.04. When i render videos, it is very slow. Takes as much time as the length of video. I have Dell XPS L502X with Nvidia GeForce 540M. Is there anyway i can use my ...
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which application is used to record video using camera in ubuntu

i want to record video using camera on ubuntu installed on raspberry pi, please suggest me tool/application to record video using camera on ubuntu
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Fullscreen YouTube video crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.10. I was listening to this YouTube video: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=-tJYN-eG1zk&p=n When I decided to make it full screen, but it didn't want to go, so I very ...
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black screen after switching out my video card (driver issue)

I have a cheapo ATI card that I had running with built in drivers while deciding on my final upgrade. i swapped in an nvidia cheapo card to see if i couldn't get better performance with the ...
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error opening video .dat file

I am trying to play a video cd with VLC media player which has octet stream and .dat file extension but VLC media player is not able to play. I've tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I play a rmvb file in ubuntu trusty?

I have an video file in rmvb format, but vlc player and totem crashes when I try to play it. Is there any way to install realplayer on ubuntu, and if not, how is it possible to play this video on ...
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Lubuntu14.10 file server not playing video files

i started off with Lubuntu 13.XX. initially setup the box as a torrent/file server box. for whatever reason, i needed to make changes, and moved to 14.04 but still using the same hardware in the ...
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I want to play DVD slide shows in Ubuntu. What program is the best?

I have several slide shows on DVDs and would like to play them on Ubuntu. What programs will support this action?
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How to reduce CPU load when Video is minimized?

How can I tell VLC or Unity to stop rendering or drawing Video when the Window is minimized to reduce CPU load. Using VLC and Ubuntu 14.10 Watch Video Observe CPU load Minimize Video Observe CPU ...
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Best avconv settings for WebM video?

What are the best settings when converting, say, a .mp4 video to WebM? I have done some searching on here but nothing specific to what I need really. What I've been using: avconv -i input.mp4 -c:v ...
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Schedule to record video stream in VLC

I work at a school and have setup a workstation to broadcast/stream the morning announcements for the teachers and kiddos. Teachers in the classroom access this stream via Windows Media Player or ...
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Video on Cisco website not working

I am wondring with a problem i want to view this webpage but cannot unable to view video on this link. I have tried many links to resolve this issue but issue is not resolved yet. Have any one idea ...
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Could not initialize sdl no available video device

Hi I booted to tty1 by changing the grub from splash to text. I have a GUI program to run at startup but when i login i am getting could not initialize sdl no available video device. But when i put ...
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How to convert mp4 to mkv?

I have a mp4 video which is 18.5GB, it doesn't has any appreciable quality, and it runs for 2hours and 40 minutes. recently I came across a movie which was saved in mkv format and was of the same ...
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Movies are rendering without sound. [14.10] [closed]

I have ubuntu 14.10 and I have really big problem with rendering video. Sound is working great when I play it from desktop or when I listen it in movie editor, but when I render movie with soundtrack, ...
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XBMC crashing for some but not all videos

I am using Frodo on Ubuntu 14.04. XBMC is crashing when playing some but not all videos - most videos work. My hardware specs (old computer) 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile ...
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SMPlayer plays mp4 video too fast on Ubuntu 14.04

Another way: I try to download source and compile latest mplayer, Now when I play mp4 file with command line mplayer Train.mp4 have no problem, but still when play with smplayer have the same ...
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How to increase video quality in SMPlayer like cyberlink powerdvd?

Cyberlink Powerdvd have a feature called "software decoding with truetheater enhancement". For example: "to up scale the original video to a higher resolution version, which is sharper and ...
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Ubuntu through HDanywhere video Matrix

I work for HDanywhere, we make AVR gear. I have a client with an interesting issue that we've never seen before and I was wondering if you chaps could help. Basically, he has a computer running ...
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No sound in Chrome after conversion to Ubuntu 14.10

So I'm a complete and utter noob. Bear this in mind. I've converted back to Ubuntu after over a year of the misery that is windows 8. I'm running a tiny, craptastic Acer Aspire One, have downloaded ...
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Video acceleration in Ubuntu Touch media player

I'm running Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 7 2013 tablet, which has an Adreno 320 GPU. In Android for that platform, the media player uses the OpenMAX API to get hardware acceleration for videos. I notice ...
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how to install video/audio plugins using terminal? [closed]

i tried to install using Ubuntu software center but there is problem using it.
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VLC unable to play wmv

I recently installed ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04 to do some video editing because avconv didn't have some options that I wanted or knew about. After installing ffmpeg, VLC seems to be unable to play wmv ...
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Why isn't my screenshot/screen recorder working properly?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on an Acer TravelMate 4720, and recently I've not managed to take screenshots properly (which I do when I want to capture video frames) I do not know how to describe the ...
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Video Problem & Performance Issues

I have an Acer Aspire E1-522 laptop with following configuration : AMD Quad-Core Processor A6-5200 (2.0 GHz) AMD RadeonTMHD 8400 4 GB DDR3 RAM 15.6" Display (1366*768) I am running Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu RTMP server output video over cvbs

I want to stream video from Adobe_Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE) to an RTMP server (nginx, ffserver or crtmp) installed on a Cubieboard (cb2), and output that video stream over CVBS (RCA yellow, red, ...
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How to get youtube webapp to play videos?

I am new to Ubuntu and I have installed 14.04. When I went to YouTube via Firefox it informed me that there was a YouTube app and asked if I wanted to install it. I said yes, and it installs. When ...
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How do I extract and rename .ass subtitles from multiple MVK files?

I have a BUNCH of mkv files that I want to play on my Blue-ray player. However it won't read the subs unless they are out of the file. I need a way to extract and rename them. I want to give them the ...
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“S-video disconnected” issue on 14.04 LTS with ATI x800

I have a collection of old parts that I'm trying to set up as a cheap way of streaming video to an old tv in my bedroom. I'm trying to use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but it doesnt seem to recognise that ...
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Youtube videos are slow in full screen for firefox and chrome problem ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

After upgrading Ubuntu version to 14.10. Firefox and chrome youtube videos are slow in full screen where as they work fine in normal mode. Also flash games are also become very slow and ...
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Thumbnail Creation Cause 100%CPU

Opening folder with .jpg images or .mp4 or .mkv etc. causes 100% cpu utilization. Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo T540P. I do not want thumbnails written constantly on my SSD. Using dconf editor I selected ...
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VLC and Totem crushes playing .wmv files

VLC & Totem crushes every time trying open .wmv movie (Rhythmbox also cant play .m4a music) ubuntu-restricted-* installed Tried: reinstall ubuntu-restricted-* reinstall gstreamer0.10-plugins-* ...
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How to remove the black bars with Openshot

I downloaded a video from YouTube with Openshot, then I cut little portions of it with the same program. The aspect ratio of the video originally a 16:9) was changed and 4 big black bars were added (2 ...
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Skype 4.3 video problem Ubuntu 14.04

i want to make an video call with my contacts but there is a problem I am not able to solve.. I followed this manual: First you will need to make sure you have libv4l-0 installed. If you ...
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How to set a .mp4 as a Wallpaper?

Is there a way to set an mp4 as an ubuntu wallpaper? Or any other format as long as it is an animation?
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How to download Video's off Facebook with Ubuntu 14.10

The youtube-dl doesn't work for downloading Facebook video's. How can I download and save video's on Facebook to a file only my computer? I'm using Google Chrome.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Firefox & Flash Plugin

I have a problem with Firefox and the Flash-player. My other problems I solved with success with uncle Google and a little bit of Ubuntu magazines. But now I am trying to solve this problem nearly 2 ...
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Chrome input lag

I am running 14.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 2 pro. I have chrome Version 39.0.2171.95 (64-bit) I'm experiencing some weird behaviour in Chrome since upgrading to the latest Intel Graphics drivers. Here is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognise second monitor on HDMI

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and beginning to get the hang of things, so please consider this in your reply. I've scoured the internet, but was unable to fix this specific problem. Problem: My Dell XPS17 ...
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Eeepc Video errors - Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on an Eeepc 1101HAB I had laying around. Installation was fine. I have two issues: Video is super slow. The fade in and fade out of the application windows is like 4fps. ...
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Is there a system setting to reduce nvidia-331 overheats when playing video (14.04)

I recently upgraded to 14.04 with the nvidia-331 driver (Dell Latitude E6430). The performance is lightning fast with the exception of playing video like YouTube or Skype. According to ...
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Cheap PC build, USBTV007 device, no sound

I have some old VHS tapes I would like to scan to disk files. In looking around on eBay I found this cheap "EasyCap" usb stick that I can run cables from my VCR to that device and supposedly capture ...
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Is there a good video for learning how to dual boot ubuntu and OS X

I am having trouble dual booting ubuntu and OS X with the written instructions. I was wondering if there was a good installation video that would guide me through the steps?
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Ubuntu freezes when playing a video

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an old laptop. After a kernel update a couple months back, whenever I play an online video, e.g a news story, the video freezes after 15-60 seconds. The audio ...
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Miro Video Problem

I had a situation about subtitles on VLC. I wasn't able to solve it, then I decided to find another video player on Linux. I googled "Best Media players for Linux". I actually found several options, ...