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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, ...
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Intel video black patches 16.04

I'm new to Ubuntu and have just installed 16.04 on my laptop. The desktop and most applications display perfectly but I have problems with mp4 videos. VLC gives me audio but a black window. Videos (...
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Cant download youtube buffered video

I need a way to save the buffered youtube videos. I have a slow bandwidth and need a way to not spend data on downloading an already buffered vid. I read this answer : http://ubuntuforums.org/...
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Launcher missing when switched to Desktop from a full screen video [closed]

When I switch to Desktop using Alt + tab while watching a full-screen video (Any player / Youtube) My Launcher and the top panel vanishes. Even Right-click won't work. Example : My Desktop Before : ...
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Media Converter suggestion

Please suggest me an audio video converter which supports most of the commonly used codecs and especially GPU Accelerated Encoding. GUI is much appreciated, but Command-line will also work. Also give ...
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I cannot watch streaming video with firefox 47.0 on 14.04

I am able to use Firefox to watch videos on some sites such as Youtube or Dailymotion (perhaps these are HTML5?) but I cannot watch video or listen to streaming audio on sites such as cnn.com, cbc.ca ...
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Improving H.265/HVEC decoding speed for specific scenes

I followed the instructions in this question to allow my VLC to decode H.265 video. It works mostly fine, but in some scenes with lots of movement in the entire screen (e.g. most fighting scenes in ...
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How to merge subtitle to video?

How can i merge subtitle to movie to play on my android TV? I searched for a long time but almost program no longer work on ubuntu or i can't find repository . Here is some answer but i think it's ...
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EasyCAP with VLC Ubuntu 16.04

I got an EasyCAP DC60+ video capture and want to use it to capture gameplays from a nintendo Wii. I have managed to install the drivers for the capturer (i think) and i can capture video on Mplayer ...
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No VGA output (even grub2) after succesfull install

I installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 on Dell PowerEdge 610 without errors. Booting into the new system all BIOS messages show up on the screen, then VGA output goes black but monitor doesn't appear to ...
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Is there a way to make video the default in cheese?

I am trying to make it easier for my kid to make videos, she can never remember to set the recording mode to video, so I would like to make it the default. I have looked at the options in dconf-editor ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Watching videos in fullscreen (browser/vlc) freezes the whole system

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and this is my first experience with Linux. I've tried watching videos on Mozilla and Chrome, and also playing in VLC, the problem persists. I go full-screen, it ...
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Integrated web camera stops working when I slightly move the laptop

When I am working with applications that use web camera (cheese, skype) It works fine. But if I slightly move the screen of my laptop It stops showing. After application restart web cam is working ...
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Why isn't Nvidia handling all graphics smoothly?

First post, but I've been lurking here for a while. I have been using Linux since Red Hat 7, I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04. It is my first Linux where the GPU is actually properly supported....
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Not able to play youtube videos - Failed to load “libpepflashplayer.so”

I am getting following errors on playing youtube video: Failed to load "libpepflashplayer.so" Freswrapper is a translation layer which needs PPAPI plugin backend. Ensure your system have "...
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insmod problem makes it unable to login to account

Okay, I have 2 installations of Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop: 32 bit 14.04.1 64 bit 14.04.4 The 32 bit installation started giving me an error saying "insmod not installed: No GFX mode" or some such so ...
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Disable screensaver during video playback in XFCE?

I have my laptop connected to a TV via HDMI. I use the XFCE window manager. If I start a video with the application "videos" on the TV then the screensaver will go on after some time. Is it possible ...
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Is there a video editing suite similar to Adobe CC for Ubuntu?

I have used Adobe CC (mostly After Effects and Premiere) for video editing, and am looking for a similar environment in Ubuntu so I can work from home. I am also familiar with Final Cut Pro, but ...
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How can I find media files not encoded with a specific codec?

I would like to standardize my video collection on a specific video codec (for instance the x265 High Efficiency Video Codec). I know I can obtain the codec in use from a single file using for ...
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What is preventing Ubuntu 16.04 from loading [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 desktop image to try and made a bootable USB 2. I tried to load it on my home assembled desktop. (Intel sandybridge i5 2500K, not overclocked, using integrated graphics, ...
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Cannot enable nVidia Quadro M1000M and its proprietary drivers

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell Precision 5510 laptop but looks like the graphics driver for its discrete nVidia Quadro M1000M is not installed/configured properly such that it can't playback ...
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Problem playing hotstar videos

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installed on my PC. I have a problem playing Hotstar videos on google chrome. Version of google chrome: 51.0.2704.63 (64-bit). All other videos of youtube are playing normally ...
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When I watch a video online the screen turns off after a few minutes

in some sites when I watch a movie in a browser and I don't touch the computer the screen turns off. In other sites like Youtube I don't have that problem. I tried using caffeine but I don't like the ...
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How to convert a video file from mkv to a format supported by the TV set?

I have a mkv video file which contains the following content: > mkvmerge --identify original.mkv File 'original.mkv': container: Matroska Track ID 0: video (V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC) Track ID 1: audio (...
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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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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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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 you'...
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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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How to Convert/Edit .mp4 file to .gif in Ubuntu 16.04?

I would like to do this by default tools and scripting. The logic is just to take pictures from the video and store them in the .gif format. Editing Do sudo apt-get install kazam pitivi openshot ...