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Ubuntu is not working properly with videos and DVDs

You see, I wanted to set up a media-center using my Ubuntu Laptop, but I'm having some issues. To provide context, I have plugged in my UbuntuLaptop into a Samsung3DTV using an HDMI cable. I know ...
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How to fix ISO burned from a movie DVD?

So...I recently burned a number of DVDs to ISO files in my computer. While about half seem to work, the other half don't actually play properly. I have tried this on a few media players. Totem/VLC: ...
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VLC downmix surround to stereo?

When i'm playing a 5.1 movie, i only hear left and right channel. When there's sound from a rear channel, i hear absolutely nothing. How do i set VLC to convert 5.1 to stereo, so that no sounds are ...
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VLC Media Player and Youtube Playback jerky

I installed VLC Media Player 2.0.8 on my Ubuntu and I tried to play videos on youtube and VLC Media player they were jerky. The video stops and sound repeats again and again like a scratched VCD is ...
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Video colors wrong 12.04 LTS using VLC or Movie Player

Does anyone have a fix for misrepresented video colors? Have searched askubuntu.com, have not found a solution that works. 12.04 LTS displays video colors incorrectly using VLC or Movie Player. ...
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Get Workrave to treat video watching as “work”, not rest

I use workrave not just to avoid RSI, but also as a tool to save my eyes. I only have the rest break set up every 70 minutes. The problem is that it treats events like video-watching as inactivity ...
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Files not readable on Windows

I have a video server running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, which works fine for what I need it to do. Although, as it is a video server from which I stream movies to my Windows machine, that's what I expect ...
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28 views

Subdownloader no longer working

I've had this problem for a little while now: subdownloader no longer succeeds to download subtitles. It finds the subtitles fine, but fails to download them (there's no error message, the status just ...
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55 views

How do i convert PAL DVD to NTSC

I just bought some SCI-fi movies online, and the disk format it PAL section 2. I can play them in VLC just fine, but i want to convert them to NTSC so I can use my dvd player /TV. How can I convert ...
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28 views

VLC media player subtitles persistence after after jump

When watching videos in foreign language with "soft" subtitles, I often do forward/backward jumps to re-read some of the text. The fact that after jump the subtitles that would be there if normally ...
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99 views

VLC causes system to freeze in 12.04

All of a sudden, when I launch VLC and try to play a video it freezes my whole system including the mouse. The only options I have is to press the power button or use the REISUB series of commands. I ...
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153 views

Could not open stream (livestreamer)

I use ubuntu 12.04 32-bit.I recently installed livestramer to see youtube video via command line.Now while playing I am giving the following and getting an error-- $livestreamer ...
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113 views

VLC do not plays video files

VLC do not play any kind of video file. I will however start and stop correctly as open without any order to play anything. It used to work great before Ubuntu 12.04 reinstall, but now I face such ...
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66 views

VLC crash on startup - certain dvd's only

Certain rented DVD's don't play. Previously ALL dvd's have worked, and cannot figure out why particular DVD's don't read and VLC doesn't even stay open. This is what happens: Insert DVD, vlc ...
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43 views

VLC Languages showing squares

I was playing audio tracks through VLC and I noticed that CJK Languages show up as Squares when it displays the name of the track on the VLC Player Screen, is there anyway I can fix this so it ...
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2k views

How to install the latest version of VLC (2.1.2) on Ubuntu 12.04?

I need play video in ultra-hd 4K definition (3840×2160 pixels) and my favorite player is VLC. In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the latest available version of VLC is 2.0.8 which does not have support for this ...
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77 views

Specify shared library location for VLC

I built (from source) a newer version of libavcodec.so, libavformat.so, etc. than provided by the Ubuntu repositories. (My newer versions are installed in /usr/local/lib). Using ldd /usr/bin/vlc to ...
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427 views

Unable to play DVD movies

Since upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12 and then to 13, I've got a problem with playing movies form DVD's. When I was using 10.10 version everything was fine, and I didn't have any problems with this ...
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80 views

Cannot play videos files despite ubuntu restricted extras

Despite I have installed the Ubuntu restricted extras package, the Videos application raised error whenever I try to play a video. For example : For avi: Videos requires to install plugins to play ...
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125 views

how to view 4K video

I'm trying to view some 4K resolution MP4 videos generated by a Galaxy Note 3 on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 7, 1 running Ubuntu 13.10. Using any of the standard major video players (VLC, Totem etc.), I'm ...
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88 views

DVD Audio Playback Silent - how to find codec

I'm utterly baffled by this but I'm sure the fix must be simple - I can play DVDs fine on my ubuntu machine but I have just bought a new DVD and there is no sound. The sound works on all other DVDs ...
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142 views

Suddenly All Video Players Relying on Python Do Not Work in Precise 12.04 amd64

Until several days ago everything was working fine. Last time I used VLC was may be a week or 2 ago. I first noticed the behaviour when trying to play a mp4 video I had played before without trouble ...
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videos working irregularry

having trouble w/ smplayer, totem, and vlc. All seem to not want to display the picture but sound is fine, sometimes, a reboot gives me the picture just fine, sometimes not. here id a sec of ...
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1answer
208 views

Discontinuous VLC playback under 13.10

Since system upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 I have discontinuous playback with current vlc player version even for low-mid quality avi files. Tried to reinstall vlc several times using different install ...
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80 views

GNOME-MPlayer lags and/or plays audio only

I installed Lubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron Mini 1018. I used LUKS encryption and have a separate /home /swap and /root partition. All other applications run perfectly save GNOME-MPlayer. When I try ...
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1answer
206 views

MP4 plays too fast

I am trying to play an MP4, but it plays too fast, as in fast-forward. The sound track is on time though. Existing solutions don't apply to me. Should I be able to slow down the frame rate on VLC or ...
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282 views

Video Capture Problems

I'm trying to connect a camcorder to the PC using Diamond VC 500 (which shows up in windows as OTG 102 and that driver is supported by v4l). I have several questions as many things I've tried have ...
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829 views

Screen turns off while watching video (VLC player & SM player)

I'm on ubuntu 12.04 and I've already read similar questions and answers regarding this issue but none of them reported the same problem as I have. The problem is that the screen turns off after 10 ...
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1answer
253 views

Recording a video podcast at a certain time / using vlc or another program like a DVR / PVR

I have several video podcast I would like to record and watch them when I get home. Is there a program that will allow me to record podcast at a certain time in vlc or some other video program. I'm ...
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497 views

No stream shown in VLC media player with Ubuntu 13.04

I need your support for solving a problem with the viewing of a endoscopic stream in the VLC media player. In the used Linux-Distribution Ubuntu 13.04 the stream is shown without any problems using ...
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1answer
134 views

How to Connect WebCamStudio Output to the VLC Player (As an Input)

I am a videographer and Occupational Therapist. I am willing to webcast of patients leissure activities (Drama, Music ect) to improve their health. In order to do this I want to have a good RTMP ...
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1answer
520 views

How can automatically restart a (vlc) video stream?

At work we have an "camera pc" which monitors an ipcam. I'm using rtsp and VLC to display te stream on a monitor. However, the stream is eating up approximately 50GB a day so I edited the crontab to ...
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181 views

Playing video files with vlc from public folder

So me and my father each have computers, his ubuntu 12.04 and mine ubuntu 13.04, with shared folders containing videos. I can mount his public folder, view folder contents and copy to my machine but ...
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576 views

How to prevent video lag while watching video (On VLC and Totem)?

Thanks if you're reading this. First of all, I got to say that I have Ubuntu 12.10 (I had 12.04 before, and it was playing videos great, but then I upgraded it). Ok, so, I'm watching some video and ...
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254 views

Record Video from Avermedia Card

I want to record (capture) video from Avermedia Analog TV Card. Here is the result that v4l2-ctl --info gives : Driver Info (not using libv4l2): Driver name : saa7134 Card type : ...
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1answer
3k views

How can I get VLC to automatically play DVDs when inserted? Running 13.04

I'm trying to help and elderly disabled person play DVDs as easy as possible - by inserting them! I'm running 13.04. I set Totem as the default app. But a couple DVDs didnt play off the bat -- VLC ...
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503 views

Video playback, choppy and black screen

I just noticed that it is impossible to playback videos anymore on my ubuntu 13.04. Everything was fine before, and I haven't done any installations lately, except updates and gstreamer-tools. When I ...
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2answers
671 views

I/O error while reading a certain VCDs that plays well in windows in the same system

This is an annoying problem in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10/13.04 that I can't play a certain VCDs. This is not a missing codec or encrypted content issue - It raises an I/O error. Well, I suspected the VCD ...
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539 views

Minitube for Ubuntu 12.04 is outdated

The version of Minitube offered via the Ubuntu Software Center is very old. In fact, it doesn't even work anymore. I know Ubuntu 12.10+ offers a new version of the application, but I want to stick ...
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554 views

repair a broken index file that VLC reports as unsupported?

Digging through some old burned cd's I found a home movie from 2000. I attempted to play it in several media players with no luck. VLC reports it as broken, but can not repair it with the following ...
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1answer
606 views

Poor-quality video playback from YouTube

I have compiled from source codes player VLC 2.0.5 The build succeeds. But when playing video from YouTube playlists , I get problems. Some videos are played perfectly. Others - no. bad ...
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696 views

When using VLC , some .flv files play sounds only with a blank screen

Hello and thanks for taking sometime to check my problem. First, I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. I use VLC to play flv files that I download from Twitch TV, some files work perfectly, but others only play ...
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1answer
206 views

How to repair videos?

Videos' size became 0byte. I don't know what happened. But some of the videos work, those recently played became 0byte. On Totem says: Stream contains no data. And on other player they don't play ...
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1answer
2k views

Saving subtitles found by the VLC extension “Subtitle Finder”?

I found a VLC script called 'Subtitle finder' (here) that downloads and displays video subtitles 'on-the-fly': they are downloaded and displayed during playback, and it works great, but does not saves ...
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0answers
148 views

How do I resume an interrupted video stream recording?

I'm trying to start a recording every evening, starting from 19:00 and stopping at 02:00. The webcam does export its stream as rtsp video stream and I am able to start the recording correctly with VLC ...
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403 views

Video hangs while playing on VLC

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.I am unable to play any video.When I play video on VLC the video freezes and after few min it moves to some other frame and also the sound is breaking. PC ...
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6k views

Loading ac3 files in VLC player [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to view video file with external ac3 audio track? I have mkv and english.ac3 files. That mkv plays with the default audio stream which is not english. How do I load ...
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videoplayback with GL

I have an issue with playing video with video output GL or GLX. I have an ATI HD 5850 with tear free desktop and the playback works great but the problem is when I move the mouse and the menu of the ...
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1answer
3k views

How to play back multiple videos, stopping after each one?

I want to watch a number of trailers and make notes inbetween each one. So, instead having them play one after the other without stopping, I want each one to automatically stop once it's done, and ...
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146 views

what is the issue between VLC and Firefox in ubuntu 12.04?

In ubuntu with the XFCE interface when I have VLC loaded and attempt to load Firefox the video freezs and loops for almost a minute. I have a 64 bit AMD with 2 gb of ram. I am also running a nvidia ...