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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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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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86 views

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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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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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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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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65 views

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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19 views

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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video streaming from 12.04 lts cli server

I am searching for a way to web connect and stream remotely. I wish to connect from the outside world to my cli server. I use vlc mostly since it seems to play everything, but need a solution for my ...
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21 views

How to invoke cvlc so that closing the video window ends the process?

I am trying to write a script to run a video using cvlc (command below). However, when I close the video, I can hear the sound still playing in the background, and I need to run killall vlc to stop ...
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205 views

Ubuntu Studio 14.04 - VLC Audio, Video Issues

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 12.04 to 14.04 (32-bit). Since then, VLC Media Player has not been working properly when playing live TV from Comcast. The TV signal goes from a Comcast STB, ...
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50 views

VLC Bug - does not play more then once

After I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS the VLC stopped working: It Open the file and when I close it, the taskbar icon does not disappear, even when I uninstalled it - just disappeared when I ...
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64 views

Kubuntu 14.04 as guest in VirtualBox on Win 7 host

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 guest in VirtualBox with Win 7 host. I have video issues. Videos frequently appear on top of everything else, even things they shouldn't - like menus. If I drag a player on ...
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357 views

Can't play .TS format from a Samsung TV recording

I recored a movie by Samsung TV and It has a .TS format, and I can't play it. I tried VLC and Smplayer. None of them work. In VLC I get this Error: [0x7fbc40c018b8] ts demux error: libdvbpsi (misc ...
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132 views

avconv set really slow frame rate

I have just a couple of images ( 20-40 ) and I want make movie which plays with frame rate 1-2 fps ( i.e. each image should be visible for 0.5-1 second ) ... so the whole movie should take ~20-40 ...
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Videos only showing a green screen despite having drivers installed

I've been watching a lot of movies offline recently and they've been playing smoothly for the last couple days, but today when I tried to watch one, it only showed a green screen and the audio was ...
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Audio clicks with VLC when playing Apple MOV video format

Okay so I have this annoying little issue, not too much of a big deal really, but I can't get any audio out of Apple Quicktime MOV video formats, instead I get clicking noises, I have ubuntu-extras ...
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156 views

Choppy HD video playback with unity/gnome

I have been facing a video playback problem with ubuntu for a long time. Everytime I try to play a 720p/1080p video on my laptop, the performance is choppy with frames dropped every second or so. I ...
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VLC is loading a playlist when I double click to open a video file in nautilus

When I double click a video file in nautilus VLC opens a playlist with one video (the one I double clicked) in it. I then have to double click that video in the playlist to make it play. How can I ...
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Ubuntu is not working properly with videos and DVDs

NOTE: Please lock this topic, a friend of mine found out I was installing the wrong Drivers, which is probably the reason why this didn't work in the first place. (before anyone says it, yes, I am an ...
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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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87 views

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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153 views

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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241 views

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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50 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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162 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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41 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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376 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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345 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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359 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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122 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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64 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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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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178 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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687 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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102 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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264 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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123 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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193 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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235 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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114 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
276 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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384 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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1k 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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319 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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1answer
214 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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798 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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220 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 ...