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can't play videos in totem - error says that we're missing plugins that should not be missing

Relevant: During install I already clicked the box to allow restricted content. Recently I also installed ubuntu-restricted extras. These videos used to work on previous install with no problem. ...
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mp4 video playback is horrible

How can I get mp4 video to playback normal. They skip and look horrible. I was able to get them to playback on Fedora using a different setting with smplayer but nothing seems to work with Ubuntu.
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Poor Video Playback - Low Frame Rate

I have pretty poor frame rate when playing .avi video files. I tried VLC player, but I am still not satisfied because it is bad comparing to windows. I played some .rmvb (RealMedia) movie yesterday, ...
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How to view Amazon movies from 14.04

I was not allowed to respond to "Recommended Method to Watch Amazon Prime using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS" but I think my question refers to that answer. I don't know what HAL is or DRM. I'm just a poor, ...
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Location-independent Media Player

Are there any Linux media players that are self contained ?tar's? (Libraries, codecs (If this is even a Linux concept) linked to a relative location), to be used on a system without a package manager, ...
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Subdownloader is not working anymore

It was a great application once, but for me at least it hasn't worked for the last several months. I can search for subtitles, but when I try to download one, it always displays the message Unable to ...
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Side by side subtitles

Is there a video player in Linux that can display subtitles from a srt file correctly for side by side 3D video?
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Watch online videos locally on PC

I have seen that you can use VLC player to play online videos locally on your PC. The problem with that, is that it is a function of VLC, so it is player dependent, and it doesn't work on every ...
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How do I play a video with audio from a separate file? (mux during playback)

My laptop runs Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I'm composing a score for a silent film, and I'm trying to "Mickey Mouse" it (synchronize notes to the action). I can tweak the silent film's editing slightly to line ...
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Play dual movies, using two sound devices one for original version and the other one for dubbed

I have some movies, in avi and mp4 format, with two sound channels. It would be great, if I could play both channels on different sound cards to be listened with earphones (one for me and the other ...
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what is playback speed in ubuntu's default movie player

I have a movie which has been recorded by a digital cam at 1000 fps. When I play it in Ubuntu's default movie player (Video 3.10.1) I am not quite sure at what frame per second rate it gets played ...
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How to set VLC for NTSC

I'll viewing an DVD (format NTSC). I see at this moment not the good film. (Horinzontal lines) I live in Europe and here runs the video's under PAL. Hope to see a good info to setting VLC. Regards ...
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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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How do I loop a movie infinitely on another monitor?

I want to loop a video infinitely in another monitor. How do I do this?
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distorted video playback with vlc in kubuntu 16.04

I recently installed kubuntu 16.04 on my laptop. Everything works fine except that i can't play videos with vlc player! the default player(Dragon) has no problem but when i open videos with vlc the ...
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Unable to play media on website

I seem to be able to play the media on every website except datpiff.com flash player. It's really strange and not sure if the issue is mine or the websites. I run Ubuntu 12.04.5. If it is my issue, ...
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Why is gnome-mplayer stuttering?

The stutter occurs at random when playing mp3 files. It also occurs specifically when using space bar to pause/restart a running video. But it only occurs if that video has been fwd/rev using the ...
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play video on ubuntu server

I have ubuntu server running, no xorg,x11,desktop. There are some videos in the server hdd. On a remote machine I can access them using samba or plex. The server machine has its own monitor+audio (its ...
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How to cut mp4 file and link to make webm

Whats the fastest way to cut small sections of a mp4 file and link them back together as a WEBm help is greatly appreciated!
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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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Video-player does not work in Ubuntu

I'm a Ubuntu newbie running 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" on a Dell laptop. Everything seems to work well so far, except for online movies, which don't play at all. (I don't yet have any DVD discs of movies.) I ...
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Play DVD movie using Parole

I have installed parole DVD player and would like to watch a movie. When I start parole it is not clear how to load and start the movie. The movie is a dvd purchased from the store. How do I start ...
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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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12.10 Movie Player crashed entire system

Having intermittent issues using Movie Player to view video files. Most of the time, I can watch the first video fine. But if I then close Movie Player, and open a second video file from Nautilus, my ...
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installing wine without internet

How to install wine application on ubuntu12.10 without internet. I have already downloaded wine 1.4, but I don't know how to install it.Please be sure any answer for me.
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System hangs on video playing

Whenever I start playing a video on my ubunt10.10 on players like vlc or totem the whole system hangs abruptly and mouse and keyboard are become unresponsive but audio still plays. Can any one please ...
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problem to play a video with parole

I've a problem using parole in my xubuntu14.04. When I try to play a video MP4 or OGG using parole I get this error message: "GStreamer backend error: Could not initialize supporting library " Can ...
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VLC and other Multi Media Problems

I've tried numerous free multimedia applications on Ubuntu and I get the same result when I watch one of my movies off my other hard drive. It always ends up full screening with a stuck image in the ...
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how to configure proper video-player video output for Unichrome-Pro card?

After upgrade to 12.04.1 from 10.04, all video players yield blank screen. VLC has been made to show video properly by setting its video output to "X11 (XCB)" while it was set to "XVideo (XCB)" by ...
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High quality videos are jittery on Ubuntu 12.04

This is a pretty new install. I have activated ATI drivers (some reason the post release updates one won't download) and I have VLC. My computer can handle HD videos fine, and they run flawlessly on ...
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VLC not showing entire screen

When I switch to full screen mode, the bottom quarter of the screen becomes black. Any idea on how I could fix this? Thanks in advance. Im using ubuntu 15.10. EDIT: Strange problem with VLC The ...
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Which program to use for viewing mulitplex jpg and mp4 360x360 photosphere files?

TL;DR - Which program to use for viewing mulitplex jpg and mp4 360x360 photosphere files? Bublcam provides http://www.bublcam.com/products/bublcam Photosphere Videos and Photos in Multiplex format as ...
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Subtitle player encoding problem

I have been using Greenfish Subtitle Player with Wine on Ubuntu to view subtitles in online video streaming sites for months, and it serves me well. However, it is often that when the source of ...
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LREC File Format In Linux

Is there an application to open the LREC file format(Inter-Tel Web Conference Recording.) on Linux
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NVIDIA Video Engine Utilization

I've realized that the majority of the Linux distributions and their video player applications, even Adobe Flash Player, don't use Video Engine Utilization, and I want to know why? Because at least on ...
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video playback issue

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows7. I cant play any type of video through any media players installed.I installed vlc, smplayer movie player. Some times when started to play any ...
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Totem slow when scaling 1080 video to 1440

I have an ultrawide 3440x1440 screen. When playing 1080 videos fullscreen, scaling to 1440, Totem gets slow and flickers. This does not happen with either Gnome MPlayer or VLC (they play the videos ...
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package dependencies cannot be resolved

I have this problem when I run my video player or when I install vlc, package dependencies cannot be resolved: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= ...
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Ubuntu logs off, during video playback

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 on a Dell 7537. My system logs off, and goes into login screen when I play videos. As I usually play video with VLC player, I guessed this might be a bug related to VLC but ...
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screen goes blank with video playback

When I try to watch a video from youtube or netflix with google chrome, my screen goes blank. I can hear the audio but the screen in blank. I have to shutdown my computer to get out of the blank ...
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Problem in playing MKV file with totem

I use to play 1080p MKV file in my laptop using default ubuntu video player but now something went wrong and I am getting an error message when I try to play the same file stating: Invalid ...
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Manually set forward/backward time in videos application in Ubuntu?

In videos application in Ubuntu, the default forward time is 1min and default backward time is 15sec. How do I change these?
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Playing the recorded video with gstreamer in kdenlive and VLC failed

I have a gstreamer pipeline to record Video+Audio from a Webcam as below: gst-launch-1.0 v4l2src device=/dev/video1 ! 'image/jpeg, width=1920, height=1080, framerate=30/1' \ ! jpegparse ! jpegdec ! ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Video quality variations?

Video quality inconsistent. PBS,Hulu, You Tube & similar video programs run perfect in HD quality, but ESPN3 or VIMEO related content is horrible! Can this be improved?
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Can't open android from android with vlc

I have Ubuntu Mate 14.04 and when I connect my android phone via USB I can't directly open videos with vlc. I can open them with totem (as well as all the other photos, text documents, etc.) but it ...
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WATCHING VIDEO FROM EG BBC

How do I get to watch video in Ubuntu? I know it does not recognise Adobe Flash Player. Help please in simple language - not a developer