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How to install mpeg-4 aac and h.264 decoder on Ubuntu 10.10? [closed]

I'm trying to play a video which requires the above mentioned plugins. I've looked at a few answers on this topic here but it hasn't resolved the issue for me. What I've tried until now : 1) sudo ...
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ubuntu 12.10 mp3 mpeg support

Why does ubuntu 12.10 not support playing mp3 audio files and mpeg video right out of the ISO? These formats have been around for decades now and I find it strange that after I installed 12.10 I could ...
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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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How to make Kmplayer work with wine

Is there by any chance a way I can make the video player Kmplayer work on Kubuntu 12.04.1 LTS with wine?
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Unable to play movies at all

I just installed Ubuntu, and thus I'm unable to play movies. For example, if I run *.mkv file, I get the error of " Gstreamer backend error - Can't play the text file without video or visualization". ...
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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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why do I have to restart Ubuntu 12.10 in a couple of days time max?

When I installed Ubuntu 12.10, one of the benefits I was looking for was to go without restarting the OS for months. But every 2 days or so the system gets heavy and it's not the same switching ...
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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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is there a small music video player, fixed on desktop to play music videos while doing other things?

Is there a way to play music videos in a small window on top of everything. Basically I have some mpeg music videos and would like to play them while I am browsing, but I'd like to pin it to a part of ...
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Unable to run any Video File Format

Whenever i try to run any Video File in my ubuntu system Movie Player it asks for plugins installations as shown below But after i click on install button it gives an error that the package ...
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Displaying two subtitle tracks simultaneously

Is there a way to display multiple subtitles at the same time? It would help a lot while learning a new language. I have some *.mkv movie with two embedded subtitles, how would I turn them both on, so ...
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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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How can I play .camrec files made in Camtasia?

i have some educational videos which made by Camtasia Program do this program save its videos in *.camrec extension so the problem is that there is no version for Linux so how can i play these ...
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I have lost a 30GB Folder [closed]

i was using a video player running a movie. the player (movie player that is coming by default on ubuntu) was freezing and the file and others files in the same folder (30 GB ) was missing. still ...
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Can't play any Flash videos

Recently installed Lubuntu 12.04 with alternate installer on Compaq Evo N400c (850Mhz PIII, 20GB ATA HDD, 512MB RAM). After installation of restricted extras and medibuntu codecs I realized that it ...
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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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Videos not displayed in Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo machine, having 1.5 GB of RAM and a wide screeen LCD Dell monitor (I think videos have a 16:9 aspect ratio). The problem is I am not able to see videos in ...
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problem with .wax format

I installed Ubuntu 10.4 onto a pc for an elderly woman. It was supposed to solve the problems she was having with windows, ie: she would constantly remove things, or try to fix problems herself. So I ...
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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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Which players are known to be able or not to be able to play DVD saved as a directory on a Toshiba AC100 (ARM)

The answer to this question should help one to choose the player to run in Ubuntu 12.04 on Toshiba AC100 (ARM) if one wants to play a DVD saved in a directory in the filesystem. The layout of the ...
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Which players are known to be able or not to be able to play MP4 video in Ubuntu 12.04 on Toshiba AC100 (ARM) [closed]

The answer to this question should help one to choose the player to run in Ubuntu 12.04 on Toshiba AC100 (ARM) if one wants to play an MP4 video, like the follwing video: ~ $ mediainfo The\ Last\ ...
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How can I add sites for SubDownloader or SMPlayer to search in?

I am new in Linux. I have installed Ubuntu with WUBI three days before and I have not opened my Windows all these days. The only thing I miss is the ability of BS.Player to find subtitles. I have ...
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How to keep volume optimum irrespective of bitrate?

I am using VLC media player on Ubuntu 12.04. A few videos having high bit-rate play sound very loudly. To an extent I feel that it may affect my speakers. Some references: ...
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Why isn't VLC the default video player?

Why does Ubuntu come with Totem set as default? Is there a reason or am I just wrongly assuming everybody thinks Totem is actually inferior to VLC? Not to mention VLC is vastly known as perhaps the ...
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How to play embedded flash videos in external players?

As discussed in a separate question, embedded flash videos are abnormally heavy on GPU resources. The answer given by izx here (and namely in one comment) shows that ”Flash 11+ "attempts" ...
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Cannot play avi or mp4 file in both Movie Player and VLC

I downloaded some videos (both mp4 and avi) and I am unable to play them both in Movie Player and VLC. In Movie Player, it displays error message saying "Could not determine type of stream". When I ...
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How do I resume video play from the point it was stopped with VLC?

How can I play a video starting from the point it was stopped last time? This is useful for watching long videos. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and VLC media player.
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Changing default software for opening video files not working - any ideas?

I used the answer to this question to change the default software for opening video files to VLC player on Ubuntu 12.04. The settings say that this is now the default player and yet whenever I play ...
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How do I install Realplayer to download FLV files?

I need to be able to download .flv (flash video), and I know that the program "Real Player" can easily do that. How can I install it? I cant find the installer anywhere.
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How do I prevent screensaver to come up when watching full-window videos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screensaver suppression on video playback I can't prevent the screensaver from coming up when watching videos in full screen mode. Is there any way to fix this?
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Persian/Farsi videos subtitle problem?

I have problem with subtitle in Persian/Farsi using all good video players. I have tested all reading options formats (all different area and language to read), but all did not work. I can type ...
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Green filter in video with VLC, Mplayer, Gnome media player

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bits, when I open a video with VLC, Mplayer, Gnome media player there is like a green filter. There is the same problem when I open a video in the web browser. This look to be ...
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Is there a skin for VLC that would allow the same access and options as the native style?

I mean a skin that would just improve appearance but without removing the options of the native style, like the main toolbar and the playlist options (access to my music folder, freebox tv list and ...
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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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Unmet dependencies for Media Players

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 while it was in beta2 stage. Since then I have been receiving regular as well as partial upgrade (I don't understand why I am provided this option though I am on the latest ...
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Some videos stopped playing in Mythbuntu 12.04

I've had a Mythbuntu installation that was first installed somewhere around version 9 or so, and has been upgraded ever since. It has played pretty much every video in every format I've thrown at it. ...
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How to play RealMedia videos embedded within Firefox?

I've installed Real Player from Medibuntu (64 bits version). It works well to read downloaded Real Media Videos but not for embedded RM Videos. I've the "Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In ...
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Black screen when playing a movie in VLC player in Kubuntu 12.04

This is not a duplicate of this question. In my situation, my AVI files will play correctly in other installed players -- but not in VLC. Unfortunately, I need frame-by-frame controls, and VLC is the ...
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Sound player that will load multiple tracks but won't play each sequentially?

I'm looking for a sound or video player that will: play one (and only one) of a set of tracks on demand, play a track with minimal interaction (ideally a single click), and either load multiple ...
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What other fronts for mplayer are there beside smplayer and umplayer?

I am aware that it is hard to find better than SMPlayer - - not to mention that VLC is beyond compare ;-) But each has its own quirks -- and I like testing different alternatives even to the best ...
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Video files from another partition or volume does not play

Some video files from another partition or volume does not display in some video displays but display on another and crashes on others. Seem to play on these video players: vlc smplayer ...
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flash videoplayer not working properly

Flashs on websites are shown without any problem on both Firefox and Chrome. However, flash video players are not working properly; just background color and nothing at all. Interestingly youtube ...
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How to resolve videos becoming discolored in all players? [closed]

While trying to play a video in ubuntu 10.04 sometimes the video plays properly. After a while of running the OS sometimes the same video when played again will be discolored and also all other ...
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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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Extact video file from quicktime web player

How can i extract video link form http://mediaservers.vtc.com:80/movieplayers/get_media_player.php?f=/photoshopcs5_fr/movies/02/0202.mov&vtclogin=U4646286 It is clearly seen that it is calling ...
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How do I enable VDPAU hardware video acceleration support for non Nvidia cards?

I've read about VDPAU and how it enables mplayer to have Hardware acceleration. But i also read that it's only for Nvidia cards How can i enable it on a non Nvidia card (mine it's a AMD but i would ...
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GStreamer-based video player without many non-LXDE dependencies?

I want to use a GStreamer-based video player, preferably using a GTK frontend, on LXDE. I'm afraid Totem could possibly bring in a lot of GNOME dependencies, hence seeking alternatives.
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Why does ubuntu 11.10 freeze when playing video? [closed]

I run ubuntu 11.10 on i5 CPU with 4GB RAM nvdia geforce GTS 250 connected to widescreen tv (HDMI) When using vlc, xbmc or boxee to play movies the system randomly freeze, the audio is looping the ...
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Is it possible to play imm4-codec videos?

Is it possible to watch imm4 codec encoded videos in Ubuntu?