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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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Play subtitle on online streaming movies

I want a player which can play subtitles while I am watching online movies. I have tried VLC network streaming. It's not happening. Well, there is a Windows app called Greenfish Subtitle Player, ...
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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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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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Trying to run multiple instances of VLC

I'm a total noob at Linux (but I'm learning). I am trying to run a video presentation - but I need it to run THREE separate Mpeg or AVI videos at precisely the same time and in sync. I read ...
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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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smplayer doesn't show the formatting from the ass files

I have SMplayer on ubuntu 13.10 and it works perfectly, but when I tried to play a video with an ass file"Arabic language", it doesn't show the correct font formatting from the subtitle file, instead ...
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Regular DVDs won't play [duplicate]

I have the plugins which I need but it doesn't play after all. My DVDs are new and I tried more than one and none of them work. I can play self-created DVDs with no problems. I tried different ...
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How to kill a unresponsive program from terminal?

On Ubuntu 12.04 the default Movie Player has hanged on a frame while playing a (faulty?) mkv video. I tried to close it by right click > close but could not terminate it. It also does not start when I ...
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Intel Quick Sync Video codec

I'm looking for Intel Quick Sync Video codec and / or video encoding software that also can take benfit of Intel QSV. Any suggestion?
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How can I watch videos online? [duplicate]

what app do i need to download in order to watch video's online? Something similar to flash program but for ubuntu? (first time ubuntu user) Thank you very much!
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How to delete list of played movies in Movie Player [duplicate]

Movie Player lists names of last few movies played. How to delete that list ? Going forward, I'll use VLC. But I'd like to clear that viewed movie history list.
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Any video player that can show two subtitles at a time?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 . Is there any video player that can show two subtitles at a time while watching? Thank you.
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Video lag in vlc and totem

I have an ATI video card in my Dell inspiron, I'm getting some offset of audio/video (out of sync) wondering if I can do upgrades to solve this
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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 install H.265 / HEVC codec on Ubuntu Linux?

I have seen that the new DivX Player 10 shows off H.265/HEVC playback, the successor of H.264. I wonder how I may get this support in Linux. Is there a need to install a codec specific for this ...
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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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Is there any way to install MPV without having to compile it from source?

Hello does any know about/or have a mpv package compiled for 13.04? I have searched for a PPA without any luck.
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HBO GO doesn't work

Does anybody know how to get hbo go to work on ubuntu? I have installed hal. Tried it with and without pepperflash. Deleted the flash player folder. None of that works.
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how to watch an avi file

I get following error message when I try to play "file_name.avi" file using default video player or VLC: Required plugin could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of ...
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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 can I get VLC to automatically play DVDs when inserted? Running 13.04

I'm trying to help an 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 didn't play off the bat -- VLC ...
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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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Role of dependencies while installing software??

What is the role of dependencies while installing any software?I was installing vlc player and it were closed by giving me error something like check dependency . What is to solution of this and how ...
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Why are Youtube videos not playing properly on chrome?

I've had Ubuntu for quite some time now and youtube and everything has worked spectacular! But all of a sudden recently youtube videos have stopped working right. The sound works perfectly, but the ...
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Has anyone installed Real Player?

I have recently defected to Linux from Windows and no regret, almost. I sort of miss Real Player. I have found that it IS possible to have it installed which I did through Helix Player website, but ...
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NCAA March Madness Live doesn't work

NCAA March Madness Live is a Flash-based video player for the NCAA college basketball tournament that started today. In past years, it worked fine in Linux, but now I get an error that says "Technical ...
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kubuntu - vlc or smplayer video quality settings for HD movies (mkv etc…)

I have ubuntu 12.04.02 with kde 4.10 with 3d effects. I have a recent very fast PC. I have a ATI msi R6870 video card fglrx proprietary drivers 13.1. I have used video tearing option to reduce video ...
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Is it possible to set Totem as frontend for Xine?

The Wikipedia article for Totem player says that "until version 2.27.1, it could alternatively be configured to use the Xine libraries instead of GStreamer". I like Xine very much, but not its ...
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Need to change default movie players in Kubuntu 12.04

I've recently installed Kubuntu 12.04 on my computer, and the Dragon movie player doesn't work very well for me. So I installed the Totem movie player (which I've used in both Ubuntu and Lubuntu with ...
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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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Screen tearing on videos (not flash videos)

I mean video files on my hard drive. I get noticeable screen tearing on VLC, Totem, gnome mplayer and Mplayer. I have tried fglrx drivers and now the experimental AMD drivers. I have a Radeon HD6950 ...
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Gstreamer videosink configuration error when playing videos with Parole

I can't play videos with Parole. Theres is a gstreamer error (videosink configuration). I've also installed restricted extras and VLC and i still can't play movies. I've no problem playing audio ...
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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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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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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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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 ...