Questions related with Video Players and its working in Ubuntu

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Windows media center alternatives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Media Centre options? Hello, anyone know about Windows Media Center alternative for ubuntu? I want to play my all video, music and show my images with just one app.
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Playing VCDs on Ubuntu

What can I play VCDs with? I tried MPlayer, but it ran the intro scene for a few seconds and exited (I've to choose from the menu in that scene). Does Totem/Movie Player support VCD and stuff? Update ...
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Playing DVD Video stored on hard-drive

I am using Movie Player (under Applications -> Sound and Video) to play dvd-video files that are copied on hard-drive. But it's not playing properly. I have to give each .VOB file to player to play. ...
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Which media player should I use for tv series?

I want to watch tv series I have as video files on my computer (i.e. ripped from dvds I own), whilst keeping track of which episode I've already seen. I'm perfectly comfortable with using nautilus ...
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How to reset visualization in Movie Player to default when it always crashes on launch?

I changed the visualization option in a working Movie Player from GOOM to one of the options using libvisual. Now the program automatically freezes whenever it is opened, the preferences menu cannot ...
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How do I get a SlingBox/SlingPlayer working?

How can I get my SlingPlayer/SlingBox setup to work on my 10.10 install? I don't know if using Wine will work or if VM will work. This is almost the only reason I flip back to Windows on my Dual ...
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Video player with good subtitle rendering

Is there any way to improve the subtitle rendering capabilities of Totem? The subtitles positioning seems to be hard-coded in it and even though the style is user-customizable, it does not confirm to ...
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.mov file, video not playing just audio

I have seen this problem posted on this website before but it didn't help solving my problem. I have a .mov file that I am trying to run using VLC and totem movie player. When I try running it with ...
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How to view video file with external ac3 audio track?

I can listen to view the video with built-in audio (ac3) and listen to the audio track as regular sound file, but how to do these same time? Can't see such options in Totem, Kplayer, VLC, KMplayer, ...
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How to play .mp4 movies?

I have a .mp4 movie (it's an .mp4 file, and the "video codec" is Xvid, and the "audio codec" is mp3) that I want to play, but when I try to open it in MPlayer, it says "The steam is encrypted and ...
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How to open a file with special character in their path?

I tried to run it from total commander, I tried to make a link to it /media/DATA/#TO_BACKUP/_MUSIC/MUSIC2/Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit).avi but it says Failed to execute child process "/...
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Videos have blue faces when I play them

I started the video and it says it has no codex and it can search for it(it looked cool) and it has downloaded them and video works great, but for some reason all the faces on videos I'm watching are ...
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Broken RMVB file not allows to use progress bar in “Movie Player”

I am able to open broken RMVB file in "Movie Player", but I'm not able to use progress bar (eg. to skip intro of movie or jump to specific scene etc). I would like to avoid installing mplayer. Is ...
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H264 video looks interlaced

I have a new video cam which records in h.264. In windows the videos play fine, but in linux they look interlaced. What can it be? I get the best result with VLC but they still are interlaced edit: ...
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Videos pause automatically [closed]

I installed Ubuntu on multiple computers by following this guide . Now many of my users complain that while playing video (xvid or mp4), after few minutes videos go into a paused state, and only ...
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How to reduce the tearing while watching videos?

I'm using the Ubuntu 10.10 with both VLC player and MPlayer and already installed the ATI drivers. I watched the same videos on Windows 7 and Ubuntu. But on Ubuntu the images have a lot of tearing. I ...
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Play a movie in the desktop as a wallpaper?

I was wondering is there a way to play movies in the desktop,like a background?or is it not possible?
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Movie player Totem shuts down without any error message

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and have an issue with Movie Player Totem. Recently I got a great movie. For those who know "Wall Street" 1987. So I was watching it and for no reason totem shut himself down. ...
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How to watch eurosport player?

They use silverlight -- therefore I installed moonlight but still get a black screen. Is there a way to watch it on Ubuntu? I now use a virtual (windows xp) machine so I can still watch it, but would ...
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Ubuntu and VLC - make default and hue

I have recently installed VLC. I have found that when I play videos on VLC, the hue of the color of the video is off. I have to constantly readjust it. Also how can I make VLC my default player for *...
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Songbird Alternatives [closed]

I like the songbird player very much, and it used to be my only choice for all plataforms, but they have discontinued GNU/linux support for some time now, due to lack of people to help with the linux ...
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How can I play encrypted DVD movies?

My machine can't play encrypted DVDs on a fresh install. How do I add this capability? Another useful bit of information would be what programs are best for playing DVDs, once I'm able to do so. ...
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What video players do you recommend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Media Players Are there? What video players do you recommend for ubuntu. Is there any video player that supports good playback of 720p videos in oldish hardware?