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I just updated and now I cant stream movies

My system said on the update manager that updates were available so I updated and now I can't stream movies. How do I fix this?
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isn't it possible to install mplayer and devede at the same time?

I use Smplayer which uses Mplayer, I want to install Devede to create DVDs that can be played on DVD players. When I install Devede, it removes Mplayer and install Mplayer2 which doesn't work with ...
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YouTube looks broken, shows messed-up screen (see picture)

I just installed the latest xubuntu. You tube looks broke like in the picture: Having problems with other features on other sites. Is this a frame rate issue?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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vlc is not working in trusty tahr

I'm having some issues with the VLC player on Ubuntu 14.04. VLC is up to date but after the latest system update VLC is unable to play videos. It just plays the audio but not video. Totem works fine ...
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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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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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How do I stop xscreensaver during movies play?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed xscreensaver in place of gnome.screensaver. My problem is that I cannot get the screensaver to stop popping up when I'm watching a movie on Movie Player. I have ...
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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 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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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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Is it possible at all to watch movies on 256mb RAM?

Recently installed Lubuntu on 256mb RAM, Intel Celeron,intel corporation 82845g/gl (video card) and I can not get any movies to play at all through vlc. Youtube works just fine, but no movie will ...
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How can I scrub through a video for saving screengrabs frame by frame?

Is there a linuxsoftware suitable for this? Unfortunately VLC doesn't let me do that.
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Convert youtube video to playable cd on dvd player?

I found great videos on youtube and I would like to share them with the family, but my family does not want to watch them crowded together by my computer, but rather would like to watch them in the ...
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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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Wrong subtitle timing with DeVeDe [closed]

I am trying to create a DVD with DeVeDe. I have correctly synchronized subtitles with Gnome Subtitles and tested it in VLC and Kaffeine, but when I encode a video with DeVeDe the subtitles are wrongly ...
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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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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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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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Not able to play .rm files

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit running on my HP ProBook. I cannot play .rm video file using VLC or GNOME M Player. I have installed Ubuntu Restricted Extras. How can I play the video files? Please help.
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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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Very loud CD/DVD drive. Ubuntu 13.10

Firstly I have to aoplogize for any mistakes, I am not native English speaker. But I will try my best to tell what is happening. When using Windows XP my CD/DVD drive was working normally as long as ...
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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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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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Default video player on Ubuntu 13.10 has some issues with regards to pausing and playing

When I pause a video on the default player by pressing space bar, it jumps to a different section of the video (usually, at an earlier point, sometimes back to the start of the video). It's pretty ...
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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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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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How can I get VLC to automatically play DVDs when inserted? Running 13.04

I'm trying to help and 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 didnt 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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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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Can't add video files in Open Shot

I am unable to add video files (.avi and .wmv) to an OpenShot project. I am also unable to play them in Parole Media Player (keeps asking for a text/html decoder like gstreamer) or VLC. I get the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 to kill Movie Player 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 terminat it. It also does not start when I ...
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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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Viewing videos shows only black screen

Whenever I try to watch videos I get only black screen. Sound however plays fine. This happens on all videos and with all video formats. It doesn't matter wheter I use Totem or VLC. I've installed ...
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How to make totem play rmvb in ubuntu Saucy 13.10?

How to make totem play rmvb in ubuntu Saucy 13.10? I was in ubuntu 12.04 a couple days ago. And it works well on rmvb files with totem and when I upgraded the system to 13.10, just found the totem ...
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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?