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can't play the media files of type: audio/x-unknown decoder

I want to play a video of .mkv format. For that, I installed vlc player and required plugins. But while playing the video, following message is shown: Videos requires to install plugins to play media ...
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Unable to locate package vlc-plugin-libde265 [duplicate]

For playing the videos with .mkv extension, I installed vlc player in ubuntu 14.04. Now, while installing the vlc plugins, it is giving the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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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 Farsi,...
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Can this plugin gstreamer1.0-libav be used in india?

While playing a video on default player in Ubuntu, I got a error message saying that it needs to install an extra plugin gstreamer1.0-libav. There is a warning besides it saying that the plugin is ...
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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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how to get vdpau hardware acceleration using ffmpeg on ubuntu?

I am developing a multimedia player using ffmpeg. I am trying hard to get hardware acceleration through ffmpeg using vdpau hardware accelerator. I didn't get any success so far. Below I have mentioned ...
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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" (poorly, ...
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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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What package to install to play midi files in Ubuntu 16.04?

The (ex-totem?) Video player proposes the installation of gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad, but after installation there is no playback, nothing. When I try to open the .midi file again, the Video player ...
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Audio/video synchronization problem on m10

I have purchased the aquaris m10 and I have some issues when playing videos: the sound and images are not synchronized. The delay is sufficient to be really annoying and it's not possible for me to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MPV Playback progress bar display

How do I access the MPV progress bar displayed in the picture? The only thing I am aware of is Shift+P bringing up that archaic looking progress bar. Is this some kind of frontend similar to SMplayer? ...
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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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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 format?...
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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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Error with Youtube after installing VLC

I have installed VLC media player from Software Centre. After that, my laptop can't play videos in Youtube (I use FireFox), too many lags. How can I solve this issue? Thank you in advanced. Ps: I ...
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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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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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Videos freeze in fullscreen mode in Chrome and Firefox

When I maximize a flash OR HTML5 video, e.g. on youtube, the picture freezes but the video continues to play. I can still hear the sound and even see the mouse cursor switching from normal cursor to ...
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vlc 4k choppy while mplayer is smooth

I'm trying to run a 4k h264 MPEG4-AVC part 10, 4k 3840x2160 video. It's totally choppy on VLC (2.1.6 Rincewind) which seems to use only one CPU. The video is perfectly smooth on mplayer which seems to ...
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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 (= 2.1.6+...
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how to play video using terminal on ubuntu server

A few days before, I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my android, but it has no gui so I can't play video. Is there is any way to play video using terminal?
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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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How to play this file?

I have this video file with the extension .mkv but it is not playing in totem video player and this works in the new versions of VLC(Windows) and I havent tried it on VLC for Ubuntu yet. Is there any ...
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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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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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How can I get the full screen space in a video?

I am watching quite often DVDs in VLC on Ubuntu while surfing. As my screen isn't very big, I don't want to waste screen space. But I can't resize the window exactly to the size of the video. Changing ...
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Poor video performance in Firefox

I'd like to try to switch back from Chrome to Firefox, but there is an issue that makes it impossible. When I play any video with Firefox it works very slow and quality worse than in Chrome. For ...
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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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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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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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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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Install miro video player via terminal

I’ve tried following the instructions but after installing ppa, I don't know what should I do with about the Synaptic Package Manager and all. Also my download doesn’t start automatically and when I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which video player should I use? [closed]

Which video player should I use?. I watch 1080p x264 MKV (public HD), 1080p(yify).... all tipes of video. So what do you prefer? Is totem enaugh(good) Do I need install any codecs... I have clean ...
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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 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 ...