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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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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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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 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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How to install H.265 / HEVC codec on Ubuntu Linux?

I have seen that the new DivX Player 10 shows off HEVC support, 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? How? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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 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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Which software can I use for simple VJ'ing?

I would like to make an audio-visual background for reading a story aloud. I have a bunch of mp4 videos and still images which I need to arrange in a script (playlist) and manually step through ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to use subtitles with Sushi (gnome-sushi)?

I have read here that the Sushi previewer can be used as video player and that it supports subtitles. "Sushi can be used as a video player, it seems to use a clutter interface as well and seems to ...
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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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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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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 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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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? Edit: not to mention VLC is vastly known as perhaps ...
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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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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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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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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 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 it possible to play imm4-codec videos?

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