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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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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 fix “Could not demultiplex stream.” on video playback

When I'm playing any video in the default Videos application or in VLC media player, then after some time the video gets stopped and shows this error: Could not demultiplex stream. Do you have 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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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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SMPlayer plays mp4 video too fast on Ubuntu 14.04

Another way: I try to download source and compile latest mplayer, Now when I play mp4 file with command line mplayer Train.mp4 have no problem, but still when play with smplayer have the same ...
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SMPlayer not playing MP4 format

I am trying to run some MP4 videos on SMplayer , but the player is only playing the audio, and no video is visible. The same file I open in VLC player is showing video + audio. I like SMPlayer, as its ...
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How to increase video quality in SMPlayer like cyberlink powerdvd?

Cyberlink Powerdvd have a feature called "software decoding with truetheater enhancement". For example: "to up scale the original video to a higher resolution version, which is sharper and ...
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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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Video player that can show specific area of video?

There are some videos that have a black area/region/section/whatever-its-called in its top and bottom. So, the video can't be played in fullscreen even though it's fullscreen. Is there any video ...
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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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Movie player keeps crashing on launch

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, and recently (it was working well till a couple of weeks back) my movie player kept crashing everytime I launched it. Any idea what I must do to fix it.
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Tearing in Xubuntu 14.04

I have tearing problem in Xubuntu 14.04 (both 64 and 32 bit) I'm using an Aspire s3: http://www.itp.net/587066-acer-aspire-s3-ms2346?tab=specs I have already installed the Intel driver but the ...
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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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Player that can fade out a video in real time

I need a video player (GUI player) that can fade out a video in real time while playing. For instance when I play a 2 minutes length video I'd like to be able to fade it out just when only 1 minute is ...
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Cannot open Video-CD with VLC or any other player

I'd like to watch a film on DVD with VLC, but its not working. I get the following error: main error: open of `vcd:///media/HAPS/NAME_2_DISC1%1F/VIDEO_TS' failed What have I to do to enjoy the ...
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Firefox 34 - Black screen playing Adobe flash videos

After upgrading to Firefox 34, Flash videos stopped working. A black screen was presented, with no hint to the problem. Following these instructions and these other instructions, would prove futile. ...
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Snappy video player settings?

Snappy is a small but robust gstreamer video player. More: http://luisbg.blogalia.com/historias/74484 https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Snappy ...
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LREC File Format In Linux

Is there an application to open the LREC file format(Inter-Tel Web Conference Recording.) on Linux
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How to fix the window of Audience video player in Ubuntu?

I have used elementary OS in the past and wanted to keep an eye on its light but interesting video player Audience, and test it in Ubuntu, as indicated in this post. But after installing it, its ...
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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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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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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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Playing 3D HSBS video with an active 3D monitor

I'm currently using the built-in 3D function of my monitor to watch 3D half side-by-side movies and it ruins the subtitles. I tried VLC's anaglyph 3D but it just make their colors red and blue which ...
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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 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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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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Pause playback when headphones are disconnected

How is it possible to pause the playback of VLC when my Headphones are plugged out? I can mute the speakers via ALSA, but I want to use the plug trigger to stop the playback, as it is usual in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...