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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 pause VLC playback when the 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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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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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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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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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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Troubles when trying to play a DVD

I'm trying to play a DVD I recently bought, but when I try to, sometimes a message appears: Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not ...
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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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How can I play .smil videos?

I want to see some videos that are composed of one .smil file and two .rm files. (the .smil says to play the two videos at the same time) If I try to play the .smil, Totem player starts but shows me ...
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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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Is it possible to set Totem as frontend for Xine?

The Wikipedia article for Totem player says that "until version 2.27.1, it could alternatively be configured to use the Xine libraries instead of GStreamer". I like Xine very much, but not its ...
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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?
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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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flash videoplayer not working properly

Flashs on websites are shown without any problem on both Firefox and Chrome. However, flash video players are not working properly; just background color and nothing at all. Interestingly youtube ...
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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 prevent screensaver to come up when watching full-window videos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screensaver suppression on video playback I can't prevent the screensaver from coming up when watching videos in full screen mode. Is there any way to fix this?
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Unmet dependencies for Media Players

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 while it was in beta2 stage. Since then I have been receiving regular as well as partial upgrade (I don't understand why I am provided this option though I am on the latest ...