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Video playing is slow on 12.04

I started using Ubuntu a very short time ago, and it was working perfectly! I upgraded to 12.04 yesterday, and today I realize that everything is running slow. For example, video streaming online, ...
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how do I config a Foscam FI9821W IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox. I've got a Foscam FI9821W IP camera and I'm trying to get live video on Firefox. Then I want to add to zoneminder. I opened the IPCam Client page and downloaded ...
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combine audio and photo using command line in Ubuntu

What is the best way that I can make a video from one photo and one audio file like Mp3 I’m using an Ubuntu headless server, so I need a command line version for this... I tried with avconv but I ...
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How to record screen in video to report bugs in Ubuntu interface?

I would like to find some standard way of recording my screen, since I would like to report some bugs in the user interface and its typing system with Dvorak keyboard layout. The cursor location is ...
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Frontend to view Android's videos in Ubuntu

I have videos taken by my Android phone Samsung galaxy S4. I see the device and the memory card in my system. I could search those files by find [/media/] -iregex *.mp4 but I would like to sync those ...
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Is there a frame by frame video editor?

I have a video with text that I am trying to translate into other language, I will not place the translation as subtitles, the idea is to use the same font and place the translated text in the same ...
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nVidia GeForce 2 Aopen MX-400 64 Mb video card is slow [on hold]

My motherboard burned out and I replaced it with another lga755 with a better processor, E8400 4 core vs E5200 2 core, with more memory, 6 Gb. The motherboard did not come with integrated ...
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not able to see video file content in disc

I am user of kubuntu 14.04 lts. Whenever I insert any video disc, in notification bar it shows you have 4 action for this device and if I choose vlc it start playing video, but when I open file ...
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HTML5 as default for video in Firefox (and banishing flash!)

New install of Ubuntu 15.04 (on an otherwise fully functioning dell XPS 13 9343). I've been having difficulty getting HTML5 video to play on Firefox. My test case is Plex and Youtube, both of which ...
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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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ATI “Radeon HD 2400 PRO” VIdeo card on Ubuntu 15.04 (x64)

When using 2 screens it works very slowly. WHY? I thought I need to update video driver. I go to to official site http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Ubuntu+x86+64 it says ...
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Flash Player is Freezing when Viewing Live Video Broadcasts using Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit

I have been everywhere searching for a solution to my flash player freezing when viewing live video broadcasts after 30 seconds or so...keep having to refresh. Works fine on YouTube and video upload ...
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i can not watch youtube full screen videos on the monitor

I have just got a new monitor to connect it to the laptop. I have opened Firefox in both screens. When i make full screen mode on the monitor and want to surf the web on the laptop at the same time, ...
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How to save a file being streamed using Real Time Streaming Protocol?

I want to save an mp4 video file which is being streamed using rtsp://. I have tried to save it using ffmpeg, but the result I got was with numerous mistakes. I tried VLC also, but the video and ...
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Youtube videos on firefox not playing properly

I've reinstalled Ubuntu multiple times because Youtube videos haven't been playing properly. I thought maybe reinstalling Ubuntu might help but apparently it hasn't. During video playback, the video ...
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Cannot Play DRM-protected Flash on Ubuntu 14.10 (Amazon, HBO Go, XFINITY etc), even with Pepper Flash and HAL

Currently Using Google Chrome Version 40.0.2214.10 beta (64-bit) Ubuntu 14.10 There was a time when I could watch streaming video on my computer, but at some point it seems I've lost that ability. ...
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Mplayer + VDPAU still crazy HIGH CPU [closed]

I don't know what's wrong with it. Just using xu has much lower CPU usage then running VPDAU codec enabled in Smplayer. The video becomes really choppy and entire system begins to lag. Have to revert ...
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High load when playing music files audio or video

Why do I keep getting high loads when I play music videos and audio files? Sometimes the computer hangs and everything stops working because of filesystem corruption and I have to repair it before am ...
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Bad Video rendered with recordMyDesktop

I have used recordmydesktop for a while an it worked very good, but now it began to draw lines through the desktop on the rendered video. I don't know how that happened, but still it would be good to ...
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Converting images into video

I found a method on internet to use avconv to make a video from images, but the quality is very poor. I set the resolution but it didn't help. avconv -i "franc%04d.jpg" -r 30 -s:v 1280x720 a.mkv ...
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avconv converting videos in really bad quality

I have this linux command line app called avcon. It is used to converting files. For instance if I have a file called video.mp4 I can run avconv -i video.mp4 video.ogg and it will convert this ...
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typing, audio, and video - problems after upgrading to 15.04

When I attempt to type using any application - gedit or chromium for example - typing is incredibly difficult. There are noticeable lags in the typing - sometimes letters appear normally but every few ...
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Malware opens up some youtube video in ubuntu

I am having a very strange problem. While working on ubuntu, suddenly out of nowhere a new chrome tab with a random youtube video opens up and starts playing. Only relevant issue found on internet is ...
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Hue (tint, color) correction using avconv

I'm trying to make a demonstration of orange and blue color timing. I've been told I can do this in the YIQ domain by increasing the level of I and decreasing Q. So I want to take a video, rotate the ...
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How do I view recent history in Totem?

Totem used to show recently played videos but recently stopped--I don't know if it happened when I went from 14.10 to 15.05 or with a different Totem updated, but now the menu is a lot smaller. Movie ...
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MPlayer: your system is too slow to play this!

I just tried playing back a 1080p AVCHD video file recorded at 60 FPS with my Sony DSLR on my Ubuntu 12.04 workstation, and to my surprise MPlayer was not able to play the video smoothly. I copied the ...
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Play video files in a local Lan folder with KDE

I'm trying to play video files in a LAN network folder from within dolphin. These are Samba folders which I can access, delete files and write and copy from. The same video files play perfectly with ...
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How to see the Video Card Temperature (Nvidia, ATI, Intel…)

Is there a command (Via terminal) to see the temperature of any video card. Already Tried sensors with the sensors-detect applied. Does not detect for example, Nvidia and ATI video card temperatures. ...
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How to delete duplicated files based on pattern (see examples below) using a script or a Bash command

My question is simple : I have video files named as follows : xxxx_yyy_720_3800.mp4 xxxx_yyy_720_8000.mp4 where yyy can vary in length (e.g yyyyyy or more y) As I'm not used in shell scripts ...
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How can I play videos on Ubuntu? using any player [duplicate]

I'm newbie with Ubuntu -- I use ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I was trying to play some video using ubuntu video player and it required installing some plugins but this error occurred: Package dependencies ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Wifi Becomes Hidden - Kodi Issues

I have Ubuntu 15.04 on a ThinkServer TS140 with a wireless NIC (TP-LINK TL-WN781ND Wireless N150 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4GHz 150Mbps) with Kodi Helix (14.2) as my home media center and Deluge 1.3.11 ...
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Performance issues after watching html5 videos

This is a bit hard to describe, but I recently started to experience severe performance issues related to watching clips via html5 players (youtube, vimeo) in all major browsers. Let's say I watch ...
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How to install h.264 decoder?

I tried playing videos in movie player but only the audio could be heard. I tried playing the video with dragon player but here also only the audio could be heard. A message box appeared showing the ...
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Video playback very slow Ubuntu 15.04

I've had numerous problems with the installation of Ubuntu 15.04, and one of them involved the Nvidia Geforce graphics card I have on my old Sony Vaio. I reset it to the default drivers which come ...
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What libraries should I use for capturing encoded audio and video and then decoding it?

I am working on a project which involves picking up data (both audio and video) over a network. Basically, the data will be encoded (most likely transmitted using Real-time Transmission Protocol), ...
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Split a large video file into small clips 15 sec each

How do I split a large mp4 file using ffmpeg, into smaller clips, which are 15 seconds each. Kindly advice/suggest please. Thanks, Dominic
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Ubuntu low memory after playing videos from .zip file

I have a .zip file that is 4Gb of size and has videos, after trying to play some of them directly from the .zip file just by double clicking I noticed that I was running low on HD memory so I ...
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How do I use fbr files?

I have a video file in fbr format. These files are supported in BB Flash Back Express. I want to install that in my ubuntu, but couldn't find any way. Is there any way to install flash back player in ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 disables video output when disconneting / reconnecting a HDMI monitor

On Xubuntu 13.10 when I disconnect a screen connected on the HDMI output of my computer and then reconnect it, the signal directly comes back to the screen and I can continue to work. On Xubuntu ...
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Is it possible to rotate a video using avidemux command line?

I have a number of video files (MOV) which I only need to rotate 90° clockwise. As it may be needed in the future as well, I first tried using ffmpeg and then mencoder command line in a Nautilus ...
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Re-encoding through FFMPEG

How do I run this command on splitting files, but with re-encoding to MP4 as shown in earlier post? And when splitting the file, how do I avoid hogging the system's resources (especially if it's a ...
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stream video playlist on specific time over rtmp

Is there a command line tool, that can run on a linux vserver and stream video playlists? I will build a fallback solution, and for this I need a way to stream a playlist, starting at a specific time. ...
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How do I solve green layer problem while playing HEVC in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a HEVC (x.265) video. I am trying to play it in latest VLC (Rincewind 2.1.6) in Ubuntu 14.04. I have already installed VLC plugin for HEVC. Here is the screenshot: However, when I try to play ...
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OS X Host - VirtualBox 5.0 running Ubuntu 14.04.02 video/audio playback is too fast [closed]

Problem is the video/audio is playing back too fast when watching Youtube videos or any kind of video/audio playback in general. This sounds like a chipmunk type effect on fast-forward. I am running ...
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Concatenating AVI videos

I have some AVI videos from a vacation. The videos might have different frame rate and resolution, as they came from different cameras. What's the easiest way to concatenate these videos? Is there an ...
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Kernel panic after using html5 video in chrome

I'm using chrome to watch Netflix on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. It lets me watch video for a while (30 sec up to 20 min.) and than it hungs up the system permanently. The same problem occurs while watching ...
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avconv version and youtube-dl

I have youtube-dl version 2015.07.04. While downloading a video, I see this message: Your copy of avconv is outdated and unable to properly mux separate video and audio files, youtube-dl will ...
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How to make video grid on ubuntu?

i am trying to make the video divide into 2 or 4 segments and each segment have a video that different from other segments. i 've tried openshot, but there is no such feature i can use to make it ...
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How do I deal with mplayer2 forwarding latency?

I use smplayer as default player on ubuntu 15.04, which is provided by mplayer2 now. It takes mplayer2 more than 3 secs to forward a video, which is unacceptable. On ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 LTS, ...
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How do I install video4linux2 in Ubuntu 12.10, and do I need to?

I'm still pretty new to Ubuntu so please bear with me. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and I am trying to get a couple of old external USB webcams working on my laptops. The built-in laptop webcams work ...