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Video editing software options? [closed]

What video editing software would you recommend on Ubuntu (or Linux in general) and why? It can be for either beginners or experienced users. Please only place one piece of software per response and ...
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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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How can I rotate a video?

Is there a way to change the rotation angle of a video file? I have a couple of videos in the wrong direction so all I wanted is to correct it.
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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 check video memory size?

Is there a way to check the size of the video memory? Specifically, is there one that works accurately for both integrated GPU's as well as PCI/AGP graphics cards? Many integrated GPU's have ...
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Extract part of a video with a one-line command

If I have a video, normally avi, but could be any, and I want to create another one in the same format but just a part, the position i seconds to f seconds into the video, what is the one-line command ...
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best video converter [closed]

I need a good video converter software that can convert many video formats from one ot the other. On Windows I found Format Factory to be good. I would like its equivalent or something better on ...
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Anything better than Cheese for video capture?

I need to record some video from my webcam and while Cheese works, it lacks settings, and only outputs the webm format that is full of stutters, etc. Can't seem to find any alternative...
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How to check the information of current installed video drivers?

I have just installed Ubuntu 10.04. My CPU usage is high when I do trivial things such as scrolling through a PDF file. So I think my video driver is not properly installed. I want to confirm that by ...
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What's a software that can join videos?

What's the best & easiest GUI software that can join a video that I have downloaded in several parts?
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Applications to replace iTunes for iPod synchronization?

I need to synchronise my iPod Nano (5th generation) with music and podcasts (video and audio). I can use Rhythmbox for music, but does not seem to work with Podcast. So, what application can I use to ...
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Gaming Screen Recorder

I make gaming videos and recently installed Ubuntu and I haven't been able to find a good screen recorder for gaming. Are there any recommendations (preferably free ones) that can record in HD, use ...
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How do I delete totem's history?

How do I delete totem's history displayed in it's main menu in Natty? For example if I don't want anyone to know I'm watching... ehem Simpsons a lot? I've tried How can I keep recent files from ...
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How can I extract audio track from video file and save it as mp3? [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to extract an audio track from a video file and save it as mp3 file?
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Google Talk Video Chat

There are no video chat plugins supplied by Google for Ubuntu. They are availabe just for PC and Mac. Are there any alternatives? UPDATE: Google has launched official video chat plugin for Linux ...
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Splitting an MP4 file

what is the fastest and less resource consuming method for splitting an MP4 file? @Alex: it didn't work, i don't know why. see the out put here: asafche@asafche-laptop:~$ ffmpeg -vcodec copy -ss ...
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How do I convert .ts files into something useful?

I have a file that ends in .ts, which according to wikipedia is an MPEG2 file. I've never run into a file like this so I want it want the file to be in a more common format/container to use on ...
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Software to create a video slideshow?

I have a bunch of pictures I'd like to make into a basic slideshow, as a video (e.g. mpeg/avi). What software is available to do this? I started using PiTiVi based on recommendation in another ...
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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 can I record an OpenGL game in Ubuntu?

I would like to create a short clip of me playing Minecraft, an OpenGL game. The usual screencast recorders do not properly record OpenGL. What kind of software is available for this purpose? My ...
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How to make a Stop Motion or Time-lapse video with webcam?

I have a webcam that works as a v4l2 device. What is the most convenient way to capture either a stop-motion or time-lapse video? N.B. stop-motion and time-lapse are related but conceptually ...
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Why does adjusting my volume exit fullscreen videos?

When playing flash videos (youtube, vimeo, whatever) in full screen mode, using my keyboard shortcuts to adjust the volume always causes me to exit full screen mode. Unfortunately, they're my only ...
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Tag and manage video files

I have lots of video files on my hard drive and I want to manage and sort them using tags. So my question is: What do you think is the best way to do this?
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Cannot watch youtube in fullscreen mode

When I am watching videos on youtube and toggle the screen to full screen or switch back from full screen to normal mode, the video stops and sometimes stops loading or starts loading from the start ...
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How to host a video conference with VLVC?

I just found out that you can use VLC and VLVC to hold video conferences between 2-10 people, and that sounds amazing, hopefully removing the heavy lean on Skype. Can anyone tell me how to set up ...
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How to burn a DVD which is playable in an external player?

I have several .dvd files which were created using OpenShot Video Editor. To export the videos from OpenShot, I used the DV-NTSC widescreen and DV-PAL Widescreen property. Can anyone tell me how I ...
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Youtube Uploader?

Are there any desktop applications for uploading video to youtube?
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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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How to replace avconv with (the real) ffmpeg and have it work right?

Anyone know how to install the real, current ffmpeg (not the older version by avconv that comes w/ Ubuntu) without having the problems mentioned here? Reasons: Everything works (or so many have ...
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How do I play .swf files?

Does anyone know what libraries I have to install to play .swf files?
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How do I create a video DVD from vob files?

I wanna burn a video DVD from existing .vob files that can be played in a home video player. I've burned one but it doesn't have sound. I tried with k3b (New video DVD Project) because Brasero doesn't ...
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Is there an easy way to edit gtk-recordMyDesktop videos?

gtk-recordMyDesktop outputs .ogv files that seem perfectly fine - they work well in Totem and VLC. However, if I try to edit them in openshot or kdenlive, the editor either crashes (kdenlive) or won't ...
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VLC will sometimes have issues displaying video in fullscreen.

Recently VLC has been having issues displaying video in fullscreen mode. AFAIK, nothing has changed with the video card drivers and it's certainly the same version of VLC. (/me shakes a fist at the ...
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Application for slicing video [duplicate]

I'm using PiTiVi to edit a long lecture, and I'd like to split it into manageable chunks, then rearrange the pieces. However, I don't see a good way to do that in PiTiVi; apparently, I would have to ...
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How can I make the background dark while watching video?

While watching videos on my desktop(not in browser) I want to make the background dark. For eg: In the above pic I want everything to be black except the video. I don't want to make it full screen ...
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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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Will running dual monitors have any significant impact on system speed?

Will setting up dual monitors on a decent-but-not-too-powerful machine significantly slow down my system? For specifics to my system, this is a 2GHz Intel Dual-core laptop with 4GB RAM and a decent ...
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No sound on HDMI with Radeon driver

My PC has a build-in VT1828S chip. The connection between PC and monitor (which has built-in speakers) is through an HDMI cable. Audio preferences shows 2 devices for audio output: analog stereo and ...
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What Ubuntu-compatible software is available to remove shaking from a video? [duplicate]

I've got some some home movies that look great, but my video camera doesn't have one of those fancy new stabilizers. Is there extant end-user software (preferably FLOSS) I could use to removing the ...
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How do I use ffmpeg's “-vf” / “-vfilters” option without recompiling ffmpeg myself?

I have ffmpeg install from apt (version 4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1). I have a video that is up-side-down, so I want to flip it vertically. The ffmpeg documentation says to use the -vf option (which I see was ...
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Using a DisplayLink USB video adapter on Ubuntu 12.10

The line of USB video adapters made by DisplayLink has a somewhat sordid history under Linux. In past Ubuntu releases, the process of getting them to work has been somewhat difficult, inspiring a ...
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How to play full screen video on second monitor?

I have two identical monitors, and when playing a full screen video on one of them using the default player or VLC and then working on the other monitor - the top bar and the launcher appear above the ...
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How do I stop the screensaver from turning on when watching videos online? [duplicate]

My screenlock is set to five minutes. So while playing YouTube videos after five minutes the screen locks even though the video is playing. Any solutions?
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How to convert mkv to dvd or avi

I have some mkv files, and while Totem plays them perfectly, when i use Devede to burn them to dvd it all gets messed up: the video is ok, but the audio is out of sync. I did see that Devede does ...
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Video converter: ogv to avi (or another more common format)

I've been using recordMyDesktop to record stuff. A little slow to compile but it records fine. However, when I try to convert from ogv to avi (I've used Devede and an mencoder script) the audio and ...
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How can I pause/resume download in youtube video?

I have downloaded youtube videos using youtube-dl. But due to network problem or other problem sometimes I am not able to download video completely. Later, I need to download that video from ...
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(Only) YouTube Videos automatically fast forward

I recently updated my Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 lts and there seems to be a problem while I'm playing YouTube videos they, for no reason, start to fastforward (audio and video). This does not happen ...
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How can I update my NVIDIA driver?

I recently installed the opensource game 0AD. Everything went fine, but when I run it I get the error "You are using 260.19.* series NVIDIA drivers, which may crash the game. Please upgrade to ...
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VLC for flash video

Is it possible to play all flash videos using VLC because flash is consuming a lot of processing power? In addition with VLC I will be able to record every stream for example Ustream etc. I am using ...
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Why do flash players consume up to 20 times more CPU than VLC player to view exactly the same video file?

When I play a video (H264 MPEG4 AVC 320x180) online (in Firefox or Chrome) it uses to consume up to 100% CPU, but if I download it (exactly the file played) and use VLC - it takes just 5% (6% at ...