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Persistent tearing with an nVidia card

I'm currently using Ubuntu 15.10, but I had the same exact problem with 15.04. I experience a tearing while doing pretty much anything: it ranges from barely noticeable when watching a film with VLC ...
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Screen turns off while watching video (VLC player & SM player)

I'm on ubuntu 12.04 and I've already read similar questions and answers regarding this issue but none of them reported the same problem as I have. The problem is that the screen turns off after 10 ...
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My cat stepped on keyboard, now VLC has no sound

As described in the title... my dumb ass cat stepped on my keyboard, and now VLC has no sound. I have determined that it is not a problem with the speakers or connection by playing youtube videos with ...
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VLC do not plays video files

VLC do not play any kind of video file. I will however start and stop correctly as open without any order to play anything. It used to work great before Ubuntu 12.04 reinstall, but now I face such ...
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Cannot get flash video websites (YouTube, etc.) to work

I know that other, multiple questions have been posted on this, but I'm fairly certain I've applied most, if not all, of the suggested solutions, and I'm no closer to resolving this issue. I am ...
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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 ...
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Record and display Kinect audio and video via avconv

I'm trying to record audio and video from a Kinect using avconv but I seem to have trouble specifying the right options. avconv -f video4linux2 -video_size 640x480 -c:v h264 -c:a ac3 -i /dev/video1 ...
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Hard crash when playing media

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. Ever since the upgrade I am having problems playing video files in VLC and Kodi. Totem works fine. The video will start playing but fairly quickly ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 + DVD = Crash

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and tried playing a DVD on VLC (which worked perfectly fine with Ubuntu 14.04). After about a minute, the video stops, while the sound continues. If I'...
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Ubuntu 15.10 freezes on viewing YouTube video on full screen using Google Chrome

The case: Launch Google Chrome. Open YouTube video using the 720p resolution with 60 fps. Make it full screen. Use the "system volume up" hotkey. After step 3 the video is frozen, but sound ...
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How to download streaming flash videos?

I am acquainted with Firefox extensions like VideoDownloadHeper, DownThemAll etc. and also other command line tools like youtube-dl for downloading flash videos from popular sites like Youtude,...
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No sound in Chrome after conversion to Ubuntu 14.10

So I'm a complete and utter noob. Bear this in mind. I've converted back to Ubuntu after over a year of the misery that is windows 8. I'm running a tiny, craptastic Acer Aspire One, have downloaded ...
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How to crop and merge .ogv videos?

I am presently creating a video tutorial for a software tool. I have recorded a few short videos (between 30 seconds and 4 minutes) with RecordMyDesktop that I now need to merge into a single video. ...
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Purple and green screen when watching video on youtube?

Just installed ubuntu 12.04 lts onto my desktop. Everything works great but when i go to watch a video on youtube the video appears only in green and purple? Sound is coming through just fine and ...
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Laptop boots to black screen on 13.04, but works when an external monitor is plugged in

I just picked up a new laptop (Toshiba Satellite P55-A5200; on-board Intel graphics presumably HD graphics 4000 as this is a mobile i5 Ivy Bridge system) and have been getting all sorts of odd display ...
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Screen tearing (very noticable during video playback) with HD3000 AND HD Radeon 6630m

I did not have this issue with Ubuntu 11.10. Well, to be clear, I did, but it was easily remedied with compiz workarounds. I have tried both the propriety and open source ati drivers, and the intel ...
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FFMPEG installed but not found

I'm trying to install pHash , but when I execute ./configure this message is returned: ... *** Configuring video Hash *** checking whether FFmpeg is present... checking for avcodec_alloc_frame in -...
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How can I convert .264 file to .mp4

I want to convert an elementary stream(.264) to container format(.mp4). Can someone please help me on this? How can I use ffmpeg to do this task? What are all the other methods that could accomplish ...
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Youtube videos on Firefox not playing properly

I've reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 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 ...
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Playing GoPro video in Linux

I have 1080p 60fps video that I took with my GoPro Hero4 and want to play on my linux desktop. When I try to use Totem to watch the videos, it always plays them in slow motion and the sound cuts ...
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VLC player only using 1/6 cores

I am using VLC player to take a camera feed and stream it to a web server. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 server in vmware with a GUI installed. The stream works fine but VLC is only using 1/6 cores. The ...
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No video on built-in display after installing 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N53TA notebook, but after the first reboot I got no video on the built-in display, although through the hdmi port everything works fine. If I change the built-...
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Thumbnail Creation Cause 100%CPU

Opening folder with .jpg images or .mp4 or .mkv etc. causes 100% cpu utilization. Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo T540P. I do not want thumbnails written constantly on my SSD. Using dconf editor I selected "...
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Playing videos from terminal

I am trying to play videos from terminal using this command vlc my_video.avi The error that I am giving when i try to run this command-- VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision 2.1.4-0-g2a072be)...
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Error Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS of display

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my Windows. My PC Specs: Proc : Intel Core i3 @3.3GHz Memory : 4GB VGA : AMD Radeon HD 5500 Series. But I got a problem, my Ubuntu is in error and the display is ...
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Videos not resume from last position

My default Ubuntu player "Videos" (Totem) doesn't resume from last position. The settings in preferences called "Start playing files from last position" is already checked yet it always starts all the ...
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protected videos are not working on Ubuntu 14.04 on TVNZ on Demand

I installed Ubuntu on my wife's computer without her permission and she is very impressed, except that she can not watch: http://tvnz.co.nz/video - TVNZ on Demand... ohhhh I know what you are thinking....
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Video is not running in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Video is not running in my ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I run it, it says "The application videos has closed unexpectedly." and shows like the following image. What should I do now?
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Video Driver: works under 12.04 LTS, does not under 13.10

Recently I've installed a 12.04 LTS for one of my relatives. All seemed to work fine, except for Flash Player plugin within Firefox. Since that was "mission-critical", I've reinstalled the machine to ...
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Why is the video blinking?

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my system, and completely installed all the updates on my system. I am having issues with video playback. I was using default media player to play my videos, ...
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Video player skips on Ubuntu 12.04

If I use the seek button when playing videos in the default video player, it continues to play, but the screen gets stuck on the same place and after a long time (10 min), it will go some other place ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and Lenovo video card

i have a old Lenovo Y510. i was running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 it ran very well in either windows or Ubuntu 12.04 but i never could find the drivers for the video card more specifically the s-...
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Flash Animations are horizontally crunched and colors are bogus

On a fresh install, I cannot read flash animations properly. I tried enabling hwaccel and gpuoverride using mms.cfg which didn't change anything. Video playback in VLC is OK. My graphics chip : ...
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How do i backup my videos folder

Is there a way that I can compress my videos folder to a very small size that can fit in an 8 GB USB-drive? The folder is about 32 GB and has all our family videos in it. I tried backing up but the ...
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How to record video streamed to Firefox

I'm using Ubuntu Precise 64 bit. Is there an app which will capture video & audio from a TV programme being played on my PC? I'm thinking of the video coming on Demand. PS by capture, I mean ...
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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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Not video player works at all Xubuntu 13.10

No of the video player work, vlc, smplayer, parole etc. etc. I sometimes get an error, but mostly I get a screen with weird colors and a couple of weird sounds. Any help or suggestions?
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Ubuntu 12.04 movies stuck in various formats (wmv, mp4 etc.)

In many movies I have a problem with running smoothly. I mean they are run but "frame by frame" and this prevents watching. This appears in various formats, for example I have a few movies in mp4 ...
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Screen goes blank when VLC is playing a video

During playback of a video file (on the HDD) the screen attempts to go blank. If I move the mouse the blank screen disappears and I am able to see the video again. I have checked the settings; Tools>...
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Old solutions for making Amazon prime videos play on Firefox and Chrome not working on 15.04

Solutions at this link Amazon instant video 14.04.1 LTS are not working for my current install. It did work on 14.04. I been trying to figure this out for a few days. Tried both the hal and moonlight ...
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How do I convert a high quality video into a low quality one?

The computer is relatively old and underpowered, so video playback of high quality videos is jerky with any player. How do I convert a high quality video to low quality video? EDIT: I tried avconv -...
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Unable to play songs/videos from mounted android phone

I have successfully mounted my android(JB) phone with ubuntu 12.04 lts. Everything is fine, when i connect my phone to laptop a window appears with memory card and phone memory. I can copy/paste files ...
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Why I can't see the screen borders?

I have install Ubuntu 11.10 on my PC and all goes right except the screen. I can't see the borders of the screen, especially up and down. I have an Nvidia Geforce GT220 connected to a Samsung TV ...
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Ubuntu doesnt play any online video sites such as youtube, spotify

Whenever i click 'Suspend' and my laptop sleeps, upon reboot, all online streaming sites such as youtube, spotify, videos can load but will not play. What can be the issue? Pls suggest solutions. I ...
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Disable auto sleep and monitor turning off from C++ code

I develop [cross-platform C++ Qt-based] application which plays video using libVLC. When i watch video for a long time, my monitor is going to turn off according with power management settings. I want ...
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Cannot write bytes broken pipe

I can't seem to boot Ubuntu 12.04 on my t-61 Thinkpad. I get the splash screen, then a black screen that reads: Cannot write bytes: broken pipe. Let me first say that originally I had removed ...
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Problems with ATI V9800

I just installed 12.04.1 to Dell R5500 workstation. The video card I am using is the ATI V9800. After the reboot the display is fragmented and I am unable to read the desktop. Has anyone seen this ...
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Flash Videos are not working in FireFox

FaceBook videos through FireFox do not play properly. If I am using Chromium the sound runs but the frame rate is only one per second! QupZilla fails with a JavaScript problem. Trying to run QuickTime ...
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Placa de Video GeForce GT 520M

Translated text (using Google Translate): Good afternoon, I have a Dell XPS-14z laptop it has a GeForce GT 520M 1GB. I'm not getting this video card work properly because Microport output -> VGA ...
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How can I use VSO downloader

I downloaded VSO downloader and tried to install it, but I don't know how to do that. I also tried to use Wine to run it, without succes. I don't know if it is possible at all to install it. Is ...