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What does “Seperate X Screen” mean on my nvidia settings?

I have 2 video cards and 3 monitors. Earlier today, I connected my 3rd monitor. Nothing displayed on it and my other 2 screens worked GREAT. While tweaking, I modified my GeForce 8400GS so the ...
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Triple monitors on hybrid video system GeForce+Intel

I use Lenovo Ideapad Z580A with hybrid video: GeForce+Intel with Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Ukrainian. It has internal display and two outputs: HDMI and VGA. When I connect third display to VGA all displays go ...
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How do I change video resolution before the video card takes over?

I had a wide screen monitor die on me. :-( The only other monitor I have doesn't seem to support the wide resolution I had on the big monitor. When I try to boot it up, using the smaller ...
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avconv convert .mts using libx264 2 pass

I know there are similar questions around, but unfortunately didn't find answer to my question. What I like to achieve is video camera originated videos compress as small as possible with as less as ...
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NCAA March Madness Live doesn't work

NCAA March Madness Live is a Flash-based video player for the NCAA college basketball tournament that started today. In past years, it worked fine in Linux, but now I get an error that says "Technical ...
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Problems with video card

my notebook is HP ProBook 4530s-LH306EA. I have two video cards discrete(AMD Radeon HD 6490M) and integrated. Today I have installed Ubuntu 12.10, and meet the problem that my computer become very ...
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How to fast convert mp4 to webm using ffmpeg?

Sorry to disturb you but I'm in a kind of a trouble. I have to convert 76 mp4 files to webm for the purpose of a website that uses HTML5 videos. I'm talking about 10 Gb of mp4 files... I know I can ...
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Possible to run a script when something plugged in / disconnected from Mini DisplayPort?

In /etc/acpi/ there are several scripts that can be customized to do something when a particular event happens on your physical computer, like the lid.sh script which is called when the laptop lid is ...
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Need Driver for Techwell TW6805A or another Multichannel Capture-Card

I am building a video-mix-server and need a Capture-Card, that captures video in 25FPS at PAL-Resolution from Analog Input devices (min. 4 ones) I found some cards with the Techwell TW6805A chipset, ...
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geforce vs. radeon: which to choose for new ubuntu box? [duplicate]

I'm planning on buying a new Video Card for my Ubuntu box. My current GeForce 8600 GT gave me some problems with Unity, so I want to ask, which is better, when considering stability and performance: ...
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Saving subtitles found by the VLC extension “Subtitle Finder”?

I found a VLC script called 'Subtitle finder' (here) that downloads and displays video subtitles 'on-the-fly': they are downloaded and displayed during playback, and it works great, but does not saves ...
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Why videos play in Ubuntu-provided LibreOffice, but not in LibreOffice from community-supplied installers?

When I install LibreOffice from Ubuntu repository, import and playing of videos (flv, mp4...) works just fine. If I uninstall that version and install LibreOffice from the LO download page, the same ...
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How to convert my video into a file which can be viewed in movie player with ffDiaporama?

Downloaded ffd Diaporama video editting software and cannot convert my video into a file which can be viewed in movie player! I tried saving with .avi, etc., and it just adds the .ffd at the end.
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ffmpeg resize “could not find codec parameters”

I'm a newbee to ubuntu and need your help: (32bit ubuntu 12.10) my command: ffmpeg -i ../output_images/particles%04d.png -r 30 -b 30000k final_movie.avi works for my 800x800 *.png pictures ...
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Downloading videos to an external drive with youtube-dl

My Hard drive has very little free space left. Thus I am trying to get youtube-dl to save the videos onto my external drive. With no luck, so far. Has anyone tried that? Or any ideas on how to ...
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Is 12.10 avconv's image sequence support (img%03d.jpg) broken?

I'm using avconv version 0.8.5-6:0.8.5-0ubuntu0.12.10.1, and am trying to encode a sequence of PNGs into a video, using the wildcard format (avconv -f image2 -i img%d.jpg /tmp/a.mpg), found in both ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit won't play DVDs

I have a Lenovo T400 with an Intel Cenrino 2 vPro prcessor and I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. For the most part, everything is running great, but I have one problem. For some reason I can not play ...
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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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Webcam on Lenovo U310 has no video

I've bought a Lenovo U310, installed Ubuntu 12.10 and wanted to use the internal webcam with Skype and Google Hangout. But I cannot get any video signal out of it. Other apps like cheese can. Audio or ...
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Really Good Video Editor for Linux [duplicate]

I need to find out about a good movie editor. I need one that has a lot of features. Any ideas?
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Python runs way faster while the machine is shutting down?

This morning when I was shutting my machine down from an overnight test of running openCV to display a data stream from one of my cameras, I noticed that my frame rates nearly doubled in the video ...
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Can't run ubuntu 12.04 problem seems to be video driver, card is via s3 pro savage 4

I start "Run ubuntu from this USB" and it loads and shows Ubuntu dots screen but when this finish the screen doesn't show welcome screen or anything else and I need to force shutdown with power button ...
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Xubuntu 1080p HD video play and CPU usage

I am looking for a light version of Linux. I tried out Unity desktop but it is a bit too much for my laptop so I switched to Mint Cinnamon. It is less heavy but I could not install my graphics card ...
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Converting from mp4 to Xvid avi using avconv?

I normally use avidemux to convert mp4s to Xvid AVI for my Philips Streamium SLM5500. Normally I select MPEG-4 ASP (Xvid) at Two Pass with an average bitrate f 1500kb/s for video and AC3 (lav) audio ...
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How do I resume an interrupted video stream recording?

I'm trying to start a recording every evening, starting from 19:00 and stopping at 02:00. The webcam does export its stream as rtsp video stream and I am able to start the recording correctly with VLC ...
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can't scan videos with mythbuntu 12.04.2 + updates

I'm in the process of updating my system. Have been using Mythdora prior, so new to Mythbuntu. I installed mythbuntu 12.04.2 desktop amd64 and let it update during the install. The default path for ...
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SMPlayer doesn't work with VDPAU?

I recently bought a Nvidia GT 440, and installed the proprietary nvidia-experimental-310 driver. Every player seems to be working alright with VDPAU, except Mplayer frontends like SMPlayer. Any ...
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How can I remotely stream videos to my tablet?

I'd like to be able to watch my videos that I keep on my desktop running Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my tablet (Nexus 7) when they're connected to different networks. For example, when I'm at my girlfriend's ...
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How to add MIME Type for the Apache webserver?

In ubuntu, i am running simple html page that can run mp4 video, i have configured Apache Server and have run simple test page for hello world, its working fine. In Apache Webserver i have read that ...
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skype does not see logitech pro 9000 - ubuntu 12.04

This camera works fine with cheese, but while it appears as the USB device skype recognizes, there is no video shown. This post and others mention libv4l-0. apt-get install libv4l-0 reports that ...
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How do I Record a console session?

I know how to get to the console on my computer by pressing Ctrl Alt F1 - F6. When I run a screen recording program and switch to console and then switch back by pressing Ctrl Alt F7, I save the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ATI HD 3600

How can I install my graphics card ATI HD 3600 on ubuntu 12.04 LTS ? please help me.
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Encountering problem in Mozilla browser [duplicate]

In my Mozilla browser when I open Youtube it doesn't play any video. Although it doesn't recommend any missing plugin to install, but just shows an error.
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Ubuntu runs terribly slow on my desktop [duplicate]

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 partition on my secondary SSD, while the bootloader and windows 7 partition are one another SSD. My desktop is a gaming rig running an Intel i5 3570k, ati Radeon HD 7870 OC, 8gb ...
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Is it possible to do a lossless conversion from m4v to webm?

I have several m4v files, which I need to convert to webm. I am using ffmpeg for doing so and have used commands such as: ffmpeg -i myfiletoconvert.m4v output.webm The conversion works fine, and ...
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twitch.tv video full screen opens on different monitor?

I have a Nvidia eVGA GeForce GTX 680 and I am running three monitors off of it. Whenever I watch the live streams on twitch.tv and I want to watch in full screen via the little button on the bottom of ...
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AAKKK! 12.10 Messed my display up! Help

Okay so I had a pretty good set up going. I have a great machine, decided to take plunge and run Linux as my primary OS. Totally loving it BTW wish I had made the switch years ago. So I installed ...
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“Twixtor” ? Any open source equivalent for Ubuntu Linux?

I am looking for something like "Twixtor" / Slow motion / photomorph. Is there any open source equivalent for Ubuntu Linux? Here are some video samples showing this effect: ...
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How can I dub an audio track over a video I'm making with avconv?

So to start out with, I having figured out how to animate a number of still frames into a video, like this: avconv -f image2 -i %06d.png -r 24 -qscale 1 aniron.avi I have a bunch of files in the ...
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green dots on youtbe videos [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is Google Chrome displaying artifacts in YouTube? This issue only comes out when watching youtube videos not on vimeo or others.The video says it all ...
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How to increase video smoothness?

I am having issues when watching videos/movies on my laptop with ubuntu 12.04, had the same issues on Kubuntu.When watching I can see small lines/video tearing, like it has lower than it should ...
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When I start my camera in video call on Skype 4.1. incoming video is flashing blue?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS trough Wubi on Win7. Later have installed Skype 4.1. When I make a video call I can hear and see the other person fine, but when I start my camera, the image of the ...
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Lenovo X1 - HDMI Output

I'm facing problems with HDMI output to my TV (Ölevia HD-TV). When I connect HDMI cable computer / tv I can see the detect each other, and on display configuration I can see the other display, but for ...
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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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Why did my video performance decresase recently?

I've been running ubuntu 12.04 for the last month without any problem, just yesterday a problem with the video performance came up. I'm using compiz (always used it) but now, everything is slower and ...
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How can I reduce the file size of a video from the command-line?

I want to reduce the size of a video size. The video may be .flv, .avi, etc. I want it done from the terminal. How can I do that?
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Can I use the <video> tag to stream videos stored on Ubuntu One?

I have a few videos on Ubuntu One cloud web storage and want to play that videos on my blog using html tag without downloading. Because my friend wants to see them withut downloading. When I enter ...
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Ubuntu Toshiba Dynadock u3.0

I am having a few issues with my new Dynadock u3.0. First of all, all of the USB connections are working as well as the usb ethernet. The only two issues I am having are with the usb audio and the ...
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Asus Eee PC R101d videos don't play properly in Lubuntu 12.10

I installed Lubuntu 12.10 on an Asus Eee PC R101D (Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150). And there is a problem with video playback. It won't play videos properly, only stuttering, extremely slow, ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 12.10 without installing video drivers?

So I have an old (got it FREE) laptop that my mom gave me after she spilled coffee on it. I was able to clean it and get it running Windows XP. I was only able to do this by letting it BSOD and ...