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Graphics Performance is Worse in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS than Windows XP: Using- Intel® 945G x86/MMX/SSE2 [closed]

Graphics Performance is Worse in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS than Windows XP: Using- Intel® 945G x86/MMX/SSE2 In Windows XP Professional, the graphics process much more effectively. I can watch HD videos ...
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Using avconv, when remuxing to MKV, is there a way to fix packed AVI input files?

Due to compatibility bugs between Plex server and Panasonic TVs, the only way to get it to work well is remux everything to MKV, straight copy all streams (video, audio, subtitle) Seems simple ...
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Why is my screen flickering while watching some flash videos?

I'm having an issue where on many flash videos (AMCTV's sites videos allow me to reproduce this consistantly) flicker. The bottom half of my laptop or vga monitor's screen will flash white or turn ...
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How do I get the brightness buttons on a Dell Inspiron N4010 working?

After 13.04 update the brightness control and even brightness in setting have stopped working. The brightness is on full and doesn't decrease. So far sound and wifi is working. Any settings or ...
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Integrate network shares in lens results

I have movies, music and photos on a NAS that I have permanently mounted through /etc/fstab. I noticed when I go into the launcher and click on any of the music, photo and video lens, the results do ...
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Replacing the video driver when the current driver does not work at all

I put Ubuntu 12.10 on an Inspiron 5150 with the NVidia GeForce FX5200. It was fully operational with Windows XP Home when I started. It now boots to a black screen with a mouse cursor. I formatted ...
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problems with slow pocessor laptop

There is something that bothers me a lot a it-s that: I have an Compaq Presario CQ43 172LA, this PC works with an 1.5GHZ AMD E/240 and AMD HD 6310 APU and 1.6 DDR3 ram memory. By default it came with ...
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Unable to play audio and video files [duplicate]

I am new to Linux and installed Ubuntu 12.10. It is showing some codecs or plugins are missing in the player
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What are some good software for creating lecture-like videos?

I want to make videos like the ones in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZXCq2fn-Z0&list=PL8DC1113ADB63358E&index=1 Where I can write stuff and talk about stuff at the same ...
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Youtube video useless after the last update

After some updates recently, Youtube videos now run extremely jerkily. Almost like they are swimming in superglue. It also slows my computer down to a speed akin to a snail on diazepam. Running Ubuntu ...
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How can I burn a Video DVD? [duplicate]

I've been trying all day to make a simple video DVD to play on a regular DVD player, but I just can't seem to figure to out. I don't understand what an image is and all the apps that I've tried today ...
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Download Streaming Video

I want to download any streaming video from websites.I already know that there are add-ons in firefox for youtube streaming video download.Please tell me how to download any streaming video from news ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 , Download Flash videos from nowvideo website?

first of all i'm apology to ask this repeated Question. Actually i'm new to Ubuntu, previously i'm using Windows in that using Internet Download Manager i'm download all the videos file and one more ...
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How to make lyrical music video?

I'm trying to make a lyric video for my friends band. I wanted to make a video with the album art and have the lyrics appear and leave the screen with some effects. I've downloaded programs like ...
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Poor-quality video playback from YouTube

I have compiled from source codes player VLC 2.0.5 The build succeeds. But when playing video from YouTube playlists , I get problems. Some videos are played perfectly. Others - no. bad ...
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Can someone recommend a capture card that will work with Ubuntu 64bit, XBMC, that I can buy in the US

I am wanting to add a tv capture card that records over the air antenna channels in the US that will work with Ubuntu 64 bit and XBMC? I would like add it to my XBMC system that I have hooked up to ...
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Anything similar to Maya for making animation-movies under Ubuntu?

Are there any programs similar to Maya, for making animation-movies under Ubuntu? I.e. programs where you make keyframes, and the program fill in the inbetweens. I want to make a short video for ...
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Problem with Games on Flash and Wine

I started using Ubuntu 4 days ago and I really like it since I got bored with Windows. But as always, I am playing a game via the internet like Backyard Monsters on Facebook or Moba like League of ...
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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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Ubuntu won't recognize my video card and shows white screen with unintelligible characters

I just installed Ubuntu to run side-by-side with a yet to be activated Window 7 Ultimate. I tried both of the 32-bit version of Ubuntu and both say they don't recognize my video card after the ...
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Unable to play 1080p videos

i am dual booting windows and ubuntu (12.04), and i am unable to play any videos(1080p) on it , while on windows everything works fine. I have - -tried different media players (vlc, movie player ...
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How to repair videos?

Videos' size became 0byte. I don't know what happened. But some of the videos work, those recently played became 0byte. On Totem says: Stream contains no data. And on other player they don't play ...
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Video-/podcasting setup on Ubuntu

A few friends and I are gearing up to do a video- & podcast, and I was wondering if anyone had tips as to what software to use... I run 12.04 and am responsible for recording, editing and ...
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Does high definition videos play smoothly on Samsung N150 Plus?

I have a Samsung N-150 plus net-book, and I have always had difficulties in watching movies on it. I thought it's due to Windows 7 starter, so I changed my OS to Windows XP. Although its been running ...
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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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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 ...