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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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Video hangs with nvidia 9600 GT

System seems to "hang in the foreground" but continues processing in the background. This appears to happen primarily during operations that rely on 3D acceleration. My system is as follows: ...
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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 ...
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New video card stops at Ubuntu startup screen

I have removed an older Nvidia card and put a AMI HD4550-based card into a Ubuntu machine running 11.10. I ran the Nvidia uninstall script and then have followed that by using the steps in Is my ATI ...
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Optimizing brightness of movie file

I have a video recorded with a very simple camera that looks quite dark. I want to increase the brightness, and while I can do it by hand, I have seen some options to apply "smart" optimizing ...
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Screen tearing on videos (not flash videos)

I mean video files on my hard drive. I get noticeable screen tearing on VLC, Totem, gnome mplayer and Mplayer. I have tried fglrx drivers and now the experimental AMD drivers. I have a Radeon HD6950 ...
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ATI Radeon HD 5650 on Ubuntu 12.10

We've got a laptop running an ATI Radeon HD 5650 and we're trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on it, yet without luck getting the drivers for the video card running correctly. On the internet I've seen a ...
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How can I concatenate several FLV files into one?

I have a handful of FLV files that are in fact a single sequence. I'd like to combine them into a single file, e.g. part1.flv, part2.flv, part3.flv become final.flv. What is the easiest way that I ...
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Multiparty video conferencing between Linux/Windows?

I have a group of friends that we are often physically separate, but we like to play old school table top RPG's. A video conferencing solution seems ideal for this. What we need is cross platform, ...
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Ubuntu virtual terminals hotkey problem

This problem appears from at least 11.04 till at least 12.04. Usually if you want to open one of six virtual terminals, you press hotkeys Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] (or Ctrl+Alt+F7 to go back to X). But I have ...
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What are some good alternatives to PS3 Media Server?

I've typically ran PS3 Media Server for a few years now to serve and transcode Video to multiple devices. It's great at transcoding videos for each device specifically. In my experience, PS3 Media ...
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How to get thumbnails for Hi10p videos?

Does anybody know how get thumbnails for Hi10p videos? I've tried installing the most recent versions of VLC and ffmpeg but neither work for this purpose. Solution I managed to find the answers ...
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How to convert DVD to WMV (or another format acceptable by Windows Movie Maker)?

I need to convert DVD to WMV file or another format acceptable by Windows Movie Maker (video is going to be edited on windows machine). What software should I use?
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Chrome Screen Tearing while rendering pages

I know my question might be close to this question, but for me none of the solution fixed the issue completely, although one has improved the situation a bit. Simply put, I have rendering problems on ...
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How to install mpeg-4 aac and h.264 decoder on Ubuntu 10.10? [closed]

I'm trying to play a video which requires the above mentioned plugins. I've looked at a few answers on this topic here but it hasn't resolved the issue for me. What I've tried until now : 1) sudo ...
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How to fix this problem, where sometimes /dev/video0 becomes automatically /dev/video1 as a result other apps cant read

I have one camera USB which on connect makes a place as /dev/video0, now using other applications while its reading /dev/video0 works fine, after some time like couple of hours later, automatically ...
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Dumping a list of corrupt video files & quality

Having trouble finding a solution to this. I have a folder with a few thousand movies in it, and maybe 20-30 are corrupt. I'm trying to find a way to list these corrupt files (NOT delete them). They ...
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How to fix video playback showing green screen with just audio?

When I attempt to view a video file, I get a solid green screen with audio, regardless of the application or file format. This happens with .mp4, .gp, and .dv files. I am unable to use live web cam ...
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Recording speaker audio using avconv

I'm having some problems recording the audio from my speakers using avconv. This is the command I type into the terminal: avconv -f alsa -i pulse -f x11grab -r 30 -s 1920*1080 -i :0.0 -vcodec ...
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Video hangs while playing on VLC

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.I am unable to play any video.When I play video on VLC the video freezes and after few min it moves to some other frame and also the sound is breaking. PC ...
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Loading ac3 files in VLC player [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to view video file with external ac3 audio track? I have mkv and english.ac3 files. That mkv plays with the default audio stream which is not english. How do I load ...
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Are there tools to measure video quality?

I am looking for any tools that can measure the video quality in a subjective way (As how the eye sees a moving picture). Are there any tools to which I could input a video file and get a subjective ...
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How can I install the ATI video card driver for Ubuntu 12.04? (ati radeon hd 3200)

I don't know if there really is an answer on this web site, I have searched a lot in all kinds of forums but I don't find the answer, I want to install my drivers the best way possible, but there is ...
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Video server for PS3

I am trying to get my Ubuntu desktop to be able to share videos so my PS3 can watch them over my network. I would like a folder,or something similar that I can share as a media center so all of the ...
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Thunar Disable video Thumbnails only

Is there a way in Thunar (within XFCE) to disable displaying of Video thumbnails only and still allow Picture thumbnails? I found this thread: Show me only picture thumbnails But that is for ...