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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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How can I cut videos with otrverwaltung when avidemux crashes?

I use otrverwaltung (Version 0.9.1) to decode and cut videos from "Online TV Recorder". otrverwaltung starts avidemux (Version: 1:2.5.4-0ubuntu13), but this instantly crashes. (Here is what gets ...
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VLC downmix surround to stereo?

When i'm playing a 5.1 movie, i only hear left and right channel. When there's sound from a rear channel, i hear absolutely nothing. How do i set VLC to convert 5.1 to stereo, so that no sounds are ...
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Filter's inputs in avconv

I'm going to crop some desktop regions and overlay them on the scene. avconv -f x11grab -s:v 100x100 -r 30 -i :0.0+10:10 -f x11grab -s:v 100x100 -r 30 -i :0.0+200:200 -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -c:a ...
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VLC Media Player and Youtube Playback jerky

I installed VLC Media Player 2.0.8 on my Ubuntu and I tried to play videos on youtube and VLC Media player they were jerky. The video stops and sound repeats again and again like a scratched VCD is ...
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distorted video [duplicate]

When viewing youtube videos, video is distorted like this: Flash player is up to date, javascript is enabled, and same issue for firefox and chromium browsers. What to do?
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What is the best video communicator for Ubuntu? [closed]

Which video calls client do you think is the best, and has compatibility for Ubuntu and Windows 8?
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lubuntu 13.10 flash video doesn't display (youtube)

I have an old pc 256mb ram and 1.6GHz processor which had win xp. It could play youtube videos with chrome (ok it stucked a bit) and i installed lubuntu 13.10. I installed the flashplayer plugin but ...
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When watching video full screen online, screen goes grey

When I have watched a video online (usualy with YouTube video's), be it with Firefox or Chrome and press the button to exit full-screen mode, my laptop screen turns grey and there seems to be nothing ...
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ubuntu 13.10 video doesn't load when I login after I changed the driver [duplicate]

I just changed the video driver and when I tried to login again, the desktop doesn't load anymore. Is there a way (a command) I can return to the other option (the recommeded one) with the text mode? ...
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FFmpeg on Linux Video Size in Preset

Hi everyone I am trying to create a preset to encode my videos with ffmpeg through this file: #video options s=716x402 vcodec=libx264 minrate=900k maxrate=1100k bufsize=1500k vprofile=high level=4 ...
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Splitting a video into multiple parts

I have several large videos that I want to split into parts. The only way to do that I know is to split one part at a time with OpenShot. I have to split, wait a long time, delete the part, split the ...
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Having internal error on 12.04 with intel video

I get the xserve-xorg-video-intel problem where it says I need to install it but I'm unable to find this anywhere. I do the sudu apt-get install -f but still there is nothing that changes. I have ...
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browser video not working, weird shape and colour [duplicate]

i have posted pics to show you what my browser videos is doing. it is only happening on videos streamed in browsers. it wasn't always like this. vlc player works fine with saved files. i have tried ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 I removed an add-in video board and now I can't see anything with on-board video card

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. I originally installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a PC with an HDMI add-in video card. I pulled that card and connected directly to the on-board VGA. When I boot, I see a gray ...
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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 ...
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Video colors wrong 12.04 LTS using VLC or Movie Player

Does anyone have a fix for misrepresented video colors? Have searched askubuntu.com, have not found a solution that works. 12.04 LTS displays video colors incorrectly using VLC or Movie Player. ...
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What video driver should I download?

I'm trying to install the ATI drivers for Ubuntu. When I run sudo lshw -c video it shows: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310] ...
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Play subtitle on online streaming movies

I want a player which can play subtitles while I am watching online movies. I have tried VLC network streaming. It's not happening. Well, there is a Windows app called Greenfish Subtitle Player, ...
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S Video performance using ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run on U 12.4

I have a new installation of Ubuntu 12.4 using the ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run driver for my Radeon 9600. Graphics in Details shows Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV350. When S Video is connected an ...
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Cannot play YouTube videos in Firefox - Opera works?

Since a couple of days it is not possible for me to watch YouTube videos in Firefox - nevertheless I installed Opera and tried it successfully to play videos with it. What I tried so far (and did not ...
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usb video capture device: video displayed OK but NO sound?

I'm trying to digitize my old Video8 videos with a Terratec GrabsterAV350MX usb device on a Kubuntu system. Video display, and capture on basis of v4l2 is no problem. However I cannot get any sound. "...
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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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Camera movies will not play

I have recoded video footage on my Fuji X-S1 camera, which plays back fine on the actual camera, but when transferred to my computer, running Ubuntu 12.04, the movie files will not play. Photographs ...
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Get Workrave to treat video watching as “work”, not rest

I use workrave not just to avoid RSI, but also as a tool to save my eyes. I only have the rest break set up every 70 minutes. The problem is that it treats events like video-watching as inactivity ...
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How to prevent the recorded video using ffmpeg get corrupt

Actually I have an device that record the audio and video. when the recording is started the video file also started to persist into the hard drive. But if device goes off unfortunately between the ...
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libav : deinsterlace option?

I have compiled from GIT sources the libav 2014-march-10. On usual libav from Ubuntu repositories, I was able to use -deinterlace to... well, deinterlace the video. Now this option appears to be ...
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“Invalid video format” after installing Ubuntu

I am having this problem every time I install Ubuntu on my PC. I used to connect my PC via a VGA cable to my screen and every time I install Ubuntu on any PC that uses a VGA cable, I will get an error ...
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gstreamer error : MP4 files and thumbnails doesn't work

I think I have done something, but I can't tell what exactly... Now, my Ubuntu doesn't want to decode MPEG-4 and H.264 video-files (files extensions .avi .mp4). vlc still works (of course, it has ...
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How to extract audio from video ?? (Not converting video into audio file ???) [closed]

It sounds strange to ask this question as it has been asked before. However the answers only refer to converting video files into audio files. I would like to get into the container and separate the ...
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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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How can I get Subliminal to work?

How can I get Subliminal to work and then integrate it with a file manager? I have downloaded Subliminal which is a program that downloads movie subtitles.But when I test it at the console with a ...
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How can I add or edit chapter markers with an m4v file?

I am doing some simple video editing and I want to add/edit chapters. This is a 5 hour video, so chapter makers can be very useful. I ripped video from DVDs using handbrake and put them together ...
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Which packages should be installed on Ubuntu server so it will be able to play video?

I have a server where Ubuntu Server 12.04 is installed. It's used for running automated browser tests. The tests use Firefox that is run in Xvfb. One of tests clicks button that usually invokes ...
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No video in VBA-M in Wine

So I’ve been trying to get VBA-M running on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) 32x via Wine and it's almost working. The only problem I'm having now is a generic Sound only (no video) output issues. ...
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youtube-dl stopped working

On my 12.04 LTS I can't download from YouTube via youtube-dl. I used to do that, but recently (for a week) I'm not able. I tried on many videos and I get same output: $ youtube-dl -t http://www....
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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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Files not readable on Windows

I have a video server running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, which works fine for what I need it to do. Although, as it is a video server from which I stream movies to my Windows machine, that's what I expect ...
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Show date and time on GUVCViewer recordings?

I am using GUVCViewer to record video using my webcam. How do I display the current date time on the video which is being recorded?
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Native tool to change aspect ratio information in video file

I have a video file (avi) which somehow has the wrong default aspect ratio. If I open it with VLC or any other player, it's shown in 4:3, making everything look really tall/thin. When I manually ...
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Subdownloader no longer working

I've had this problem for a little while now: subdownloader no longer succeeds to download subtitles. It finds the subtitles fine, but fails to download them (there's no error message, the status just ...
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How to remove the preview image on video and picture files in foldes?

I would like to have that setup like in windows where just the file names are showing and not any small picture of the image or video preview of the file. this is all when browsing in folders :) ...
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How can I save frames from an IP camera to disk on demand?

I have an IP camera that is running correctly. I can open http:its.address.com/videostream.cgi in my browser and view the video successfully. Now I would like to create a program or script that saves ...
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How to install MPEG-1 Layer 3(MP3) ubuntu 13.10 64 bit

I dont't want to install any different software to play audio and video(want to use default player only). also i dont want to install any separate software to configure my plug ins for me. I need to ...
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Choppy Recording of Desktop Effects

I'm attempting to record a demo of the KDE desktop effects on my computer. All seems to be working well, except for when rotate the cube, at which point it gets choppy. See this video for an example....
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ubuntu expectations for laptop drivers

I'm brand new to the ubuntu world. I'm trying to understand what ubuntu requires in the way of drivers (wireless, video, audio etc) when it's going to be installed on a laptop. I noticed when I ran ...
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How can I play video in an always-on-top window?

I want to watch an exciting announcement while I do other things on my desktop. So, I'd like to have the video play: in a small window hovering over other windows as I move them around ("always on ...
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Acer C7 Chromebook running 13.10 slow Performance Graphics?

I see others are having simiar issues but I haven't found a fix. Instead of the Intel fdriver, Ubuntu showing gallium driver. Honestly, the performance is sluggish, I wasn't even sure it was Video ...
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How can I detect motion in a long, mostly dull video?

I need a way to scan through hours and hours of recorded video (mp4, mov, avi, doesn't matter, I can fix that) to search for motion. The videos consist of many, many hours of dull nature scenes like ...
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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, ...