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Have problem with install latest amd ati drivers

Hello i have problem with install ati 13.12 drivers on kubuntu 13.10. I receive this error in console Loading new fglrx-13.251 DKMS files... Building only for 3.11.0-15-generic Building for ...
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HBO and TED talks video maximizes on wrong monitor

I want to stream videos from my laptop to my TV through an HDMI cable that I have bought. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. While I have been able to do this for YouTube videos, I haven't for others like HBO ...
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Specify shared library location for VLC

I built (from source) a newer version of libavcodec.so, libavformat.so, etc. than provided by the Ubuntu repositories. (My newer versions are installed in /usr/local/lib). Using ldd /usr/bin/vlc to ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: Only four levels of brightness?

Why do I have only four levels of brightness on my Dell Inspiron laptop, selectable by Fn+ArrowDown/Up? In Linux Mint Mate, I have 7 or 8, and so I have under Windows, on the same machine? This is ...
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How to save a file being streamed using Real Time Streaming Protocol?

I want to save an mp4 video file which is being streamed using rtsp://. I have tried to save it using ffmpeg, but the result I got was with numerous mistakes. I tried VLC also, but the video and ...
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how do i install Video Codec on ubuntu 12.04 ?

On my machine mp3 files are playing perfectly . I want to downlaod video codec for playing populer types of format ! like mp4 3gp mkv flv avi ..etc . is there any way to play those files without ...
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How to simply convert video files (i.e.: MKV to MP4)? [duplicate]

I simply want to convert files, any format to any format (at the moment, I need to convert MKV to MP4-h264), without losing quality. I don't want to resize (scale) the video, I don't want to change ...
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Unable to play DVD movies

Since upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12 and then to 13, I've got a problem with playing movies form DVD's. When I was using 10.10 version everything was fine, and I didn't have any problems with this ...
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Creating a video from an audio file in Ubuntu?

I have recorded an audio file, and would like to upload it to Youtube. But Youtube requires me to convert it firstly to video. So how do you do that in Ubuntu? Thanks!
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Cheese doesn't record video from my webcam

Cheese doesn't record video from my webcam... the picture freezes when I press the 'Record a Video' button. If I stop the records, then try and click the record button again it crashes the ...
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Secondary display for video playback only

I have two displays. One monitor (DisplayPort-0) for work and one TV (HDMI-0) for movies. Xrandr says both connected, but I configured screen/desktop just to monitor, because I don't want any window ...
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Are there any credible alternatives to XBMC as a media server that can also be used to stream video to a tablet or other Android device?

I've connected a PC running Ubuntu 12.04 with XBMC installed. I am looking to get it replaced with a Raspberry Pi for the power-usage benefits and smaller footprint. I would like to have a single ...
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Intel Quick Sync Video codec

I'm looking for Intel Quick Sync Video codec and / or video encoding software that also can take benfit of Intel QSV. Any suggestion?
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How to Flash (Chrome or Firefox) hardware accelerated decoding? Something instead?

What can I do to get GPU to work on decoding Flash video? At chrome://gpu Graphics Feature Status page I see all stuff green OK like Video Decode: Hardware accelerated, yet Flash nerd statistics tell ...
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Video editing app for lowering background noise while evidentiating slow voice?

I got a video who needs some delicate tweaks. In that video I recite several poems. My voice sounds too low, while the background noise is too high. If someone turns its sound at maximum to be able to ...
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How can I watch videos online? [duplicate]

what app do i need to download in order to watch video's online? Something similar to flash program but for ubuntu? (first time ubuntu user) Thank you very much!
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How do you install avconv on Ubuntu Server 13.04?

I've searched and searched, but I can't find anything, besides compiling it, which gives me an error about ASM.
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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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Adding video card and Ubuntu stuck on boot

I am working on Ubuntu 13.04 and I have Radeon 7950 video card working good with the latest AMD driver. The problem occurs when I am adding another exactly the same video card now the boot ...
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gma500_gfx vs cedarview-graphics-drivers? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.3 Kernel 3.8.33 on an Intel N2600/GMA3600 Netbook. Ubuntu currently runs in 1024*600 resolution which is perfect for my netbook. However the graphic performance is very poor. ...
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How to make v4l2ucp's “Exposure, Auto Priority” persistent on reboot?

My laptop's webcam has the common too dark issue, and what fixes it is using v4l2ucp and activating "Exposure, Auto Priority". The problem is, the setting reverts after every reboot. Any way to make ...
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Cannot find video plugin: video/x-gst-fourcc-AVin-Decoder

I try to cut a video in Pitivi and get the following error: Missing file: video/x-gst-fourcc-AVin-Decoder The problem: I do not find any plugin with that name. Which plugin solves the problem then? ...
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How to view 4K videos?

I'm trying to view some 4K resolution MP4 videos generated by a Galaxy Note 3 on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 7, 1 running Ubuntu 13.10. Using any of the standard major video players (VLC, Totem, etc.), ...
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DVD Audio Playback Silent - how to find codec

I'm utterly baffled by this but I'm sure the fix must be simple - I can play DVDs fine on my ubuntu machine but I have just bought a new DVD and there is no sound. The sound works on all other DVDs ...
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I am not able to download any plugin for audio or video on Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10. And for some reason I am unable to download any plugin automatically. I never had this problem before. Here is an image what Rhythmbox or the default video player ...
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Suddenly All Video Players Relying on Python Do Not Work in Precise 12.04 amd64

Until several days ago everything was working fine. Last time I used VLC was may be a week or 2 ago. I first noticed the behaviour when trying to play a mp4 video I had played before without trouble ...
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Video won't play correctly

I'm new to linux and I've installed ubuntu 12.04 on a dual boot PC. Whenever I play something on Youtube or Iplayer the image is compressed to the left half of the screen and the colours are wrong. ...
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How to install h.264 decoder?

I tried playing videos in movie player but only the audio could be heard. I tried playing the video with dragon player but here also only the audio could be heard. A message box appeared showing the ...
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Adobe Flash Player fullscreen bug

For a few days I've been experiencing a really strange behaviour when watching YouTube videos in fullscreen. It looks like this: As you can see, the video stays the same size as it had in embedded ...
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How to delete list of played movies in Movie Player [duplicate]

Movie Player lists names of last few movies played. How to delete that list ? Going forward, I'll use VLC. But I'd like to clear that viewed movie history list.
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Videos playing in Web brower, play at double speed, how do I stop this?

I have recently been having a problem with my web browsers (Firefox and Chromium) playing all videos (Youtube and ect...) I have uninstalled flash and then re-installed it and done the same to my web ...
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Firefox Full-Screen Flash not Working

In Ubuntu Gnome 13.10, attempting to view Flash video full-screen does nothing but freeze the video. The freezing can be fixed by unfocusing and refocusing the window, but I cannot get Flash to go ...
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Lubuntu. Can't play Vimeo

I now have Lubuntu 13.04 with Chromium browser installed on my Acer Aspire One D255 Netbook. I can't play Vimeo vids. I've downloaded the flash nonfree package thinking that'll sort it but no luck. I ...
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Converting images into video

I found a method on internet to use avconv to make a video from images, but the quality is very poor. I set the resolution but it didn't help. avconv -i "franc%04d.jpg" -r 30 -s:v 1280x720 a.mkv ...
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I find a advanced video editor for Ubuntu

I need a video editor which has the next functions: move the video (like move tool on gimp) resize the video (like scale tool on gimp) rotate the video (like rotate tool on gimp) and color ...
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Cant watch videos on Browser : Flash Player not installed

I have a Toshiba Satellite c655 and have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on it. I cant watch videos or basically do anything that requires Flash Player. I was able to on the previous version I had of ...
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Netflix is sluggish when playing videos in HD.

I am using Netflix desktop (https://launchpad.net/netflix-desktop) which is basically just an application for Ubuntu which uses Firefox running in/under Wine. Everything works phenomenal, but the HD ...
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Black screen when fullscreening Twitch

When I am watching a stream on twitch and activate fullscreen, the stream works properly in fullscreen. The issue occurs when I close fullscreen and try to open it again. The stream doesn't fullscreen ...
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Performances Issues With Radeon HD 5470

I've got a Dell laptop with 4gb ram, intel core 2 duo and a Radeon HD 5470 graphics card, and I'm facing some performances issues. While watching 720/1080p HD movies there are a lot of bugs and the ...
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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 convert a Video to avi xvid with custom Frame Size?

i want to convert my movies to avi xvid with the frame size 700x292 so that i can watch it on my tv.But i don't know which software in ubuntu will help me.I tried arista transcoder but it does not ...
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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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ffmpeg how to output images from a video

I want to extract images from a video I want thous images to be extracted from specific time for example 0:30 1:15 1:45 and I would love them to be in PNG format as well Thank you in advanced ...
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How to play vp9 videos on ubuntu

So I have a vp9 video and I can not play the video on ubuntu 13.10 audio works because it is vorbis. I have compiled ffmpeg version git-2013-11-01-ec5e02d and I know that it supports vp9 Thank you ...
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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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How can I pause/resume download in youtube video?

I have downloaded youtube videos using youtube-dl. But due to network problem or other problem sometimes I am not able to download video completely. Later, I need to download that video from ...
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How to replace avconv with (the real) ffmpeg and have it work right?

UPDATE (original text preserved below) With the real ffmpeg about to return (in 15.04), Jon Severinsson's PPA no longer working (for ffmpeg), and both avconv-ffmpeg (now called "libav") and the real ...
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Discontinuous VLC playback under 13.10

Since system upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 I have discontinuous playback with current vlc player version even for low-mid quality avi files. Tried to reinstall vlc several times using different install ...
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Convert webm to jpg or png

I found many .webm videos on the net and I want to know if it's possible to extract images from these. Some videos I found have amazing images and I would like to set one of the frames as wallpaper. ...
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vhs capture devices

I have a VHS capture device ecap303 from climaxdigital used on windows 7 i am new to ubuntu but have used the command lsusb with the device connected and come up with ID EBIA : 2861 EMPIA TECH INS ...