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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 ...
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Skype & Cheese video

I cannot view the webcam in Skype or Cheese. The webcam is working because it is viewable on the Skype call at the other end and Cheeses will take photos. Also I cannot view any incoming videos in ...
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Recording video with audio from webcam?

I've tried cheese and wxCam and both of those record the video fine, but there is no audio in the videos. How can i record a video from my webcam with audio as well?
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Best is the best format to store videos? [closed]

I download and import videos from various website and devices. I also view them on various devices requiring different formats. I want to convert my videos into a single base format, then convert ...
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Looking for Compatabile external usb video adapter for ubuntu 12.04

I have a gateway sx that has two video output ports 1 DVI and one VGA. The DVI port went bad and I want to add an external usb vga video card that will work with ubuntu 12.04 64 bit so I can use 2 ...
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Unable to play movies at all

I just installed Ubuntu, and thus I'm unable to play movies. For example, if I run *.mkv file, I get the error of " Gstreamer backend error - Can't play the text file without video or visualization". ...
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What Ubuntu-compatible software is available to remove shaking from a video? [duplicate]

I've got some some home movies that look great, but my video camera doesn't have one of those fancy new stabilizers. Is there extant end-user software (preferably FLOSS) I could use to removing the ...
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video/audio output via HDMI Ubuntu 12.04

I've been out of the Ubuntu loop for quite a while now and have a completely new laptop now. Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and would like to output my video and my audio via HDMI to my ...
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How do I loop a movie infinitely on another monitor?

I want to loop a video infinitely in another monitor. How do I do this?
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Re-encode video files

I have lots of video files and am running out of storage space fast. Without affecting the quality too much, what is an easy quick way to re-encode these files to smaller files? The original files ...
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fast forward/reverse or jump to specific time in video minidlna streamed content to TV

I am successfully using minidlna to stream content between my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop and a Samsung SMART TV with AllShare system. The only problem I see is that there is no way to jump to a specific ...
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How to check how long a video (mp4) is using the shell?

I need to ftp upload all the mp4 files in a directory with length > 4 minutes using the shell. I can't find any script to check how long a video is. Does anybody have any idea how to do that? Thank ...
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My PC restarts when watching movies

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I always keep my computer updated. Now, for some strange reason, whenever I start watching any movie, the computer restarts randomly. I tried watching with VLC, totem and ...
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Unity window effects/animations very slow on Ubuntu 12.10 with Radeon HD 6770 (3 monitors)

I've installed 12.10 with the proprietary Radeon drivers and am spanning a desktop across three monitors: $ dpkg -l fg* Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | ...
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How do I Recover the Pictures and Videos?

I had FOUR NTFS partitions on my drive. One on which Windows 7 was installed (C Drive) and the other contained my data (D Drive) (E Drive) (F drive) . During Ubuntu installation I chose to install ...
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Videos with Lubuntu and Libreoffice

I have a presentation with a video in it (.ogg). While it works really well on my regular desktop (Unity), on my 4-years old laptop with Lubuntu installed LibreOffice cannot play the video, it just ...
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All video thumbnails fail to be generated

Not a single video thumbnail is being generated and shown in Nautilus. The folder ~/.cache/thumbnails/fail/gnome-thumbnail-factory/ keeps getting filled for all of them. I tried removing all the ...
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Dual monitor error on single monitor setup

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 x86. Once I had two monitors and used the Nvidia control panel to configure dual screen to get a single desktop stretched across the two monitors. Then I had one monitor ...
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ThinkPad Ubuntu 12.10 Savage driver not working

When I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 the display does not work. Reading posts from other distros they claim the savage driver is now broken. I've tried installing other Debian based distros and they ...
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How to play back multiple videos, stopping after each one?

I want to watch a number of trailers and make notes inbetween each one. So, instead having them play one after the other without stopping, I want each one to automatically stop once it's done, and ...
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12.10 video card Driver: <empty> Experience : limited

System details/ video card/Driver is empty and Experience shows "restreint" which means limited in french. My video card is : intel GMA 4500mhd, lscpi shows driver=i915 latency=0. I can only use gnome ...