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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 ...
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How to read ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way?

Is there anyway of any media player that I can view Arabic ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way without converting them to UTF-8 encoding ? I tried VLC, Gnome mplayer and the default Movie player ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit support the AMD Radeon HD 6790 video card?

Quick question: Does Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04.1 64 bit support the AMD Radeon HD 6790 video card? I tried checking Ubuntu's hardware support wiki information but it hasn't been updated since July 2011 - ...
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How to i install my video driver for nvidia geforce 610M on ubuntu 12.04

I've just installed ubuntu on my laptop and noticed that my nvidia driver wasnt installed. So I installed nvidia-current with the terminal command sudo apt-get install nvidia-current but now my ...
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VESA:M92 standard, but ati driver installed? (12.04 LTS)

I have a Dell studio 1555 with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500, and I have installed the proprietary driver but when I go to settings>details>graphics, ubuntu tells me the driver is VESA:M92, ...
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What can I use to download YouTube videos? [duplicate]

With Windows, there are a couple programs to download video from YouTube. Does anyone know of any free software that will do this on Ubuntu?
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Problems with brightness and video card on an HP Compaq 6735b [duplicate]

I am kind of new to the linux world. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 a couple of weeks ago to use vim but I've been having some issues. I have a HP Compaq 6735b, 2.2 GHz AMD Turion(tm)X2 Dual Core Mobile ...
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Radeon 9800 pro driver ubuntu 12.04

I'm new to askubuntu and I have a question that I cant seem to find an answer for. I may be getting a ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (unless some one can recommend me a better card) I would like to know if the ...
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video track length of Canon Legria HF M306 produced videos

I am having problems working with video clips produced by Canon Legria HF M306. Some tools seem to detect them as 25 fps progressive and other as 50 fps interlaced, it seems. The result is that, e.g., ...
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What can you currently do with Ubuntu on Nexus 7?

I am about to buy a Nexus 7 16GB and am wondering if I'll be able to watch videos on it. I know it's a experimental release, but if it can play my movies I'll already be satisfied :) First thing I'll ...
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Webcam and Cheese: Unbelievably slow

I have a machine with 4 GIG of RAM on a 64 bit computer. Yet, Cheese is found to be unbelievably slow in recording videos. What would be an apt alternate for video recording on Ubuntu systems? To my ...
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How do I add and/or keep subtitles when converting video?

I have a mkv video I want to convert to mp4, but every which way I try and convert it (Handbrake, WinFF, ffmpeg, mencoder,...I lose the video's subtitles. How can I convert the video,keeping the ...
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Why would video stutter on HDMI but not on DVI? [closed]

I've got a system running Ubuntu 12.04 with an i3 2120T CPU/GPU. When I play video through mplayer, I notice when I'm hooked up to a screen via HDMI there is a small stutter (1-2 frames) every few ...
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How to join an avi video file split in Files as : filename.avi.001, filename.avi.002, filename.avi.003, etc? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How I can extract files, name.iso.001 name.iso002 and so on Files spitted like that should be joined but they are not just fragments of video, but behave like archives. ...
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Is there a recommendation for graphics card for Ubuntu 12.10? [closed]

I want to build my own computer to run Ubuntu 12.10. What are your recommendations for graphics card brands that work best with 12.10?
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Flash Video Intermittent Browser Freeze [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? I have had this issue for a while, and have searched for solutions. It may be associated with my graphics card (since I also have other ...
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Is there a video player working in Nexus 7

Is there a video player that will playback mp4s on the ARM processor? VLC gives me a black screen when it tries to play the video back
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How do I install these libraries/codecs for Matlab?

I just installed matlab on my computer, seemingly successfully, but I've been trying to run a program, and I'm getting the following error: >> reproduceResults Warning: Directory already ...
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How to watch a video on every workspace?

I was wondering if there was an application or something that would allow me to view a workspace in the corner of another workspace? For example if I had a video playing on one workspace, I'd be able ...
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No video signal after install

Today I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 to my machine, but all the time I encountered the same problem, I successfully boot from Ubuntu 12.04 DVD, and a purple background comes up with accessibility and ...
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How to fix inverted video on skype?

I just installed 12.10 on my Lenovo y510 laptop. The webcam worked fine while setting up Ubuntu, it also works fine with Google Chat and Cheese. But with Skype 4, the video is inverted 180 degrees. I ...
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“No such file or directory” error when downloading with 'youtube-dl'

Every time I try to download YouTube videos using youtube-dl it gives me this: ERROR: unable to open for writing: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:<br> 'Filename.mp4.part' How can I fix ...
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How to watch Apple keynote videos from the website

I just noticed that I am unable to watch Apple's keynote videos on Ubuntu 12.10. Neither Firefox nor Google Chrome works. I am however, able to view all the advertisement videos for all products on ...
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Can't get movie player to play on my TV via HDMI connection

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell laptop. laptop resolution is 1366x768. I connected to my Phillips 42" TV using HDMI. By changing channels I can get to HDMI4 and there my desktop wallpaper ...
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Use Noveau NVIDIA driver instead of proprietary driver

I would like to try the Noveau driver instead of the proprietary NVIDIA driver. No problem with the proprietary one, but I would like to see a proper Linux Kubuntu splash screen, which requires kernel ...
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Problem while installing amd driver on ubuntu 12.10 on my dell inspiron 5520

I have a dell inspiron 5520 which has switchable graphics mode with amd radeon hd 7600m. I have recently installed ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows. But i can't install the driver for grahics card. ...
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How do I install the latest ATI Catalyst Video Drivers in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal?

There are other threads related to this question for Ubuntu 12.04, however THEY DO NOT APPLY TO 12.10. This is not a duplicate of another thread if the referenced thread doesn't answer the question ...
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12.10 no audio via hdmi and video speeds up

I have a laptop with an ati radeon 4200, on 12.04 everything worked fine, since upgrading to 12.10 I cannot get sound over the hdmi. When I switch to hdmi audio the video speeds up to about 2x. I ...
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CPU spikes to 100% when trying to watch video [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: High CPU usage while playing Flash I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now CPU spikes to 100% when trying to watch a video. I don't want to hear that this is a problem ...
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Is watching a video on HDD using VLC, or a youtube video in a browser considered as 'computer idle'?

I have Ubuntu 11.04 (natty). I have read 'Screen goes blank when VLC is playing video'. My question is similar, but also I have this problem when viewing a video on youtube. I am not quite clear ...
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Using a DisplayLink USB video adapter on Ubuntu 12.10

The line of USB video adapters made by DisplayLink has a somewhat sordid history under Linux. In past Ubuntu releases, the process of getting them to work has been somewhat difficult, inspiring a ...
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Why isn't there just a plain Youtube scope in video lens [closed]

Why isn't there a regular Youtube scope in dash? There is only Youtube education and Youtube Movies I think