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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
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Video driver Radeon x1200

I got the issue when I play flash games or videos it's too slow. I reinstalled Ubuntu and it worked smooth for like 5 hours then I rebooted and it was slow again. When I type sudo lshw -C display ...
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VLC Ati Radeon 6870 Ubuntu 12.04 image skewed flicker

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with ATI Radeon 6870 connected to my 40' Sharp TV. The video image is slightly jigged, like breaking a bit and slightly delayed. It just isn't smooth. The computer is very ...
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Bad HD video deinterlacing processing

I have Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with Unity. My system configuration is: CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) RAM: 8192 Mb DDR2 Kingston Video: Palit GeForce GTX 260 216 SP, and my screen resolution is ...
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Best video recording & mixing software for Ubuntu

I'm searching for a quality software for recording video streams and mixing 3 cameras' streams and photos. I need it also for online streaming on a website. It could be a commercial software, ...
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Why does youtube video look weird for me? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flash video appears blue Colors look sort of blueish and and I wonder how to solve this:
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video not displayed in Xubuntu

I have Xubuntu installed in my PC. When I play a video after starting the system it plays fine. After some time the video is not displayed and I can only hear sound. If I reboot my PC then the video ...
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Does the lense for videos search youtube correctly

When I search in youtube.com for "Erika Tipo 11" I get videos about the actual show. When I do the same using the Dash video Lense I get anything else except the actual show. I mean I even get ...
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Installing mesa-utils messes up video driver info

After I installed mesa-utils in order to get rid of the "Unknown Driver" message (see here) I got contradicting info about which driver is actually being used. "System Settings" says: Gallium 0.4 on ...
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How to convert 5.1 AAC streams to AC3 for S/PDIF output?

I connect my PC to my home theater via SPDIF, so when watching video files that uses AAC 5.1 channels, it is downmixed to stereo and the surround channels are lost. I would like to be able to convert ...
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how to get adobe flash fullscreen video fluid with an atom processor?

My system has an atom N270 + intel i915 graphic card. Under Windows I can enjoy 720p bigbuckbunny youtube video fullscreen without any trouble. Under Ubuntu 12.04 I have laggy and choppy fullscreen ...
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I have lost a 30GB Folder [closed]

i was using a video player running a movie. the player (movie player that is coming by default on ubuntu) was freezing and the file and others files in the same folder (30 GB ) was missing. still ...
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How to convert Video to Mp3 in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert a Video to MP3? I am using 12.04 . I have found a question that have the solution How to convert a Video to MP3? But when i tried the answer i got this ...
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How to enable Gallium driver and remove radeon xorg driver, vesa,etc

How to remove radeon xorg driver, vesa etc. and enable de default Gallium driver?
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Youtube has lag (freezes) on gnome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are Flash applications so sluggish? Youtube is not working well at firefox and chrome, midori works fine, this damage is lesser when I tested KDE. The video stops ...