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Ubuntu 15.10 freezes on viewing YouTube video on full screen using Google Chrome

The case: Launch Google Chrome. Open YouTube video using the 720p resolution with 60 fps. Make it full screen. Use the "system volume up" hotkey. After step 3 the video is frozen, but sound ...
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Ubuntu Problems with Firefox 44 and Firefox 45

I am a user of Ubuntu 12.04 x64 almost since its release and i can say that i am very satisfied with it. But recently i ran into two problems both concerning Firefox which is my main browser. When ...
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Is there a HEVC decoder for Ubuntu 14.04, without the need to install external PPA?

I recently got a few video files that are in HEVC format. VLC plays just the audio after displaying message that it can't decode HEVC format, and that "there was nothing 'I' could do about it!" My ...
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Xfinity video not playing

When I try to watch Xfinity/Comcast videos, the actual video does not load. I have installed Flash, then installed Pipelight and enabled Silverlight, Flash, Shockwave, and Unity3d. Other Silverlight ...
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Gnome mplayer and vlc showing blue, black screen output at every video

I recently installed lubuntu 15.10 and Gnome mplayer was already installed in it, but every time play any video it just shows this and then i installed vlc media player to solve the issue but didn't ...
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ffmpeg unrecognized option “draw_mouse”

There is ffmpeg package installed from ppa:mc3man/trusty-media. ffmpeg version N-78590-g5590ab4 Copyright (c) 2000-2016 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 4.8 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.1) When ...
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VLC forces all videos to be the same size - cannot resize them

All videos I try to play with vlc are fixed with the same size, I can't resize them forcing to zoom in or out to fit the window. Tried to purge config folder, unistalling and reinstalling. With other ...
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Use a Canon camcoder as webcam

I have a Canon LEGRIA HF R606 camcoder and I would like to connect it to my computer to stream live videos (e.g. in Google Hangouts or anything else), so basically using it as webcam. It's not clear ...
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Ubuntu get stuck on a daily basis

I'm using Trusty 14.04 and my computer gets frozen on a daily basis. My machine is a laptop, Dell Latitude 3340. This usually happens when I watch videos on VLC, or when I exit full screen videos ...
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VLC player doesn't work in Ubuntu 15.10

I have Installed and re-installed VLC player multiple times in Ubuntu 15.10. But every time I am encountering following warning.. Processing triggers for vlc-nox (2.2.1-3) ... No plugins in ...
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Video Broadcast Decoder Setup

OK, I've used Ubuntu for a year now and I have a feel for the basics. trying to set-up my ( Pinnacle PCTV Stereo card ) and cant seem to get it to do anything. I found the card listed on ( ...
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Flashing lights when I view videos in Facebook

I can't view videos properly as there is flashing light from the sides of screen in Facebook. Whenever I play videos the light comes from nowhere from right and left of the video or sometimes on ...
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How can I view / edit this image? [closed]

I have an image on a hard drive for a Linux machine that is not Ubuntu. The boot image is what I want to view/ edit. $ ls -l total 1240 -r--r--r-- 1 root root 1203050 Nov 23 2005 bzImage dr-xr-xr-x ...
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VLC does not support the audio or video format “hevc” [duplicate]

I'm trying to run an .mkv video, I even installed the codecs from this page: How to install all existing media codecs? But still keep getting this error on VLC player: No suitable decoder module: ...
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How to run Janus WebRTC gateway on Beaglenone Black?

I installed successfully Janus WebRTC Gateway ( https://github.com/meetecho/janus-gateway) in /usr/local/lib and I re-configure to start Janus. But when I do sudo janus, I get this error: /* ...
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Preserve subtitles when using avconv on a video file

I'd like to set the second audio track in a video file as the default. In order to achieve this, I swap the first two audio tracks via avconv: avconv -i input.mp4 \ -c copy \ -map 0:v \ -map 0:a:1 ...
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Lenovo G50-70 audio/video glitch

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo G50-70. Whenever I watch video or listen to online radio (flash) every few minutes there is a sound glitch (sounds like skipping cd). If it is a video ...
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Webcam / Video Playback Problems in Ubuntu MATE 15.10

I have tried both Cheese and guvcview. The vids play back fine in the recording apps themselves, but when I load them up in VLC, OpenShot, or Cinelerra, all I get is the initial frame (frozen) and the ...
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Convert video DVD for FullHD TV via NAS

I'd like to convert a video DVD into a video file that I can put on my NAS in order to watch it via PC or my TV (FullHD). Of course, I'd like to preserve high quality and high compatibility, as new ...
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Playing video in browser freezing whole system after an update in 14.04.1

I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1. Originally Ubuntu worked fine, but after an update it is freezes whenever I play video in the browser.
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when on facebook video call

my Ubuntu 14.04 freezes everytime I have a Facebook video call. It happened on 2 different laptops (HP G1 450 & Dell 3542), with both Chromium and Chrome. I can't press anything on keyboard to ...
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File explorer has 'video DVD' bar at the top

When I open the file explorer and go into one of my NTFS partitions, I have a bar there at the top that says 'Video DVD' and at the end of the bar is a button called video that opens up VLC and tries ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Geforce 210 AVCHD hardware acceleration

I've been trying to achieve hardware acceleration using nvidia driver 340.96 for geforce 210 card on ubuntu 14.04.4, for an avchd 1080p 60fps file. Both kodi (16.0) and VLC produce stuttering, choppy ...
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In ubuntu 14.04 I tried to play a mkv file then it comes:

Required plugin could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: video/x-unknown decoder
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Video Lagging While the Volume Goes Loud

When I play a movie in VLC and I turn the valume more than for example 150 the playing gets interrupted every couple of seconds. Interesting part is that when I plug the earphone the problem gets ...
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Where's my HD video?

I like to record videos with my camera. And it's recording HD, but I can't see that High Definition wow effect on my Ubuntu differently than I see it on Windows. But I hate Windows. I would like to ...
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Is there any way to disable library/playlist in totem?

Is there any way to disable library/playlist functionality in totem (version that comes with Ubuntu 15.10)? All that new clickology is a bit annoying on my netbook. In previous version when you ...
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xrandr crop video

I've been binge watching on Shark Tank lately, but the since YouTube uploader didn't "officially" release the video, they posted the video through some loopholes. I would like to view the video in ...
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webserver displaying HTML5 MP4 incorrectly

I'm here because ubuntu 12.04 (apache/php) is displaying my html5 mp4 video incorrectly. It is cutting off the bottom and also displaying very low quality. I've just been serving this same file on an ...
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HD video problem with Ubuntu 14.04 on my HTPC

720p and 1080p videos are jerky and not synchronized with the sound. Sound often stops after couple of seconds. Tried playing with VLC, SMplayer and Kodi Media Centre. Same thing on YouTube when ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS poor video quality

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside with Windows 7. It seems like the video quality does not good as in Windows 7. How can I solve this problem? Thank you in advanced.
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USB Webcam problems

I have logitech webcam, and i am having some problems to use it correctly. I am writing a program with OpenCV, and i want to control some parameters of the camera, such exposure, focus and frame size. ...
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How to stream MKV from ASRock rack C2750D4I to Samsung TV UE40ES6710, Android, iPhone

I've got mostly MKV movies and mp3 music files on the server with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( Desktop ). What is the best DLNA to chose for it. It needs to have: Support for MKV/MP3 On the fly transcoding ...
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How to use FFmpeg Command for Reverse Video? [closed]

i am use to FFmpeg library in android for reverse video. I can dump images from video but how to reverse all images and make video. See this link that from i am use to library in my gradle.. Library ...
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DVD not accesible/readable on Ubuntu 15.10

Inserting a video DVD in my Laptop with Ubuntu 15.10 it is not mounted like usually when I insert a data DVD or also another video DVDs :( So I think maybe it is somehow protected? It is possible to ...
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Packages for webcam,audio and video in ubuntu 14.04

I tried to use integrated webcam in ubuntu 14.04 but that didn't work. So I attached a logitech webcam. I have installed cheese but sometimes error like "corrupted jpeg frame" occurs. Also when I ...
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How to connect two or more mp4 files?

I have two mp4 files (part 1 and part 2 of a video with sound), and when one ends I want the other to begin, but this gets a little annoying because it is a music video and the sound has to stop while ...
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Why does 14.04 run very slow after installing video codecs?

Did a fresh install on 14.04 on virtualbox, installed couple programs but soon as I ran sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras and everthing installed the whole system came to a crawl, ...
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Keep Screen On When Watching Online Videos

I really like Ubuntu 14.04 so far. But when I watch a video on-line, I need to move my mouse every few minutes to avoid screen going black - highly annoying and doesn't make much sense when nearly ...
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video problems when resuming from sleep

I am a relatively new Linux user and am installing lxle on my second machine, an old Dell desktop. Putting the computer to sleep works ok but when I turn it back on the screen goes crazy. The entire ...
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Problem retrieving video from GoPro

I have a problem with retrieving videos from my GoPro. I am able to mount the GoPro and I see the "Get_started_with_GoPro.URL" file, but no video or image files. Similarly, I have that $ gphoto2 -L ...
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Display flickering video ubuntu 15.10 zenbook ux303ln nvidia

watching video from youtube or vlc or every others, I have horizontal lines... how can i solve it? lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U ...
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Videos which are converted in Linux do not play in mobile browser

I used avconv and ffmpeg to convert video files, but these files after this process did not work on a mobile browser. They only work as well on VLC or any other browser of desktop (Linux or Windows). ...
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Sleep after video with Caffeine

If the computer idles at the end of a YouTube video in Windows it would go to sleep after a set amount of time (with autoplay disabled). With caffeine the computer will stay awake indefinitely after ...
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Adaptive crf value in ffmpeg?

I use a crf value of 19 wich works, but some times the bit rate gets too high. Basically I want to know how to make ffmpeg try to keep the quality level at 19 but when the bit rate gets too high, ...
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HTML5 DRM video won't play on Ubuntu 15.10 with latest Google-Chrome

I have three 15.10 systems with Google Chrome installed. Two play purchased Amazon movies just great. One gives me a "Digital Rights Error" tells me to enable Widevine and refer to error 7235. I ...
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VLC on 14.04 playback virtual screen size

I've been using Xubuntu for the last couple of years and used VLC on that and another W7 machine so wanted it on a new ubuntu build with a new machine I just ordered. The machine is a replacement for ...
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Changing Xscreensaver's Video Player from mpv to VLC

The official documentation for xscreensaver gives an example of how to play videos as a screensaver: Install mpv and add something like the following to the `programs' preference in your ...
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Very unstable video playback on Ubuntu 15.10

From VLC and SMPlayer to Chrome, I am experiencing daily and even hourly video playback issues. For one, please look at this YouTube video that was playing in full-screen mode in Chrome and as soon as ...
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VLC has poor performance on Gigabyte BRIX-2807

I'm running 15.10 on a BRIX-2807 compact PC with a Samsung SSD and 8GB of RAM (half of which is reserved as a TMPFS drive). Audio files and short video clips seem to work fine on VLC media player, but ...