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streamer is talking poor photos

I have a usb web camera on /dev/video0 Ive used streamer in the past, and it worked great, but for some reason, right now, its taking lousy photos. Compare these photos: one taken using streamer, one ...
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No video thru HDMI

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 with an Nvidia GeForce GT640 video card hooked up HDMI to my TV. I don't have a monitor to plug into. After install and reboot I don't have any video. I get the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS crashes on wakeup

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I close the lid of my laptop (i.e put on stand by mode) and when I try to resume it the screen doesn't startup. So the only thing I could do is forcefully shut ...
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Firefox Flashplayer suddendly zoomed in

Sometimes when I'm watching Videos on Youtube it just zooms in. I can only see the upper left corner of the video. I'm pretty sure it is a flashplayer problem, since the bar at the bottom (with play, ...
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Incredible compiz CPU usage!

right now I'm fighting against Compiz process CPU usage :'( As you can see, it's how many CPU is compiz consuming; it's a lot and it's overheating a bit the server. Also, stands out that the ...
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How do I solve green layer problem while playing HEVC in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a HEVC (x.265) video. I am trying to play it in latest VLC (Rincewind 2.1.6) in Ubuntu 14.04. I have already installed VLC plugin for HEVC. Here is the screenshot: However, when I try to play ...
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Video quality on Youtube (Firefox) is limited to 360p

I'm finding that the video quality setting on Youtube videos only has the options "Auto" and "360p". My browser is Firefox 37.0.1 and I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit, and my motherboard chip-set is ...
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Videos will not play on iceweasel

I recently installed Ubuntu but cannot play videos. I installed 192 updates, but these didn't help. Any ideas? Do I need to install plug-ins?
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What advantage does a GPU card offer in an Ubuntu laptop? [closed]

The time has come for me to buy a new laptop. I use Ubuntu (well, Kubuntu) and nothing else. Out of my working hours I use my laptop to watch movies and sometimes I have to do video conversions with ...
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Sound and video are slow

Whenever I opened google chrome today, everything seemed normal. I played one of my favorite games, and that's when stuff got weird. The sound on the game was slow. Not a major problem. I muted the ...
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Elgato game capture HD on Ubuntu 14.04

I wish to begin recording videos using the elgato game capture HD on a PS4. However, i have heard various problems with its use in Linux, so i have a few questions. Firstly, do i have to use the ...
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Creating a virtual video device, processing signal and redirecting it to physical output on Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.4, I need to apply some video processing to the whole screen for a project I'm working on. I want to do the following: Create a virtual video output that Ubuntu detects as a second ...
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Using a webcam with an odroid XU3

I am new to ubuntu having to use it for a project, i have an odroid XU3 running Ubuntu 12.04 and i am having issues with getting an input from a logitech webcam. Having looked around a few forums I ...
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Converting webex -arf videos to MP4 with nbr2mp4 never finishes

I am using nbr2mp4 to convert webex videos recorded in arf format to a viewable format (on ubuntu 14.04). I followed instructions given here, nbr2mp4. I used the command, ./nbr2mp4 ../source.arf . 3 ...
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Embedded Videos are Empty Black Boxes

I recently switched to a new computer, but kept the same SSD with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I used to have no problems with videos and images, but now I can't see most embedded videos and a few images ...
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where is Adobe Flash Prefrences?

I use Mate, on both debian and Ubuntu, periodically I like to use a video chat website that uses flash. I find that if the site doesn't have permissions to flash camera and mic setting prior to ...
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.sh ffmpeg works manually, not with CRON

I make a movie from jpeg pictures with the script: #create movie ffmpeg -i /home/philippe/Dropbox/Public/Cheiron/day/%d.jpg -r 25 -q:a 5 -pix_fmt yuv420p ...
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Is there a way to use my multi-monitor setup for my gaming console?

I have an ubuntu desktop with a multi-monitor setup. Is there any way to hook up my gaming console (PS4, Xbox) to use my monitors as a single display? I presume it would involve some kind of ...
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Random Missing Characters on Unbuntu + Unity + External Display

Every time I try to use an external display with my HDMI port I'm having random missing characters on the applications and menus like this: Video card on my system: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Video Conversion: H264-MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1) with Transmageddon for Video Camera

My goal is to transfer videos from my hard drive to my video camera (Kodak Playsport zx3) and be able to play them on my video camera. I don't know to much about video cameras, but I would assume ...
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An alternative for Internet Download manager's (IDM) hovering panel in ubuntu

In my windows system I regularly uses internet download manager (IDM) for downloading videos, audios and other types of files. The best part of IDM is the hovering download panel shows above the top ...
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Video Freak Out

We've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an older Pentium D, and everything seems to be humming along fine, until periodically we just get a video freakout. They take a couple forms: We have to ...
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How to capture screen as video and output into web streaming?

I am willing to capture the desktop (ubuntu) and output it in a streaming mp4... I am willing to implement an "desktop mirroring" for apple tv... and I know how to stream an "mp4" to appletv
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Is it possible to apply cheese effects to any application that uses webcam?

I want to record some live videos using Hangouts on Air, or have some fun on my Skype video calls, and I wanted to know if it is possible to apply Cheese's webcam effects to any application that tries ...
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Acer Aspire XC 150 crashes with videos

I have and Acer Aspire desktop XC-150 and I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. Q: Whilst watching a video after a while the system restarts automatically, what could be causing this?
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Total video time in a Directory

Is there a script(bash, python etc.) that outputs the total duration time of all video files in a Directory(recursively) ? For e.g on executing the following : script mypath it gives x ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 and problems with video playback

I resurrected an old Dell 1525 with Ubuntu 14.04 and all works fine except when playing a video. It tries to go full screen and in the process the video portion turns black while the audio plays ...
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How does one reduce the speech rate in the Read Text Extension in Libreoffice?

I installed read text extension for libreoffice. I want to slow down the speech rate. I opened up ->tools->add ons->read selection and discovered the following popup menu #read with an ...
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Video gets distorted after TV is turned off then back on via HDMI

I'm running Lubuntu 14.10 with a AMD 5350 with Radeon R3 in my living room connected to my TV via HDMI. As long as my TV was on when the system is booted everything is fine (audio and video). ...
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Recording a youtube live stream using vlc

I'm trying to set vlc to record a live stream on youtube using cron. Vlc records videos that aren't live streaming just fine, but when the stream is live vlc records at most only 24 seconds. Why ...
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Horizontal video tearing

I am using Xubuntu 14.10 on Dell Vostro 5470 (GPU is Intel HD 4400). I have serious problems with watching videos (no matter if on Youtube or on local storage), video keeps tearing when there are fast ...
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Crashing while watching videos in Chrome and Firefox

I am a new Ubuntu user. After 15-30 minutes watching videos online (it happened at YouTube and Crunchyroll) my image stops, and the sound keeps repeating (sometimes it sounds better than Skrillex, but ...
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AVCONV with cgop flag

I'm trying to convert some videos to match up with Youtube's encoding guidelines and having a big problem with getting "closed GOP" to work. I tried this on the command line: avconv -i ...
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Video problems after 14.04 install

Let me get this out there... I am a noob to Linux & playing around with Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 13... an successfully ran it on the same system I am having problems with on the updated 14.04 ...
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Pipelight Video is Dark on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video

I installed pipelight, and it is working, I can see the picture, but it is very dim. It's like the brightness is turned down. I am also getting good sound. This is when streaming Netflix and Amazon ...
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pitivi how to render a project

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 with pitivi 0.94 and I just created a new project and made some video editing in it. Now I want to render a video file in any format, but that seems to be not so easy. I tried ...
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How to download streaming flash videos?

I am acquainted with Firefox extensions like VideoDownloadHeper, DownThemAll etc. and also other command line tools like youtube-dl for downloading flash videos from popular sites like ...
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What are the relevant factors for full screen html5 video performance (Google Chrome beta)

I'm looking for the best performance of html5 video, running in Google Chrome Beta (open for other browser suggestions, but this seems to give the best performance now). I'm running this on Ubuntu ...
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parole player gives Gstreamer error when CD/DVD played in XUBUNTU

No matter which DVD or CD I try to play using parole player in Xubuntu. I get the following error for CD's :Could not handle CDDA URI:GStreamer backend error : And the following for DVD's: Could not ...
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How to generate 'alternative' videos for a given video

I'm looking for a fast (script, code, program) way of generating an alternative video for an input video. Alternatives are: added 10% gaussian noise flipped horizontally flipped vertically resized ...
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How can I have my display settings automatically restored after I play a full-screen game?

When I play a full screen game on Ubuntu (Gnome, Kde, XFCE doesn't matter) the game decides what the monitor settings should be and then when the game is over I'm stuck with those settings. Is there ...
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Plug and play video cards

Ok, I am building a high end workstation for bioinformatics analysis. The motherboard I am using is a Supermicro X10 which does NOT have an integrated video card/setup. I plan to install Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Different problems in (graphic?) display Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 11.04? [duplicate]

I'v tried both OS on the same computer: First the newer 14.04 (which was pretty slow, got a little better when I added more RAM) problem like VERY legging youtube video playing and what seem (to me) ...
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Disable auto sleep and monitor turning off from C++ code

I develop [cross-platform C++ Qt-based] application which plays video using libVLC. When i watch video for a long time, my monitor is going to turn off according with power management settings. I want ...
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MP4Box Warns about different PPS even though they are the same

I have an online class that provides MP4 versions of class lectures, but the lectures are broken into chunks that are each a few minutes long. I'm trying to concatenate the chunks into whole lectures, ...
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Graphics driver for macbook pro [duplicate]

Need higher res graphics driver for my macbook pro running ubuntu in a Virtual Box environment. Image is chopped off on the sides.
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I have a problem with intel graphics

I use Ubuntu 14.04 to watch movies or animation and see it all as full High Definition(HD). Since a few days ago I noticed the changing of FPS and I do not know why. I have chosen installing Intel ...
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Taking video and snapshots simultaneously using a webcam

I'm trying to do something fairly specific and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for ways to do it. I'm working on a program and for it I need an application to do the following ...
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What does display UNCLAIMED mean?

Having added a second video card to my computer I am having difficulties getting it to work. I have connected a television to this second video card, but I don't get any signal on the television. ...
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Green screen on totem when playing mp4 files

When I try to launch mp4 video files in Ubuntu 14.04, there is only shown a green screen but no video. The audio is running normally. I use the standard video application in Ubuntu, I think this is ...