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usb video capture device: video displayed OK but NO sound?

I'm trying to digitize my old Video8 videos with a Terratec GrabsterAV350MX usb device on a Kubuntu system. Video display, and capture on basis of v4l2 is no problem. However I cannot get any sound. ...
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Camera's pts and dts jumps issue

I use ffmpeg library in my code for capturing rtsp streams from cameras and writing in flv. If I capture streams from only one camera and camera has only video stream then there's no any errors, I got ...
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Help with FFMPEG issue; “[swscaler @ 0xa314080] Warning: data is not aligned! This can lead to a speedloss”

related to ; http://superuser.com/questions/725581/create-a-screencast-with-ffmpeg-how-to-keep-videoaudio-in-sync/728739?noredirect=1#comment934589_728739 and ; ...
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Cannot write bytes broken pipe

I can't seem to boot Ubuntu 12.04 on my t-61 Thinkpad. I get the splash screen, then a black screen that reads: Cannot write bytes: broken pipe. Let me first say that originally I had removed ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit problems with full-screen video on several streaming sites

I'm having a lot of issues by setting full-screen and then exiting to resize the video everytime I do it. Some days ago, it was a white screen which appears, but I solved it thanks to this forum. ...
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Camera movies will not play

I have recoded video footage on my Fuji X-S1 camera, which plays back fine on the actual camera, but when transferred to my computer, running Ubuntu 12.04, the movie files will not play. Photographs ...
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Get Workrave to treat video watching as “work”, not rest

I use workrave not just to avoid RSI, but also as a tool to save my eyes. I only have the rest break set up every 70 minutes. The problem is that it treats events like video-watching as inactivity ...
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How to prevent the recorded video using ffmpeg get corrupt

Actually I have an device that record the audio and video. when the recording is started the video file also started to persist into the hard drive. But if device goes off unfortunately between the ...
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libav : deinsterlace option?

I have compiled from GIT sources the libav 2014-march-10. On usual libav from Ubuntu repositories, I was able to use -deinterlace to... well, deinterlace the video. Now this option appears to be ...
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“Invalid video format” after installing Ubuntu

I am having this problem every time I install Ubuntu on my PC. I used to connect my PC via a VGA cable to my screen and every time I install Ubuntu on any PC that uses a VGA cable, I will get an error ...
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gstreamer error : MP4 files and thumbnails doesn't work

I think I have done something, but I can't tell what exactly... Now, my Ubuntu doesn't want to decode MPEG-4 and H.264 video-files (files extensions .avi .mp4). vlc still works (of course, it has ...
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How to extract audio from video ?? (Not converting video into audio file ???) [closed]

It sounds strange to ask this question as it has been asked before. However the answers only refer to converting video files into audio files. I would like to get into the container and separate the ...
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Unable to play songs/videos from mounted android phone

I have successfully mounted my android(JB) phone with ubuntu 12.04 lts. Everything is fine, when i connect my phone to laptop a window appears with memory card and phone memory. I can copy/paste files ...
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Default video player on Ubuntu 13.10 has some issues with regards to pausing and playing

When I pause a video on the default player by pressing space bar, it jumps to a different section of the video (usually, at an earlier point, sometimes back to the start of the video). It's pretty ...
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How can I get Subliminal to work?

How can I get Subliminal to work and then integrate it with a file manager? I have downloaded Subliminal which is a program that downloads movie subtitles.But when I test it at the console with a ...
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video driver related problems 13.10?

I have installed 13.10 64bits version on an I7 laptop with a 610m radeon graphic card. I have also installed flash player I have a few problems. youtube plays only with huge black areas above and ...
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What GPU for dual 2560X1600 display is well supported? [closed]

I built a custom PC and finding a well supported graphical card is a nightmare. I bought an XFX R7870 without doing much research. Now I realise that even with the ATI proprietary drivers there is a ...
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How can I add or edit chapter markers with ab m4v file?

I am doing some simple video editing and I want to add/edit chapters. This is a 5 hour video, so chapter makers can be very useful. I ripped video from DVDs using handbrake and put them together ...
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Which packages should be installed on Ubuntu server so it will be able to play video?

I have a server where Ubuntu Server 12.04 is installed. It's used for running automated browser tests. The tests use Firefox that is run in Xvfb. One of tests clicks button that usually invokes ...
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No video in VBA-M in Wine

So I’ve been trying to get VBA-M running on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) 32x via Wine and it's almost working. The only problem I'm having now is a generic Sound only (no video) output issues. ...
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youtube-dl stopped working [closed]

On my 12.04 LTS I can't download from YouTube via youtube-dl. I used to do that, but recently (for a week) I'm not able. I tried on many videos and I get same output: $ youtube-dl -t ...
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Placa de Video GeForce GT 520M

Translated text (using Google Translate): Good afternoon, I have a Dell XPS-14z laptop it has a GeForce GT 520M 1GB. I'm not getting this video card work properly because Microport output -> VGA ...
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Files not readable on Windows

I have a video server running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, which works fine for what I need it to do. Although, as it is a video server from which I stream movies to my Windows machine, that's what I expect ...
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Show date and time on GUVCViewer recordings?

I am using GUVCViewer to record video using my webcam. How do I display the current date time on the video which is being recorded?
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Native tool to change aspect ratio information in video file

I have a video file (avi) which somehow has the wrong default aspect ratio. If I open it with VLC or any other player, it's shown in 4:3, making everything look really tall/thin. When I manually ...
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What video editing software that can import from my DVD drive is available? [duplicate]

I would like to edit video that is currently held on DVDs. Is there software (for Ubuntu) that will import video held on DVD?
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Subdownloader no longer working

I've had this problem for a little while now: subdownloader no longer succeeds to download subtitles. It finds the subtitles fine, but fails to download them (there's no error message, the status just ...
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How do I get rid of psychedlic-like red and green shading on all video playback?

Bright green and red shadowy images are on all my videos, Youtube, tutorials, everything. The audio is fine. How can I straighten out the video? First of all, I did this (see screenshot of terminal) ...
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/home/user/Videos/ directory closes automatically [closed]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. When ever I try open Videos directory [default directory under ~ , not manually created] via UI it closes immediately. But i can play videos in that ...
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How to remove the preview image on video and picture files in foldes?

I would like to have that setup like in windows where just the file names are showing and not any small picture of the image or video preview of the file. this is all when browsing in folders :) ...
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How can I save frames from an IP camera to disk on demand?

I have an IP camera that is running correctly. I can open http:its.address.com/videostream.cgi in my browser and view the video successfully. Now I would like to create a program or script that saves ...
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How to install MPEG-1 Layer 3(MP3) ubuntu 13.10 64 bit

I dont't want to install any different software to play audio and video(want to use default player only). also i dont want to install any separate software to configure my plug ins for me. I need to ...
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Choppy Recording of Desktop Effects

I'm attempting to record a demo of the KDE desktop effects on my computer. All seems to be working well, except for when rotate the cube, at which point it gets choppy. See this video for an ...
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ubuntu expectations for laptop drivers

I'm brand new to the ubuntu world. I'm trying to understand what ubuntu requires in the way of drivers (wireless, video, audio etc) when it's going to be installed on a laptop. I noticed when I ran ...
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How can I play video in an always-on-top window?

I want to watch an exciting announcement while I do other things on my desktop. So, I'd like to have the video play: in a small window hovering over other windows as I move them around ("always on ...
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Chromium Youtube codecs

I just tried to fix a problem I had as discribed here: This video is currently unavailable - Youtube (Since I have less then 15 reputation, I cannot simply add comments in that thread :() Installing ...
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How do i convert PAL DVD to NTSC

I just bought some SCI-fi movies online, and the disk format it PAL section 2. I can play them in VLC just fine, but i want to convert them to NTSC so I can use my dvd player /TV. How can I convert ...
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Acer C7 Chromebook running 13.10 slow Performance Graphics?

I see others are having simiar issues but I haven't found a fix. Instead of the Intel fdriver, Ubuntu showing gallium driver. Honestly, the performance is sluggish, I wasn't even sure it was Video ...
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How can I detect motion in a long, mostly dull video?

I need a way to scan through hours and hours of recorded video (mp4, mov, avi, doesn't matter, I can fix that) to search for motion. The videos consist of many, many hours of dull nature scenes like ...
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Why is the video blinking?

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my system, and completely installed all the updates on my system. I am having issues with video playback. I was using default media player to play my videos, ...
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Driver Compile Problem

I am attempting to compile & install a video driver for my mythbuntu frontend box. Unfortunately it includes an onboard GPU that is not too popular. The drivers are for a S3 Chrome 450 ULP ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 on “gigabyte ga-990fxa-ud3 rev 4.0”

I am not able to install Ubuntu 13.10 on gigabyte ga-990fxa-ud3 rev 4.0. The motherboard hasn't got a built-in video card. The video card is R9-280x. The Ubuntu starts loading the files, but a second ...
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VLC media player subtitles persistence after after jump

When watching videos in foreign language with "soft" subtitles, I often do forward/backward jumps to re-read some of the text. The fact that after jump the subtitles that would be there if normally ...
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audio and video players are not working

04.2. i want to install vlc and other media players. i tried through ubuntu soft center but it shows error message like "Requires installation of untrusted packages. The action would require the ...
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VLC causes system to freeze in 12.04

All of a sudden, when I launch VLC and try to play a video it freezes my whole system including the mouse. The only options I have is to press the power button or use the REISUB series of commands. I ...
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List Video Filename and Duration for multiple files in folder and subfolders with path too if possible

I need to get a list of filenames and path along with the duration of the file. All are video files. Some files are in subfolders as well. I need the list sorted according to duration. My goal is to ...
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Canon video camera (HF-R40): accessing the camera via WIFI [duplicate]

I just got a new Canon HF-R40 video camera. The thing has a built-in WIFI radio, and I think I've got it connected to my network. (Its MAC address shows up correctly at the router, and I can ping it, ...
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how do I transcode some web video streams on the fly

I am not even sure how to ask this exactly so i'll try to explain in the best possible way. I want to turn a pc of mine in a transcoder + video broadcast server. The content is already out there on ...
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Preview DAT video files

I have just fifnished copying some DAT files from a VCD to a folder in my ~/Videos. They don't have a preview whereas all the others (AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV) have one. How can I also see a preview for the ...
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All Videos Speeding Up

Anything I watch, whether it's a youtube video, a torrented movie, or a streaming video, gets sped up and unbearable to watch. How can I make my computer go back to playing videos at a normal speed?