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Trying to watch Hulu, need hal [duplicate]

I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I cant let you watch hulu. -- hal I I tried to watch a video on hulu.com. Just as I thought it might play, I got a message saying I need to install hal, and do some other ...
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VLC won't play most of my file formats

first time poster on here, on and off Linux user over the last 20 years. Running 64bit Ubuntu 15.10, downloaded the latest VLC from the Software Center (2.2.1-3), also found out that I needed to ...
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gameplay glitches after 14.04 upgrade

I've upgraded my machine to Ubuntu 14.04. Before the upgrade, I was able to play cs:go fine, but now there is a glitch: as soon as the gameplay came on the screen it is all fuzzy, like static on a ...
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OpenShot opens .webm file as audio

Tried to edit this file: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/Acute_leukemia.webm in OpenShot 1.4.3, which is what the Ubuntu Software Store has and what the OpenShot site says is ...
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How to convert .ts file into main stream file losslessly?

I have a file that ends in .ts (e.g., here are the first 10 MB). I would like to convert it to a more main stream format (e.g., mp4, MPEG2-PS...), in a lossless way if possible (i.e., remuxing). I ...
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Why is my screen choppy when I play HD videos?

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 on an ASUS X55V(i3 CPU and Nvidia 610m GPU). I installed the recommended proprietary driven in the GUI (352.63). I installed Nvidia Settings, too, and it lets me choose if I ...
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How to leave hardcoded subtitles unchanged when resizing videos using Handbrake

Well, the title basically says it all. I was trying to resize a video using Handbrake (it worked BTW, video and audio was synced and smooth as can be) but when I got the re-sized video, the hardcoded ...
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VLC can't play large raw avi 1080p video

I recorded a huge raw avi video using SimpleScreenRecorder but it can't be played smoothly. Every about 10 seconds the video stops to render. How can I avoid this. I don't think my computer can't ...
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My cat stepped on keyboard, now VLC has no sound

As described in the title... my dumb ass cat stepped on my keyboard, and now VLC has no sound. I have determined that it is not a problem with the speakers or connection by playing youtube videos with ...
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How can we read a VCD disk into Ubuntu?

A friend of mine asked me to rescue some familiar videos he has into a CD-R disk. But, the disk was written with Roxio VCD format (not the standard video disk format). So... When I try to read it ...
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How to resize 720p videos to 480p using Handbrake

Can anyone provide me a step-by-step process on how to change a video's resolution from 720p to 480p using Handbrake? My netbook can't smoothly run 720p videos so I was thinking of reducing them to ...
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Intel vaapi : can't play mkv with vlc

I can find why I can't play any mkv file with vlc, it seems there is a drawing error, is there a workaround or something ? I have optimus (intel+nvidia) and i'm using bumblebee with last nvidia driver ...
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Nvidia color settings reset on Youtube

I'm new here and I'm facing a small issue with the nvidia-settings when opening a Youtube video. I have my color settings the way I like it but as soon as the Youtube video loads, the color settings ...
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how to have thumbnail for image/video in dash and nautilus?

I'm running ubuntu 15.10. For some videos on my external drive, I have thumbnails in Nautilus. I have try to empty cache and change settings in nautilus Edit/preference/preview, but I still don't ...
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Problems with sound after running a video file (mp4, avi)

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have been experiencing issues with my audio. Everything was working fine until I opened a mp4-file with VLC and chose an audio device. I'm new at Ubuntu, and though I ...
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Terratec Grabster AV350 video input

I'm using a Xubuntu 14.04 where I'd like to input video through the above mentioned USB device. By default, the wrong driver is used (as for example described here). With my installation, the commands ...
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Hevc/h.265 doesn't play even after installing libde265 and everything [duplicate]

I installed libde265 and all the plugins for VLC and everything. I tried various ppas, I also installed Kodi Media Centre, but nothing works. After all this, I tried downloading VLC 3.0.0 but it is ...
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Bad Youtube video quality on Ubuntu 14.04 with NVIDIA card

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with an NVIDIA GTX 960 and the latest drivers. When I watch HD video on Youtube it has really poor quality, while HD videos from disk look normal with VLC. Tested it with ...
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Login screen goes black on 15.10

First I just want to say I consider myself a beginner using Ubuntu. I've read through most of the forums I could find which were related to this my problem and couldn't find a method which works. ...
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Newly installed Firefox 43 crashes when videos are played

Both my wife and I have 12.04LTS on our desktop PCs. Last Saturday a routine apt-get upgrade upgraded us from Firefox 42.0 to Firefox 43.0. The new version crashes consistently if you try to play and ...
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Converting Video on ubuntu 15.04 with low space memory

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 on the computer. My new ut3s mini pc has Ubuntu 15.04 dual boot. None of my video converters work. Selene looks like it gets the job done, but it writes video to the /tmp ...
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Video display problems Ubuntu on Asus UX305: Skype (and VLC and other programs)

I'd greatly appreciate any help with the following. I have problems with video display, occurring in VLC, SMPlayer and in Skype. For VLC and SMPlayer I have found a workaround, for Skype not. The ...
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Gstreamer 0.10 on imx6 Board can't play video with audio

I'm working with an imx6 board. I have to stream a video file, let's say a MP4 file called "video.mp4", from file to screen. First i had some problems trying to run only the video, eventually i ...
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How to apply lossy compression on a file/video using the command-line? [duplicate]

How can I apply lossy compression on a video using the command-line? When I use the default compression tool available in Ubuntu (ie. package the video into a tar.gz, zip, etc. file), I don't get ...
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Poor video performance in Firefox

I'd like to try to switch back from Chrome to Firefox, but there is an issue that makes it impossible. When I play any video with Firefox it works very slow and quality worse than in Chrome. For ...
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Why can I watch 1080p videos if my Pc has a lower resolution?

When I tipe the following comand in the terminal xdpyinfo | grep dimensions I get the following output: dimensions: 1366x768 pixels (361x203 millimeters) As far as I know these are the number ...
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play video in minimal ubuntu

I am trying to play video using mplayer/vlc in minimal ubuntu. At start up i login into tty1, i installed xorg and executed startx command from tty1 which takes me to tty7 terminal automatically. In ...
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Error when converting from .mp4 to .avi using winff avconv

I just installed WinFF converter following this tutorial but when it started it just converted fine the first item of the list but from the second on it returned error avconv version ...
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How to set up video driver properly along with monitor configuration

I tried find the correct video driver by running Software Updates/Additional Drivers but I received the message "No additional drivers available". Then, I tried to figure out which is my physical ...
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Thin lines when there are sharp movement on video

I read some answers here but nothing worked I keep seeing thin lines in videos (web or local) it's only when I see sharp movement but it's disturbing. I installed the right Nvidia driver for my card ...
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Remove dead pixel from video material (not screen)

My camera recently ran through some trouble and now my sensor chip has four dead pixels, spread across the screen. (Yes, it's actually the censor, I've quadruple checked. It's not the screen.) So ...
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My video performance is very slow. Is there something I can do to improve it?

I find my video performance to be quite slow, especially with flash videos and anything 720 or above. The sound will cut out or the video gets very pixelated if I try and multitask. Also, VLC ...
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I can't play a DVD using VLC [duplicate]

I can't play "Dr. Strangelove" on VLC... it just comes up on the screen and then does nothing. Pressing play does nothing. using Ubuntu 15.10
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gxine / videos stream error when trying to open a mpg video file

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my HP Pavilion laptop. It won't let me view videos. Keep getting a stream error. Videos will not work at all. Gxine works once then the same stream error. How do I ...
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While using mpv as back-end of Smplayer, I can't use vdpau in videos.

While I choose mpv as the back-end of smplayer, the hardware acceleration of video (vdpau) can't be used in the video and falls down to the software decoding. Meanwhile, if I choose mplayer as the ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10 Openshot shows distorted video when clip in timeline

Openshot displays the video correctly in the box when I click on the title after importing it. However, when I drag the clip onto the timeline and start editing the image seems to go into ...
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I can't get SMPlayer to work with mpv

I have mpv installed and I can run videos with it, but I would like to use mpv with SMPlayer. When I go to Preferences>General in SMPlayer, MPlayer/mpv executable points to "/usr/bin/mpv" that leads ...
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Editing video on ubuntu? [duplicate]

someone knows a good software for video editing? I mean something like sony vegas pro. Thanks in advance!
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Mythfrontend fails to play video using VDPAU playback profile in some cases

I can reproduce the problem in Xubuntu 15.10 when running Chrome - that is setup to use hardware acceleration in advanced settings - and simultaneously try to play a recording by mythfrontend that is ...
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Sound through HDMI is intermittent when playing MP4 or MKV video using VLC or Videos

I recently inherited a used Acer Aspire 6930g from a relative in the process of upgrading, and since it was almost worthless running Windows 7, I decided to put Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. Performance is ...
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Is it possible to toggle subtitles in VLC?

Scenario: imagine you're watching a movie which comes with an external srt file. That file contains subtitles in English for the movie, but the spoken language of the movie is English and you don't ...
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firefox separate flashplayer rectangle into separate window

Imagine, you want to watch news while working. You can set Firefox (any) window to be Always on top – right click in title bar. But how to remove all toolbars including location bar, search bar, scoll ...
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Problems with screen tearing Ubuntu 14.04

There is some random screen tearing each time I play a video on the Internet or use the native video player. What can I do to solve this problem? I am using an ASUS X533M series laptop, graphics card ...
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Hauppauge 610 Analog Video Capture Script or Command

I have Xubuntu 14.04. The camcorder I am using is the Sony CCD-TRV16 NTSC 180x Digital Zoom. I am using the Hauppauge 610 USB-Live 2 Analog Video Digitizer and Video Capture Device to convert 8mm ...
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Netflix not working; video loads indefinitely

Is anyone else experiencing issues with Netflix on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Chrome version 46). I can navigate the site just fine but when I try to play videos I just get the red loading circle indefinitely. ...
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HD in Ubuntu 15.10

So, I recently started using Ubuntu 15.10 on my computer (Asus N56J) - everything seems fine except that I cant run HD movies (or maybe any other video actually) smoothly. Every video seems to be of ...
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VLC unable to open any files

What has happened to VLC. I think it updated when the kernel did recently and now it can't open anything: Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL The terminal gives: VLC media ...
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Ubuntu Studio 4k video not playing properly

I just installed ubuntu studio on my machine for video editing. I had 4k video that I shot, that would normally play fine in windows..(which I accidentally wiped trying to dual boot)In windows it ...
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how to export editet video from open shot?

i want to export a edited video from open shot. the preview is shown the wanted condition, but after export i got no motion pictures .. just sound. i want to archive that video on hard disk and put it ...
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RecordMyDesktop doesn't work

I used to use RecordMyDesktop all the time with no problems. Now when I use it, what it records is choppy and poor quality: Any tips on how to fix it? If not, any other screen recorder ...