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All video players display black screen

I'm working in 10.04 Lucid. All my video players (Movie Player and VLC) and the preview windows in editors (OpenShot and Pitivi) will only display a black screen when playing a video. The sound is ...
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Install latest ffmpeg for all users in Debina/Ubuntu

I installed ffmpeg on my Ubuntu using this guide This is working just fine and I know that guide is for installing ffmpeg for the current user. Can anybody help me to install ffmpeg for all users? ...
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Using a video file as a 'webcam'

Is there anyway to make video0 point to a video file instead of an actual webcam? We're trying to hook something up using Skype that points to a prerecorded video file instead of a webcam.
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Why isn't a HD Video in 720p played without stops and glitches?

When i try to watch a video with a high HD Resolution 1280 x 720 H264 in Ubuntu it isn't played smoothly. There stops and glitches occur. It's no problem of the CPU or graphicscard, because under ...
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Switch user fails to complete successfully [closed]

Switching users is not reliable; when switching users, often when returning to the first logged-on user, the computer ends up a blank screen and I must turn it fully off with the power button. ...
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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 keep shutting down when playing video?

I'm reasonably tech savvy but very new to Ubuntu and I'm having a problem when watching video. I can watch something for 15 minutes or so whether it be flash based or MP4 or something then Ubuntu ...
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How do I remove all metadata from a quicktime movie file?

My camera takes .mov files as movies. How can I remove all metadata from them so I can feel confident sharing them on youtube without accidentally sharing when/where they were filmed, what type of ...
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Converting a video file in arbitrary file format into MPEG4/H.264?

I want to convert a large number of video files in various formats into .mp4 files (container MPEG-4, codec H.264). I want to do this on an Ubuntu machine, using only command-line tools and I'm ...
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Tearing intel HD 3000 with Ubuntu 11.10 (AMD 64)

Good evening, I have a problem to eliminate the annoying "tearing" of my current video card intel HD 3000 (Sandy Bridge CPU). Installing Ubuntu 10.11 (AMD64) the bug is now known (but does not seem ...
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Black screen when playing a movie in VLC player, just the sound is enabled

When I move the VLC player window, I can see the video but when I stop moving it, then it gets back to black. This happens not only in VLC but with my webcam too, when I use camorama webcam.
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How to enable Unity 3D support in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit virtual box with host Windows 7 64 bit?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox with host Windows 7 64 bit both but video is a kind of choppy in both vlc & movie player and Ubuntu is running slow,few seconds lagging in every click I do ...
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Saving subtitles found by the VLC extension “Subtitle Finder”?

I found a VLC script called 'Subtitle finder' (here) that downloads and displays video subtitles 'on-the-fly': they are downloaded and displayed during playback, and it works great, but does not saves ...
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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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What is the best way to shrink HD Quicktime MOV files

I recently purchased one of the Kodak Playsport cameras which takes 720p video @ 60 frames per second. The video quality is great but the files are rather large for uploading to Youtube (about 150 ...
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Possible to run a script when something plugged in / disconnected from Mini DisplayPort?

In /etc/acpi/ there are several scripts that can be customized to do something when a particular event happens on your physical computer, like the lid.sh script which is called when the laptop lid is ...
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Thunar Disable video Thumbnails only

Is there a way in Thunar (within XFCE) to disable displaying of Video thumbnails only and still allow Picture thumbnails? I found this thread: Show me only picture thumbnails But that is for ...
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Easiest way to stream videos from my server?

I'd like to download movie torrents from my Ubuntu server as its download speed is much higher than at home. However, it is pretty pointless if I then have to download the movie from my server to my ...
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Is it possible to play imm4-codec videos?

Is it possible to watch imm4 codec encoded videos in Ubuntu?
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Freeze at startup: “It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Ubuntu” [closed]

Just after an update from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04 and a restart, Ubuntu freeze at startup on a dialog saying: "It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Unity. Please choose Ubuntu ...
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Is there any software that allows live multiple webcam picture-in-picture via Skype or Google Hangout?

I've looked in all the AskUbuntu forums, Stack Exchange forums, generic Google searches worded 23 different ways, YouTube searches worded 13 different ways, and still cannot find any answer to my ...
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See in nautilus which videos have already been watched

Is there any possibility to see in nautilus or nautilus elementary which videos in my video folder have already been watched?
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The colors on videos I watch are messed up - quite badly

This one really has me stumped. Whenever I watch a video in Totem or VLC, the colors are completely messed up. Here is the preview of a video in Nautilus and what it looks like in Totem: Some other ...
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Combine 2 or more mov/avi files side-by-side?

I have several cameras that capture multiple viewpoints of the same location. I want to show the views side-by-side so that we can see what happened from all the angles at one time. I'm on Ubuntu ...
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Geforce GT240M: How to disable Notebook screen and enable external Monitor

When i attach my Notebook (Nvidia Geforce GT 240M) to my Panasonic-TV via HDMI, both screens are activated. I use Nvidia-Driver Version 260.19.06. I wonder how to deactivate my notebook display ...
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The best video capture software for gnome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a screencast? Having been looking for a tool to record the activities of desktop for a long time. Someone recommend the RecordItNow to me.But I found it is ...
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Cannot Play DRM-protected Flash on Ubuntu 14.10 (Amazon, HBO Go, XFINITY etc), even with Pepper Flash and HAL

Currently Using Google Chrome Version 40.0.2214.10 beta (64-bit) Ubuntu 14.10 There was a time when I could watch streaming video on my computer, but at some point it seems I've lost that ability. ...
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Odd flickering after video driver update

I'm not sure how to describe this other than to show you guys. I captured a video and uploaded it to YouTube here: http://youtu.be/Bp25Fyy_GsI Notice how the tab selection keeps changing by itself ...
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how to install flash plugin on ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit version

When I play online videos, they are often interrupted with many blinks and other disturbances. Many times I was shown an error message that the flash player crashed. When I tried to install the flash ...
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Video codec dependencies not met? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? After trying to run a .M4A and a .MP4 (aren't they same thing?) I get a message saying I need to install extra codecs. When ...
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Video quality too bad while playing (any) videos in Intel GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller Ubuntu 12.04

I have searched blogs and forums, installed several drivers, but can't find a solution that can provide equivalent video quality as that of Windows 7. Kindly help. Video quality specially color is ...
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How do I change default program to open video files (12.04)?

I would like to change the default program to open video files to VLC player. Currently I have to right click on a file and choose 'Open with...' option which is not the end of the world but very ...
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What video driver should I install for Nvidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9400 GT]?

I have a Nvidia video card to enable all the compiz effects. My Ubuntu 11.10 gets slow at times or will froze. Suggestions. Which one: nvidia-173 nvidia-96 nvidia-common nvidia-current ...
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How to watch videos that have 1080p, using x264 video codec and AC3 for audio?

Î'm trying to play some videos which were encoded using the x264 video codec with 1080p but using vlc it plays like a slideshow. Do you think that the cause of this problem is because of my low-spec ...
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videos are running too fast [closed]

I am very new to Linux, facing a very different problem of running videos on Ubuntu 14.04 While watching videos the frame rate is three times faster, than the original speed i.e. the shot of time ...
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What video players do you recommend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Media Players Are there? What video players do you recommend for ubuntu. Is there any video player that supports good playback of 720p videos in oldish hardware?
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(Only) YouTube Videos automatically fast forward

I recently updated my Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 lts and there seems to be a problem while I'm playing YouTube videos they, for no reason, start to fastforward (audio and video). This does not happen ...
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YouTube Videos Stopped Streaming

I have been dealing with this problem for a couple of days but couldn't find a solution. I've posted on a forum before but nobody answered. Any help? A couple of days ago a problem started to occur. ...
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Can Totem play from last position only for videos?

I have Totem player configured in its options to resume playback from the last position. But it does this for both video and audio files. But, I want it only for the video files so I can resume from ...
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Video editing app for lowering background noise while evidentiating slow voice?

I got a video who needs some delicate tweaks. In that video I recite several poems. My voice sounds too low, while the background noise is too high. If someone turns its sound at maximum to be able to ...
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Video playback not working in Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

(Ubuntu 11.10, Gnome Classic with Compiz, Nvidia graphics card) This problem occurs with every and all video, whether it's a Youtube video in Firefox, an AVI file in movie player, or any other video. ...
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Can I improve HD video playback for an NVIDIA card?

I'm using a NVIDIA card with the proprietary drivers, it can play HD videos but lags. Is there a way to buffer frames or something? FX 5500, 173.xx (legacy, the new version does not support this ...
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Audo/video with pidgin?

Does anyone know how to make audio and video calls work with Pidgin (for those protocols that support it)? Video is supposed to work on MSN, and audio is supposed to work on Google Talk, but whatever ...
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Playing DVD Video stored on hard-drive

I am using Movie Player (under Applications -> Sound and Video) to play dvd-video files that are copied on hard-drive. But it's not playing properly. I have to give each .VOB file to player to play. ...
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Why is Flash performing so badly in 10.10 64-bit compared to 10.04 64-bit?

Edit: After discovering some more about the problem (namely that it seems to be caused by waking from suspend) I created a new question. In Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, I was running the latest 64-bit Flash ...
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What visual style is this and how do I install it?

You can find my question in the title. The video, where I saw that visual style is the following: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=padG62OCSXg And the only thing I am interested in, is the visual ...
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Is there a way to make almost all video files work on Ubuntu using a media player, or a codec installation pack?

I used to use Media Player Classic in Windows and it played everything! I've installed VLC on my Ubuntu 12.04 system and while it plays 99% of the files I try to play on it, there are these video ...
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flash videoplayer not working properly

Flashs on websites are shown without any problem on both Firefox and Chrome. However, flash video players are not working properly; just background color and nothing at all. Interestingly youtube ...
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How to convert a mp4 video to MPEG-1 Layer 1?

I need to convert a video to MPEG-1 Layer 1 to make some tests with the software I'm developing. How can I do this conversion?
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Lost the config of my monitor once I connected it to a KVM switch

I used to have a monitor (Acer 20", AL2017) connected to the external video port of my laptop. Everything was great and I could get a rather high resolution available when setting it under Ubuntu (all ...
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How to play wmv3 videos

Is there any way to play wmv3 videos on Ubuntu? Tried using VLC player but it says it cannot play the video and there is no way to fix this.