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How to download a youtube video via terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download the videos from YouTube? I would like to download this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_N5dvvqV7g using commands How i download this video via ...
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How to install ATI Radeon 6770 drivers on 10.04?

How to install ATI Radeon 6770 drivers on 10.04? Are there drivers for this video card at all?
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Blank screen on boot after upgrade from 9.04 to 10.04 with a toshiba tecra a2. Fix?

I can boot into recovery via grub and the low graphics mode option works but I don't really know what to do from there to fix it so I can use a proper graphics mode. It is usuable now though some ...
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I/O error while reading a certain VCDs that plays well in windows in the same system

This is an annoying problem in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10/13.04 that I can't play a certain VCDs. This is not a missing codec or encrypted content issue - It raises an I/O error. Well, I suspected the VCD ...
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Downloading youtube videos with minitube

Minitube has been working great for a lot of the youtube links, but for videos that require confirmation that you're older than 18, they don't work. Is there something I can do about this? Or if ...
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How to download a video from YouTube in Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) [duplicate]

How can I download a video from the YouTube URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA1MSeWA6Wk?
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How to check the information of current installed video drivers?

I have just installed Ubuntu 10.04. My CPU usage is high when I do trivial things such as scrolling through a PDF file. So I think my video driver is not properly installed. I want to confirm that by ...
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ASCII animations that are viewed in the command-line? [closed]

I like ASCII animations and want to view them through a terminal window. What famous Linux programs and commands are suitable here to display ASCII animations or view videos in a terminal screen?
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Splitting an MP4 file

What is the fastest and least resource consuming method for splitting an MP4 file? I tried ffmpeg but got an error: $ ffmpeg -vcodec copy -ss 0 -t 00:10:00 -i ...
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Ubuntu freezes after I run video on the full screen on Chrome 40

After the last update, when I run video on a full screen(youtube, facebook video...) the cursor disappears, and the video works well. But when I close the video(with esc) the whole system freezes and ...
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How can I record an OpenGL game in Ubuntu?

I would like to create a short clip of me playing Minecraft, an OpenGL game. The usual screencast recorders do not properly record OpenGL. What kind of software is available for this purpose? My ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 totem video player show big play/pause icon on screen

After I updated my desktop to 14.04 totem or unity default video player show it's play/pause icon very big on the screen, and there is nothing in preferences that i can change it. any suggestions ? ...
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How to change the framerate of a video without reencoding

I'm trying to change the framerate of an MP4 video (it's a 120fps GoPro video, I want to play it back at 30fps for a slow-motion effect). I'm using avconv for this: avconv -i SourceMovie.mp4 -vf ...
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avconv version and youtube-dl

I have youtube-dl version 2015.07.04. While downloading a video, I see this message: Your copy of avconv is outdated and unable to properly mux separate video and audio files, youtube-dl will ...
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VLC will sometimes have issues displaying video in fullscreen.

Recently VLC has been having issues displaying video in fullscreen mode. AFAIK, nothing has changed with the video card drivers and it's certainly the same version of VLC. (/me shakes a fist at the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Videos refusing to go fullscreen and freeze on Firefox

In Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04, just upgraded from 13.10, I can't make any video full screen without issues. When I tried it usual do this: video freezes, and sometimes you can hear the audio, but not ...
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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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How do I resume video play from the point it was stopped with VLC?

How can I play a video starting from the point it was stopped last time? This is useful for watching long videos. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and VLC media player.
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Software to create a video slideshow?

I have a bunch of pictures I'd like to make into a basic slideshow, as a video (e.g. mpeg/avi). What software is available to do this? I started using PiTiVi based on recommendation in another ...
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Is there an easy way to edit gtk-recordMyDesktop videos?

gtk-recordMyDesktop outputs .ogv files that seem perfectly fine - they work well in Totem and VLC. However, if I try to edit them in openshot or kdenlive, the editor either crashes (kdenlive) or won't ...
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How to convert mkv to dvd or avi

I have some mkv files, and while Totem plays them perfectly, when i use Devede to burn them to dvd it all gets messed up: the video is ok, but the audio is out of sync. I did see that Devede does ...
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How to download streaming video from a flash player (arte)?

there are a couple of concerts that I would very much like to view from Arte (I think it's a french TV channel?) but my connection is not good enough to stream the video. How can I download the file ...
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Desktop recording software with keypressing hints

I am looking a desktop recording software like democreator, which can automatically create tool tips of the input key pressed in the video being recorded, such as when I press Alt+Tab, it creates a ...
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Video's won't go into full screen

Whenever I try to play a video in full screen, it does nothing. I press the button, it flashes as if the video disappears, and then returns to how it was before. I have successfully gotten into full ...
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Google Talk Video Chat

There are no video chat plugins supplied by Google for Ubuntu. They are availabe just for PC and Mac. Are there any alternatives? UPDATE: Google has launched official video chat plugin for Linux ...
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how to convert avi (xvid) to mkv or mp4 (h264)

Very noob when it comes to video. I'm trying to make sense of what I"m finding via Google... but its mostly Greek to me. I have a bunch of Avi files that won't play in my WD TV Play box. Mediainfo ...
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Using a DisplayLink USB video adapter on Ubuntu 12.10

The line of USB video adapters made by DisplayLink has a somewhat sordid history under Linux. In past Ubuntu releases, the process of getting them to work has been somewhat difficult, inspiring a ...
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Why does Chrome video performance substantially degrade after waking from suspend in 10.10?

Note: For some more details, some of which may not be true given what I've figured out, see this post. When I first boot my computer, video performance (both native H.264 HTML5 in YouTube and Vimeo, ...
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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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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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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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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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Should I install Intel Graphics Installer for Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 [closed]

Colours are especially bad when viewing the same video file in Windows 7. Another user also mentioned it before, so if anyone can update me on the issue, I'll be grateful. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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capturing video from webcam and saving to a file

I am trying to capture video(alongwith audio) from a webcam. I need to record the video and save it to a file,for further processing. Would like to do it through CLI. Any ideas how to do it using ...
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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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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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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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Schedule to record video stream in VLC

I work at a school and have setup a workstation to broadcast/stream the morning announcements for the teachers and kiddos. Teachers in the classroom access this stream via Windows Media Player or ...
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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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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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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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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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rip (transcode) multiple titles, from a tv series dvd, automatically

I want to rip some tv series. dvd::rip doesnt allow me to transcode all the titles with one click, which means doing the same process many times (20~ eps x many seasons= many videos). Is there any ...
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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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How do I record audio and video to a file from my webcam using ffmpeg?

This says to use /dev/dsp as the audio input. But I don't have a /dev/dsp I can find my webcam's mic in /dev/snd as /dev/snd/by-id/usb-Dynex_Dynex_1.3MP_Webcam-02
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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 ...