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Fullscreen and Repeat Video with Totem Player

I want to open a video from command line and I want the video to be opened as fullscreen and be repeated forever. I searched for fullscreen, and found the --fullscreen switch in Totem. However, ...
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Youtube videos don't play on Facebook. (Chromium)

I just started using chromium on ubuntu 14.04 and I went on my Facebook profile page and wanted to start a video that I posted there from youtube and saw that it didn't work. It says that a plugin for ...
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How to convert Arabic subtitles to utf8 the right way?

Most DVD burners (if not all) ask for subtitles to be encoded in utf8, sure that's easy for file in *.srt; do ◀ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 -o "$file".utf "$file" && mv "$file".utf "$file" ◀ ...
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Download failed in youtube-dl

My youtube-dl was working fine but when I tried to download videos after certain times it just stopped working. It just showed the prompt sign in the next line. I tried to use all the uninstall ...
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Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine

I can play region 2 dvds perfectly and I thought I could play region 1 dvds as well but I just bought one on ebay and it won't play in vlc, totem, smplayer, mplayer, xine or handbrake. Apparently if ...
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I just installed a 14.04 32 bit update, and now I get no Video using N-Vidia drivers

I just performed a suggested update by the Update Manager on Ubuntu 14.04, and now I get no video when I reboot. I get the splash screen, then it goes black. Can I somehow switch back to default ...
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laggy video and games in 14.04.1

I just installed a fresh install of 14.04.1 tonight after being away from Ubuntu for a while due to failed updates making it unusable. I have it working but then tried to watch a video on YouTube. The ...
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Some Youtube videos won't play in Kubuntu 14.04 and Chromium 36.0.1985.125

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 and Chromium 36.0.1985.125. I'm finding that some YouTube videos give me the error: The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback. But most other videos work ...
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How to get rid of this error [duplicate]

The Required plugins could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play files of the following types: • MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) decoder • MPEG-4 Video decoder I tried manually ...
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Ubuntu cannot detect the built in video card?

Ubuntu 14.04 cannot detect the built in video card! it can detect the nvidia card only! Please advise,
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lubuntu-Can't watch videos/movies-choppy framerate

I am running lubuntu 14.04 on my acer aspire one za3 netbook. Although I have flash player installed, I cannot watch videos on youtube. I can only watch some frames and listen to certain parts of the ...
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Any player in ubuntu 14.04 unable to play hd videos

A HD movie of 1.5 GB size unable to play in any player of ubuntu 14.04. (Players i used to play are SMPLAYER, VLC, DRAGON) even though installed ubutnu restricted extras & All player are updated ...
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bash: ./configure: No such file or directory while installing FFMPEG

I am trying to install FFMPEG in Ubuntu 14.04. I got help to install FFMPEG installation In meanwhile I got an error `bash: ./configure: No such file or directory` I am getting this error when I ...
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Can't play encrypted DVD on internal DVD-drive, but OK with USB-DVD-drive

As stated in the title, I can't play any commercial DVD on my internal DVD-drive on my laptop, but everything works just fine for the same DVD played on an external (USB) DVD-drive. I've installed ...
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mp4s and jogs on micro sd that are black

I took a number of videos and photos with my Canon on a "generic" micro sd card. Many of them show up and work fine but there are some files that seem to be corrupt. They won't show in the finder ...
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Fullscreen Flash Video breaks in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1 in FireFox

I've ran into an issue that completely breaks Video in FireFox version 31. On the Gaming Live Stream Platform Twitch.TV for example, I can full screen the video one time, then close it back to ...
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My laptop can't play HD movies without stutter, via stream or VLC. Graphic Card problem?

I am on a Dell Latitude D430, Intel® Core™2 CPU U7600 @ 1.20GHz × 2, 2GB Ram, Graphics Intel® 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2 and running Ubuntu 14.02 32bit. Whenever I play movies that are 1080p, VLC starts ...
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Video lag with Unity as the Default Desktop?

I never had this issue in Mint (XFCE, Cinnamon) or Xubuntu, but now after installing Unity, fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1, when ever I move the cursor while a video (Youtube, Twitch TV) is playing, ...
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Delay while recording the video using epiphan vga2usb frame grabber

Hi this is my first question on this portal. I am using epiphan vga2usb frame grabber for capturing output from virtually any VGA source—such as a Windows PC, a Mac OSX, a Unix machine. I also used ...
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Embedded youtube video not working

As the title says, embedded videos are not working. I can however play youtube videos from the youtube site. I have a recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 with all the updates using the latest versions of ...
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Video editor with 120fps support

I have a clips captured with GoPro3+ with the frame rate 120fps. I would like to perform some slow motion clips by stretching the video on a time-line and then in the output I want to get the file ...
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How to create accurately timed soft video sub titles?

I know how to create soft subtitles with a text editor and saving the text file as a srt file. But it's taking very long and and timing isn't the best as I am starting and stopping the video using ...
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How to installed ubuntu 12.04 lts alongside windows 7? [duplicate]

. I am using windows 7 64 bit and want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside windows 7 Please tell me how I can do that.
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Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04

Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04 How I open a Camera: In terminal (text after the $ prompt = commands that I type): $ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 $ vlc ...
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How to stream videos over local network to TV from PC

I have quite a bit of hardware already (A Wii U, an Xbox 360, a Chromecast, a Raspberry Pi etc) but I still can't find a good way to watch the videos saved on my Ubuntu computer, on my TV downstairs. ...
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Ubuntu mirroring two screens

I have two monitors: one build in display and oen oculus rift. What I want to do is test my oculus rift by mirroring my screen across both devices, however both devices don' t share any resolutions, ...
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Arista Transcode turns subtitle to gibberish

This has recently happened to me. In Arista Transcode 0.9.7 on Ubuntu 12.04 the burnt subtitle ( a persian .srt encoded in utf8) turns into gibberish after a few minutes. I have tried different ...
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screen noise playing videos on 14.04 using nvidia GeForce Gt610 with nvidia driver 340

The noise looks like little horizontal white streaks/broken lines that come and go very briefly, remeniscient of a noisey video cable. When I used the nouveau driver, it doesn't happen at all. I tried ...
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How to play mp4, restricted codecs already installed?

So I am a first time Ubuntu user as of a week ago, and am having a difficult time getting an mp4 video file to play after I downloaded it. I have downloaded the restricted codecs and also VLC, what ...
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All audio and video files play faster and have no sound

as the title says, all video and audio files, whether from youtube or some other web site or locally from my pc, play around 6x faster and there is no sound at all. I didn't preform any updates or ...
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VLC: Unattended video playback of sporadic UDP video source?

I want to make a kiosk-type setup that simply plays back video from a remote UDP source. The command line below does the trick and shows the video OK when there's an incoming signal to begin with. I ...
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Ubuntu slow and laggy [duplicate]

I finally installed Ubuntu 14.04 (from a boot CD) but everything seems so slow. It takes a few seconds to open a window or to close a window, like if everything was in slow motion. When I type a text ...
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I need fast recording software for gaming specifically for minecraft

I've tried recordmydesktop but it makes my computer lag. Kazam is kind of slow after encoding and there aren't enough options. And istanbul is for beginners. Vokoscreen I've used the most it works ...
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Good Video Editing Software? [duplicate]

Im looking at video software. Im not sure what else to do? I use to run Cyberlink but cant since Im running the latest version of Ubuntu. What are my options?
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Issues playing one certain DVD

I have 2 home made DVD that a friend gave me. It has videos she has rights to redistribute for a Church ministry. And I am not sure, but I think they might be using one of those stand alone DVD ...
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YouTube not playing

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. My Youtube isn't playing since three days. I upgraded the system. Re-installed Ubuntu restricted extras package. Still not working. It's not working with any browser... I ...
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how to make a dvd which can be played in a dvd player [duplicate]

Is there any application in which is programmed to make dvds which can be played in a dvd player i recently saw a dvd in which all the videos were present in .VOB format so do i need any extra ...
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How to use ZoneMinder on 14.04?

I've installed the zoneminder package (had to start MySQL, otherwise it can't even install). I've also started apache after that. But I can't find how to actually get to the web interface. ...
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Quicktime crashing after a few seconds

I want to be able to watch the European Parliament on Ubuntu. I'm using Quicktime player, but it only works for a few seconds before crashing. Here is a link to what I want to watch: ...
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video streaming from 12.04 lts cli server

I am searching for a way to web connect and stream remotely. I wish to connect from the outside world to my cli server. I use vlc mostly since it seems to play everything, but need a solution for my ...
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Ubuntu to iPad mini video transfer help. other answers not working

Tried this method posted here: How to copy existing movie files on ipad to watch? not working due to this error that pops up mid transfer: invalid apple file control data received Would like to ...
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mplayer aalib missing (“-vo aa” not working)

I've just figured out that I'm unable to use aalib to render video output in mplayer. For those who do not know, aalib is the library for rendering videos in ASCII. Before upgrading to 14.04 it ...
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How to invoke cvlc so that closing the video window ends the process?

I am trying to write a script to run a video using cvlc (command below). However, when I close the video, I can hear the sound still playing in the background, and I need to run killall vlc to stop ...
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Webcamstudio - how to output desktop to virtual webcam?

I'm trying to output my desktop to a virtual webcam but I'm having some trouble figuring out how. I looked through the manual but it didn't touch on this subject I selected desktop as my source I ...
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Is there any color managed video player for linux?

I have a wide gamut display, but any video out there is intended for playback on Rec. 709 or sRGB device, so is there any color managed player to handle this? I don't care if it supports system-wide ...
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Running Hauppage WinTV HVR 1110 Ubuntu 12.04 / 14.04

I could install the Hauppage WinTV HVR 1110 on Ubuntu 12.04 / 64B. I used the Composite Signal Input, mounted as /Dev/Video1. It worked well for some time, but recently (after some updates from ...
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Audio is lost while converting a video file using avconv

I was converting a file from avi to mp4 using avconv: avconv -i 'Supernatural S01E10 HDTV.avi' -c:v libx264 -c:a copy -y 'Supernatural S01E10 HDTV.mp4' The file has the following properties: ...
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avconv pipe to v4l2loopback device

I use v4l2loopback module to create two video device. My intention is to pipe output from primary video device to these two virtual devices. I can do that using ffmpeg: ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -s ...
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terminal command to record video

I have cheese software in order to record a video and also take a picture from my laptop camera. But when you open that. you should do two thing: 1.Select video recording among its default taking ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 - VLC Audio, Video Issues

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 12.04 to 14.04 (32-bit). Since then, VLC Media Player has not been working properly when playing live TV from Comcast. The TV signal goes from a Comcast STB, ...