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How to play video extended fullscreen across 3 monitors?

I have a working setup with 3 monitors, one connected to the MB's VGA output, the other 2 to an ATI card. It works, but I need to play a video file across all three monitors and I can't find a way to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 has checkered videos

I had Ubuntu 14.04 and upgrade like new instalation on Ubuntu 16.04. I use vlc for to play videos, whose checkered now. I try default video player and it is worse then vlc. I try set more seconds ...
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Screen always hangs when I try recording my screen with kazam

I have been trying to do some video recording using kazam screen recorder but my laptop screen always hangs and play and keep doing the same thing. At the end the video will be playing but the sound ...
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Converted video from .VOB have no voice

I'm stock on this for a while. I have tried ffmpeg -i inpout.VOB -c:v libx264 -crf 20 -c:a libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 192k output.avi and mencoder in.VOB -nosub -nosound -ovc x264 \ -x264encopts ...
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No Dash search, choppy video playback on 16.04?

This is SOLVED. I have an old XP. I had no Dash search, it simply would not unfurl. Sound was choppy making videos useless unless I opened new tabs to mask them. Months of scouring Ubuntu for the ...
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Vlc stream problem

Ubutnu 16.04 when I play video with Vlc it looks like this: I reinstalled it but no change. Other players work fine. What's wrong ?
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VLC not showing entire screen

When I switch to full screen mode, the bottom quarter of the screen becomes black. Any idea on how I could fix this? Thanks in advance. Im using ubuntu 15.10. EDIT: Strange problem with VLC The ...
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Syntek Easycap Capture card sound problem

So a couple days back I picked up a Syntek (I know this through various experiments) Easycap capture card. (pictured below) So I have installed what I hope is the appropriate drivers from here but ...
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WebM in Ubuntu Touch

When I try to play a webm file in Ubuntu touch, it tells me the file is unsupported. Sometimes it'll play properly, sometimes just audio, and sometimes not at all. Why does Ubuntu Touch support the ...
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converting multiple png to mp4, all frames are the first image

I am trying to convert multiple images (.png) into a video mp4. I am using avconv, I already made it work before but I can't remember how ... I am using ubuntu 14.04, I had the avconv 9.something, I ...
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hyperv_fb is not loaded at startup

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed under Hyper-V Generation 2 VM with secure boot disabled. (Installed from mini.iso, if that matters. x86_64) I found that there was a problem long ago (14.04) about fixed ...
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Bottom Unity launcher stops full screen video controls from working

As much as I think having the launcher at the bottom is better, it seems to have a problem. I can't control video such as youtube video when in full screen, because the launcher buttons seem to cover ...
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Laggy Youtube performance

Youtube works fine in Windows, but in Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 video is very not smooth. Framerate drops, the lag is very visible when things move on the screen. both Firefox and Chromium have this issue, ...
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Black screen installing Ubuntu 16.04. How to fix?

The PC is an HP Pavillion 500-164 desktop running windows 10. Trying to install ubuntu and it will not work. Display goes to sleep when i hit "Install Ubuntu". It is plugged in via VGA (only display ...
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Screen went black during Wily update

I was upgrading from 14.04 to 15.x (Wily?) and the screen went black. I know that all of the packages had been installed and the machine may have restarted, but I'm afraid to reboot and go to a live ...
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firefox / html5 video /wifi

Got the strangest experience. Firefox on Ubuntu (14.04) does not play html5 video (eg YouTube) it plays a few frames and then stops. When I disable my wifi adapter (button or software disable does ...
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How to get h.264 to work in 14.04?

I never had any problems with h.264 playback on Ubuntu 14.04 until recently. I am using Opera Developer as default browser (yep, I know) and there´s known bug for not playing h.264 videos. But other ...
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how to install 4k videolan?

http://www.libde265.org/blog/2014/04/04/hevc-4k-ultra-hd-media-player-vlc-for-windows-available/ How to play HEVC 4K on ubuntu\kubuntu the same way? Wine HQ? Or other way?
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Problem with videos on Ubuntu 15.10

I have noticed this particular problem on YouTube and Facebook videos in Ubuntu 15.10(with Google Chrome). The videos play fine on full screen mode but when I try to exit the full screen mode, Ubuntu ...
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video and audio randomly stops playing

I am on ubuntu 15.10. This happens at random times, affects all videos regardless of the browser, website or even playback of the local video files. The image of a video is loaded but the picture is ...
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Run PS2 eyetoy camera on ubuntu 14.04

What do I need to do to connect a Sony PS2 eyetoy camera to a Dell laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) or a Pandaboard (Ubuntu 12.04)?
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Does the OEM video play after an ordinary OEM install?

I am giving an Ubuntu PC with an OEM install to my mom to convince her that Ubuntu is actually useful for "regular users", and I want the first boot video from Dell's Ubuntu machines to play when she ...
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No video input after POST

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It was running windows xp and was removed from hard drive when I installed Ubuntu. (my choice) After successful install, I tried to boot and had no video input ...
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Why does my webcam mess up like this?

Most of the time (but not always) when I am in a video call, the video has two sorts of overlay images, like in the examples below (cropped from original whole program window). One overlay is a ...
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chopped up video/display picture

I have a laptop with a dedicated nvidia GTX 960M and an intel chip. I am currently using the 352.79 driver as recommended. But I am experience some unpleasant graphic glitches: Those glitches do ...
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Hardware Accelerated video encoding with Motion

In the thread How can I access the H264 stream from my IP-camera with “Motion”? one advice given by MrDave was "to trigger an external recording application to record the main H264 stream in the ...
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How to create Beat Generated Effects Syncronised from Music (wav format etc)

I create and produce my own electronic music (ala EDM/ambient House, prog-folk genres) and would like to be able to generate 'kaleidoscope, psychedelic' type effects from the original wav and then ...
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Ubuntu freezes when it gets locked while playing video on fullscreen

I have it set on if it's inactive for 5 minutes, it'll get locked. I don't really mind this, it's what I used to do in Windows, too. What I do mind is, whenever it gets locked when videos are in ...
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Video playback causing system freeze, are settings for add-ons incorrect?

While online my system keeps freezing while watching video, with the error message “This window might be busy and is not responding. Do you want to terminate the application?” . At that point I have ...
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Windows vs Linux/Ubuntu when it comes to Videos

I had made a sort of interview with Non-programmer using Linux. Recently, the article was posted somewhere in FB and several people contacted me; most of the approach: "Open Software FTW!", which is ...
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Create Wifi Access Point and stream video

Is it possible to create Wifi access point and stream video to other devices (Smart-phone) over it? I have a lot of video on my Ubuntu 14.04 Laptop and would like to be able to watch this videos on ...
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Latency in watching a video on Ubuntu

I'm wondering why there is a latency when I watch a video on Ubuntu 15.10? Ubuntu is a virtual-ised operating system running on Virtual box. Host operating system is Windows 10. The same video on ...
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Ubuntu ffmpeg command -i not found

I'm a beginner with Ubuntu and I need to setup a streaming server for my company, I've installed NGINX and FFMPEG, but when I call ffmpeg -i in the ~/ffmpeg/ffmpeg directory it returns an error ...
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Playing video prevents sleep on low battery

When a video instance is displayed (firefox/chromium html5 video, openshot video editor etc.), the computer does not go to sleep under any circumstances, and it is even forced to stay until the ...
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Webcam not working in Kubuntu 15.04, but is listed in lsusb

I am on a desktop machine that runs dual boot Win10/Kubuntu 15.10 and I have a Logitech C310 Webcam. The problem is that while the webcam works fine in Windows, it currently does not work in my ...
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A particular video DVD will not mount (DVD Drive spins up with out access) on one laptop

I have the exact same problem on my ASUS K52N while it works fine on my old HP Pavilion both laptops are running the same Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have installed the same libdvdcss2, libdvdread4 etc on ...
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Firefox 45.0.1 doesn't play videos when run as a different user on ubuntu 15.10

If something similar has already been posted somewhere: sorry about that; I am noobish... I have a newly installed Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm trying to run firefox as a different user (lets call this user ...
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Stuck with playlist on totem 3.10.1

I have 2 systems, both running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and totem 3.10.1. On one of the systems the sidebar (when active) always shows the play-list which I could do without. The other shows some media ...
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Websites erroneously believe I don't have Flash installed

With Firefox, I have been to a number of websites, such as Hulu, for video streaming that return an error message that I don't have Flash installed. Well, of course I do. I can play YouTube videos ...
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Read bitmap data going to X server

I would like to be able to read the data that is being sent to the X server, and stream it into my application for real time processing. I tried using ffmpeg [2] to capture all the data, but it takes ...
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Unable to play .mp4 videos.

I was downloading a video from youtube, which due to internet disconnection was canceled. after re-connection i started downloading the video again from the beginning and after downloading the whole ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10

I've burnt Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 64-bit on DVD-R by Infra Recorder, and created a live USB of 15.10 64-bit using Universal USB Installer. Then I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 64-bit, or Ubuntu 15....
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Sound and Video issues on Chromebook

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Chromebook Acer C720. I am running into issues playing YouTube videos, as well as playing any sound. Commands haven't worked for the sound, and I have no clue how ...
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How can I determine if a video can be encoded successfully with HEVC (x265) encoding

I'm testing out converting some videos to HEVC encoding utilizing ffmpeg and libx265 and I've discovered that the the input width must be divisible by 8 in order to successfully re-encode. I would ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when watching youtube videos [closed]

When I watch videos on YouTube, the computer starts freezing. Sometimes it unfreezes after 10 seconds or so, but sometimes it doesn't. It happens both in Firefox and Chromium, although in Chromium it'...
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Download my videos from my server?

right now I have a Ubuntu server with Amazon Web Services and I can upload mp4s, jpegs, and pdfs to it from my Android device. I save them into folders and update their location onto my database. Now ...
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video downlowders not working after update with 12.04

What should I do? all add ons for video down loaders are not working in my ubuntu 12.04..They neither work for firefox nor chrome
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Ubuntu 12.04 issues with Nvidia Driver

I'm running 12.04 on a Dell laptop, and I'm connected to an external Dell monitor. Graphics: $ lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A1 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation G86M [...
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I have occasional video problem with firefox and google earth. The video shifts to small block off set diagonaly

Video problems occasionally with Firefox and google earth. The video will fragment into small blocks and shift up the screen diagonally. Must restart the computer to fix. Occurs mostly when one ...
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How to restore files of failed Kazam video

Basically, after being OCD by pressing the power button while recording, a prompt to shut down popped up. I exited out of it, and pressed again, nothing happened, but I clicked on the power button ...