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Preserve subtitles when using avconv on a video file

I'd like to set the second audio track in a video file as the default. In order to achieve this, I swap the first two audio tracks via avconv: avconv -i input.mp4 \ -c copy \ -map 0:v \ -map 0:a:1 ...
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Lenovo G50-70 audio/video glitch

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo G50-70. Whenever I watch video or listen to online radio (flash) every few minutes there is a sound glitch (sounds like skipping cd). If it is a video ...
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Webcam / Video Playback Problems in Ubuntu MATE 15.10

I have tried both Cheese and guvcview. The vids play back fine in the recording apps themselves, but when I load them up in VLC, OpenShot, or Cinelerra, all I get is the initial frame (frozen) and the ...
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Convert video DVD for FullHD TV via NAS

I'd like to convert a video DVD into a video file that I can put on my NAS in order to watch it via PC or my TV (FullHD). Of course, I'd like to preserve high quality and high compatibility, as new ...
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Playing video in browser freezing whole system after an update in 14.04.1

I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1. Originally Ubuntu worked fine, but after an update it is freezes whenever I play video in the browser.
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when on facebook video call

my Ubuntu 14.04 freezes everytime I have a Facebook video call. It happened on 2 different laptops (HP G1 450 & Dell 3542), with both Chromium and Chrome. I can't press anything on keyboard to ...
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File explorer has 'video DVD' bar at the top

When I open the file explorer and go into one of my NTFS partitions, I have a bar there at the top that says 'Video DVD' and at the end of the bar is a button called video that opens up VLC and tries ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Geforce 210 AVCHD hardware acceleration

I've been trying to achieve hardware acceleration using nvidia driver 340.96 for geforce 210 card on ubuntu 14.04.4, for an avchd 1080p 60fps file. Both kodi (16.0) and VLC produce stuttering, choppy ...
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In ubuntu 14.04 I tried to play a mkv file then it comes:

Required plugin could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: video/x-unknown decoder
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Video Lagging While the Volume Goes Loud

When I play a movie in VLC and I turn the valume more than for example 150 the playing gets interrupted every couple of seconds. Interesting part is that when I plug the earphone the problem gets ...
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Where's my HD video?

I like to record videos with my camera. And it's recording HD, but I can't see that High Definition wow effect on my Ubuntu differently than I see it on Windows. But I hate Windows. I would like to ...
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Is there any way to disable library/playlist in totem?

Is there any way to disable library/playlist functionality in totem (version that comes with Ubuntu 15.10)? All that new clickology is a bit annoying on my netbook. In previous version when you ...
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xrandr crop video

I've been binge watching on Shark Tank lately, but the since YouTube uploader didn't "officially" release the video, they posted the video through some loopholes. I would like to view the video in ...
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webserver displaying HTML5 MP4 incorrectly

I'm here because ubuntu 12.04 (apache/php) is displaying my html5 mp4 video incorrectly. It is cutting off the bottom and also displaying very low quality. I've just been serving this same file on an ...
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HD video problem with Ubuntu 14.04 on my HTPC

720p and 1080p videos are jerky and not synchronized with the sound. Sound often stops after couple of seconds. Tried playing with VLC, SMplayer and Kodi Media Centre. Same thing on YouTube when ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS poor video quality

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside with Windows 7. It seems like the video quality does not good as in Windows 7. How can I solve this problem? Thank you in advanced.
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USB Webcam problems

I have logitech webcam, and i am having some problems to use it correctly. I am writing a program with OpenCV, and i want to control some parameters of the camera, such exposure, focus and frame size. ...
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How to stream MKV from ASRock rack C2750D4I to Samsung TV UE40ES6710, Android, iPhone

I've got mostly MKV movies and mp3 music files on the server with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( Desktop ). What is the best DLNA to chose for it. It needs to have: Support for MKV/MP3 On the fly transcoding ...
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How to use FFmpeg Command for Reverse Video? [closed]

i am use to FFmpeg library in android for reverse video. I can dump images from video but how to reverse all images and make video. See this link that from i am use to library in my gradle.. Library ...
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DVD not accesible/readable on Ubuntu 15.10

Inserting a video DVD in my Laptop with Ubuntu 15.10 it is not mounted like usually when I insert a data DVD or also another video DVDs :( So I think maybe it is somehow protected? It is possible to ...
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Packages for webcam,audio and video in ubuntu 14.04

I tried to use integrated webcam in ubuntu 14.04 but that didn't work. So I attached a logitech webcam. I have installed cheese but sometimes error like "corrupted jpeg frame" occurs. Also when I ...
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How to connect two or more mp4 files?

I have two mp4 files (part 1 and part 2 of a video with sound), and when one ends I want the other to begin, but this gets a little annoying because it is a music video and the sound has to stop while ...
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Why does 14.04 run very slow after installing video codecs?

Did a fresh install on 14.04 on virtualbox, installed couple programs but soon as I ran sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras and everthing installed the whole system came to a crawl, ...
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Keep Screen On When Watching Online Videos

I really like Ubuntu 14.04 so far. But when I watch a video on-line, I need to move my mouse every few minutes to avoid screen going black - highly annoying and doesn't make much sense when nearly ...
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video problems when resuming from sleep

I am a relatively new Linux user and am installing lxle on my second machine, an old Dell desktop. Putting the computer to sleep works ok but when I turn it back on the screen goes crazy. The entire ...
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Problem retrieving video from GoPro

I have a problem with retrieving videos from my GoPro. I am able to mount the GoPro and I see the "Get_started_with_GoPro.URL" file, but no video or image files. Similarly, I have that $ gphoto2 -L ...
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Display flickering video ubuntu 15.10 zenbook ux303ln nvidia

watching video from youtube or vlc or every others, I have horizontal lines... how can i solve it? lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U ...
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Videos which are converted in Linux do not play in mobile browser

I used avconv and ffmpeg to convert video files, but these files after this process did not work on a mobile browser. They only work as well on VLC or any other browser of desktop (Linux or Windows). ...
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Sleep after video with Caffeine

If the computer idles at the end of a YouTube video in Windows it would go to sleep after a set amount of time (with autoplay disabled). With caffeine the computer will stay awake indefinitely after ...
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Adaptive crf value in ffmpeg?

I use a crf value of 19 wich works, but some times the bit rate gets too high. Basically I want to know how to make ffmpeg try to keep the quality level at 19 but when the bit rate gets too high, ...
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HTML5 DRM video won't play on Ubuntu 15.10 with latest Google-Chrome

I have three 15.10 systems with Google Chrome installed. Two play purchased Amazon movies just great. One gives me a "Digital Rights Error" tells me to enable Widevine and refer to error 7235. I ...
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VLC on 14.04 playback virtual screen size

I've been using Xubuntu for the last couple of years and used VLC on that and another W7 machine so wanted it on a new ubuntu build with a new machine I just ordered. The machine is a replacement for ...
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Changing Xscreensaver's Video Player from mpv to VLC

The official documentation for xscreensaver gives an example of how to play videos as a screensaver: Install mpv and add something like the following to the `programs' preference in your ...
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Very unstable video playback on Ubuntu 15.10

From VLC and SMPlayer to Chrome, I am experiencing daily and even hourly video playback issues. For one, please look at this YouTube video that was playing in full-screen mode in Chrome and as soon as ...
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VLC has poor performance on Gigabyte BRIX-2807

I'm running 15.10 on a BRIX-2807 compact PC with a Samsung SSD and 8GB of RAM (half of which is reserved as a TMPFS drive). Audio files and short video clips seem to work fine on VLC media player, but ...
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mplayer problem with Lives installation

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 x64 and trying to install the video editor Lives. It installs correctly, but when I open it and goes through the Testing Configuration screen, I get a problem with: Checking ...
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Firefox 44 Crashing on certain videos

I'm running into an issue where firefox keeps crashing when I run across certain videos. This happens particularly when I scroll through facebook and run across an embedded html5 video. The response ...
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VLC video playback is trimmed and blacked out

I am using Kubuntu 15.10 and recently I have updated the version to the latest backport version. But soon after the update VLC has started making weird output. VLC is cropping out the video and the ...
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Black screen flash during video

I am watching videos, not in full screen but full window, running from my laptop to tv via hdmi, at random moments the tv goes black for a second and loses sound but video does not stop. Is there ...
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Videos scaling in Ubuntu 15.10

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 in my Dell Inspiron 13 7000. All the videos are displayed as a small square box at the center of the media player. Black or blue color covers the remaining area of the ...
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My videos aren't working properly

I am complete noob at this, I installed it two days ago on my very old computer I use at home. Videos were all black when I started them only sound played, I used kmplayer and gnomeplayer. I ...
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Video full screen on half of screen

Is it possible to have the video i'm playing in browser be played in full screen on just half of the screen? So for example you have 1 chrome window tabbed on half of the screen with the things you ...
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GoPro codec problem

I have problem with 4k movies from my new GoPro 4 Hero Format is MP4 H.264 30fps and when I start it (no matter is it vlc, MPlayer or SMPlayer) movie goes very very fast. I've tried to change fps to ...
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Intel C2D w/ Ubuntu14.04LTS will not detect PCIe x16 Video card

Settings->Updates->additional drivers does not show card or available drivers. In fact in since yesterday updates-additional drivers icon has disappeared from settings page (?). Unity Search Window - ...
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How can I split a .mp4 in two?

I have a bunch of .mp4 files (DRM free). Each file comprises two episodes of a kids TV show. I would like to simply split the file in two without re-encoding. What's the best way to do this? ...
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Celeron N3050 Braswell CPU usage too high on Ubuntu 14.04

I have an intel NUC with an N3050 in it. Just running Firefox and gnome system monitor seems to keep the CPU usage at 100% (sometimes but not others)! I am using it as a media center, and first ...
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Video Color Analytics Software?

I'm working on developing a hybrid app (website/app), but I've hit a bit of a snag... I run Ubuntu 15.10 OS, but I'm looking for some video software that will be able to take a file and analyze it's ...
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Strange problem with VLC

I don't know what has happened to VLC, suddenly one day it started playing videos in full-screen mode with a the bottom part of video black! while it works fine in normal mode. Also the mouse pointer ...
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How do I rotate a video without audio alteration?

I have a video recorded with an iPad, and I want to rotate it. I tried the solution provided in this answer, but first I get this warning : If the file is using B-frames as reference, this can lead ...
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what file, or files am I looking for to fix my video card settings?

I have been using Ubuntu for many years. the problem is that when I installed Ubuntu I had a much worse video card, and Unity has never worked. I could never use anything but the GTK interface. I now ...