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How to reduce CPU load when Video is minimized?

How can I tell VLC or Unity to stop rendering or drawing Video when the Window is minimized to reduce CPU load. Using VLC and Ubuntu 14.10 Watch Video Observe CPU load Minimize Video Observe CPU ...
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Best avconv settings for WebM video?

What are the best settings when converting, say, a .mp4 video to WebM? I have done some searching on here but nothing specific to what I need really. What I've been using: avconv -i input.mp4 -c:v ...
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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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Could not initialize sdl no available video device

Hi I booted to tty1 by changing the grub from splash to text. I have a GUI program to run at startup but when i login i am getting could not initialize sdl no available video device. But when i put ...
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How to convert mp4 to mkv?

I have a mp4 video which is 18.5GB, it doesn't has any appreciable quality, and it runs for 2hours and 40 minutes. recently I came across a movie which was saved in mkv format and was of the same ...
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Movies are rendering without sound. [14.10] [closed]

I have ubuntu 14.10 and I have really big problem with rendering video. Sound is working great when I play it from desktop or when I listen it in movie editor, but when I render movie with soundtrack, ...
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XBMC crashing for some but not all videos

I am using Frodo on Ubuntu 14.04. XBMC is crashing when playing some but not all videos - most videos work. My hardware specs (old computer) 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile ...
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SMPlayer plays mp4 video too fast on Ubuntu 14.04

Another way: I try to download source and compile latest mplayer, Now when I play mp4 file with command line mplayer Train.mp4 have no problem, but still when play with smplayer have the same ...
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How to increase video quality in SMPlayer like cyberlink powerdvd?

Cyberlink Powerdvd have a feature called "software decoding with truetheater enhancement". For example: "to up scale the original video to a higher resolution version, which is sharper and ...
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Ubuntu through HDanywhere video Matrix

I work for HDanywhere, we make AVR gear. I have a client with an interesting issue that we've never seen before and I was wondering if you chaps could help. Basically, he has a computer running ...
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No sound in Chrome after conversion to Ubuntu 14.10

So I'm a complete and utter noob. Bear this in mind. I've converted back to Ubuntu after over a year of the misery that is windows 8. I'm running a tiny, craptastic Acer Aspire One, have downloaded ...
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Video acceleration in Ubuntu Touch media player

I'm running Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 7 2013 tablet, which has an Adreno 320 GPU. In Android for that platform, the media player uses the OpenMAX API to get hardware acceleration for videos. I notice ...
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how to install video/audio plugins using terminal? [closed]

i tried to install using Ubuntu software center but there is problem using it.
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VLC unable to play wmv

I recently installed ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04 to do some video editing because avconv didn't have some options that I wanted or knew about. After installing ffmpeg, VLC seems to be unable to play wmv ...
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Video Problem & Performance Issues

I have an Acer Aspire E1-522 laptop with following configuration : AMD Quad-Core Processor A6-5200 (2.0 GHz) AMD RadeonTMHD 8400 4 GB DDR3 RAM 15.6" Display (1366*768) I am running Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu RTMP server output video over cvbs

I want to stream video from Adobe_Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE) to an RTMP server (nginx, ffserver or crtmp) installed on a Cubieboard (cb2), and output that video stream over CVBS (RCA yellow, red, ...
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How to get youtube webapp to play videos?

I am new to Ubuntu and I have installed 14.04. When I went to YouTube via Firefox it informed me that there was a YouTube app and asked if I wanted to install it. I said yes, and it installs. When ...
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How do I extract and rename .ass subtitles from multiple MVK files?

I have a BUNCH of mkv files that I want to play on my Blue-ray player. However it won't read the subs unless they are out of the file. I need a way to extract and rename them. I want to give them the ...
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“S-video disconnected” issue on 14.04 LTS with ATI x800

I have a collection of old parts that I'm trying to set up as a cheap way of streaming video to an old tv in my bedroom. I'm trying to use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but it doesnt seem to recognise that ...
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Youtube videos are slow in full screen for firefox and chrome problem ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

After upgrading Ubuntu version to 14.10. Firefox and chrome youtube videos are slow in full screen where as they work fine in normal mode. Also flash games are also become very slow and ...
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Thumbnail Creation Cause 100%CPU

Opening folder with .jpg images or .mp4 or .mkv etc. causes 100% cpu utilization. Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo T540P. I do not want thumbnails written constantly on my SSD. Using dconf editor I selected ...
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VLC and Totem crushes playing .wmv files

VLC & Totem crushes every time trying open .wmv movie (Rhythmbox also cant play .m4a music) ubuntu-restricted-* installed Tried: reinstall ubuntu-restricted-* reinstall gstreamer0.10-plugins-* ...
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How to remove the black bars with Openshot

I downloaded a video from YouTube with Openshot, then I cut little portions of it with the same program. The aspect ratio of the video originally a 16:9) was changed and 4 big black bars were added (2 ...
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Skype 4.3 video problem Ubuntu 14.04

i want to make an video call with my contacts but there is a problem I am not able to solve.. I followed this manual: First you will need to make sure you have libv4l-0 installed. If you ...
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How to set a .mp4 as a Wallpaper?

Is there a way to set an mp4 as an ubuntu wallpaper? Or any other format as long as it is an animation?
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How to download Video's off Facebook with Ubuntu 14.10

The youtube-dl doesn't work for downloading Facebook video's. How can I download and save video's on Facebook to a file only my computer? I'm using Google Chrome.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Firefox & Flash Plugin

I have a problem with Firefox and the Flash-player. My other problems I solved with success with uncle Google and a little bit of Ubuntu magazines. But now I am trying to solve this problem nearly 2 ...
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Chrome input lag

I am running 14.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 2 pro. I have chrome Version 39.0.2171.95 (64-bit) I'm experiencing some weird behaviour in Chrome since upgrading to the latest Intel Graphics drivers. Here is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognise second monitor on HDMI

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and beginning to get the hang of things, so please consider this in your reply. I've scoured the internet, but was unable to fix this specific problem. Problem: My Dell XPS17 ...
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Eeepc Video errors - Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on an Eeepc 1101HAB I had laying around. Installation was fine. I have two issues: Video is super slow. The fade in and fade out of the application windows is like 4fps. ...
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Is there a system setting to reduce nvidia-331 overheats when playing video (14.04)

I recently upgraded to 14.04 with the nvidia-331 driver (Dell Latitude E6430). The performance is lightning fast with the exception of playing video like YouTube or Skype. According to ...
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Cheap PC build, USBTV007 device, no sound

I have some old VHS tapes I would like to scan to disk files. In looking around on eBay I found this cheap "EasyCap" usb stick that I can run cables from my VCR to that device and supposedly capture ...
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Is there a good video for learning how to dual boot ubuntu and OS X

I am having trouble dual booting ubuntu and OS X with the written instructions. I was wondering if there was a good installation video that would guide me through the steps?
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Ubuntu freezes when playing a video

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an old laptop. After a kernel update a couple months back, whenever I play an online video, e.g a news story, the video freezes after 15-60 seconds. The audio ...
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Miro Video Problem

I had a situation about subtitles on VLC. I wasn't able to solve it, then I decided to find another video player on Linux. I googled "Best Media players for Linux". I actually found several options, ...
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problem in videos [duplicate]

When ever I tried to use banshee software, the following message appear: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer1.0-libav: Depends: libavcodec-extra-54 (>= 6:9.13) but ...
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how to download youtube videos without any software or extension?

I am trying to download youtube video and I find several software and extension which can done the job, but I was wondering is it possible to download youtube video without any software and extension ...
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Playing videos from terminal

I am trying to play videos from terminal using this command vlc my_video.avi The error that I am giving when i try to run this command-- VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision ...
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Error Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS of display

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my Windows. My PC Specs: Proc : Intel Core i3 @3.3GHz Memory : 4GB VGA : AMD Radeon HD 5500 Series. But I got a problem, my Ubuntu is in error and the display is ...
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VLC, Totem etc very slow frame rate/choppy but Firefox VLC plugin works fine

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer Aspire V7 (i7 Haswell CPU). Playing any kind of movie file mkv, mp4 etc on VLC or Totem is horribly choppy with very slow frame rate like the computer can't handle ...
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Snappy video player settings?

Snappy is a small but robust gstreamer video player. More: http://luisbg.blogalia.com/historias/74484 https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Snappy ...
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Youtube videos or any online vids will speed up automaticly and will not have any sound. Help pls

i have tried thousands of times to play youtube videos but they wont work i have aready checked all setting but they are set properly this just recently started happening. It started on firefox then ...
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LREC File Format In Linux

Is there an application to open the LREC file format(Inter-Tel Web Conference Recording.) on Linux
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How to know the length of a video?

I've this videos inside a folder, and I would like to know how to know each one's length without the need of open them. If I select a video, in the bottom right corner I get the file size. Where's ...
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Error trying to convert .avi to .iso in DeVeDe - Conversion failed. It seems a bug of Mencoder

After a lot of Googling, I still cannot convert an avi to an iso. I tried to install ffmpeg from ppa https://launchpad.net/~jon-severinsson/+archive/ffmpeg and I changed in preferences "Encoder for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual monitor is recognized, but shows no image

I recently hooked up my Ubuntu (14.04) machine with a second monitor. My primary monitor is connected to the VGA-port and the second monitor is connected to the DVI port (with a VGA-to-DVI adapter). ...
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asus aspire 5600 with ubuntu 14.04 trusty tahr and ibm 945 graphic chip set

I have installed 14.04 trusty tahr onto my asus laptop and am happy with the outcome, however I cannot use google earth or watch a dvd on the dvd player... any help would be appreciated thanks gerard
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How to have a video player resume from where I last left off?

I'd like to be able to launch a video player (VLC, SMPlayer) via Terminal, using some command like resume_media and then it will automatically find the most recently played media file (.mkv, mp4 etc.) ...
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Firefox 34 - Black screen playing Adobe flash videos

After upgrading to Firefox 34, Flash videos stopped working. A black screen was presented, with no hint to the problem. Following these instructions and these other instructions, would prove futile. ...
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How can i use Blackmagic intensity pro as TV tunercard

I have bought a Blackmagic Intensity Pro card for one of my customers. The card is working fine with HDMI but now his requirement is how can he watch some channels from a set-top BOX with Full HD ...