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Does 'Unredirect fullscreen Windows' option in compiz improve performance for video playback?

I found this option in CCSM. It's unchecked by default. There's a tooltip explaining that it allows drawing on fullscreen windows to not be redirected to offscreen pixmaps.
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How to check what kind of video card is mine?

Is there any command line or program in Ubuntu 9.04 to discover which is my video card?
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I'm looking program for vector based animation/video

I want to create a video. The idea is to make a large (fixed) image where camera is flying above. I am familiar with Inkscape so I would prefer to make the image with it. I need a program to move the ...
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How to check how long a video (mp4) is using the shell?

I need to ftp upload all the mp4 files in a directory with length > 4 minutes using the shell. I can't find any script to check how long a video is. Does anybody have any idea how to do that? Thank ...
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How to change a video resolution?

Can I change a video resolution (say, from 640x480 to 320x240)? --update: At ubuntuforums there's a thread talking about avidemux, I did a search in the wiki for "resolution" but I found nothing ...
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Smooth fullscreen 1080p playback

My computer has a PCI Express x16 socket on the motherboard. What is the minimum graphics card I need to get smooth fullscreen 1080p playback?
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youtube-dl stopped working

On my 12.04 LTS I can't download from YouTube via youtube-dl. I used to do that, but recently (for a week) I'm not able. I tried on many videos and I get same output: $ youtube-dl -t ...
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Fastest way to convert videos (batch or single)?

I know there are a lot of questions about video encoders around here, but my question is more about workflow/efficiency. For my day job, I need to convert videos, frequently, from many random formats ...
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Sony Vaio FW350 reboots instead of waking up after sleep/suspend

After I suspend and try to wake up my laptop it just automatically reboots every time. I had this problem in 11.04, but it happened occasionaly. Now I'm with 11.10 and it occurs every time. It is a ...
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Playing DVD Video stored on hard-drive

I am using Movie Player (under Applications -> Sound and Video) to play dvd-video files that are copied on hard-drive. But it's not playing properly. I have to give each .VOB file to player to play. ...
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Convert DVD to MKV (et al) without transcoding/recompression

Like a lot of people, I have a lot of DVDs. But we also have a stupid amount of disk space and a media centre (Boxee) so the DVDs are getting less and less use. It would be nice to convert our DVDs ...
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How to replace a default video player in 10.04?

For example with vlc or any other good player.
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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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CLI: Extract metadata, properties from video files

I would like to extract some properties and metadata from video files, e.g.: Resolution Codec Sound quality and format How do I do it form the command line?
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see my desktop on two monitors Lubuntu

Ok I have an ascer aspire with a AMD Radeon HD 6320, when I try to connect a CRT monitor in to it I can see the same desktop in the 2 monitors. I want to see in the 2 monitors se same desktop as a ...
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Will I be able to set a 2560x1440 resolution on a 27" screen?

I just picked up one of those fancy Dell U2711 27" screens that has a maximum resolution of 2560x1440. While I await delivery, I need to upgrade my graphics card to drive this baby as my current one ...
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How can I reduce the file size of a video from the command-line?

I want to reduce the size of a video size. The video may be .flv, .avi, etc. I want it done from the terminal. How can I do that?
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How can I concatenate several FLV files into one?

I have a handful of FLV files that are in fact a single sequence. I'd like to combine them into a single file, e.g. part1.flv, part2.flv, part3.flv become final.flv. What is the easiest way that I ...
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All video thumbnails fail to be generated

Not a single video thumbnail is being generated and shown in Nautilus. The folder ~/.cache/thumbnails/fail/gnome-thumbnail-factory/ keeps getting filled for all of them. I tried removing all the ...
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Is there a way to equalize (i.e. drop the bass of) videos?

I have very bassy speakers, and when I watch videos at night, I either can't understand the people talking, or have too much bass for my neighbors. Is there a way to drop the basses of the audio ...
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convert flv for playback on ipad

I like to watch flv videos during downtimes using my ipad. Whats a good tool for converting video files and then tossing them onto the ipad. Primarily I've grabbed a few flv tutorials off you tube. ...
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How to enable Unity 3D support in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit virtual box with host Windows 7 64 bit?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox with host Windows 7 64 bit both but video is a kind of choppy in both vlc & movie player and Ubuntu is running slow,few seconds lagging in every click I do ...
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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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Tweaking smplayer for quality over performance

Hi I don't know a lot about video players or codecs and that sort of thing, and I am trying to squeeze the best possible quality picture out of Mplayer (I am using the SMplayer front end). My ...
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How can I automate creation of videos from an image and an audio track?

There are many videos on sites such as Youtube that simply contain album art and an audio track. This is easy to do with tools such as openshot or pitivi but it is time consuming. Is there a script or ...
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Why is Flash performing so badly in 10.10 64-bit compared to 10.04 64-bit?

Edit: After discovering some more about the problem (namely that it seems to be caused by waking from suspend) I created a new question. In Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, I was running the latest 64-bit Flash ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 cheese booth not detect webcam

Cheese Booth shows an error: There was an error playing video from the webcam I test if webcam works fine or not by opening google hangout, its works fine. Please tell, what is the issue in ...
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NCAA March Madness Live doesn't work

NCAA March Madness Live is a Flash-based video player for the NCAA college basketball tournament that started today. In past years, it worked fine in Linux, but now I get an error that says "Technical ...
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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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How to add MIME Type for the Apache webserver?

In ubuntu, i am running simple html page that can run mp4 video, i have configured Apache Server and have run simple test page for hello world, its working fine. In Apache Webserver i have read that ...
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Required plugin could not be found

I have the latest Ubuntu version. When I try to open a .wmv file I got the error : Required plugin could not be found. Python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to play media files of the ...
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Why are embedded flash videos (like youtube) so heavy on the GPU?

I have noticed (in psensor, and listening to the fan) that my GPU is terribly hot when playing youtube videos. What happens at that point? Is this related to Flash in Ubuntu? Youtube in Firefox and ...
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How to speed up video footage to make a timelapse video?

I've taken footage of sunsets and traffic etc and would like to make my hour long footage last only 30secs or so, what software can I use to perform this. Thank you for your time. Phil
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How to create videos for websites (personal blog, youtube..)

I am going to start making Ubuntu tutorial videos again but this time around I will like to know what is the best format for uploading videos to my personal blog or to youtube. In the past I was using ...
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Bursts of white noise sound when playing videos

I've recently freshly reinstalled Ubuntu, and Mythbuntu, on all my computers. On one of my computers, Mythbuntu 11.10, when I play a video, when it starts, I get a burst of white noise (static) that ...
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Converting panasonic .MTS video into high quality mpeg videos?

I have been using WinFF tool to convert panasonic default .MTS videos into mpeg videos. However, I am not happy with the quality of the mpeg video output. Could some one tell me if there are any other ...
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How to edit together split-screen videos?

with what software i can split the screen of a video? putting like 3 videos at the same time in one video....here is an example of what i want to do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JynWHMAQrHQ
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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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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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What plugins are needed to use voice/video chat in empathy?

I would like to voice/video chat with google talk contacts in empathy, but the options are disabled. The help page indicates that this may be due to missing plugins. What plugins must I install to ...
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FireFox video flashing white boxes

I moved to Ubuntu 11 x64 abt 2 weeks ago from Windows 7 x64. I noticed that some videos on FireFox flashes white/black boxes here & there Boxes appear flashing about even before the video ...
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How do I use mp4mux to create mp4 as recommended by Pitivi?

I'm trying to export video for use with the HTML5 tag. I've already created a nice webm encoding but can't create the equivalent mp4 video. The MP4 option in Pitivi says it's not recommended and ...
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Best format for Cinelerra video editor

what is the best input format for Cinelerra? I have tried various combinations of video and audio formats, but none has worked so far. Advance thanks!
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Ubuntu screen goes black after loading youtube

While loading YouTube videos on Ubuntu 14.4 my screen goes black and yet everything still works, lights on the keyboard and the video plays. No amount of pressing buttons (ctrl+alt+f1, power button, ...
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How can I convert my mp4 files to avi using avconv?

I need to convert some mp4 files to another format (I chose avi: there may be a better one, suggestions welcome). I tried using ffmpeg but got the deprecated message so I am using avconv, but again ...
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Can I make a YouTube Series about programs on the Ubuntu Software Center?

I would like to make a video series of me touring the software center, browsing programs, and introducing others to the Ubuntu Software Center and its programs. Can I do this? I am asking because I do ...
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Xubuntu 13.04, Intel video chip, bad color and video

I'm using an Intel mother board (D865G SA), about a 2006 vintage, and using the built in video port. The video chip is Intel 865G Extreme Graphics 2. Previous versions of Xubuntu looked normal, but ...
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Choppy video playback 11.10

I just installed 11.10 and I also installed the ATI prop. driver. Whenever I try to play a mkv file in mplayer, smplayer, or vlc, it is choppy. And in the case of VLC the audio is messed up also. Any ...
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When I full-screen a flash video, it takes over both monitors

If I play a Hulu video in a browser on one monitor and then click the "full-screen" button, the video takes over the whole screen. But a glitchy copy of the video also takes over my second screen. But ...
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How to achieve better quality in creating video from .jpg files with avconv? [closed]

I'm trying to make video from many jpg files exported by paraView. I have already found out that 'avconv' can do that but the output quality is just not so good even with -s hd1080 option written in. ...