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Getting a Conexant CX23885 TV Capture Card working

I'm new to Linux, and am trying to get my Capture Card working on 11.04. The only command that I know to run to find out any information is lspci, which tells me that I have 02:00.0 Multimedia ...
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Can I edit tags of a .flv file?

In my video folder I have some music clips in .flv I would have liked to tag with information as artist, song title, album, cover, etc. Is this operation possible ? Which programs are able to do that ...
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Simple VJ software for background video in live concert

Here's what I am trying to accomplish: I have a bunch of AVI videos between which I need to switch back/forth as songs play in the concert. The only requirements for the software are that: videos ...
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How to stop screensavers when playing a video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screensaver suppression on video playback I'm on Lubuntu and am using the default video player to play videos, but if I leave the mouse unmoved for too long the ...
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Please suggest an application to convert photos to video

I need to convert some photos to video with all frames with special effects. Video format can be mp4, 3gp, or mpeg4... Please suggest a good application which will convert fast.
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App to create a Video from an MP3 File and GIF Picture(s)?

Is there a an app that allows me to create a Video from an MP3 file (as Audio stream) and one, or more Pictures, such as GIF, PNG, JPG (animated or not)? So far I've found Pitivi, which appears to do ...
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How to minimize usage of CPU/memory by ffmpeg when recording video

I use FFmpeg for making video screen capture from Xvfb display. Currently I invoke it with: ffmpeg -y -r 15 -g 600 -s 1280x1024x24 -f x11grab -i :100 -vcodec libx264 /tmp/video.mov As I record ...
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Downloading videos to an external drive with youtube-dl

My Hard drive has very little free space left. Thus I am trying to get youtube-dl to save the videos onto my external drive. With no luck, so far. Has anyone tried that? Or any ideas on how to ...
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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 join video files from terminal?

I have tried avidemux2_cli, mencoder, ffmpeg, cat.. But this doesn't always work (With the most of the times the error is that the audio codec is not the same) Maybe i put wrong options in the ...
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Which software can I use to extract an audio track from a video?

I used VirtualDubMod on Windows to pull off the sound from a video file. What software could do the same on Ubuntu? thanks.
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Should I switch to Xubuntu for better Flash video performance?

I have HP Mini 2133 netbook, with 1200MHz processor and 2GB of RAM. I am currently using the normal Ubuntu. But, Flash videos (on YouTube, etc.) do not play smoothly. I tried all optimizations, but ...
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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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Fullscreen youtube videos lagging a lot

In my PC, I can watch youtube videos without any problem. However, they lag so much on fullscreen, that it's basically impossible to watch them. How can I fix this?
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit - 'GStreamer ffmpeg video plugin' problem

I can't install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04
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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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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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Creating a video from an audio file in Ubuntu?

I have recorded an audio file, and would like to upload it to Youtube. But Youtube requires me to convert it firstly to video. So how do you do that in Ubuntu? Thanks!
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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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Ubuntu freezes after I run video on the full screen on Chrome 40

After the last update, when I run video on a full screen(youtube, facebook video...) the cursor disappears, and the video works well. But when I close the video(with esc) the whole system freezes and ...
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How to install h.264 decoder?

I tried playing videos in movie player but only the audio could be heard. I tried playing the video with dragon player but here also only the audio could be heard. A message box appeared showing the ...
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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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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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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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Fullscreen YouTube video crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.10. I was listening to this YouTube video: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=-tJYN-eG1zk&p=n When I decided to make it full screen, but it didn't want to go, so I very ...
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Converting images into video

I found a method on internet to use avconv to make a video from images, but the quality is very poor. I set the resolution but it didn't help. avconv -i "franc%04d.jpg" -r 30 -s:v 1280x720 a.mkv ...
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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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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 ...