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On my newly built PC, ubuntu freezes occasionally; but once a movie is playing, it works fine

My cousin helped me by putting together a computer from his leftover parts. It has a M2N-MX SE motherboard and an AMD Athlon AM2 processor. So right from the start, I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3. On my ...
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Old solutions for making Amazon prime videos play on Firefox and Chrome not working on 15.04

Solutions at this link Amazon instant video 14.04.1 LTS are not working for my current install. It did work on 14.04. I been trying to figure this out for a few days. Tried both the hal and moonlight ...
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Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle is recognized by hardware but not by software.

Problem I try to use my Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle on a Zotac ZBOX running Ubuntu. It seems, that the system recognizes the device on an USB 3 port, but the software doesn’t. When I list ...
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How do i play .vob videos on Lubuntu

I am trying to play Iron Man 1 on my lubuntu system, I installed VLC, but it won't play it. Any other ideas?
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Problems with new update

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and after the last update my system just stopped working well, now I don't have any chance to connect to wifi and also my computer (Hp-240G1) doesn't reconize any usb storage media ...
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How can I take screenshot from mkv video using terminal

I want to take some screen shot from a mkv video. The videos are in a server so I can't use VLC for that and I want to automate that. I would like something like: screenshot -n 5 myvideo.mkv That ...
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Video very buggy over HDMI for the first 20 seconds when running Plex Home Theater in Lubuntu 15.04

I'm running Lubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo Q190. The graphics is listed as: "Intel® HD Graphics (integrated)". I am not using a proprietary driver (just the default xserver-xorg-video-intel package.) I ...
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How do I stop green flashes when playing video?

I have Ubuntu 15.10, running Gnome Retro/Flashback/Fallback... whatever it's being called right now. I also have Compiz. When I play videos in either VLC or Gnome Media player, the screen frequently ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Dell latitude D531 plays choppy video

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell D531 laptop(Updated recently from 14), and when i got my notebook with Ubuntu running on it already i had some issues with choppy/lagged video playback , both in ...
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Persistent tearing with an nVidia card

I'm currently using Ubuntu 15.10, but I had the same exact problem with 15.04. I experience a tearing while doing pretty much anything: it ranges from barely noticeable when watching a film with VLC ...
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After Upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10 can no longer access video files on CD/DVD

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 and can now no longer play non-audio CD/DVDs. Any clues on how to get this access back? I can access discs some with VLC Media Player but not all. In some ...
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image tearing when whatching movies

I replaced my pc (fx 8320, gtx 760) with a laptop lenovo z-51 (i3, m360) I have image tearing problems in video players like smplayer, kodi,vlc and also my graphics is detected as intel not as amd ...
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Strange behavior?

I use Ubuntu 15.04 and I'm faced with some strange issues. I don't know how to explain them, that's why I embed my screen shot for two of the programs damaged. The issue happens on my Skype and ...
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Opera Prefers Flash over HTML5 on Youtube

System: Xubuntu 14.04.3 Browser: Opera 33.0.1990.43 I installed Flash using this way. I'm okay with Flash. However, whenever I open up a Youtube video, HTML5 player is blocked by Flash. Then it does ...
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sis671 video driver

I am in a desperate situation. I have a laptop with SIS 771/671 graphics. I migrated to Ubuntu from Arch Linux recently. When I started using Arch Linux, I had trouble getting my video card to work, ...
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Multi-Core Encoding with VP9 FFmpeg

I want to start using the WebM format and the VP9 codec for my YouTube videos. I know that with good compression comes slow speed, but FFmpeg only uses 1 of my 8 cores. I've tried using -threads 8 in ...
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How can I fix bad screen tearing on Ubuntu 15.10 with an Nvidia GTX 960?

When I play games or watch videos, there is very noticeable screen tearing. I have tried turning on vsync in both the game and the nvidia settings (sync to vblank). I have tried setting the image ...
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VLC shows green screen on playing MKV

I am trying to play a MKV video in VLC. Instead of the video, I see just green screen and only sound. The random fixes I found on the internet didn't help. Turning off the "accelerated output" ...
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Fade video and audio in and out using avconv

How do you fade video and audio in from and out to back avconv? I have found many posts on how to do this with ffmpeg but non with avconv. The length of the video will change between videos. Is it ...
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Second monitor suddenly becomes one color

Having two monitor setup, which works okay for a while after boot, suddenly one of monitors (the non-default one) becomes either full-white or full-black, mouse cursor invisible. After reboot, ...
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How can I convert .264 file to .mp4

I want to convert an elementary stream(.264) to container format(.mp4). Can someone please help me on this? How can I use ffmpeg to do this task? What are all the other methods that could accomplish ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Green and Red blocks in HTML5 video

Example image Just installed 15.10 on my new PC and I'm having a lot of issues with image quality on sites like Youtube. There are mostly green boxes all over the videos. I've seen the same behavior ...
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Video freeze on Skype 4.3 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I bought a new Dell XPS 13 pre-installed with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (mentioning this in case the problem might be related to hardware rather than software). I am new to Linux and all is working fine, ...
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Video player not working properly

I just installed the drivers for ati radeon hd and my games seem to work just fine, no problem at all. Something happen since then as the movies i try to watch wont work properly. i don't know if is ...
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Recording of training video call

Ubuntu 15.04 (soon to be 15.10). we will be doing some video conferencing training calls soon and would like to record them. I believe this can be done using Pulse Audio Control and ...
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Random saving of audio/picture of a video in the gallery

I watch a lot of videos,movies,etc.I have observed that sometimes when i transfer video files from hard-drive/USB to 'Videos' in my system a random snapshot of the video is taken as the cover pic of a ...
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batch conversion with avidemux

I managed to convert avi files to mp4 using avidemux and the result is fully satisfactory. Since I have many files to convert, I would like to batch convert them using the terminal. I found the script ...
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Linux cannot recognize webcam

I have 2 Ubuntu`s in my laptop in two different partitions with common /home (14.10 32bit and 15.04 64bit), I am trying tu run my webcam using cheese and in both systems it wrotes me "No device ...
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Screen tearing in videos on Ubuntu 15.04 with Nvidia GeForce GT 630M

My Ubuntu 15.04 shows a lot of Screen Tearing during vídeo, mainly when is in HTML5, and I already have tried the "TearFree" command for the GPU but with no results, I hope get the right fix for this ...
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Video recording device detected but can't use it

I have a StarTech SVID2USB23 device like this: https://sgcdn.startech.com/005329/media/sets/SVID2USB23_Manual/SVID2USB23.pdf In LSUSB it appears as this: Bus 003 Device 007: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA ...
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Skype full screen video call with 2 side black bars. How to fill all the screen?

I have skype 4.3.0.37 (32bits) installed in my system xubuntu(amd64), my problem is when I recievied a video call and set to full screen mode the video doesn't fill all the screen, only verticaly and ...
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Motion interpolation - 120 hz monitor effect

I have a normal 60hz monitor (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/benq_gw2760hs.htm) but I also have a 120hz Samsung TV and I have seen the Motion Plus effect that makes movies play very smooth and ...
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Rythmbox won't play music, Video playe rwon't play anything

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, I've used it on and off for a few years and I'm having a hard time finding a home here. I give it shot after shot because of the potential and the ...
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Remove audio Tracks from a video file

I have a bunch of video files with 2 audio tracks. They are avi files. The audio tracks have no labels and when I try to play them the default track has no audio. There are 2 more tracks, the second ...
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Skype Camera not working in 15.04

my camera is not working in skype. I tried to use: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skype which led to the following error message (skype started anyway): ERROR: ld.so: object ...
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Server locks up while streaming video suspect hardware failure

Config is as follows: Core 2 Duo E6750 P5G41T-M Motherboard (Intel 535 (sda) Seagate 888GB (sdb)) IBM M1015 HBA (2-2TB WD RED, 2-4TB WD RED) Was watching a video the other night with VLC through ...
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Is it possible to detect the facial expressions during a video chat like skype, and show the smiley face with the same expression of the person?

what I meant was detect the facial expressions of user 1 and show the emoticons to user 2 instead of the face, with the same expressions of user 1 during a video chat through skype, face time etc. Its ...
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No sound in .mp4 file converted with x264

Hello i am trying to convert some avi files to mp4 files to be able to use it with my chromecast via castplayer in Chronium. I tried with x264 converter, the conversion works but i have no sound in ...
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Why kdenlive is becoming grey when doing anything at all?

Ubuntu 15.4, I've opened kdenlive for the first time since few months to edit view videos for youtube, suddenly I'm trying to just preview a video recorded with a camera and everything is turning grey ...
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Cursor won't hide in full screen youtube video [closed]

I'm using ubuntu 15.04 and when i enter full screen on youtube video my cursor won't hide, it's annoying af. Any solution?
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Watching 4K videos is incredibly choppy and has graphical issues

I've bought a 4K video which I want to play. I tried playing it on both the default 'Videos' application, and VLC player. Both were incredibly choppy and had graphical issues such as this: Why ...
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ubuntu 14.04 no video playback, but audio seems fine

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 as my main OS. But now there seems to be a small issue. After booting, say 1 hr, if i tries to play some video via vlc or anything only sound comes but no video. To solve this ...
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Trying to make VLC/Quicktime stop but loop

Really hoping to make this possible in VLC (2.1.0) or Quicktime (10.4) at a Mac: Play (lets say) 5 films Each film should stop playing at the end Than by a so called hotkey the next film should ...
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Using a Video file as an Wallpaper [duplicate]

I'm currently runing Ubuntu 15.04, and I would love to be able to put a video file (currently in webm format, but can be converted if neccesary) as my wallpaper. I am in love with the DreamScene ...
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Manually set forward/backward time in videos application in Ubuntu?

In videos application in Ubuntu, the default forward time is 1min and default backward time is 15sec. How do I change these?
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Can't watch Netflix or Amazon Instant Video in Firefox Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I can use both in Chrome fine. But I recently switched to Firefox and would very much like to watch them there as well; however when I click to start a movie on Netlflix it redirects me to the page ...
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No decoder available for type 'video/x-msmpeg, msmpegversion=(int)42,

I am using QtMultimedia class in QML: http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qml-qtmultimedia-video.html When I run the first example program shown in the above link, I get the following error: Warning: "No decoder ...
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Totem-Video Stuttering, lagging-Yes or Not

I already wrote about my problem with players, stuttering etc. So I decided to record videos with my phone camera on part of the movie when I think that the stutter/lag happens and uplouded the videos ...
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List the duration of each video file in a directory

I have a directory full of .MP4 video files. I would like to see a list that has the name of each file and its duration in minutes and seconds. Something like this: one.mp4 4:34 two.mp4 2:23 ...
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Forcing brightness increase

I'm a desktop user, and since my LCD screen died I have to use an old CRT screen that has some issues. I set its both contrast and brightess settings to 100%, but there's some stuff I still couldn't ...