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Playing Movies and no 3G dongle connection after upgrading to 12.04

I have a Vodafone Webbook that used the Linux (ver10.04) that couldn't connect through my Vodafone K3565 dongle, so I upgraded to it to 12.04. Now it doesn't want to play any movies, AVI or Mp4, and ...
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Which software can I use for simple VJ'ing?

I would like to make an audio-visual background for reading a story aloud. I have a bunch of mp4 videos and still images which I need to arrange in a script (playlist) and manually step through ...
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videos working irregularry

having trouble w/ smplayer, totem, and vlc. All seem to not want to display the picture but sound is fine, sometimes, a reboot gives me the picture just fine, sometimes not. here id a sec of ...
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Tie via UDEV an external video webcam to /dev/video5 for Apache Server webcam streaming

My aim is to nail my Logitech C270 to /dev/video5 and my old less capable internal cam to /dev/video0 via setting UDEV rules as follows in /etc/udev/init.d/26-video-persistent.rules/ ...
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Issues with playing videos on the net

I re-installed Ubuntu(12.04.3) a few days back. Now with my previous install, I had no issue playing media( this question is specific to videos for I haven't tried plain, audio files yet), but what ...
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Adobe Flash Player fullscreen bug

For a few days I've been experiencing a really strange behaviour when watching YouTube videos in fullscreen. It looks like this: As you can see, the video stays the same size as it had in embedded ...
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problem with playing mp4 file on apache hosted webpage

I hope someone could assist me. My problem is: I want to achieve playing a mp4 file in webpage hosted by my apache2 server. Now I tried everything but he keeps giving me nothing. First my php ...
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SMPlayer h.264 decoding problem on 4670K Haswell

When I playing h.264 mpeg-2 video, and take four threads of decoding equal number of cores in my cpu (4670K Haswell). I got the following error in mplayer log: MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in ...
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How to delete list of played movies in Movie Player [duplicate]

Movie Player lists names of last few movies played. How to delete that list ? Going forward, I'll use VLC. But I'd like to clear that viewed movie history list.
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Videos playing in Web brower, play at double speed, how do I stop this?

I have recently been having a problem with my web browsers (Firefox and Chromium) playing all videos (Youtube and ect...) I have uninstalled flash and then re-installed it and done the same to my web ...
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Firefox Full-Screen Flash not Working

In Ubuntu Gnome 13.10, attempting to view Flash video full-screen does nothing but freeze the video. The freezing can be fixed by unfocusing and refocusing the window, but I cannot get Flash to go ...
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Lubuntu. Can't play Vimeo

I now have Lubuntu 13.04 with Chromium browser installed on my Acer Aspire One D255 Netbook. I can't play Vimeo vids. I've downloaded the flash nonfree package thinking that'll sort it but no luck. I ...
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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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How to fix tearing in windows and videos in Xubuntu 13.10?

I'm using Xubuntu 13.10 with nouveau drivers and a GeForce GPU and I've noticed videos in VLC (and Parole) as well as other applications like Firefox and Chrome (when scrolling) show tearing. Any ...
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I find a advanced video editor for Ubuntu

I need a video editor which has the next functions: move the video (like move tool on gimp) resize the video (like scale tool on gimp) rotate the video (like rotate tool on gimp) and color ...
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video recording of webcam not working (guvcview & cheese)

When installing linux cheese was already there and while recording video from cheese it freezes. I then installed guvcview at first it worked fine later when I press record button the guvcview turns ...
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Cant watch videos on Browser : Flash Player not installed

I have a Toshiba Satellite c655 and have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on it. I cant watch videos or basically do anything that requires Flash Player. I was able to on the previous version I had of ...
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Netflix is sluggish when playing videos in HD.

I am using Netflix desktop (https://launchpad.net/netflix-desktop) which is basically just an application for Ubuntu which uses Firefox running in/under Wine. Everything works phenomenal, but the HD ...
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Black screen when fullscreening Twitch

When I am watching a stream on twitch and activate fullscreen, the stream works properly in fullscreen. The issue occurs when I close fullscreen and try to open it again. The stream doesn't fullscreen ...
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Screen tearing on external monitor when playing videos

I have mpv installed in Ubuntu 13.10, and it works great as a video player when I'm using it on my laptop's display, but when I connect an external monitor through HDMI and play the video there, there ...
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video tearing monitor

everybody,and 1-st sorry for my poor English... So my problem is when i watch videos (youtube etc.) the screen become to tear in horizontal lines with every movement of the video itself... I tried ...
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Performances Issues With Radeon HD 5470

I've got a Dell laptop with 4gb ram, intel core 2 duo and a Radeon HD 5470 graphics card, and I'm facing some performances issues. While watching 720/1080p HD movies there are a lot of bugs and the ...
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How do i backup my videos folder

Is there a way that I can compress my videos folder to a very small size that can fit in an 8 GB USB-drive? The folder is about 32 GB and has all our family videos in it. I tried backing up but the ...
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How to convert a Video to avi xvid with custom Frame Size?

i want to convert my movies to avi xvid with the frame size 700x292 so that i can watch it on my tv.But i don't know which software in ubuntu will help me.I tried arista transcoder but it does not ...
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Problems with ATI V9800

I just installed 12.04.1 to Dell R5500 workstation. The video card I am using is the ATI V9800. After the reboot the display is fragmented and I am unable to read the desktop. Has anyone seen this ...
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ffmpeg how to output images from a video

I want to extract images from a video I want thous images to be extracted from specific time for example 0:30 1:15 1:45 and I would love them to be in PNG format as well Thank you in advanced ...
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How to play vp9 videos on ubuntu

So I have a vp9 video and I can not play the video on ubuntu 13.10 audio works because it is vorbis. I have compiled ffmpeg version git-2013-11-01-ec5e02d and I know that it supports vp9 Thank you ...
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How to record video streamed to Firefox

I'm using Ubuntu Precise 64 bit. Is there an app which will capture video & audio from a TV programme being played on my PC? I'm thinking of the video coming on Demand. PS by capture, I mean ...
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How can I pause/resume download in youtube video?

I have downloaded youtube videos using youtube-dl. But due to network problem or other problem sometimes I am not able to download video completely. Later, I need to download that video from ...
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How to replace avconv with (the real) ffmpeg and have it work right?

Anyone know how to install the real, current ffmpeg (not the older version by avconv that comes w/ Ubuntu) without having the problems mentioned here? Reasons: Everything works (or so many have ...
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Discontinuous VLC playback under 13.10

Since system upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 I have discontinuous playback with current vlc player version even for low-mid quality avi files. Tried to reinstall vlc several times using different install ...
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Convert webm to jpg or png

I found many .webm videos on the net and I want to know if it's possible to extract images from these. Some videos I found have amazing images and I would like to set one of the frames as wallpaper. ...
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How can I have better sound quality?

I have been using Ubuntu for years now, and the latest Ubuntu 13.10 is working perfectly on my N56VZ. The image quality is awesome, better than on Windows, but there is one thing that is really ...
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vhs capture devices

Hi i have a vhs capture device ecap303 from climaxdigital used on windows 7 i am new to ubuntu but have used the command lsusb with the device connected and come up with ID EBIA : 2861 EMPIA ...
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Is it possible to use subtitles with Sushi (gnome-sushi)?

I have read here that the Sushi previewer can be used as video player and that it supports subtitles. "Sushi can be used as a video player, it seems to use a clutter interface as well and seems to ...
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Intel(R) Linux(TM) Graphics Driver Error after inserting password

I download Intel(R) Linux(TM) Graphics Driver for Ubuntu 13.04 x64 because I am using Ubuntu 13.04 x64, after I install it with dpkg, Program is fully installed, I start it and I can choose of Close ...
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Nothing in /dev/video0 after resume (i.e. mplayer /dev/video0 not working)

After a resume, mplayer is not playing video from /dev/video0 as it was before suspending. I suspect that I need to kill/reset/reconfigure something related to the video card but I have no idea how ...
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Can't install Ubuntu newer than 8.04 -Intel 855GM graphics card

I have an old laptop with an Intel graphics card. I can't install any Ubuntu newer than 8.04 because the installer fails. I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday, and got a message that the graphics ...
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how to convert avi (xvid) to mkv or mp4 (h264)

Very noob when it comes to video. I'm trying to make sense of what I"m finding via Google... but its mostly Greek to me. I have a bunch of Avi files that won't play in my WD TV Play box. Mediainfo ...
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How to change the framerate of a video without reencoding

I'm trying to change the framerate of an MP4 video (it's a 120fps GoPro video, I want to play it back at 30fps for a slow-motion effect). I'm using avconv for this: avconv -i SourceMovie.mp4 -vf ...
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Use video for wallpaper

How can I use a video as my desktop wallpaper? I would like to have it like normal wallpaper so the icons etc. sit on top of it, just as in a static wallpaper picture. A similar question was asked at ...
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Why doesnt the OS play music files or videos from the USB stick?

Okay I know this must seem like a dumb question but I downloaded and ran the OS from a 16 GB USB stick/flashdrive and I love it, but I could not watch videos or listen to music files! And I LOVE ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 ATI 6450

Right now my video card isn't responding after the Ubuntu Logo is shown, (I see a black screen and that's it) I have installed ubuntu 12.04 AMD64 and if I remove the video card and use the VGA from ...
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Video Training Courses for Linux/Ubuntu?

I'm a software developer with more than 15 years of experience on Windows platform, focused on C#/.NET/SQL Server stack. Recently I decided to explore Linux and learn a new development technology ...
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DVD playback not working on 13.10

I could watch DVD's in 13.04 but now that I have upgraded to 13.10 DVDs don't seem to be playable. In Totem video player I get: An error occurred The movie could not be read. I seem to remember a ...
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No Tools for Kdenlive

Hey guys I use kdenlive to edit videos and than upload them to youtube but recently I was exploring kdenlive, than somehow I don't know what I clicked that caused closing all the tools (like clip ...
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Start Wine program using nVidia video card

I recent have installed Adobe Photoshop CS6 using Wine. If I run in terminal optirun wine "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Photoshop.exe" I get the next errors : vas@LenovoZ580:~$ ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 media player does not show video?

This question seems poor but i really facing this problem (I am new to ubuntu). I install Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP laptop. I also upgraded all its packages using sudo apt-get update && sudo ...
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XGI Volari video card not working for Ubuntu on XP machine

I've got an old self-built PC running Windows XP professional. No onboard video card, using one that works pretty well in XP but not at all for Ubuntu. Won't boot into Ubuntu. stops without getting ...
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Weird (Apparently) Video-Related Crashes

I have been having occasional video-related crashes since 12.10. Recently, both on 13.04 and 13.10, they've been happening frequently. My computer is a Gateway DX4840-37 with an Intel i5 650 ...