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Flash Player Causes Crash

When using youtube, or any other video view site, my screen freezes then goes black. The audio still goes in the back ground, but the computer becomes unresponsive. I suspect it has something to do ...
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How to remove audio from a specific time duration of a video

Say I have a video of 5 minutes and I want to remove all audio from 1:00 to 2:00. Is this possible? If yes, how would I do this? A question, Remove audio from mp4 file comes close to this but is ...
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avconv creates zero byte file while trying to downsample mp4 video

I am having a time lapse video created using my phone that I am trying to downsample from 1080p to 640x480. According to this answer, I am using avconv command avconv -i input.mp4 -s 640x480 ...
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How do I change the frame rate without affecting the speed?

I have an mp4 file and I want to change it's frame rate without affecting the video's speed, in Linux. How can I do that?
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Cannot play videos in VLC

I am unable to play videos on VLC media player,when I get the videos from my friends through pen drive and then copy to my machine , I am unable to play videos on my machine The VLC opens but nothing ...
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I can't install VLC media player in Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I have checked other threads about this problem in here and nothing works for me. I have tried every command possible and it still doesn't work. Aside from being unable to install VLC my video also ...
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Unable to import video files to flowblade

I'm using flowblade 0.8 and I can't import video files of any kind. I had this problem before and it was solved by installing some codecs. Unfortunatly I forgot to take a note about which packeges ...
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Merge multiple webm files using avconv

I have multiple webm files in one location, say as inside video folder. I have ubuntu system. I want to merge all my web.m files in one output.wem file. I have read about ffmpeg, but when I tried ...
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Video Player not working

I have recently upgraded Ubuntu version 14.04, also using firefox 35.0.1, while playing video the error message appears " Error loading player: No playable sources found Any one can help me to solve ...
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I changed my video driver wrongly, how can I fix it?

I'm new in Ubuntu. I encountered a problem very similar to this link. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS crashes after login I followed the answer. But It seems that I chose a wrong driver. The bars are not showing, ...
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Nvidia GT635M, Ubuntu 14.04: unable to turn VSYNC ON

I have a notebook ASUS K56C with Nvidia GeForce 635M and an integrated Intel video cards. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have Nvidia driver 331.49 version installed from the packages. The problem ...
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Tool to download subtitle without movie file

I have to test some language models (for an experiment) and I need o lot of sentences that make sense to test it. One of idea is using subtitles to do this test, but again I need a lot of sentences.. ...
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Color Problems on New Install of 14.04

I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux), and just installed it next to Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 5737. Everything seems to have worked great except that the color is very messed up on my screen. It is ...
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Video card is slow on a relatively new laptop

I've been having problems with my laptop (lenovo flex 2 15d) completely crashing since I installed Ubuntu (dual-boot, Windows 8.1 works just fine). I tried switching the video driver to the ...
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Fullscreen Chrome video causes Ubuntu to crash

Any time I try to watch a flash (or maybe HTML5) video in chrome, when I fullscreen it, Ubuntu freezes, goes black, and then my monitor says "no signal." This only happens on the second or third time ...
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short summary about video files (resolution, size, duration, codec)

I use mediainfo at the moment. It's too detailed $ mediainfo vine.mp4 | wc -l 66 I wish a command with only short summary. 6 lines of output.
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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 speed up rendering kdenlive Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using kdenlive on my Ubuntu1 14.04. When i render videos, it is very slow. Takes as much time as the length of video. I have Dell XPS L502X with Nvidia GeForce 540M. Is there anyway i can use my ...
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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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black screen after switching out my video card (driver issue)

I have a cheapo ATI card that I had running with built in drivers while deciding on my final upgrade. i swapped in an nvidia cheapo card to see if i couldn't get better performance with the ...
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error opening video .dat file

I am trying to play a video cd with VLC media player which has octet stream and .dat file extension but VLC media player is not able to play individual files from VCD. I've tried: sudo apt-get ...
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How can I play a rmvb file in ubuntu trusty?

I have an video file in rmvb format, but vlc player and totem crashes when I try to play it. Is there any way to install realplayer on ubuntu, and if not, how is it possible to play this video on ...
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Lubuntu14.10 file server not playing video files

i started off with Lubuntu 13.XX. initially setup the box as a torrent/file server box. for whatever reason, i needed to make changes, and moved to 14.04 but still using the same hardware in the ...
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I want to play DVD slide shows in Ubuntu. What program is the best?

I have several slide shows on DVDs and would like to play them on Ubuntu. What programs will support this action?
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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.