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Video display problems Ubuntu on Asus UX305: Skype (and VLC and other programs)

I'd greatly appreciate any help with the following. I have problems with video display, occurring in VLC, SMPlayer and in Skype. For VLC and SMPlayer I have found a workaround, for Skype not. The ...
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Gstreamer 0.10 on imx6 Board can't play video with audio

I'm working with an imx6 board. I have to stream a video file, let's say a MP4 file called "video.mp4", from file to screen. First i had some problems trying to run only the video, eventually i ...
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How to apply lossy compression on a file/video using the command-line? [duplicate]

How can I apply lossy compression on a video using the command-line? When I use the default compression tool available in Ubuntu (ie. package the video into a tar.gz, zip, etc. file), I don't get ...
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Poor video performance in Firefox

I'd like to try to switch back from Chrome to Firefox, but there is an issue that makes it impossible. When I play any video with Firefox it works very slow and quality worse than in Chrome. For ...
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Why can I watch 1080p videos if my Pc has a lower resolution?

When I tipe the following comand in the terminal xdpyinfo | grep dimensions I get the following output: dimensions: 1366x768 pixels (361x203 millimeters) As far as I know these are the number ...
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play video in minimal ubuntu

I am trying to play video using mplayer/vlc in minimal ubuntu. At start up i login into tty1, i installed xorg and executed startx command from tty1 which takes me to tty7 terminal automatically. In ...
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How to set up video driver properly along with monitor configuration

I tried find the correct video driver by running Software Updates/Additional Drivers but I received the message "No additional drivers available". Then, I tried to figure out which is my physical ...
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Thin lines when there are sharp movement on video

I read some answers here but nothing worked I keep seeing thin lines in videos (web or local) it's only when I see sharp movement but it's disturbing. I installed the right Nvidia driver for my card ...
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Remove dead pixel from video material (not screen)

My camera recently ran through some trouble and now my sensor chip has four dead pixels, spread across the screen. (Yes, it's actually the censor, I've quadruple checked. It's not the screen.) So ...
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My video performance is very slow. Is there something I can do to improve it?

I find my video performance to be quite slow, especially with flash videos and anything 720 or above. The sound will cut out or the video gets very pixelated if I try and multitask. Also, VLC ...
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I can't play a DVD using VLC [duplicate]

I can't play "Dr. Strangelove" on VLC... it just comes up on the screen and then does nothing. Pressing play does nothing. using Ubuntu 15.10
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gxine / videos stream error when trying to open a mpg video file

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my HP Pavilion laptop. It won't let me view videos. Keep getting a stream error. Videos will not work at all. Gxine works once then the same stream error. How do I ...
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While using mpv as back-end of Smplayer, I can't use vdpau in videos.

While I choose mpv as the back-end of smplayer, the hardware acceleration of video (vdpau) can't be used in the video and falls down to the software decoding. Meanwhile, if I choose mplayer as the ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10 Openshot shows distorted video when clip in timeline

Openshot displays the video correctly in the box when I click on the title after importing it. However, when I drag the clip onto the timeline and start editing the image seems to go into ...
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I can't get SMPlayer to work with mpv

I have mpv installed and I can run videos with it, but I would like to use mpv with SMPlayer. When I go to Preferences>General in SMPlayer, MPlayer/mpv executable points to "/usr/bin/mpv" that leads ...
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Editing video on ubuntu? [duplicate]

someone knows a good software for video editing? I mean something like sony vegas pro. Thanks in advance!
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Mythfrontend fails to play video using VDPAU playback profile in some cases

I can reproduce the problem in Xubuntu 15.10 when running Chrome - that is setup to use hardware acceleration in advanced settings - and simultaneously try to play a recording by mythfrontend that is ...
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Sound through HDMI is intermittent when playing MP4 or MKV video using VLC or Videos

I recently inherited a used Acer Aspire 6930g from a relative in the process of upgrading, and since it was almost worthless running Windows 7, I decided to put Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. Performance is ...
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Is it possible to toggle subtitles in VLC?

Scenario: imagine you're watching a movie which comes with an external srt file. That file contains subtitles in English for the movie, but the spoken language of the movie is English and you don't ...
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firefox separate flashplayer rectangle into separate window

Imagine, you want to watch news while working. You can set Firefox (any) window to be Always on top – right click in title bar. But how to remove all toolbars including location bar, search bar, scoll ...
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Problems with screen tearing Ubuntu 14.04

There is some random screen tearing each time I play a video on the Internet or use the native video player. What can I do to solve this problem? I am using an ASUS X533M series laptop, graphics card ...
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Hauppauge 610 Analog Video Capture Script or Command

I have Xubuntu 14.04. The camcorder I am using is the Sony CCD-TRV16 NTSC 180x Digital Zoom. I am using the Hauppauge 610 USB-Live 2 Analog Video Digitizer and Video Capture Device to convert 8mm ...
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Netflix not working; video loads indefinitely

Is anyone else experiencing issues with Netflix on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Chrome version 46). I can navigate the site just fine but when I try to play videos I just get the red loading circle indefinitely. ...
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HD in Ubuntu 15.10

So, I recently started using Ubuntu 15.10 on my computer (Asus N56J) - everything seems fine except that I cant run HD movies (or maybe any other video actually) smoothly. Every video seems to be of ...
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VLC unable to open any files

What has happened to VLC. I think it updated when the kernel did recently and now it can't open anything: Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL The terminal gives: VLC media ...
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Ubuntu Studio 4k video not playing properly

I just installed ubuntu studio on my machine for video editing. I had 4k video that I shot, that would normally play fine in windows..(which I accidentally wiped trying to dual boot)In windows it ...
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how to export editet video from open shot?

i want to export a edited video from open shot. the preview is shown the wanted condition, but after export i got no motion pictures .. just sound. i want to archive that video on hard disk and put it ...
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RecordMyDesktop doesn't work

I used to use RecordMyDesktop all the time with no problems. Now when I use it, what it records is choppy and poor quality: Any tips on how to fix it? If not, any other screen recorder ...
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uknown video format

I have recorded video using my new tv the outputfile is somwthing like record.ts which neither vlc or mplayer couldn't open that file. I tried to get the file info so: ffmpeg -i record.ts gives: ...
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What's the most space-efficient multimedia container available in Ubuntu?

I have a collection of videos stored in various multimedia containers such as AVI, MP4, MKV, etc. and would like to determine what container I could store them in without re-encoding (to avoid quality ...
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ASCII animations that are viewed in the command-line? [closed]

I like ASCII animations and want to view them through a terminal window. What famous Linux programs and commands are suitable here to display ASCII animations or view videos in a terminal screen?
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How to play YouTube videos in VLC Player? [duplicate]

I am wanted to play YouTube videos through VLC Player, so I launched VLC Player and did "Open Location from clipboard", but when trying to get it to play this video I just get this error: Your input ...
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The webcam is notworking with Skype

I have install "Skype" on my PC ,the software works but with out the Video. To see if the Webcam is compatible with the PC and UBUNTU 15.10 L install GTKUVC Video viewer from the Ubuntu Software ...
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Who maintains gpu-manager?

gpu-manager reporting what seems to be a problem. No documentation. No apparent home. Who maintains it? How do you get in touch to report problems?
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HEVC/H265 videos not playing in SM Player

I use SM Player for all videos. Whenever i try to play HEVC/H265 videos sm player doesn't play it. There is no h265 listed in codec list. screen-shot:- http://prntscr.com/92x1is I use Gnome Ubuntu ...
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Pitivi poor video quality

I've been trying to use Pitivi to edit videos, but so far have been completely unable to persuade it to render them at anything like the source file quality For example: Source file 1 minute length, ...
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SimpleScreen Rec order not capturing Minecraft in fullscreen

Whenever I try to record Minecraft in fullscreen mode, with SimpleScreen Recorder, it simply doesnt work! I am in Minecraft fullscreen, have my keybind for SimpleScreen Recorder set to R, and when I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 with Firefox 42.0 streaming does not work

I recently made a fresh installation of Ubuntu 15.04 and since then my Amazon prime video/music would not work any more (before with 14.04 it worked just fine). I have the newest version of Firefox ...
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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 ...