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how to install 4k videolan?

http://www.libde265.org/blog/2014/04/04/hevc-4k-ultra-hd-media-player-vlc-for-windows-available/ How to play HEVC 4K on ubuntu\kubuntu the same way? Wine HQ? Or other way?
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video and audio randomly stops playing

I am on ubuntu 15.10. This happens at random times, affects all videos regardless of the browser, website or even playback of the local video files. The image of a video is loaded but the picture is ...
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No video input after POST

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It was running windows xp and was removed from hard drive when I installed Ubuntu. (my choice) After successful install, I tried to boot and had no video input ...
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Hardware Accelerated video encoding with Motion

In the thread How can I access the H264 stream from my IP-camera with “Motion”? one advice given by MrDave was "to trigger an external recording application to record the main H264 stream in the ...
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How to create Beat Generated Effects Syncronised from Music (wav format etc)

I create and produce my own electronic music (ala EDM/ambient House, prog-folk genres) and would like to be able to generate 'kaleidoscope, psychedelic' type effects from the original wav and then ...
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Video playback causing system freeze, are settings for add-ons incorrect?

While online my system keeps freezing while watching video, with the error message “This window might be busy and is not responding. Do you want to terminate the application?” . At that point I have ...
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Create Wifi Access Point and stream video

Is it possible to create Wifi access point and stream video to other devices (Smart-phone) over it? I have a lot of video on my Ubuntu 14.04 Laptop and would like to be able to watch this videos on ...
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Latency in watching a video on Ubuntu

I'm wondering why there is a latency when I watch a video on Ubuntu 15.10? Ubuntu is a virtual-ised operating system running on Virtual box. Host operating system is Windows 10. The same video on ...
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Webcam not working in Kubuntu 15.04, but is listed in lsusb

I am on a desktop machine that runs dual boot Win10/Kubuntu 15.10 and I have a Logitech C310 Webcam. The problem is that while the webcam works fine in Windows, it currently does not work in my ...
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A particular video DVD will not mount (DVD Drive spins up with out access) on one laptop

I have the exact same problem on my ASUS K52N while it works fine on my old HP Pavilion both laptops are running the same Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have installed the same libdvdcss2, libdvdread4 etc on ...
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Unable to play .mp4 videos.

I was downloading a video from youtube, which due to internet disconnection was canceled. after re-connection i started downloading the video again from the beginning and after downloading the whole ...
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Download my videos from my server?

right now I have a Ubuntu server with Amazon Web Services and I can upload mp4s, jpegs, and pdfs to it from my Android device. I save them into folders and update their location onto my database. Now ...
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video downlowders not working after update with 12.04

What should I do? all add ons for video down loaders are not working in my ubuntu 12.04..They neither work for firefox nor chrome
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Ubuntu 12.04 issues with Nvidia Driver

I'm running 12.04 on a Dell laptop, and I'm connected to an external Dell monitor. Graphics: $ lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A1 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation G86M [...
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I have occasional video problem with firefox and google earth. The video shifts to small block off set diagonaly

Video problems occasionally with Firefox and google earth. The video will fragment into small blocks and shift up the screen diagonally. Must restart the computer to fix. Occurs mostly when one ...
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How to restore files of failed Kazam video

Basically, after being OCD by pressing the power button while recording, a prompt to shut down popped up. I exited out of it, and pressed again, nothing happened, but I clicked on the power button ...
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Video Tearing in Lubuntu with Intel HD Graphics

I have issues with tearing when playing back video over HDMI in Lubuntu on an Intel Pentium N3700 with integrated graphics, Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) (http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-...
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Video Broadcast Decoder Setup

OK, I've used Ubuntu for a year now and I have a feel for the basics. trying to set-up my ( Pinnacle PCTV Stereo card ) and cant seem to get it to do anything. I found the card listed on ( linuxtv....
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Flashing lights when I view videos in Facebook

I can't view videos properly as there is flashing light from the sides of screen in Facebook. Whenever I play videos the light comes from nowhere from right and left of the video or sometimes on ...
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How to run Janus WebRTC gateway on Beaglenone Black?

I installed successfully Janus WebRTC Gateway ( https://github.com/meetecho/janus-gateway) in /usr/local/lib and I re-configure to start Janus. But when I do sudo janus, I get this error: /* debian@...
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Preserve subtitles when using avconv on a video file

I'd like to set the second audio track in a video file as the default. In order to achieve this, I swap the first two audio tracks via avconv: avconv -i input.mp4 \ -c copy \ -map 0:v \ -map 0:a:1 -...
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Lenovo G50-70 audio/video glitch

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo G50-70. Whenever I watch video or listen to online radio (flash) every few minutes there is a sound glitch (sounds like skipping cd). If it is a video ...
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Playing video in browser freezing whole system after an update in 14.04.1

I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1. Originally Ubuntu worked fine, but after an update it is freezes whenever I play video in the browser.
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when on facebook video call

my Ubuntu 14.04 freezes everytime I have a Facebook video call. It happened on 2 different laptops (HP G1 450 & Dell 3542), with both Chromium and Chrome. I can't press anything on keyboard to ...
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File explorer has 'video DVD' bar at the top

When I open the file explorer and go into one of my NTFS partitions, I have a bar there at the top that says 'Video DVD' and at the end of the bar is a button called video that opens up VLC and tries ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Geforce 210 AVCHD hardware acceleration

I've been trying to achieve hardware acceleration using nvidia driver 340.96 for geforce 210 card on ubuntu 14.04.4, for an avchd 1080p 60fps file. Both kodi (16.0) and VLC produce stuttering, choppy ...
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In ubuntu 14.04 I tried to play a mkv file then it comes:

Required plugin could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: video/x-unknown decoder
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Video Lagging While the Volume Goes Loud

When I play a movie in VLC and I turn the valume more than for example 150 the playing gets interrupted every couple of seconds. Interesting part is that when I plug the earphone the problem gets ...
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Where's my HD video?

I like to record videos with my camera. And it's recording HD, but I can't see that High Definition wow effect on my Ubuntu differently than I see it on Windows. But I hate Windows. I would like to ...
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Is there any way to disable library/playlist in totem?

Is there any way to disable library/playlist functionality in totem (version that comes with Ubuntu 15.10)? All that new clickology is a bit annoying on my netbook. In previous version when you ...
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xrandr crop video

I've been binge watching on Shark Tank lately, but the since YouTube uploader didn't "officially" release the video, they posted the video through some loopholes. I would like to view the video in ...
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webserver displaying HTML5 MP4 incorrectly

I'm here because ubuntu 12.04 (apache/php) is displaying my html5 mp4 video incorrectly. It is cutting off the bottom and also displaying very low quality. I've just been serving this same file on an ...
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How to stream MKV from ASRock rack C2750D4I to Samsung TV UE40ES6710, Android, iPhone

I've got mostly MKV movies and mp3 music files on the server with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( Desktop ). What is the best DLNA to chose for it. It needs to have: Support for MKV/MP3 On the fly transcoding ...
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Packages for webcam,audio and video in ubuntu 14.04

I tried to use integrated webcam in ubuntu 14.04 but that didn't work. So I attached a logitech webcam. I have installed cheese but sometimes error like "corrupted jpeg frame" occurs. Also when I ...
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Why does 14.04 run very slow after installing video codecs?

Did a fresh install on 14.04 on virtualbox, installed couple programs but soon as I ran sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras and everthing installed the whole system came to a crawl, ...
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video problems when resuming from sleep

I am a relatively new Linux user and am installing lxle on my second machine, an old Dell desktop. Putting the computer to sleep works ok but when I turn it back on the screen goes crazy. The entire ...
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Display flickering video ubuntu 15.10 zenbook ux303ln nvidia

watching video from youtube or vlc or every others, I have horizontal lines... how can i solve it? lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U ...
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Sleep after video with Caffeine

If the computer idles at the end of a YouTube video in Windows it would go to sleep after a set amount of time (with autoplay disabled). With caffeine the computer will stay awake indefinitely after ...
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VLC on 14.04 playback virtual screen size

I've been using Xubuntu for the last couple of years and used VLC on that and another W7 machine so wanted it on a new ubuntu build with a new machine I just ordered. The machine is a replacement for ...
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VLC has poor performance on Gigabyte BRIX-2807

I'm running 15.10 on a BRIX-2807 compact PC with a Samsung SSD and 8GB of RAM (half of which is reserved as a TMPFS drive). Audio files and short video clips seem to work fine on VLC media player, but ...
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mplayer problem with Lives installation

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 x64 and trying to install the video editor Lives. It installs correctly, but when I open it and goes through the Testing Configuration screen, I get a problem with: Checking ...
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Firefox 44 Crashing on certain videos

I'm running into an issue where firefox keeps crashing when I run across certain videos. This happens particularly when I scroll through facebook and run across an embedded html5 video. The response ...
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My videos aren't working properly

I am complete noob at this, I installed it two days ago on my very old computer I use at home. Videos were all black when I started them only sound played, I used kmplayer and gnomeplayer. I ...
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Video full screen on half of screen

Is it possible to have the video i'm playing in browser be played in full screen on just half of the screen? So for example you have 1 chrome window tabbed on half of the screen with the things you ...
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GoPro codec problem

I have problem with 4k movies from my new GoPro 4 Hero Format is MP4 H.264 30fps and when I start it (no matter is it vlc, MPlayer or SMPlayer) movie goes very very fast. I've tried to change fps to ...
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Intel C2D w/ Ubuntu14.04LTS will not detect PCIe x16 Video card

Settings->Updates->additional drivers does not show card or available drivers. In fact in since yesterday updates-additional drivers icon has disappeared from settings page (?). Unity Search Window - ...
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Video Color Analytics Software?

I'm working on developing a hybrid app (website/app), but I've hit a bit of a snag... I run Ubuntu 15.10 OS, but I'm looking for some video software that will be able to take a file and analyze it's ...
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what file, or files am I looking for to fix my video card settings?

I have been using Ubuntu for many years. the problem is that when I installed Ubuntu I had a much worse video card, and Unity has never worked. I could never use anything but the GTK interface. I now ...
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video flickering on chrome

When I watch videos on chrome with action scenes, looks like the screen is cut in half, it's annoyng and I can't find a solution on internet. I've found similiar questions here, but not fix. It's only ...
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Smplayer + MPV subtitle size

I started using Smplayer 16.1.10 + MPV (git-9a2a0b0) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and i realized that i cannot set my subtitle font size by default. I go to preferences and subtitle and i set it to ...