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How to invoke cvlc so that closing the video window ends the process?

I am trying to write a script to run a video using cvlc (command below). However, when I close the video, I can hear the sound still playing in the background, and I need to run killall vlc to stop ...
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Webcamstudio - how to output desktop to virtual webcam?

I'm trying to output my desktop to a virtual webcam but I'm having some trouble figuring out how. I looked through the manual but it didn't touch on this subject I selected desktop as my source I ...
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Is there any color managed video player for linux?

I have a wide gamut display, but any video out there is intended for playback on Rec. 709 or sRGB device, so is there any color managed player to handle this? I don't care if it supports system-wide ...
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Running Hauppage WinTV HVR 1110 Ubuntu 12.04 / 14.04

I could install the Hauppage WinTV HVR 1110 on Ubuntu 12.04 / 64B. I used the Composite Signal Input, mounted as /Dev/Video1. It worked well for some time, but recently (after some updates from ...
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Audio is lost while converting a video file using avconv

I was converting a file from avi to mp4 using avconv: avconv -i 'Supernatural S01E10 HDTV.avi' -c:v libx264 -c:a copy -y 'Supernatural S01E10 HDTV.mp4' The file has the following properties: ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 - VLC Audio, Video Issues

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 12.04 to 14.04 (32-bit). Since then, VLC Media Player has not been working properly when playing live TV from Comcast. The TV signal goes from a Comcast STB, ...
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Best video configuration to use mencoder to compress MPEG2 TS files

I have a lot of files in Mpeg2 Ts format, from VDR. I want to use mencoder to compress them, and the avi container (I will see Mkv a next time). I want to use also a generic Mpeg4 coder: there is ...
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Smooth screen capturing tool for Ubuntu 14.04

I want to record a clip of a football match playing on my screen. I used vlc for this task but frames are not smooth. I tried changing fps value but didn't work. Is there any screen caprturing tool ...
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Artifacts in desktop with AC Power

My problem is this: after an update with apt-get dist-upgrade, I have artifacts (lots of horizontal lines appear and disappear quickly) on my desktop only with notebook charging or AC source. With ...
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ibm r30 Trident CyberBlade Aladdin i1 video adapter in ubuntu 14.04

as a demonstration of just how good Ubuntu is, I am attempting to install the latest release 14.04 on the oldest laptop I have, an IBM R30 Thinkpad. With 1Ghz PIII CPU and 1 GB memory it should work ...
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Fix slow motion sound

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware (Windows 8 as host). The problem is that when I try to watch a video on Youtube, both video and sound are slow motion. It also happens when I try to listen ...
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Video language converters

Are there any video converters which are capable of converting language of the video to any language we want in Ubuntu. If any specify. Thank you
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots fine, but video output stops at login screen

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a DELL R320. I have no 3rd party drivers enabled. Machine boots normally, but when the login screen loads, it flashes momentarily and disappears and the monitor says ...
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Slow Desktop Frame Rate with 1920 x 1080p Monitor

I'm kind of new to this Ubuntu thing, but I've used it before a little bit! So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and everything installed normally. On my 15" Acer Monitor everything ran normal! The moment ...
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how can i avoid audio stutter in mpeg video's?

I have a couple of mpeg video files which were digitized from old betamax and VHS tapes, using Cyberlink Power Director on Windows XP. These videos play fine in Windows, on my old PC, and on my new ...
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Chromium glitches when resizing browser window

I have some strange glitches when my browser window is resized. Firefox, and other programs are working fine, only chromium is having issues. I tried to turn on/off gpu acceleration but same problems ...
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Youtube is playing at the wrong speed - maybe soundcard related

In the last couple of days I noticed that videos on Youtube and the Artistworks music school were playing slower than they should. I've checked this in Firefox and Chrome. Chrome is using html5 on ...
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vimeo malfunction

Apropos of nothing at all suddenly vimeo videos aren't working. All I get is a black screen. It was working fine a few days ago. This is on Chrome on two different machines, both running 12.04. It ...
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how to fix Build_one :function error?

I'm trying to separate audio and video from video file. After searching on the internet I came to know it can be done using FFMPEG. Now I need to build FFMPEG library file for my Android application ...
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Twitch streaming on ubuntu isn't working

So, i've been trying to stream to twitch on Ubuntu for awhile now, and i've tried quite a few streaming scripts for ffmpeg and avconv and also SimpleScreenRecorder's streaming function without ...
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how to check if a video card is good or failure

My ubuntu 14.04 LTS fail to launch. In menuboot, if I chose boot in the console option, the ubuntu's launch in a low level graphic enviroment. I don't know It may my graphic card got trouble. So how ...
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video resolution RADEON EXPRESS 200

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and RADEON XPRESS 20. My resolution stuck on 1024 * 768. Is Ubuntu only support this resolution for this graphic card or I need install or configure the card make resolution is ...
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Videos only showing a green screen despite having drivers installed

I've been watching a lot of movies offline recently and they've been playing smoothly for the last couple days, but today when I tried to watch one, it only showed a green screen and the audio was ...
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drm:No driver support for vblank timestamp query

My graphics seems to be lagging a bit. I entered the command: dmesg | egrep 'drm|radeon' and I received this message [2.205753] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810 [2.246056] [drm] VGACON ...
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Video card Radeon HD 7770 bad performance using power point running presentation

my problem started after i installed ubunutu 14.04, when i was with ubuntu 13.10 i configured my video card with FGLRX working perfectly. But know when i install any of the both alternative of FGLRX ...
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Video playback issue running Ubuntu 14.04 guest in VirtualBox with Win 7 host

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in Virtual Box on my win 7 laptop. When I go to a website that has video (MSN, Youtube, CNN,etc) and attempt to play the videos, the playback stops 5-7 seconds into the ...
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Audio clicks with VLC when playing Apple MOV video format

Okay so I have this annoying little issue, not too much of a big deal really, but I can't get any audio out of Apple Quicktime MOV video formats, instead I get clicking noises, I have ubuntu-extras ...
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4k video downloader won't launch in ubuntu 14.04

I have installed 4k Video Downloader on ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the program won't start. It appears on launcher but when I click on app it won't start. I install another software Unified Remote Server ...
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video speed too low at ubuntu 14.04

I have just upgraded from ubuntu 11.10 to 14.04. Speed in loading, saving etc. is ok or better than in the old version. Video speed, however, is terribly low, just about 3 frames/second, no videos can ...
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VLC is loading a playlist when I double click to open a video file in nautilus

When I double click a video file in nautilus VLC opens a playlist with one video (the one I double clicked) in it. I then have to double click that video in the playlist to make it play. How can I ...
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Video players don't show up properly in web browsers

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I've noticed that sites that play videos don't display properly. The video shows up distorted in both Firefox and Chromium Web browsers. My desktop PC has an ...
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Ubuntu is not working properly with videos and DVDs

NOTE: Please lock this topic, a friend of mine found out I was installing the wrong Drivers, which is probably the reason why this didn't work in the first place. (before anyone says it, yes, I am an ...
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I can't watch youtube videos ubuntu 12.04

I had moved from xubuntu 12.04 to ubuntu. And now i can't watch youtube vides and nothing like that.The screen looks tinier and i only can see green red and yellow images .help please.
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how avi file is stored in a disk in ext2 file system?

avi file like any other multimedia file contains audio video streams along with metadata describing synchronizing information. I am confused whether the avi file is stored in a partition as a ...
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How to fix ISO burned from a movie DVD?

So...I recently burned a number of DVDs to ISO files in my computer. While about half seem to work, the other half don't actually play properly. I have tried this on a few media players. Totem/VLC: ...
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video playback running very slow (mp4, youtube, etc) on Asus EEPC 1201t 2gb using Ubuntu 13

I used to have a Windows 7 starter edition OS installed on a Asus EEPC 1201t 2gb and mp4 HD videos from my camcorder used to play fine. So I switched to Ubuntu 13, the whole system is pretty faster ...
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Watching video on youtube laptop freeze with weird sound

Sometimes it just happens, and I dont know why, during the screen freezed my keyboard and mouse unable to work well, so I had to force shutdown to restart. I use google chrome as my main browser ...
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Arista Transcoder not keeping the subtitles after convertion from MKV to MP4

I'm trying to convert a TV show episode from MKV to MP4 to run on my PSP and the MKV file has subtitles embedded, but when I use Arista Transcoder to convert, the result is a video without the ...
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Video Crossbars on Bootup after UBUNTU 13.10 install

I have installed UBUNTU 13.10, kicking W-XP to the Curb, on an: ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 MB Onboard video Athlon 64/X2-4600 4GB DDR2-800 Power supply: 520W After a successful install, on boot up, the ...
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how to change the preset of the WinFF

I want to covert the files to AVI using WinFF. In WinFF, the preset only has four options: MS compatible AVI, XviD Full Screen, Xvid wideScreen, xvid Widescreen anamoriphic. However, I want the ...
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illegal short term buffer state detected

when I use VideoCapture of opencv, it returns this message: [h264 @ 0x11055a0] illegal short term buffer state detected. But the code seems to work fine and have the correct result. Could anyone tell ...
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Dell Inspiron 17r 5737 Ubuntu 13.10 Terrible Video

As discussed at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2204287 the video is terrible on ubuntu 13.10. It is horrible also on 12.04.4, but works well on 12.04.2. After loading 12.04.2, the video ...
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Group video calling with 32 or 64 bit 12.04. Skype 4.2.0.13 Cannot send my video to group

I upgraded my skype account to premium to test group calling as I am unable to display my video on group calls using linux. Total failure so far. I can connect across my own network but cannot ...
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Editing AVI Metadata

I know there are questions like this one but I tried other's solutions but they did not work for me. This 'works': ffmpeg -i input.avi -metadata title="Moonshine" -metadata author="Moonshine" ...
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“noise” on some windows (display problems)

I have a ASUS notebook, with a standard Ubuntu 13.10 installation. The video controller is VGA compatible controller 3rd Generation Intel Core processor Graphics Controller. Everything works fine ...
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Configuring multiple video cards in Ubuntu

I'm having problems trying to get Ubuntu to recognize 6 MSI R9 270 cards. I'm trying to get cgminer 3.7.2 to recognize all cards but it only recognizes one. My system: GA990-FXA UD3 motherboard 4GB ...
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Help with FFMPEG issue; “[swscaler @ 0xa314080] Warning: data is not aligned! This can lead to a speedloss”

related to ; http://superuser.com/questions/725581/create-a-screencast-with-ffmpeg-how-to-keep-videoaudio-in-sync/728739?noredirect=1#comment934589_728739 and ; ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit problems with full-screen video on several streaming sites

I'm having a lot of issues by setting full-screen and then exiting to resize the video everytime I do it. Some days ago, it was a white screen which appears, but I solved it thanks to this forum. ...
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Default video player on Ubuntu 13.10 has some issues with regards to pausing and playing

When I pause a video on the default player by pressing space bar, it jumps to a different section of the video (usually, at an earlier point, sometimes back to the start of the video). It's pretty ...
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video driver related problems 13.10?

I have installed 13.10 64bits version on an I7 laptop with a 610m radeon graphic card. I have also installed flash player I have a few problems. youtube plays only with huge black areas above and ...