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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 ...
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Trying to play .mp3 on Ubuntu 12.04.5LTS through VLC media player

I am trying to run .mp3 files via VLC media player and receiver the following after opening a file. Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module" Segmentation fault (core dumped) I've tried ...
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Extract partial streams ffmpeg

I am using ffmpeg last version (compiled from sources). And I have flv videos that are partially recorded from TV streams. These videos have proper video, and proper audio streams. But the subtitle ...
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Low FPS Video playback , Problem with movies in browser

I have problem with low FPS , I use Ubuntu 15.10 , I have Nvidia GT 9500 and cant play video or movies with HD it gets me low fps. I user latest driver but no solution. is there some way???
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Quicktime video frame rate changed from 20 to 30

When I plug my Canon Rebel camera into ubuntu 15.10, ubuntu looks at the files, creates thumbnails and changes the frame rate from 20 fps to 30 fps, which screws everything up. I think this just ...
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how do i play videos that show text/html decoder plugin-python is missing

I have downloaded a few videos but some of them when played with the default movie player show the following error: "python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to play media files of the following ...
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Mupen64plus not dlopen() ing mupen64plus-video-glide64mk2.so

I am running Lubuntu 15.10 on my machine currently and happen to notice something strange happening with a Mupen64Plus graphics plugin. Upon running the program, I get a strange error message ...
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FFMPG vs AVCONV: Has the CRF metric change?

I was planing to transcode a big library of old TV shows, 500GB of SD content. Since it is old, and I am not planing to store it like it is, but I just want to keep it mainly for the audio, I though ...
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Restream from HDHomeRun with ffmpeg

I have an older HDHR-US that does not have any upnp services and requires a special library. I can use the library on my ubuntu 14.04 server to save the video stream. I can also output to a pipe. ...
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Slow start, video and Canon printer problems on Ubuntu 14.04

I would not say that I've read everything and I did not find an answer, but I did some research before to post this and I have find nothing to help my issues... I have a HP with i7 octa-core and 8 GB ...
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Pulse Audio crackling sound

A week ago I started getting a crackling noise whenever I played videos using VLC. Initially I thought the problem was with VLC so I installed MPV but the issue persisted because it was pulseaudio ...
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What is .random.wisdom.d?

My home directory contains this file .random.wisdom.d It appears have something to do with audio/video files. cat .random.wisdom.d produces this output (fftw-3.3.4 fftw_wisdom #x458a31c8 #...
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create a video file from series of png images

I know there a lot of similar questions, but for some reason even after reading them it does not work. I would like to create a video from a series of png-files. The files are named like ...
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Why is my screen choppy when I play HD videos?

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 on an ASUS X55V(i3 CPU and Nvidia 610m GPU). I installed the recommended proprietary driven in the GUI (352.63). I installed Nvidia Settings, too, and it lets me choose if I ...
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How to leave hardcoded subtitles unchanged when resizing videos using Handbrake

Well, the title basically says it all. I was trying to resize a video using Handbrake (it worked BTW, video and audio was synced and smooth as can be) but when I got the re-sized video, the hardcoded ...
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How to resize 720p videos to 480p using Handbrake

Can anyone provide me a step-by-step process on how to change a video's resolution from 720p to 480p using Handbrake? My netbook can't smoothly run 720p videos so I was thinking of reducing them to ...
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Nvidia color settings reset on Youtube

I'm new here and I'm facing a small issue with the nvidia-settings when opening a Youtube video. I have my color settings the way I like it but as soon as the Youtube video loads, the color settings ...
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how to have thumbnail for image/video in dash and nautilus?

I'm running ubuntu 15.10. For some videos on my external drive, I have thumbnails in Nautilus. I have try to empty cache and change settings in nautilus Edit/preference/preview, but I still don't ...
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Terratec Grabster AV350 video input

I'm using a Xubuntu 14.04 where I'd like to input video through the above mentioned USB device. By default, the wrong driver is used (as for example described here). With my installation, the commands ...
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Converting Video on ubuntu 15.04 with low space memory

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 on the computer. My new ut3s mini pc has Ubuntu 15.04 dual boot. None of my video converters work. Selene looks like it gets the job done, but it writes video to the /tmp ...