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Screen tearing while video playback using AMD GPU

So I decided to move to Linux and of course set everything up. One of the things that annoyed me is that I get screen tearing while I'm watching videos in VLC or any video player. I'm not sure how it ...
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Linux cannot recognize webcam

I have 2 Ubuntu`s in my laptop in two different partitions with common /home (14.10 32bit and 15.04 64bit), I am trying tu run my webcam using cheese and in both systems it wrotes me "No device ...
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Screen tearing in videos on Ubuntu 15.04 with Nvidia GeForce GT 630M

My Ubuntu 15.04 shows a lot of Screen Tearing during vídeo, mainly when is in HTML5, and I already have tried the "TearFree" command for the GPU but with no results, I hope get the right fix for this ...
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Rythmbox won't play music, Video playe rwon't play anything

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, I've used it on and off for a few years and I'm having a hard time finding a home here. I give it shot after shot because of the potential and the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 no video playback, but audio seems fine

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 as my main OS. But now there seems to be a small issue. After booting, say 1 hr, if i tries to play some video via vlc or anything only sound comes but no video. To solve this ...
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Manually set forward/backward time in videos application in Ubuntu?

In videos application in Ubuntu, the default forward time is 1min and default backward time is 15sec. How do I change these?
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No decoder available for type 'video/x-msmpeg, msmpegversion=(int)42,

I am using QtMultimedia class in QML: http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qml-qtmultimedia-video.html When I run the first example program shown in the above link, I get the following error: Warning: "No decoder ...
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Totem-Video Stuttering, lagging-Yes or Not

I already wrote about my problem with players, stuttering etc. So I decided to record videos with my phone camera on part of the movie when I think that the stutter/lag happens and uplouded the videos ...
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Playing the recorded video with gstreamer in kdenlive and VLC failed

I have a gstreamer pipeline to record Video+Audio from a Webcam as below: gst-launch-1.0 v4l2src device=/dev/video1 ! 'image/jpeg, width=1920, height=1080, framerate=30/1' \ ! jpegparse ! jpegdec ! ...
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Disable Screenlock while in full screen video watching

I've set up Sceenlock after 3 minutes of inactivity through 'Brightness and Lock' on Ubuntu 12.04. So, the sceen turns off as programmed which is quite normal. Now, I want it doesn't turn off when I ...
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Lower sound volume after encoding with FFMPEG

I am encoding about 350GB of my video files to H.265 format (for efficient file size) using FFMPEG with this command: IFS=$'\n'; for video in *; do ffmpeg -i $video -c:a copy -c:v libx265 $video.mp4; ...
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Integrated Web Camera Driver Missing

I'm trying to set up my laptop's web camera and can't seem to figure out how. I've tried both with cheese and with Skype to open it and no luck. As far as I can tell it's a driver problem; the camera ...
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How to force Firefox to prefer WebM over MP4 when both are available in a <video> tag?

There is some problem with MP4 playback on my installation and WebM files are played perfectly. But if the first source in a <video> tag on a page is mp4 it's getting selected automatically. ...
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Digikam cannot play mp4 video in slideshow

With Kubuntu 15.04 and Digikam 4.13.0, Libkipi 2.2.0, videos can be viewed as preview (click in thumbnail), but not in a slideshow. During the slideshow, only a black screen is shown instead of the ...
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Can't record in high quality

I finally gave up on SimpleScreenRecorder for many reasons, and I'm now trying to use OBS. It seems like it works much better, but I can't figure out how to configure it correctly. There are very few ...
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Rotate a Video in gstreamer pipeline

I have this pipeline to record from two webcams simultaneously: gst-launch-1.0 -v v4l2src device=/dev/video0 num-buffers=300\ ! "video/x-raw,width=800,height=600,framerate=30/1" ! videorate\ ! ...
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Video Disables Keyboard

When I open a video in Totem, the keyboard is disabled, as well as the right mouse button and some actions with the left mouse button. Does anyone know what the problem may be? Debugging it is ...
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SMPlayer image tearing, slow

In smplayer I have image tearing problems. Both with nouveau and nvidia. the video output it's xv when I change the the video output to vdpau (on nvidia drivers) beside image tearing the player works ...
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Image tearing (FF+VLC)

I noticed a strange problem. If I run FF with youtube and playing a video in background (360p,720) and play a video(dvdrip, 1080p x264 mkv,1080p x264 mp4) in Vlc I notice image tearing, or something ...
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Is there a transcoding script for Mythbuntu recordings to mp4/mkv etc?

The scripts listed on the mythtv wiki for seamlessly transcoding live TV recordings to a compressed format such as mp4 no longer seem to work with mythtv 0.27 or later. There is also the issue of ...
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webcam changes the color of video depending to the surrounding light conditions in a weird way

I am using Kubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Thinkpad T410 Whenever I am using video chat clients like Skype or Jitsi the video tends to change its colour depending on the sourrounding light. Outside with the ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 machine is extremely slow

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet from Utopic Unicorn. I'm a bit of a noob here. My machine was running great before the upgrade, however now, everything has slowed to a crawl. browsing ...
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Can't play full hd video in youtube

I have ubuntu 14.04 and I can't reproduce full HD videos in youtube(mozilla and google chrome), only HD, How can I fix this problem?
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Can't change resolution and slow video

I have a very old desktop which we use for music and youtube etc. We installed linux ubuntu 14.04 LTS instead of windows, slightly improving speed except for video. My configuration: ...
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Is there any tool available for AV Sync Verification for video files?

I have a bunch of video files, I want to check their audio and video are in synchronization. I thought of writing a script for same. But I'm not getting proper base how to do that.
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Cinellerra rendering videos with thick green line under them

As far as I can tell, the entire video is shifted up about 15 pixels, so the top of it is cut off and the bottom is is just a green bar. I am using cinelerra-5.0-ubuntu-14.04.1-x86_64-20150817-static. ...
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Default Video Player in 15.04 doesn't play DVDs

What's strange about it is every other video player WILL play DVDs. It's just the default video application that won't... If I double click on the DVD icon in the player's initial window, it will ...
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MKV seek broken after re-encoding

I have a few MKV files that need the title to be changed. My searching has led me to understand that re-encoding is the the easiest way to do so. mediainfo on one of the files General Unique ID ...
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Distorted playback of x265 converted via Handbrake in totem

I am experiencing a problem in playing x265/HEVC videos on totem player, but only the ones which I converted via Handbrake Converter. But the same video plays just fine on VLC. On totem the audio ...
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After using recording software, all media players crash

After using Hydrogen or Ardour, I cannot use a media player. I have to shut down my PC and turn it back on, in order to listen to music or play videos. I cannot play the tracks I've created nor any ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 Issue - Videos go too slow

I use an old desktop computer, BIOSTAR P4M800-M7A motherboard, with a dual core Intel P4 64-bit, at 3 GHZ, CPU, with 2GB RAM. I use Lubuntu 15.04, 64 bit, with all the upgrades suggested by the ...
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How to download a video from rtmp protocol behind proxy using rtmpdump?

I am trying to download video from rtmp://flash.dce.harvard.edu/bounce/mp4:2015/01/14328/L01/14328-20140902-L01-4-h264-av1248-16x9-852x480.mp4. My college internet runs behing proxy, Is there a way I ...
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what can I use to watch videos on the web other then flash

The flash player is getting slow lag all the time volume control is in the middle of the video and don't work. I'm tired of trying to fix it and just want to use something that works better and works ...
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Video recording/playback problems

I have a couple problems: 1. Whenever I put a YouTube video into fullscreen, Unity shows up on top. 2. Whenever I try to do a screen recording my screen turns black, irreversibly with the exception of ...
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How to flip video in oneshot video editor (ubuntu 15.04)

How do flip video in the one shot video editor I'm new to one shot video editor so I was wandering if anyone can help me here.
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Bad sound and video quality on World of Tanks (Through WINE)

I have installed World of Tanks using Play on Linux and the installation was successful. When I enter the game (apart from the longer than expected loading times), the sound quality is poor (i.e. ...
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Why does my computer run so loud when I use services like Netflix?

Okay, so I have been having this annoying issue since I installed Ubuntu on my computer. When I had Windows installed, it would not run the fans of my laptop unless it was sitting on a surface that ...
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Audio in videos is playing in slow motion on Google Chome browser.

I'm having a technical problem. The audio is playing in slow motion (SoundCloud, Youtube, DailyMotion, etc.) on my Google Chrome browser. But the sound is working fine when I use Internet Explorer. ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 low video quality

I've got Ubuntu 15.04 running on VMware player. For whatever reason when I go into the full screen with vmware the video quality gets really low. I'm on a laptop acer aspire E1-572G Any way to fix ...
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EasyCAP and somagic-capture

I have looked at the existing postings on this and can't find a solution. I'm using ubuntu 14.04. I have and EasyCAP device and get the following from lsusb when I plug it in: Bus 001 Device 006: ID ...
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Edit mp4 container contents with ffmpeg? NOT convert container

Hey most people ask how to get from one container to another one but I want it the other way around: I have a mp4-like container with a few audio streams that I want to get replaced by my own audio ...
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HDMI cable causes extreme video lag in Ubuntu?

I have a 42" Vizio TV hooked up to a Thinkpad E550 (running Ubuntu 14.04). When I hook up these two devices with a VGA chord, everything is perfectly fine; however, when I hook these two devices up ...
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Upgrade xine-lib 1.1 to xine-lib 1.2: xine-drivers not found

-1 down vote favorite 1 I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to upgrade from xine-lib 1.1 to xine-lib 1.2. I have used the Ubuntu libs of x1ne1.2 and I recompiled my code. But I get the error message, ...
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video Blurred Pillarbox

can you suggest me a simple tool to make a video Blurred Pillarbox just like this! http://i.ytimg.com/vi/yCOrqUA0ws4/maxresdefault.jpg
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How does YouTube prevent OS from sleeping? Can it work for other HTML5 players?

There were many questions here about preventing the OS to go into the sleep/suspend/screensaver mode when running an app (say, watching a video in the browser, but it doesn't have to be a ...
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Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image - Take 2

I believe i have the same problem described in this question: Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image I have a Acer Aspire 5612WLMi with Lununtu 15.04 (Kernel 3.19.0-25-lowlatency), the relevant ...
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second monitor (4k seiki TV) shows “no signal” after going to sleep (Linux only)

I have a Dell Optiplex 9020 with an NVIDIA 750GTX video card. There is a Dell 24" monitor attached to a display port, and a Seiki 39" 4k TV attached as the second monitor. The system works with ...
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Trying to install an USB video capture card, but idk why the driver is not loading

So here is the thing. I'm trying to use this USB video capture card on my linux but I dont know why my linux doesn’t load a driver for it. The card I'm talking about is this one: ...
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Youtube fullscreen choppy in google-chrome

I've recently reinstalled my OS (Ubuntu) because I've upgraded my laptop with an SSD. It's an Asus UX32VD. Ever since then I've had issues with playing youtube videos in fullscreen in chrome. The ...
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Frontend to view Android's videos in Ubuntu

I have videos taken by my Android phone Samsung galaxy S4. I see the device and the memory card in my system. I could search those files by find [/media/] -iregex *.mp4 but I would like to sync those ...