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Ubuntu 14.04 locks screen without dimming during fullscreen video playing?

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday, and it appears that something has changed concerning how screen dimming works during fullscreen video playback. This problem does not occur during video ...
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PS2 Eyetoy Recording Quality

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and a PS2 eyetoy "Namtai". Don't worry - this is not the sterotypical " how do I get my eyetoy working" question. My eyetoy works fine on Cheese, gucview and various other ...
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Get Workrave to treat video watching as “work”, not rest

I use workrave not just to avoid RSI, but also as a tool to save my eyes. I only have the rest break set up every 70 minutes. The problem is that it treats events like video-watching as inactivity ...
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Videos look strange on ubuntu 12.04

I've recently installed ubuntu 12.04 to replace Windows XP on my dad's computer, as he kept having trouble with an automatic update memory leak problem that I simply could not solve. ubuntu works ...
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Lenovo X1 - HDMI Output

I'm facing problems with HDMI output to my TV (Ölevia HD-TV). When I connect HDMI cable computer / tv I can see the detect each other, and on display configuration I can see the other display, but for ...
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Choppy and/or extremely fast video playback

Tried Ubuntu, and now Mint, had the same issue on both and asked questions on both and didn't get an answer. I thought it might be a flash problem, but I'm not convinced of that. When I play a video, ...
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Why are my videos playing speeded up with no audio, but work fine if I log in as a guest?

Since the start of this week I have been experiencing a glitch in the multimedia on my Samsung R518 laptop. I have 2 problems: Videos in every player are speeded up around 2 or 4 times (including ...
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Random Missing Characters on Unbuntu + Unity + External Display

Every time I try to use an external display with my HDMI port I'm having random missing characters on the applications and menus like this: Video card on my system: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Download failed in youtube-dl

My youtube-dl was working fine but when I tried to download videos after certain times it just stopped working. It just showed the prompt sign in the next line. I tried to use all the uninstall ...
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Ubuntu cannot detect the built in video card?

Ubuntu 14.04 cannot detect the built in video card! it can detect the nvidia card only! Please advise,
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Fullscreen Flash Video breaks in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1 in FireFox

I've ran into an issue that completely breaks Video in FireFox version 31. On the Gaming Live Stream Platform Twitch.TV for example, I can full screen the video one time, then close it back to ...
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Video lag with Unity as the Default Desktop?

I never had this issue in Mint (XFCE, Cinnamon) or Xubuntu, but now after installing Unity, fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1, when ever I move the cursor while a video (Youtube, Twitch TV) is playing, ...
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Delay while recording the video using epiphan vga2usb frame grabber

Hi this is my first question on this portal. I am using epiphan vga2usb frame grabber for capturing output from virtually any VGA source—such as a Windows PC, a Mac OSX, a Unix machine. I also used ...
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Embedded youtube video not working

As the title says, embedded videos are not working. I can however play youtube videos from the youtube site. I have a recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 with all the updates using the latest versions of ...
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video streaming from 12.04 lts cli server

I am searching for a way to web connect and stream remotely. I wish to connect from the outside world to my cli server. I use vlc mostly since it seems to play everything, but need a solution for my ...
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Ubuntu to iPad mini video transfer help. other answers not working

Tried this method posted here: How to copy existing movie files on ipad to watch? not working due to this error that pops up mid transfer: invalid apple file control data received Would like to ...
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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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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 do you use a Dazzle DVC 100 Capture Card on Ubuntu 12.04?

I've been wanting to do it for a long time. Ever since I installed Ubuntu 12.04. I looked at tutorials all over the internet, and had no luck. I tried these instructions, (like another user) and he ...
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Howto get the video driver to work for Raspberry Pi 2 in Ubuntu

I'm struggling to get the video drivers to work with the Raspberry Pi 2 on Ubuntu 14.04. I followed every step (until serial console) on this page to install Ubuntu on the Pi. Everything is working ...