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Google play movies on ubuntu 14.10

Has anyone got google play movies working in firefox choromium or chrome. There are some old guides around which mention installing hal this does not seem to be an option any more so what are the ...
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Downloadhelper 'fails' video download

I've happily been using Downloadhelper in previous Ubuntu versions until 12.04 and 14.04. In both of these, try as I might, only 1 out of 5 video downloads fails, be it normal download or quick ...
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Chinese Subtitles in VLC

A similar question was asked, here: Subtitle are not working in vlc But I have tried all the fixes, and none of them work for me. I am trying to use Chinese subtitles from OpenSubtitles. I get a ...
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Black dot artifacts appearing ever ~30 seconds

On my screen, every 20-100 seconds appears black dots for a split second. I don't know if they appear only in browser or not, but for example they appear in fullscreen Youtube videos as well. I ...
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Switching displays with f5 key

laptop install won't play on s-video display. Vga display comes on but f5 key will not change display?
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Freezing while gaming

Basically, while gaming my video locks up but only video. Audio plays fine. People have suggested changing my video driver but that hasn't done anything. Video card is an Nvidia GeForce GT 525M.
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High CPU utilization

I have noticed recently a high CPU utilization in Ubuntu. It seems to occur often when I use Eclipse which is a java-based IDE, but I have noticed it occurring even when Java is not running. I have ...
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Video playback with Kdenlive is very slow

For some reason video playback in Kdenlive is often very slow on my computer. If I open a new project and insert one video clip, it plays fine. However, almost anything more complicated than that ...
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12.04 The video makes the screen go black, and the keyboard lights are on as long as the Wifi adaptor

I have a semi new dell computer, and I put ubuntu 12.04 on it. I had to reinstall the OS on it, because I messed with the video card, and it pooped out on me. Whenever I play a video of any kind, ...
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AMD Caicos XTX/Radeon HD 8490 filling log

dmesg and syslog are overwhelmed with the following errors multiple times per second. For the most part, things operate well enough, but I sometimes have some performance issues so I'm trying to track ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10, I am having trouble playing videos with an .avi extension. The videos just flash continuously but the audio is OK. I have tried a couple of ...
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YouTube Issues (Video not loading)

Certain YouTube Videos fail to load for the first time and then they never load again. I have installed flash, so it's not about flash player. I even changed browser(Firefox to Chromium) to check the ...
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After playing video file with player (VLC, Gnome player) Chrome cant start

I have played video file with video player, after that trying to open google chrome, but it freezes on opening, just shows in status bar chrome panel. And then i loging out from lubuntu and loging ...
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unable to detect the video device in skype 4.3.0.37

Currently, I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and tried to install Skype 4.3.0.37. Also, I am able to install and able to hear the voice. But the problem persists for video call as the video device is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTE Video Problems, Toshiba Laptop

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTE on a Toshiba Satellite notebook. When I close the lid to suspend, there is no video when I open the lid back up. There is sound, if there was one playing. This is not just ...
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video cam doesn't work under ubuntu 14.10

Since the move to Ubuntu 14.10 video camera does not work on any program I tested it lsmod As a result, the camera found video 18903 1 i915 When testing it:   sudo chmod 777 / dev / video * Out ...
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Using webcam and getting v4l2 Error

I'm running Ubuntu 14 on my ideapad dual-booted with Win8, and have a problem with running a USB camera device. I am trying to use an eyetracker called "Pupil Lab," which consists of two USB cameras. ...
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Facebook videos choppy

Ever since I installed ubuntu 14.04 my facebook videos are choppy as crap! But youtube videos are fine??? Graphics Card? : VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics ...
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how to use DeveDe to create a disk with many different videos, playable on external dvd drivers

I have many videos of religious recitations, of which i am planning to prepare a DVD which can be played on external drivers, I basically have 9 videos, which are totally different from each other, ...
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Format Junkie won't convert (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I am trying to use format junkie to convert .ogv videos I recorded using RecordMyDesktop. I am trying to convert them to .avi. When i put the videos in format junkie and press convert, the progress ...
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Screen Flicker on Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo W540

I have one external monitor connected to VGA output. In Ubuntu's System Settings -> Displays, the built-in display is disabled and the external monitor enabled as the main screen. With this setup, ...
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Video and mouse failure on initial boot

Installing clean on an Hp Pavillion A1540n. 4 gig ram Tried the 64 bit. All looked well until repboot and the video got stepped on ( little hashes across the screen). Yes, this is onboard video. ...
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Graphic problem in Dell Inspiron 17 (3737)

I tried Ubuntu in Live Usb mode in my new Dell Ispirion 3737 (17"), but the grafic is absolutely horrible. I tried to install some updated drivers from the terminal in USB Live mode, but it did not ...
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Openshot video editor always close after few min., and some time Audacity, clemantine what is the reason ? are they are not stable?

When I open openshot video editor and in middle of my project it dissapears, some times error window appear. what is the reason ? no work is going forward. Is there is any other video editor which ...
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Repaint problem with 14.04 LTS with ATI RADEON HD 7770

I'm new to Ubuntu and I just started using it a month ago because it's the standard OS here for developers. My problem is in the UI rendering. When just booted, everything seems fine, but after few ...
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Some problems with Ubuntu (particularly Hardware Decoding)

I'm new here and I have no experience using Ubuntu. I have finally decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Netbook. Acer Aspire One 725 CPU: AMD C-70 APU Dual-Core 1.33 GHz GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7290 ...
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Youtube videos are not playing

I have gone through many questions on this forum. Tried clearing the cache, setting all plugins to "always active", copied libflashplayer.so from /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer to ...
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Video Stream Not Being Rendered Properly v4l2loopback WebcamStudio

What steps will reproduce the problem? Setup an Image/webcamfeed/video v4l2loopback option try streaming it What is the expected output? The Image/video/webcam feed What do you see instead? Don't ...
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config Foscam FI9821P IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to config a Foscam fi9821P camera on Firefox, then add it to Zoneminder. I've got it on to my router but when I enter the IP address on my laptop, it won't ...
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Firefox doesn't play youtube anymore

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and today firefox 32 got weird. If I try to play a youtube video, it will start out on 720p, then move down and say that 720p isn't an option for the video. It will keep doing ...
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Update VLC source code, on which ACE Player HD is based?

I use ACE Player HD for watching online videos from torrents, but the version for Ubuntu is based on some obsolete version of VLC which is very buggy (e.g. green screen while watching mkv files). ...
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Screen turn black and white (snow) after using video function

I have been using Ubuntu for more than a year or so. It works well until recently it starts to freeze frequently after I watched videos online for a few minutes or video chat with someone for a while. ...
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QuickTime in Ubuntu 14.04

Can anybody play properly this video in Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bits), in any browser? http://www.apple.com/live/2014-sept-event/ I have QuickTime Plugin in Firefox and the video does play, however only ...
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Dual monitor suddenly not working

I had dual monitors working fine on this machine for years. A few days ago, I had to borrow one of the monitors for another project. When I brought it back and plugged it in, it didn't work. Ubuntu ...
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HDMI mirroring/HDMI-1 and no audio problem:

The audio comes from my laptop not from the TV. I am with idt high-definition audio. aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: MID [HDA Intel MID], device 0: 92HD75B3X5 Analog ...
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Screen sometimes keeps cycling between the updated view and the last view

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my new computer and the screen sometimes keeps cycling between the updated view and the last view as shown in this video. It also happens outside the terminal and in ...
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Sound/video asynchrony while playing rmvb files in Totem/Videos - Ubuntu 14.04

First of all, I apologize if this has already been asked and solved, but honestly I couldn't find anything, so if that's the case please link to the proper answer. Anyway, I just installed 14.04 ...
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Installing Logitech Quick Cam Driver qc-usb 0.6.6 Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I am having issues trying to install this driver. I have extracted the tar.gz to it's own folder but am unable to install the driver.
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Checking whether a dvd film will play without skipping

I have a number of films/tv series on DVD that I want to sell on ebay. Some of them have small marks or scratches, and I want to check that they will play without skipping. Is there a way to check ...
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how to create smooth, simple animations in Ubuntu

I want to create some smooth, simple animations like those in the various computer interfaces in the film "Oblivion" (as shown here). What would be some good tricks or programs for doing this?
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How to: record adobe flash video (be-at.tv)

Problem: I don't know how to download this video that is being broadcasted by be-at.tv here: http://www.be-at.tv/brands/cavo-paradiso/r3hab/r3hab. What I Need Find the url of the video. Download ...
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No Sound on 1080p Video

whenever I run a 1080p saved file, there's no sound. 720p and lower resolution videos plays OK. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit I tried running it via MPlyaer, SMPlayer, and VLC. Same results. when I ...
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14.04 PlayonLinux and Steam equals jittery choppy freezing video

I trying to get some windows gaming software (warframe) up ad running and it is running but the video is very choppy/freezes even though the reported frame rate is 60fps. I'm using: Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How to watch a video cropped and ratio resized/scaled?

Can I watch only a half region of a video with the ratio scaled? As with the illustration, I want to watch a perfect circle instead of an oval and I want the ads removed. Scaling the media player ...
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How can I install the driver for Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am new to the community so please forgive me if I don't provide the necessary details... So, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 in a dual boot, and I'm having issues with my video card in ...
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Yellow line on the screen

I installed ubuntu-gnome on my laptop, which is having amd apu 3420m. After some time of normal usage, when a day I am watching movies using default video player of gnome, a yellow horizontal line ...
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Youtube videos don't play on Facebook. (Chromium)

I just started using chromium on ubuntu 14.04 and I went on my Facebook profile page and wanted to start a video that I posted there from youtube and saw that it didn't work. It says that a plugin for ...
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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 ...