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graphics card with hdmi sound and video output for movies

I've got a desktop with a 2x Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz and 2GB Ram. I am running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, and a plasma tv with HDMI input. I would like to get a graphics card with hdmi video ...
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ubuntu 13.04 rfreeze on any video

I think my computer it is really messed up: problem 1: whenever I try to watch a video it freezes and after 30 sec starts printing a lot of text and closes the the session; problem 2: when I try to ...
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Playing movies on TV

I have a notebook under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and two Sony TVs with built-in WiFi modules. How can I play videos I have on my notebook's hard drive to TV? I easily do so with my Android smartphone using KX ...
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Video performance is terribly slow on Dot-S Netbook

I face a problem with playing videos after I switched from Windows XP to Lubuntu in my packardbell Dot-S netbook. I believe the graphic card driver wasn't installed correctly. Can anyone help me ...
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Compiz and Intel g33/g31 flickering screen

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a PC Celeron dual core 2.5 GHz, and 2 GB of RAM. The integrated video is 82G33/G31, and I have problems with flickering screen when playing videos with Compiz enabled. ...
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Cannot play videos files despite ubuntu restricted extras

Despite I have installed the Ubuntu restricted extras package, the Videos application raised error whenever I try to play a video. For example : For avi: Videos requires to install plugins to play ...
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Youtube videos don't fullscreen in Ubuntu 13.10

When I watch a video in Youtube the full screen option doesn't work, I'm using Firefox in Ubuntu 13.10. Why?
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AVI File not playing

Tried to play an AVI file. I have installed all Gstreamer Plugins as well as Ubuntu-Restricted-Extras. This did not work and kept showing an error application/x-rar not available. Then after searching ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 - Online video (ie YouTube) will not run in Firefox or Chromium.

Just installed Lubuntu 13.10 on an old Dell Dimension 3000 w/ 2GB RAM. Installation appeared to go fine, but I cannot get online videos to play properly using Firefox or Chromium. Using both YouTube ...
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Video tearing with nVidia GT630

I have a problem with video tearing on my media computer. I have just bought a new Philips TV 40" 7007 and a video card to go in the media PC (nVidia GT630). When I connect them up with either an ...
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Banshee sorts .mp4 files as music

When I import my movies (which are all .mp4 files) into Banshee, most of them gets placed under "Music" instead of "Videos". I compared one of the movies that actually got placed under "Videos" ...
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Hybrid video adapter (Intel / ATI) does not work together and generates a disturbing heating

How do I with my ultrabook hybrid video adapter to work on Ubuntu? (Video Adapter Intel / ATI) I tried several solutions found in forums but nothing worked.
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Playing Movies and no 3G dongle connection after upgrading to 12.04

I have a Vodafone Webbook that used the Linux (ver10.04) that couldn't connect through my Vodafone K3565 dongle, so I upgraded to it to 12.04. Now it doesn't want to play any movies, AVI or Mp4, and ...
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Which software can I use for simple VJ'ing?

I would like to make an audio-visual background for reading a story aloud. I have a bunch of mp4 videos and still images which I need to arrange in a script (playlist) and manually step through ...
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Tie via UDEV an external video webcam to /dev/video5 for Apache Server webcam streaming

My aim is to nail my Logitech C270 to /dev/video5 and my old less capable internal cam to /dev/video0 via setting UDEV rules as follows in /etc/udev/init.d/26-video-persistent.rules/ ...
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Issues with playing videos on the net

I re-installed Ubuntu(12.04.3) a few days back. Now with my previous install, I had no issue playing media( this question is specific to videos for I haven't tried plain, audio files yet), but what ...
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problem with playing mp4 file on apache hosted webpage

I hope someone could assist me. My problem is: I want to achieve playing a mp4 file in webpage hosted by my apache2 server. Now I tried everything but he keeps giving me nothing. First my php ...
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SMPlayer h.264 decoding problem on 4670K Haswell

When I playing h.264 mpeg-2 video, and take four threads of decoding equal number of cores in my cpu (4670K Haswell). I got the following error in mplayer log: MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in ...
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How to fix tearing in windows and videos in Xubuntu 13.10?

I'm using Xubuntu 13.10 with nouveau drivers and a GeForce GPU and I've noticed videos in VLC (and Parole) as well as other applications like Firefox and Chrome (when scrolling) show tearing. Any ...
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video recording of webcam not working (guvcview & cheese)

When installing linux cheese was already there and while recording video from cheese it freezes. I then installed guvcview at first it worked fine later when I press record button the guvcview turns ...
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Screen tearing on external monitor when playing videos

I have mpv installed in Ubuntu 13.10, and it works great as a video player when I'm using it on my laptop's display, but when I connect an external monitor through HDMI and play the video there, there ...
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video tearing monitor

everybody,and 1-st sorry for my poor English... So my problem is when i watch videos (youtube etc.) the screen become to tear in horizontal lines with every movement of the video itself... I tried ...
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How can I have better sound quality?

I have been using Ubuntu for years now, and the latest Ubuntu 13.10 is working perfectly on my N56VZ. The image quality is awesome, better than on Windows, but there is one thing that is really ...
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Is it possible to use subtitles with Sushi (gnome-sushi)?

I have read here that the Sushi previewer can be used as video player and that it supports subtitles. "Sushi can be used as a video player, it seems to use a clutter interface as well and seems to ...
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Nothing in /dev/video0 after resume (i.e. mplayer /dev/video0 not working)

After a resume, mplayer is not playing video from /dev/video0 as it was before suspending. I suspect that I need to kill/reset/reconfigure something related to the video card but I have no idea how ...
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Can't install Ubuntu newer than 8.04 -Intel 855GM graphics card

I have an old laptop with an Intel graphics card. I can't install any Ubuntu newer than 8.04 because the installer fails. I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday, and got a message that the graphics ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 ATI 6450

Right now my video card isn't responding after the Ubuntu Logo is shown, (I see a black screen and that's it) I have installed ubuntu 12.04 AMD64 and if I remove the video card and use the VGA from ...
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XGI Volari video card not working for Ubuntu on XP machine

I've got an old self-built PC running Windows XP professional. No onboard video card, using one that works pretty well in XP but not at all for Ubuntu. Won't boot into Ubuntu. stops without getting ...
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How do I get external monitor working on 13.10 for GeForce card

I have an MSI-GE60 laptop that has a GeForce GTX 765M video card from nvidia. It has an HDMI output that I have connected to a monitor. When I specify HDMI input on the monitor, it states that no HDMI ...
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New to Ubuntu 13.10

I'm new to Ubuntu and Ubuntu 13.10. This is my first time using Linux distro. I'm having problems with my graphic cards. It seems that my NVIDIA GeForce GT540M card isn't detected by Ubuntu. I've ...
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What driver should I use with ATI Madison [Mobility Radeon HD 5650/5750 / 6550M]

I am using the opensource driver currently for this graphics card running ubuntu 13.04 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Madison [Mobility Radeon HD 5650/5750 / 6550M] ...
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videos don't play correctly in firefox in Ubuntu

video attempts to play, but it shows up only on the left half of the video window. the right half of the video window is just colored horizontal lines
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Fujitsu U2010 can't watch YouTube

I've installed 13.04 on my U2010 and everything went fine until I tried to watch YouTube. The video played OK with 240p resolution but there is ticking sound that really making watching the video a ...
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Where to find driver for Startech SVID2USB2 in Ubuntu 13.04?

I am trying to get an Elmo PTC-100S video camera to work on Ubuntu 13.04. I am using a SVID2USB2 Startech converter to change either the S Video or the RCA output to USB. Neither work. Ubuntu ...
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good approaches to animating over video

I want to superimpose an animated character over a video clip. I want to manually draw each frame for the animated character and do this with reference to each frame of the video clip (which does not ...
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OpenShot Video Editor doesnt starts

I downloaded OpenShot Video Editor. After the installation was finished I tried to open it. But after the icons animation (you know with the flashing) ended. Nothing happened. I tried it more times ...
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How do I get a USB2VGADVI to work on Ubunut with no native driver?

I have a Startech USB2VGADVI and it has no native driver. Is there a third party driver that would work? How would I otherwise get this to work with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Games open on two screens with open source drivers

I'm using ATI open source drivers with an ATI HD 3870 on Ubuntu 13.04. When I open games like Teeworlds, they open stretched across both of my monitors. The card is not supported by fglrx.. and I ...
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How to access other video inputs via EasyCap 4 Channel?

I have EasyCap 4 channel usb capture device with four cameras connected to it. I can view and capture video from the first input via /dev/video0, but there is no video1, video2, etc. How do I switch ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 work well with the ASUS VivoBook S500?

I am planning to buy an ASUS VivoBook S500 very soon and run Ubuntu on it. This ultrabook has a touch screen and I want to make sure it will work perfectly with Ubuntu. I found this video showing ...
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video support for samsung t27b350nd display with ubuntu 13.04

I just installed ubuntu 13.04 using a samsung t27b350nd display. The install windows all displayed properly. When the install completed and I rebooted the display shows a series of dashes. I ...
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Sync videos from Ubuntu to Sony Walkman

On my old Windows I used Sonys "Media Go" to sync Music and Videos with the player. Now, as Wine does not install Media Go, I need an alternative to work with. I like to change my musicvideos on the ...
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Video thumbnail quality in nautilus - is it controllable?

I'm not sure if it is nautilus itself or ffmpeg codecs that generate these thumbnails, but is there any way we could control its quality, time frame, border etc?
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How to make FatRat keep the name of the video it downloads from youtube?

I want a multi-thread downloader that keeps the name of the downloaded video. Associated (or not) with Flashgot, some downloaders like Fatrat cannot keep the name of the youtube video, for example, ...
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Update to 12.10 - Graphic problems

I have updated to 12.10 and have had several graphic problems ever since. First boot, only tty1 was available. Unity not working at all. Cutting a long story short, after reinstalling xorg and gnome, ...
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video goes back to incorrect settings on reboot

every time I reboot ubuntu 13.04 the video on the 2 external monitors goes into a mirror mode and the incorrect resolution. I usually have to just open up displays move the window to my main monitor ...
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Bitrate settings are not consistent ffmpeg

How do I change the bitrate for both the video & audio together in one line? Was frustrated with avconv not doing something right so I was messing around with ffmpeg to see if I could circumvent ...
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merge video stream and two Stereo audio streams in 5.1 with a terminal command

What i want as result: a video with the english stream on the front lineout of my soundcard and a german audio stream on the rear lineout of my soundcard. so far i extracted the streams with: ...
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Problem with intel 82852/855GM on Ubuntu 13.04

Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't detect my integrated graphics card Intel 82852/855GM. All I can see is a desktop wallpaper. Is there any solution for this? Hope you can help me.
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Partially solved-How to convert mkv to mp4 without losing frame accuracy?

*Found a way to get it running: If I run avconv -i input.mkv output.mp4 without -codec copy nor -c:v copy -c:a copy not even -vcodec copy -acodec copy it finally runs. BUT IT STILL LOST ITS FRAME ...