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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 avi file is stored in a disk in ext2 file system?

avi file like any other multimedia file contains audio video streams along with metadata describing synchronizing information. I am confused whether the avi file is stored in a partition as a ...
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How to fix ISO burned from a movie DVD?

So...I recently burned a number of DVDs to ISO files in my computer. While about half seem to work, the other half don't actually play properly. I have tried this on a few media players. Totem/VLC: ...
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video playback running very slow (mp4, youtube, etc) on Asus EEPC 1201t 2gb using Ubuntu 13

I used to have a Windows 7 starter edition OS installed on a Asus EEPC 1201t 2gb and mp4 HD videos from my camcorder used to play fine. So I switched to Ubuntu 13, the whole system is pretty faster ...
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Youtube occasionally giving black screen

I know that there were many questions about youtube giving blackscreen, but I went through a lot of them on none was my problem. I am using Chrome 32bit, basically, youtube sometimes stops working for ...
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Watching video on youtube laptop freeze with weird sound

Sometimes it just happens, and I dont know why, during the screen freezed my keyboard and mouse unable to work well, so I had to force shutdown to restart. I use google chrome as my main browser ...
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Arista Transcoder not keeping the subtitles after convertion from MKV to MP4

I'm trying to convert a TV show episode from MKV to MP4 to run on my PSP and the MKV file has subtitles embedded, but when I use Arista Transcoder to convert, the result is a video without the ...
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Video Crossbars on Bootup after UBUNTU 13.10 install

I have installed UBUNTU 13.10, kicking W-XP to the Curb, on an: ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 MB Onboard video Athlon 64/X2-4600 4GB DDR2-800 Power supply: 520W After a successful install, on boot up, the ...
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how to change the preset of the WinFF

I want to covert the files to AVI using WinFF. In WinFF, the preset only has four options: MS compatible AVI, XviD Full Screen, Xvid wideScreen, xvid Widescreen anamoriphic. However, I want the ...
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illegal short term buffer state detected

when I use VideoCapture of opencv, it returns this message: [h264 @ 0x11055a0] illegal short term buffer state detected. But the code seems to work fine and have the correct result. Could anyone tell ...
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Dell Inspiron 17r 5737 Ubuntu 13.10 Terrible Video

As discussed at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2204287 the video is terrible on ubuntu 13.10. It is horrible also on 12.04.4, but works well on 12.04.2. After loading 12.04.2, the video ...
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Group video calling with 32 or 64 bit 12.04. Skype 4.2.0.13 Cannot send my video to group

I upgraded my skype account to premium to test group calling as I am unable to display my video on group calls using linux. Total failure so far. I can connect across my own network but cannot ...
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Editing AVI Metadata

I know there are questions like this one but I tried other's solutions but they did not work for me. This 'works': ffmpeg -i input.avi -metadata title="Moonshine" -metadata author="Moonshine" ...
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“noise” on some windows (display problems)

I have a ASUS notebook, with a standard Ubuntu 13.10 installation. The video controller is VGA compatible controller 3rd Generation Intel Core processor Graphics Controller. Everything works fine ...
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Configuring multiple video cards in Ubuntu

I'm having problems trying to get Ubuntu to recognize 6 MSI R9 270 cards. I'm trying to get cgminer 3.7.2 to recognize all cards but it only recognizes one. My system: GA990-FXA UD3 motherboard 4GB ...
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Help with FFMPEG issue; “[swscaler @ 0xa314080] Warning: data is not aligned! This can lead to a speedloss”

related to ; http://superuser.com/questions/725581/create-a-screencast-with-ffmpeg-how-to-keep-videoaudio-in-sync/728739?noredirect=1#comment934589_728739 and ; ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit problems with full-screen video on several streaming sites

I'm having a lot of issues by setting full-screen and then exiting to resize the video everytime I do it. Some days ago, it was a white screen which appears, but I solved it thanks to this forum. ...
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Default video player on Ubuntu 13.10 has some issues with regards to pausing and playing

When I pause a video on the default player by pressing space bar, it jumps to a different section of the video (usually, at an earlier point, sometimes back to the start of the video). It's pretty ...
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video driver related problems 13.10?

I have installed 13.10 64bits version on an I7 laptop with a 610m radeon graphic card. I have also installed flash player I have a few problems. youtube plays only with huge black areas above and ...
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How can I add or edit chapter markers with an m4v file?

I am doing some simple video editing and I want to add/edit chapters. This is a 5 hour video, so chapter makers can be very useful. I ripped video from DVDs using handbrake and put them together ...
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Native tool to change aspect ratio information in video file

I have a video file (avi) which somehow has the wrong default aspect ratio. If I open it with VLC or any other player, it's shown in 4:3, making everything look really tall/thin. When I manually ...
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How do I get rid of psychedlic-like red and green shading on all video playback?

Bright green and red shadowy images are on all my videos, Youtube, tutorials, everything. The audio is fine. How can I straighten out the video? First of all, I did this (see screenshot of terminal) ...
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Chromium Youtube codecs

I just tried to fix a problem I had as discribed here: This video is currently unavailable - Youtube (Since I have less then 15 reputation, I cannot simply add comments in that thread :() Installing ...
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How do i convert PAL DVD to NTSC

I just bought some SCI-fi movies online, and the disk format it PAL section 2. I can play them in VLC just fine, but i want to convert them to NTSC so I can use my dvd player /TV. How can I convert ...
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Driver Compile Problem

I am attempting to compile & install a video driver for my mythbuntu frontend box. Unfortunately it includes an onboard GPU that is not too popular. The drivers are for a S3 Chrome 450 ULP ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 on “gigabyte ga-990fxa-ud3 rev 4.0”

I am not able to install Ubuntu 13.10 on gigabyte ga-990fxa-ud3 rev 4.0. The motherboard hasn't got a built-in video card. The video card is R9-280x. The Ubuntu starts loading the files, but a second ...
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VLC media player subtitles persistence after after jump

When watching videos in foreign language with "soft" subtitles, I often do forward/backward jumps to re-read some of the text. The fact that after jump the subtitles that would be there if normally ...
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how do I transcode some web video streams on the fly

I am not even sure how to ask this exactly so i'll try to explain in the best possible way. I want to turn a pc of mine in a transcoder + video broadcast server. The content is already out there on ...
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All Videos Speeding Up

Anything I watch, whether it's a youtube video, a torrented movie, or a streaming video, gets sped up and unbearable to watch. How can I make my computer go back to playing videos at a normal speed?
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Video problems on 13.10 after upgrade from 13.04

I hope to find some help here :-) My desktop computer is an older HP Core2 with an Intel I915 video card/chipset. This was working well under Ubuntu 13.04 32bit. I have recently updated this system ...
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monitor switches out of clone mode to dual monitors when logging in.

on my laptop, the login screen clones the video onto the second display (this is what I want it to do), then after logging in it switches to two desktops. I have Nvidia settings to clone. on second ...
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Home Intranet Webpage Video Link - New page opens but video won't play

I created the page in Kompozer. Just index.html. Copied that file and the video file to the same folder in my home directory on the server (headless Ubuntu 12.04) over ssh. The page loads fine, the ...
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Is it possible to have real-time dyamic-range compression for my audio out?

Sometimes I'll be watching a video, and the audio's volume will vary greatly. I have to turn the volume up to hear the quiet parts, and then the loud sections blast through the speakers. Is it ...
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Is there a non-Safari alternative to ClickToFlash/ClickToPlugin?

There is a great plugin for Safari I use on my Mac that not only prevents flash from automatically loading, but it also allows you to instantly convert any Flash video stream into HTML5. Even better, ...
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audio &video playback broken

from one day to the next my playback system seems to be broken. I'm not talking about delay; or choppy playback: It sounds like a broken CD! no matter if I stream youtube, or music from my hard ...
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Could not open stream (livestreamer)

I use ubuntu 12.04 32-bit.I recently installed livestramer to see youtube video via command line.Now while playing I am giving the following and getting an error-- $livestreamer ...
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Video not found skype

I just install skype 4.2 and I have ubuntu 13.10 The button for video call is just not there. My webcam is working fine when outside of skype What can I do to make video call with skype?
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Totem-plugin-viewer requires text/html decoder

I have a Synology NAS Server on my LAN and when I try to reproduce *.mkv files trough it (Video Station) on Google Chrome (Ubuntu 13.10) it appears a message. It tells that the totem-plugin-viewer ...
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use Keyboard, Video and Mouse on a headless Ubuntu

Need help in using a monitor, keyboard and mouse on a headless ubuntu as and when needed, to detail, at home , I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on headless mode, now as and when i get my monitor and mouse ...
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Nvidia drivers cause blank screen

I installed Ubuntu a few days ago, and decided to install Steam. After installing Steam, I downloaded Metro: Last Light. Using the open-source driver, I got a black flash, and the game would close, so ...
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Saucy is intermittently losing video sync! - How to isolate & repair?

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 from 13.04 I have been having a really annoying issue where my laptop screen will sometime go white or just all colored static. There is no rhyme or reason, it may not ...
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Can't Watch Video — Screen Goes Dark

I am new to Linux as of yesterday. I know nothing about it, but I am very excited to learn! Glad to be here! I've been running Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander since yesterday and haven't had any ...
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VLC crash on startup - certain dvd's only

Certain rented DVD's don't play. Previously ALL dvd's have worked, and cannot figure out why particular DVD's don't read and VLC doesn't even stay open. This is what happens: Insert DVD, vlc ...
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PEXHDCAP 1080p Video Capture Card

Does anyone know if the PEXHDCAP card will work in Ubuntu? I can't find any information supporting that it will. I'm trying to record HDMI out from a Camcorder using Ubuntu.
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Rendering video that was edited in a Windows virtualbox

I created a video project using Adobe Premiere on my Xubuntu computer that was running windows 7 within VirtualBox. The problem is that the renderings come out looking terrible. For example, plain ...
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VLC Languages showing squares

I was playing audio tracks through VLC and I noticed that CJK Languages show up as Squares when it displays the name of the track on the VLC Player Screen, is there anyway I can fix this so it ...