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How can I convert my mp4 files to avi using avconv?

I need to convert some mp4 files to another format (I chose avi: there may be a better one, suggestions welcome). I tried using ffmpeg but got the deprecated message so I am using avconv, but again ...
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Can I make a YouTube Series about programs on the Ubuntu Software Center?

I would like to make a video series of me touring the software center, browsing programs, and introducing others to the Ubuntu Software Center and its programs. Can I do this? I am asking because I do ...
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Xubuntu 13.04, Intel video chip, bad color and video

I'm using an Intel mother board (D865G SA), about a 2006 vintage, and using the built in video port. The video chip is Intel 865G Extreme Graphics 2. Previous versions of Xubuntu looked normal, but ...
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Choppy video playback 11.10

I just installed 11.10 and I also installed the ATI prop. driver. Whenever I try to play a mkv file in mplayer, smplayer, or vlc, it is choppy. And in the case of VLC the audio is messed up also. Any ...
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When I full-screen a flash video, it takes over both monitors

If I play a Hulu video in a browser on one monitor and then click the "full-screen" button, the video takes over the whole screen. But a glitchy copy of the video also takes over my second screen. But ...
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Screen tearing on videos (not flash videos)

I mean video files on my hard drive. I get noticeable screen tearing on VLC, Totem, gnome mplayer and Mplayer. I have tried fglrx drivers and now the experimental AMD drivers. I have a Radeon HD6950 ...
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How to achieve better quality in creating video from .jpg files with avconv? [closed]

I'm trying to make video from many jpg files exported by paraView. I have already found out that 'avconv' can do that but the output quality is just not so good even with -s hd1080 option written in. ...
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How to convert mp4 to mkv?

I have a mp4 video which is 18.5GB, it doesn't has any appreciable quality, and it runs for 2hours and 40 minutes. recently I came across a movie which was saved in mkv format and was of the same ...
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How can I convert an AVI file to a Blackberry-compatible format?

I need a program to convert an AVI file to a format compatible with my Blackberry. On Windows, I've tried format factory and converted the .avi file to .3gp, but the output is of very bad quality.
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How to simply convert video files (i.e.: MKV to MP4)? [duplicate]

I simply want to convert files, any format to any format (at the moment, I need to convert MKV to MP4-h264), without losing quality. I don't want to resize (scale) the video, I don't want to change ...
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Concatenating AVI videos

I have some AVI videos from a vacation. The videos might have different frame rate and resolution, as they came from different cameras. What's the easiest way to concatenate these videos? Is there an ...
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Multiparty video conferencing between Linux/Windows?

I have a group of friends that we are often physically separate, but we like to play old school table top RPG's. A video conferencing solution seems ideal for this. What we need is cross platform, ...
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how to convert avi (xvid) to mkv or mp4 (h264)

Very noob when it comes to video. I'm trying to make sense of what I"m finding via Google... but its mostly Greek to me. I have a bunch of Avi files that won't play in my WD TV Play box. Mediainfo ...
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How to install the latest version of VLC (2.1.2) on Ubuntu 12.04?

I need play video in ultra-hd 4K definition (3840×2160 pixels) and my favorite player is VLC. In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the latest available version of VLC is 2.0.8 which does not have support for this ...
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How To Rename Multiple Photos and Videos Based on EXIF Data?

I often import photos and videos (mostly having JPG and MOV extensions) from digital cameras and tablets to my PC, and I would ideally like to see them sorted according to the dates and times they ...
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How to read a movie folder and output information from it

I am looking for a tool or group of tools that combined can read recursively from a folder and output the Name of the folder, name of the movie file, resolution of movie and other info. For example, ...
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Is there a way to make almost all video files work on Ubuntu using a media player, or a codec installation pack?

I used to use Media Player Classic in Windows and it played everything! I've installed VLC on my Ubuntu 12.04 system and while it plays 99% of the files I try to play on it, there are these video ...
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What to do with extra video drivers?

I have 11.04 installed, and was poking around and saw that I had more than my Intel Video Drivers installed. Do I need them? What is the best way to "trim the fat"?
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Why isn't a HD Video in 720p played without stops and glitches?

When i try to watch a video with a high HD Resolution 1280 x 720 H264 in Ubuntu it isn't played smoothly. There stops and glitches occur. It's no problem of the CPU or graphicscard, because under ...
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Is it possible to disable the video output in a video player but keep the audio enabled?

I sometimes hide the video player and only listen to music. But it still uses the processor, and my computer gets hot. Is there a way to temporarily disable video output and only play audio, without ...
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Thunar Disable video Thumbnails only

Is there a way in Thunar (within XFCE) to disable displaying of Video thumbnails only and still allow Picture thumbnails? I found this thread: Show me only picture thumbnails But that is for ...
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How do I add and/or keep subtitles when converting video?

I have a mkv video I want to convert to mp4, but every which way I try and convert it (Handbrake, WinFF, ffmpeg, mencoder,...I lose the video's subtitles. How can I convert the video,keeping the ...
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Fullscreen youtube videos lagging a lot

In my PC, I can watch youtube videos without any problem. However, they lag so much on fullscreen, that it's basically impossible to watch them. How can I fix this?
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Play video in VirtualBox guest

I am installing Windows 7 today with Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 as a VirtualBox guest. Can Ubuntu (as a guest) play 2D videos within VirtualBox? Is there anything I need to install or enable? I remember ...
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Is it possible to make my system not suspend when playing music and video?

My friend wanted to know if it is possible to get a patch that would allow him to set his computer to not suspend when he is using a video or music player, to include being on youtube? I wouldnt mind ...
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Where does the video we play on YouTube go?

usually, the video I played on YouTube completed I can find it on temp folder, but now nothing inside there after being played completely.
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Convert old AVI files to a modern format

we have a collection of old home videos that were saved in AVI format a long time ago. I want to convert these files to a more modern format because the Totem Movie Player that comes with Ubuntu 10.4 ...
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What is the state-of-the-art for using Broadcom Crystal hardware?

I just bought a Dell Mini 1012, which comes with a Broadcom Crystal media accelerator chip. I'd like to know what is the current state-of-the-art with regard to using this hardware on Ubuntu? What I ...
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How do I stop xscreensaver during movies play?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed xscreensaver in place of gnome.screensaver. My problem is that I cannot get the screensaver to stop popping up when I'm watching a movie on Movie Player. I have ...
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How can I play video in an always-on-top window?

I want to watch an exciting announcement while I do other things on my desktop. So, I'd like to have the video play: in a small window hovering over other windows as I move them around ("always on ...
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How to install h.264 decoder?

I tried playing videos in movie player but only the audio could be heard. I tried playing the video with dragon player but here also only the audio could be heard. A message box appeared showing the ...
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How to change the framerate of a video without reencoding

I'm trying to change the framerate of an MP4 video (it's a 120fps GoPro video, I want to play it back at 30fps for a slow-motion effect). I'm using avconv for this: avconv -i SourceMovie.mp4 -vf ...
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Anything similar to Maya for making animation-movies under Ubuntu?

Are there any programs similar to Maya, for making animation-movies under Ubuntu? I.e. programs where you make keyframes, and the program fill in the inbetweens. I want to make a short video for ...
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How to convert Video to Mp3 in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert a Video to MP3? I am using 12.04 . I have found a question that have the solution How to convert a Video to MP3? But when i tried the answer i got this ...
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Easiest way to stream videos from my server?

I'd like to download movie torrents from my Ubuntu server as its download speed is much higher than at home. However, it is pretty pointless if I then have to download the movie from my server to my ...
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How do I record audio and video to a file from my webcam using ffmpeg?

This says to use /dev/dsp as the audio input. But I don't have a /dev/dsp I can find my webcam's mic in /dev/snd as /dev/snd/by-id/usb-Dynex_Dynex_1.3MP_Webcam-02
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How to install dot provided by graphviz?

How can install the package? I have to do a test dot -Tpng -o <path> <path> But while installing it fails. $ uname -a Linux GoogleKnockOuter 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 ...
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How to convert a mp4 video to MPEG-1 Layer 1?

I need to convert a video to MPEG-1 Layer 1 to make some tests with the software I'm developing. How can I do this conversion?
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How to specify non-default audio stream to MPlayer?

I have an AVI with two audio streams inside. How to play it with MPlayer using the 2nd non-default audio stream?
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how to create an audio clip from a video file using command line?

I would like to create an audio clip from a video file using the command line, since this is in a terminal text-only Ubuntu 11.04 server system. I would like to select the starting and finishing time ...
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How can I play videos in a framebuffer?

If I don't want to install a GUI, just install a minimal Ubuntu amd64. Ok, but: I heard that I can still run e.g.: Firefox in a "framebuffer" (?), so I'm asking, that how can I run e.g.: a VLC media ...
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Which Intel video cards do not have an open source driver?

Nearly all Intel video cards have open source driver and therefore work fine under Ubuntu, however, I would like to know which are the ones that don't? I want to buy a laptop and need to know which ...
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Fast video stream encoder

This is not specific ubuntu/linux question but I hope someone can help me. I am doing some video stream server which on slow PC (CPU 1GHz, bad GPU (via)). Does someone knows which codec should I use? ...
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Display resolution problem using VGA splitter

Hardware I have the following hardware configuration: PC running Ubuntu 10.04 Onboard video card with one VGA output (Intel P4M800 - Via Unichrome) VGA splitter: 1 input, 4 outputs. Up to 2048x1536 ...
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How to create accurately timed soft video sub titles?

I know how to create soft subtitles with a text editor and saving the text file as a srt file. But it's taking very long and and timing isn't the best as I am starting and stopping the video using ...
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What visual style is this and how do I install it?

You can find my question in the title. The video, where I saw that visual style is the following: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=padG62OCSXg And the only thing I am interested in, is the visual ...
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Any way to “play to” tv from ubuntu (not a media server)

Like the title says... i'm looking for a way to play music/videos from my media player TO a Tv on the same network. Basically like you can do with windoze media player and have been able to do for a ...
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Possible to run a script when something plugged in / disconnected from Mini DisplayPort?

In /etc/acpi/ there are several scripts that can be customized to do something when a particular event happens on your physical computer, like the lid.sh script which is called when the laptop lid is ...
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“Twixtor” ? Any open source equivalent for Ubuntu Linux?

I am looking for something like "Twixtor" / Slow motion / photomorph. Is there any open source equivalent for Ubuntu Linux? Here are some video samples showing this effect: ...
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How to install mpeg-4 aac and h.264 decoder on Ubuntu 10.10? [closed]

I'm trying to play a video which requires the above mentioned plugins. I've looked at a few answers on this topic here but it hasn't resolved the issue for me. What I've tried until now : 1) sudo ...