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Cannot Play VCD

I am using ubuntu 10.10 64bit. The problem is that no VCD's can be played. I tried Totem, mplayer,vlc etc etc. None of the players can render the file and show either show I/O error or parse error. I ...
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USB to VGA video adapter

I'm having a hard time finding reliable info on this subject, but I'm looking for a usb to vga ( or dvi ) adapter for a Ubuntu 10.10 installation on a laptop. I'm currently using the regular vga ...
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Is Live Video Chat with MSN/Windows possible?

Is this currently possible in either Lucid or Maverick?
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Getting a Conexant CX23885 TV Capture Card working

I'm new to Linux, and am trying to get my Capture Card working on 11.04. The only command that I know to run to find out any information is lspci, which tells me that I have 02:00.0 Multimedia ...
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Can I edit tags of a .flv file?

In my video folder I have some music clips in .flv I would have liked to tag with information as artist, song title, album, cover, etc. Is this operation possible ? Which programs are able to do that ...
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Simple VJ software for background video in live concert

Here's what I am trying to accomplish: I have a bunch of AVI videos between which I need to switch back/forth as songs play in the concert. The only requirements for the software are that: videos ...
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How to stop screensavers when playing a video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screensaver suppression on video playback I'm on Lubuntu and am using the default video player to play videos, but if I leave the mouse unmoved for too long the ...
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Please suggest an application to convert photos to video

I need to convert some photos to video with all frames with special effects. Video format can be mp4, 3gp, or mpeg4... Please suggest a good application which will convert fast.
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App to create a Video from an MP3 File and GIF Picture(s)?

Is there a an app that allows me to create a Video from an MP3 file (as Audio stream) and one, or more Pictures, such as GIF, PNG, JPG (animated or not)? So far I've found Pitivi, which appears to do ...
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Downloading videos to an external drive with youtube-dl

My Hard drive has very little free space left. Thus I am trying to get youtube-dl to save the videos onto my external drive. With no luck, so far. Has anyone tried that? Or any ideas on how to ...
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Should I switch to Xubuntu for better Flash video performance?

I have HP Mini 2133 netbook, with 1200MHz processor and 2GB of RAM. I am currently using the normal Ubuntu. But, Flash videos (on YouTube, etc.) do not play smoothly. I tried all optimizations, but ...
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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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Mouse lag after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

I was running Ubuntu 13.10 with no issues and decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 recently. Since I've upgraded I've noticed that my mouse starts to lag after I play a movie via xbmc or a video on ...
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I'm looking program for vector based animation/video

I want to create a video. The idea is to make a large (fixed) image where camera is flying above. I am familiar with Inkscape so I would prefer to make the image with it. I need a program to move the ...
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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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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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Hebrew subtitles are gibberish

I tried adding subtitles to a video with gsubedit (gnome subtitles), but it's showing the subtitles as gibberish and also I opened the file and saw there gibrish. I used the subtitle also in windows ...
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Smooth fullscreen 1080p playback

My computer has a PCI Express x16 socket on the motherboard. What is the minimum graphics card I need to get smooth fullscreen 1080p playback?
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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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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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Playing DVD Video stored on hard-drive

I am using Movie Player (under Applications -> Sound and Video) to play dvd-video files that are copied on hard-drive. But it's not playing properly. I have to give each .VOB file to player to play. ...
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How to replace a default video player in 10.04?

For example with vlc or any other good player.
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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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see my desktop on two monitors Lubuntu

Ok I have an ascer aspire with a AMD Radeon HD 6320, when I try to connect a CRT monitor in to it I can see the same desktop in the 2 monitors. I want to see in the 2 monitors se same desktop as a ...
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Will I be able to set a 2560x1440 resolution on a 27" screen?

I just picked up one of those fancy Dell U2711 27" screens that has a maximum resolution of 2560x1440. While I await delivery, I need to upgrade my graphics card to drive this baby as my current one ...
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MPlayer: your system is too slow to play this!

I just tried playing back a 1080p AVCHD video file recorded at 60 FPS with my Sony DSLR on my Ubuntu 12.04 workstation, and to my surprise MPlayer was not able to play the video smoothly. I copied the ...
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How can I concatenate several FLV files into one?

I have a handful of FLV files that are in fact a single sequence. I'd like to combine them into a single file, e.g. part1.flv, part2.flv, part3.flv become final.flv. What is the easiest way that I ...
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Why do I have poor video capture quality, and how can I improve it?

I have a dual boot Lenovo Ideapad U260. If I use Skype or a Google+ hangout from Ubuntu, the video quality is a bit poor. I can't adjust the brightness either. But if I boot to Windows, the video ...
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Is there a way to equalize (i.e. drop the bass of) videos?

I have very bassy speakers, and when I watch videos at night, I either can't understand the people talking, or have too much bass for my neighbors. Is there a way to drop the basses of the audio ...
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ProRes encoding and decoding?

Is there a way to encode/decode prores mov files (mostly decode)? I've been playing around with ffmpeg and mencoder/mplayer from the ubuntu repos, but they both report that it's an unknown codec. ...
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convert flv for playback on ipad

I like to watch flv videos during downtimes using my ipad. Whats a good tool for converting video files and then tossing them onto the ipad. Primarily I've grabbed a few flv tutorials off you tube. ...
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How to enable Unity 3D support in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit virtual box with host Windows 7 64 bit?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox with host Windows 7 64 bit both but video is a kind of choppy in both vlc & movie player and Ubuntu is running slow,few seconds lagging in every click I do ...
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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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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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Optimize video filesize without quality loss

Is there a simple way (on the command line - I want to write a script which compresses all videos in a folder) to reduce the filesize of a video (almost) without quality loss? Is there a method which ...
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Why is Flash performing so badly in 10.10 64-bit compared to 10.04 64-bit?

Edit: After discovering some more about the problem (namely that it seems to be caused by waking from suspend) I created a new question. In Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, I was running the latest 64-bit Flash ...
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avconv converting videos in really bad quality

I have this linux command line app called avcon. It is used to converting files. For instance if I have a file called video.mp4 I can run avconv -i video.mp4 video.ogg and it will convert this ...
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NCAA March Madness Live doesn't work

NCAA March Madness Live is a Flash-based video player for the NCAA college basketball tournament that started today. In past years, it worked fine in Linux, but now I get an error that says "Technical ...
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Required plugin could not be found

I have the latest Ubuntu version. When I try to open a .wmv file I got the error : Required plugin could not be found. Python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to play media files of the ...
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Why are embedded flash videos (like youtube) so heavy on the GPU?

I have noticed (in psensor, and listening to the fan) that my GPU is terribly hot when playing youtube videos. What happens at that point? Is this related to Flash in Ubuntu? Youtube in Firefox and ...
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Reduce avi size without losing too much quality

I have a few GBs in .avi videos and I want to convert them to some other format to reduce their size but I don't want to lose a lot of quality, there's text and other graphics in the video than need ...
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How to create videos for websites (personal blog, youtube..)

I am going to start making Ubuntu tutorial videos again but this time around I will like to know what is the best format for uploading videos to my personal blog or to youtube. In the past I was using ...
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How can I detect motion in a long, mostly dull video?

I need a way to scan through hours and hours of recorded video (mp4, mov, avi, doesn't matter, I can fix that) to search for motion. The videos consist of many, many hours of dull nature scenes like ...
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ffmpeg - Create a mp3 file with album art from an mkv file

I want to create an mp3 file from a given mkv file using ffmpeg the output of ffmpeg -i is as follows Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 59.94 (2000000/33367) -> ...
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How can I capture video from my Camcorder via USB streaming in Ubuntu?

I have a laptop with 12.04 LTS. I want to import video stored in my camcoder. The camcoder has magnetic tape. How can I import the video using USB streaming, as my laptop does not contains any ...
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Using a video file as a 'webcam'

Is there anyway to make video0 point to a video file instead of an actual webcam? We're trying to hook something up using Skype that points to a prerecorded video file instead of a webcam.
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What plugins are needed to use voice/video chat in empathy?

I would like to voice/video chat with google talk contacts in empathy, but the options are disabled. The help page indicates that this may be due to missing plugins. What plugins must I install to ...
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FireFox video flashing white boxes

I moved to Ubuntu 11 x64 abt 2 weeks ago from Windows 7 x64. I noticed that some videos on FireFox flashes white/black boxes here & there Boxes appear flashing about even before the video ...
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Best format for Cinelerra video editor

what is the best input format for Cinelerra? I have tried various combinations of video and audio formats, but none has worked so far. Advance thanks!
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Webcam / Video Playback Problems in Ubuntu MATE 15.10

I have tried both Cheese and guvcview. The vids play back fine in the recording apps themselves, but when I load them up in VLC, OpenShot, or Cinelerra, all I get is the initial frame (frozen) and the ...