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Unable to play songs/videos from mounted android phone

I have successfully mounted my android(JB) phone with ubuntu 12.04 lts. Everything is fine, when i connect my phone to laptop a window appears with memory card and phone memory. I can copy/paste files ...
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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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How can I get Subliminal to work?

How can I get Subliminal to work and then integrate it with a file manager? I have downloaded Subliminal which is a program that downloads movie subtitles.But when I test it at the console with a ...
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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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What GPU for dual 2560X1600 display is well supported? [closed]

I built a custom PC and finding a well supported graphical card is a nightmare. I bought an XFX R7870 without doing much research. Now I realise that even with the ATI proprietary drivers there is a ...
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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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Which packages should be installed on Ubuntu server so it will be able to play video?

I have a server where Ubuntu Server 12.04 is installed. It's used for running automated browser tests. The tests use Firefox that is run in Xvfb. One of tests clicks button that usually invokes ...
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No video in VBA-M in Wine

So I’ve been trying to get VBA-M running on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) 32x via Wine and it's almost working. The only problem I'm having now is a generic Sound only (no video) output issues. ...
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youtube-dl stopped working [closed]

On my 12.04 LTS I can't download from YouTube via youtube-dl. I used to do that, but recently (for a week) I'm not able. I tried on many videos and I get same output: $ youtube-dl -t ...
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Placa de Video GeForce GT 520M

Translated text (using Google Translate): Good afternoon, I have a Dell XPS-14z laptop it has a GeForce GT 520M 1GB. I'm not getting this video card work properly because Microport output -> VGA ...
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Files not readable on Windows

I have a video server running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, which works fine for what I need it to do. Although, as it is a video server from which I stream movies to my Windows machine, that's what I expect ...
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Show date and time on GUVCViewer recordings?

I am using GUVCViewer to record video using my webcam. How do I display the current date time on the video which is being recorded?
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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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What video editing software that can import from my DVD drive is available? [duplicate]

I would like to edit video that is currently held on DVDs. Is there software (for Ubuntu) that will import video held on DVD?
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Subdownloader no longer working

I've had this problem for a little while now: subdownloader no longer succeeds to download subtitles. It finds the subtitles fine, but fails to download them (there's no error message, the status just ...
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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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/home/user/Videos/ directory closes automatically [closed]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. When ever I try open Videos directory [default directory under ~ , not manually created] via UI it closes immediately. But i can play videos in that ...
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How to remove the preview image on video and picture files in foldes?

I would like to have that setup like in windows where just the file names are showing and not any small picture of the image or video preview of the file. this is all when browsing in folders :) ...
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How can I save frames from an IP camera to disk on demand?

I have an IP camera that is running correctly. I can open http:its.address.com/videostream.cgi in my browser and view the video successfully. Now I would like to create a program or script that saves ...
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How to install MPEG-1 Layer 3(MP3) ubuntu 13.10 64 bit

I dont't want to install any different software to play audio and video(want to use default player only). also i dont want to install any separate software to configure my plug ins for me. I need to ...
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Choppy Recording of Desktop Effects

I'm attempting to record a demo of the KDE desktop effects on my computer. All seems to be working well, except for when rotate the cube, at which point it gets choppy. See this video for an ...
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ubuntu expectations for laptop drivers

I'm brand new to the ubuntu world. I'm trying to understand what ubuntu requires in the way of drivers (wireless, video, audio etc) when it's going to be installed on a laptop. I noticed when I ran ...
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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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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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Acer C7 Chromebook running 13.10 slow Performance Graphics?

I see others are having simiar issues but I haven't found a fix. Instead of the Intel fdriver, Ubuntu showing gallium driver. Honestly, the performance is sluggish, I wasn't even sure it was Video ...
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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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Why is the video blinking?

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my system, and completely installed all the updates on my system. I am having issues with video playback. I was using default media player to play my videos, ...
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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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audio and video players are not working

04.2. i want to install vlc and other media players. i tried through ubuntu soft center but it shows error message like "Requires installation of untrusted packages. The action would require the ...
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VLC causes system to freeze in 12.04

All of a sudden, when I launch VLC and try to play a video it freezes my whole system including the mouse. The only options I have is to press the power button or use the REISUB series of commands. I ...
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List Video Filename and Duration for multiple files in folder and subfolders with path too if possible

I need to get a list of filenames and path along with the duration of the file. All are video files. Some files are in subfolders as well. I need the list sorted according to duration. My goal is to ...
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Canon video camera (HF-R40): accessing the camera via WIFI [duplicate]

I just got a new Canon HF-R40 video camera. The thing has a built-in WIFI radio, and I think I've got it connected to my network. (Its MAC address shows up correctly at the router, and I can ping it, ...
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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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after update of 12.04 my video plays at faster than nrml speed and no sound, anywhere [duplicate]

after one of the latest updates i have no sound at all. rythmbox, smplayer or anything on internet. hulu, netflix, cbs.com videos also play at like 5 times speed. i have a dual boot with win7 and no ...
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How to optimize an under-powered laptop for video

I have an old laptop that I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on for a family member. It's an HP xt3000 with 748MiB RAM and 60GB disk. I had to install with non-PAE support and nomodeset if that's relevant. ...
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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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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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Slideshow and video application

I am looking for a way that I can place a handful of mixed images (JPG) and videos (AVI?, MP4?) in a directory and loop through them continuously, in full screen, creating a slideshow from the images ...
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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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Intel and Nvidia. How run both on desktop. Not bumblebe!

I have my desktop with two video adapters (Intel and Nvidia 210) I want use them both the same time. Is this possible? They are actually works on the same time but Nvidia works with artefacts ...
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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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Nvidia Drivers with Ubuntu 12.04

It's hard to believe how many postings you can find when searching the internet on Nvidia with Ubuntu problems, yet here goes one more: I have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 video card and a 32bit AMD ...