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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome issues with videos

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Gome on Lenovo Ideapad 700 and I'm having problems with video playing in for example smplayer or vlc (totem seems to be playing them right). Videos opened in each one of those ...
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SJCam SJ4000 Not Recognised by PC

I have a new Action Cam. A copy of a GoPro, I think. When connected via USB it asks whether it should be used as a PC camera or a mass storage device. Whichever is chosen, the PC cannot 'see' it ...
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How to get h.264 to work in 14.04?

I never had any problems with h.264 playback on Ubuntu 14.04 until recently. I am using Opera Developer as default browser (yep, I know) and there´s known bug for not playing h.264 videos. But other ...
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Unity Dock Appears When Viewing Movies On Dual Screen System

I have a dual screen setup and I often will have a movie playing in VLC while surfing the Web on the other monitor. I place the movie in full-screen mode with no Unity Dock showing. However, when I ...
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Ubuntu doesn't respond after playing YouTube video on Chrome

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit OS. The laptop never respond, if I play any video on YouTube on Chrome Browser for 15-20 minutes duration. Once it doesn't respond to keyboard and mouse pad, it ...
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online media stops and starts again after few seconds

I'm using chrome (latest updates) on Ubuntu 16.04 (updated). When I'm watching videos on cnn.com, the videos start playing normally but after a while (about 30 seconds), the clips go back to the ...
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Video Playback issues (could be hardware acceleration)

I have an issue with video playback in various applications such as Kodi or mpv player. Sound usually is the problem and I think it is down to hardware acceleration. Often when I playback mp4 or mkv ...
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Skype doesn't show video fine on Acer Aspire S5 (ubuntu 16.04)

I have a strange behavior during skype calls. When the other party doesn't send video, the video from my webcam looks ok. When I don't send my video, I see other's video semi-ok (in a small box inside ...
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Need to create a Xconfig file- ubuntu 16

So i need to create a xorg-config file and put it into the folder that holds the video configurations. I need the config to contain the following. Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout" ...
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Can not update Restricted extras

The message that I receive when trying to play any audio file: Required plugin could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: MPEG-1 Layer ...
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Black screen when playing a movie in VLC player, just the sound is enabled

When I move the VLC player window, I can see the video but when I stop moving it, then it gets back to black. This happens not only in VLC but with my webcam too, when I use camorama webcam.
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How can automatically restart a (vlc) video stream?

At work we have an "camera pc" which monitors an ipcam. I'm using rtsp and VLC to display te stream on a monitor. However, the stream is eating up approximately 50GB a day so I edited the crontab to ...
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Slow Internet for particular websites in ubuntu 14.04

I am new to ubuntu.I have dell laptop with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04 installed.The problem is with internet, when I use youtube on windows it plays videos without buffering but when I use ubuntu ...
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When I watch a video online the screen turns off after a few minutes

in some sites when I watch a movie in a browser and I don't touch the computer the screen turns off. In other sites like Youtube I don't have that problem. I tried using caffeine but I don't like the ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, Nvidia GPU isn't outputting a Video signal. Motherboard doesn't have a video out

Fairly new to Ubuntu and I've just updated a machine from 14.04 to 16.04 and when finished updating the screen is black and I'm not getting any video signal out from the Nvidia GPU. There isn't ...
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Chromium youtube videos show black screen, only audio no visual content of videos

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. After I run the following commands, chromium starts, I can surf without any problem, but it is not showing video content anymore, only audio. sudo apt-get install update sudo ...
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How to burn a DVD which is playable in an external player?

I have several .dvd files which were created using OpenShot Video Editor. To export the videos from OpenShot, I used the DV-NTSC widescreen and DV-PAL Widescreen property. Can anyone tell me how I ...
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Dual monitor started to flicker after upgrade to 16.04

I am running dual monitor setup (in mirror mode) on ubuntu. Right after upgrade to 16.04, I am experiencing issues with flickering (image on/off) on second screen (which is LGD LED TV), specifically ...
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I want to make a DVD with video_ts and audio_ts folders into an mp4/avi/video file

I have a collection of DVDs with audio_ts and video_ts folders that have a menu where you select chapters, etc., and I want to watch these movies on my phone. I move movies to my phone using the VLC ...
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Skype just stopped simulsharing video and screen

I'm a total noob running 16.04 LTS and had to install Skype 4.3.0.37 as a requirement for an online learning course. I used it twice with no problem. Since then, I have been unable to share a ...
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PC restarts while watching videos online

While watching videos on YouTube or even Facebook screen goes on random color for few seconds and after it computer restarts. When I watching something on VLC or other player everything's fine. Before ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 cheese booth not detect webcam

Cheese Booth shows an error: There was an error playing video from the webcam I test if webcam works fine or not by opening google hangout, its works fine. Please tell, what is the issue in ...
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How can I find media files not encoded with a specific codec?

I would like to standardize my video collection on a specific video codec (for instance the x265 High Efficiency Video Codec). I know I can obtain the codec in use from a single file using for ...
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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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How to make Intel QSV FFmpeg to run on GPU in ubuntu 14.04?

In ubuntu 14.04, my ffmpeg configurations are, ffmpeg version ebe0fa0 Copyright (c) 2000-2015 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 4.8.5 (GCC) 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-4) configuration: --enable-...
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Unable to save buffered videos using terminal after update to 16.04

For the last 5 or 6 years using Ubuntu I was able to save buffered videos using the Terminal. I would wait for the video to finish playing and without closing the browser window I would run from the ...
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How to make v4l2ucp's “Exposure, Auto Priority” persistent on reboot?

My laptop's webcam has the common too dark issue, and what fixes it is using v4l2ucp and activating "Exposure, Auto Priority". The problem is, the setting reverts after every reboot. Any way to make ...
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How do I install video4linux2 in Ubuntu 12.10, and do I need to?

I'm still pretty new to Ubuntu so please bear with me. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and I am trying to get a couple of old external USB webcams working on my laptops. The built-in laptop webcams work ...
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Movie Player Error

I just uploaded a few videos from my camera to my computer and when I try to watch them in "Movie Player" it comes up with the error: Could not determine type of stream. What does that mean? ...
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How to force command line VLC to stream youtube videos of specific quality?

I want to stream youtube videos from command line using VLC media player. I was able to stream youtube videos using this command cvlc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Oo4kBHBNU The problem is that ...
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Semi-transparent, deaf-to-input window to watch TV

For watching TV/videos on my computer while working on other tasks I wish there was a way to put the browser window (or a video player) into an overlay (an output-only window that becomes transparent ...
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how do I config a Foscam FI9821W IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox. I've got a Foscam FI9821W IP camera and I'm trying to get live video on Firefox. Then I want to add to zoneminder. I opened the IPCam Client page and downloaded ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 videodriver

Is there any driver for a Intel® Skylake DT GT2 videosystem? I have an "Unknown display" problem and the only resolution is 1024x768.
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Problem retrieving video from GoPro

I have a problem with retrieving videos from my GoPro. I am able to mount the GoPro and I see the "Get_started_with_GoPro.URL" file, but no video or image files. Similarly, I have that $ gphoto2 -L ...
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I am not able play video on HBO go in Google chrome ubuntu 16.04

I have installed hal and can play videos of HBO GO in firefox. I can play other flash content in Google Chrome. I don't seem to understand why i am not able play flash videos in HBO GO. Is it because ...
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Purple and green screen when watching video on youtube?

Just installed ubuntu 12.04 lts onto my desktop. Everything works great but when i go to watch a video on youtube the video appears only in green and purple? Sound is coming through just fine and ...
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How can I improve video performance with Radeon R7 370

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a (Dell) machine with a Radeon R7 370 video card. Now videos, including those stored locally, when played seem to have a very low Frame Per Second value. You can ...
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VLC, SKYPE, Anything related Video issues on Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. at first, the wifi wasn't working so I posted a question 2 months back and got the solution. But after that, I started to suffer from such issues as 1: When I call on ...
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Video surveillance camera onvif

I have an IP camera with ONVIF 2.4 protocol(http://www.pni.ro/sisteme-securitate/supraveghere-video/camere-cu-ip/camera-supraveghere-video-pni-ip10mp-720p-cu-ip-de-exterior.html , the page is in ...
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Dash cant find music, videos and pictures

I use the ubuntu dash(launcher, starter?....) often to open documents and of course programs. I would like to open videos etc. with it too, but everytime I open the picture, video or music tab, it ...
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Can't play media (video) file inside a ISO archive

I have a ISO file , inside the ISO file there are bunch of video files all of them are in mp4 format . After mounting the ISO file if I want to play the video file (tried with vlc and default video ...
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Problem with facebook videos

Bonjour, je n'arrive pas à lire les vidéos sur facebook, lorsque je clic sur lire une vidéo j'ai le message suivant qui s'affiche "Flash Unavailable, nous avons des problèmes pour lire cette vidéo" ...
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How to select video quality from youtube-dl?

I have installed youtube-dl in my 14.04. I can download video by following command, $ youtube-dl [youtube-link] But I want to know how to select available pixel quality of youtube video(i.e 1080p,...
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revert to older version of the default video player

I recent re-installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I don't like the version of the default video player. I would like to install the older version because 1) it allowed me to start the videos where I left off, ...
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How to play mp4, restricted codecs already installed?

So I am a first time Ubuntu user as of a week ago, and am having a difficult time getting an mp4 video file to play after I downloaded it. I have downloaded the restricted codecs and also VLC, what ...
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Ubuntu and VLC - make default and hue

I have recently installed VLC. I have found that when I play videos on VLC, the hue of the color of the video is off. I have to constantly readjust it. Also how can I make VLC my default player for *...
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Radeon high CPU usage: is there a way to avoid this?

Whatever I do, I can't get Ubuntu to play nice with my video card. Anything video related takes up over 100% of my CPU using dual screen HDMI (either VLC, compiz or Chrome). Is Ubuntu just no good ...
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How to Convert/Edit .mp4 file to .gif in Ubuntu 16.04?

I would like to do this by default tools and scripting. The logic is just to take pictures from the video and store them in the .gif format. Editing Do sudo apt-get install kazam pitivi openshot ...
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how to install amd gpu open source drivers

I have a dell inspiron 5520 running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. MY laptop has a amd radeon hd 7000 series.How do i figure out wether my gpu is running or not ?. This is the output i got whil running sudo ...
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How do I change display resolution in Xubuntu 16.04?

I am stuck at 640X480 resolution and cannot find the commands to change it higher ANYWHERE! There are others that are similar .. but NONE for V16.04! I have an IBM ThinkCenter 2.5 ghz with 2 gig RAM ...