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transcode: Which Video output format?

I know how to use google, but if I search for "transcode: Which Video output format?" I get a lot of results which are more then seven years old. I am not a video codec guru, but AFAIK there was a ...
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Disable auto sleep and monitor turning off from C++ code

I develop [cross-platform C++ Qt-based] application which plays video using libVLC. When i watch video for a long time, my monitor is going to turn off according with power management settings. I want ...
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Taking video and snapshots simultaneously using a webcam

I'm trying to do something fairly specific and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for ways to do it. I'm working on a program and for it I need an application to do the following ...
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MP4Box Warns about different PPS even though they are the same

I have an online class that provides MP4 versions of class lectures, but the lectures are broken into chunks that are each a few minutes long. I'm trying to concatenate the chunks into whole lectures, ...
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Is there a system setting to reduce nvidia-331 overheats when playing video (14.04)

I recently upgraded to 14.04 with the nvidia-331 driver (Dell Latitude E6430). The performance is lightning fast with the exception of playing video like YouTube or Skype. According to ...
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error opening video .dat file

I am trying to play a video cd with VLC media player which has octet stream and .dat file extension but VLC media player is not able to play individual files from VCD. I've tried: sudo apt-get ...
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What Software to Use for Tagging/Annotating/Commenting/Highlighting Video Footage?

My Question in a Nutshell I’m looking for a tool with which I can easily organize/manage the video footage I have recorded. I don’t want to only tag the video clip files themselves, though; I would ...
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Monitor Does Not Wake Up

I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on two PCs, each has its own monitor, different brands. With both PCs, if I turn off the monitor by power switch, turning it on does not work. In other words, when I ...
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How can I maximum compress video files?

I received 4 .mov files from a client that they want on their mobile website via SlideShowPro. Each original file was between 200 and 400 mb. I've gotten each one down to about 30 mb using ...
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Graphics driver for macbook pro [duplicate]

Need higher res graphics driver for my macbook pro running ubuntu in a Virtual Box environment. Image is chopped off on the sides.
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How can I rotate a video?

Is there a way to change the rotation angle of a video file? I have a couple of videos in the wrong direction so all I wanted is to correct it.
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I have a problem with intel graphics

I use Ubuntu 14.04 to watch movies or animation and see it all as full High Definition(HD). Since a few days ago I noticed the changing of FPS and I do not know why. I have chosen installing Intel ...
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Youtube causing black screen in chrome?

The issue started when I updated google chrome to the latest version; I'm not positive, but I think I went from version 31 to 38. When I go to youtube and click to play a video, the screen goes black ...
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How do I resume video play from the point it was stopped with VLC?

How can I play a video starting from the point it was stopped last time? This is useful for watching long videos. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and VLC media player.
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What does display UNCLAIMED mean?

Having added a second video card to my computer I am having difficulties getting it to work. I have connected a television to this second video card, but I don't get any signal on the television. ...
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Green screen on totem when playing mp4 files

When I try to launch mp4 video files in Ubuntu 14.04, there is only shown a green screen but no video. The audio is running normally. I use the standard video application in Ubuntu, I think this is ...
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Deshaking videos using script

How can I deshake my video? I try to use transcode? transcode -J stabilize --mplayer_probe -i "input.MTS" But it causes a segfault. Trying to use ffmpeg filters: ffmpeg -i "input.MTS" -vf ...
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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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desynchronized audio with video after recording a webcam (With avconv 11-6:11-1 )

Giving the following function, I recorded a Logitech C525 webcam stream with sound and that gives me an unsynchronized video with sound. It progressively delay till 15 seconds on 1h30... I have now ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 LTE Video Problems, Toshiba Laptop

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTE on a Toshiba Satellite notebook. When I close the lid to suspend, there is no video when I open the lid back up. There is sound, if there was one playing. This is not just ...
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Cannot play youtube videos on Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have both Firefox and Chrome with both having the Flash plugin installed. On Chrome, the Pepper Flash plugin is installed. The behavior of the problem is exactly the same on both Firefox and ...
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Show photo/video slideshow with photo captions

I'm trying to find a straightforward way to create a date-ordered slideshow from a directory that contains a mix of photos and videos (e.g. the output of a smartphone camera from a holiday). Ideally ...
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Why is my screen flickering while watching some flash videos?

I'm having an issue where on many flash videos (AMCTV's sites videos allow me to reproduce this consistantly) flicker. The bottom half of my laptop or vga monitor's screen will flash white or turn ...
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Fullscreen YouTube video crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.10. I was listening to this YouTube video: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=-tJYN-eG1zk&p=n When I decided to make it full screen, but it didn't want to go, so I very ...
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YouTube video plays fine on Youtube website but plays back choppy in WP blog regardless of browser

Anyway... I have placed a video welcome message in my WP blog homepage. It is nothing huge or special but there it is. Now it plays back OK in youtube ( recorded on my phone so not spectacular ...
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SUN X4100 kubuntu video problems with installer

Currently having problems installing kubuntu 14.4 on a SUN X4100 server. It has an ATI rage XL graphics chip built in. The issue I am having is that when the system is booted from the install CD I get ...
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USB video capture device worked in 13.10, not working 14.04

I have a USB video capture device, the Pinnacle Dazzle DVC-100. This device worked great in 13.10 using VLC to stream the video/audio to a file. In VLC in 13.10 it showed "video for linux 2" as an ...
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How to improve Chromium 4K video playback?

I am trying to watch a YouTube 4K Video: I don't know exactly how it works, but I want to be able to watch the video properly, right now it displays like skipping some frames (1080p plays properly, ...
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How to extract images from a video? [closed]

I mean how to generate images from a video like screenshots, what are all the available options from a terminal command line to a GUI software?
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avconv creates zero byte file while trying to downsample mp4 video

I am having a time lapse video created using my phone that I am trying to downsample from 1080p to 640x480. According to this answer, I am using avconv command avconv -i input.mp4 -s 640x480 ...
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Ubuntu screen goes black after loading youtube

While loading YouTube videos on Ubuntu 14.4 my screen goes black and yet everything still works, lights on the keyboard and the video plays. No amount of pressing buttons (ctrl+alt+f1, power button, ...
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asus k52jb sound and video problem [closed]

I have problems with audio and video files of any type. I tried several programs like VLC, Rhytmbox, Mplayer, to play them but there is always some error. Mplayer shows me this: Fatal error! Error ...
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How to rename a movie file by using its internal name attribute?

I had to recover a bunch of movie files from my external HDD due to filesystem corruption and used photorec to do so. Now all my files have random names like f00000.avi. We are talking about 1000+ ...
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Is it possible to go to a previous version of software?

I am using Audacity 2.0.5. I have been trying to edit video files. I know that Audacity is an audio DAW, but I recently learned that it was possible to import a file through ffmpeg and seperate the ...
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How to fix video playback showing green screen with just audio?

When I attempt to view a video file, I get a solid green screen with audio, regardless of the application or file format. This happens with .mp4, .gp, and .dv files. I am unable to use live web cam ...
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How to play this file?

I have this video file with the extension .mkv but it is not playing in totem video player and this works in the new versions of VLC(Windows) and I havent tried it on VLC for Ubuntu yet. Is there ...
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Where can I find a Ubuntu 14.04 video driver for the Dell ATI 128MB Radeon x300 se card?

I tried Dell's official support site and the option box listed for the Ubuntu OS was greyed out. I know this is a legacy card. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Different (html5) video performance with different desktop environments

I'm trying to create a digital signage player with Ubuntu 14.04 on a Gigabyte Brix (2955U). For this purpose I'm just showing images and html5 video in a fullscreen browser. My current choice for this ...
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Bars do not disappear watching videos full screen

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. I switched to the classic view because I didn't feel comfortable with the unity. When I watch videos or movies, I double-click (as always) to make them full screen. But ...
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Can I switch the focus of programs running on Ubuntu from an Android device?

I have a computer monitor from which I can watch videos, using my Android tablet as a remote. I can watch local videos with VLC and use a VLC remote app, and I can also watch YouTube videos in Chrome ...
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Video playing is slow on 12.04

I started using Ubuntu a very short time ago, and it was working perfectly! I upgraded to 12.04 yesterday, and today I realize that everything is running slow. For example, video streaming online, ...
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At least one output file must be specified ffmpeg

ffmpeg -i oceans.mov -an -c:v libx264 -r 24 -preset fast \ -profile:v baseline -g 64 -keyint_min 64 -b:v:0 230k -maxrate 250k -s:v:0 304x128 \ -x264opts pic-struct:no-scenecut -movflags ...
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Best video performance in Acer Aspire 522 netbook

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04.1 32-bit in Acer Aspire One 522 netbook with ATI Radeon GPU. I already installed proprietary fglrx-driver from official repository. (EDIT: proprietary driver downloaded from ...
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Probem installing ATi proprientary driver on Lenovo laptop

I'm currently trying to install ATi's proprientary drivers in order to try and play some games on Ubuntu.I downloaded the official driver from ATi's webside and than followed THIS guide in order to ...
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Problems watching pay-for-view streaming content

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Firefox 31 as my browser. I can not get pay-for-view movies from Google Play, YouTube or Acorn (tv) to work. Regular YouTube videos work fine for some reason--as do other ...
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Gaming Screen Recorder

I make gaming videos and recently installed Ubuntu and I haven't been able to find a good screen recorder for gaming. Are there any recommendations (preferably free ones) that can record in HD, use ...
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Converting from mp4 to Xvid avi using avconv?

I normally use avidemux to convert mp4s to Xvid AVI for my Philips Streamium SLM5500. Normally I select MPEG-4 ASP (Xvid) at Two Pass with an average bitrate f 1500kb/s for video and AC3 (lav) audio ...
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H264 firefox standalone on Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 14.10. FF 35 has support form H264 and VP8, but not MSE and VP9. That is ok, and confirmed by youtube html5 page, https://www.youtube.com/html5, as you see the screen #1 here: ...
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Ubuntu toshiba c55 a 1h1 2 video cards and can't see the good one [closed]

I recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 and the only problem I cannot solve is making Ubuntu use only the NVidia video card (that is better than the incorporated one - avg). I installed ...