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FFMPEG Audio not recording

I'm having some issues recording sound with FFMPEG on Ubuntu. ffmpeg -v verbose -f x11grab -y -r 60 -s 1920x1080 -i :0.0 -vcodec mpeg4 -f alsa -i pulse -ar 44100 -acodec libmp3lame -ab 192k -ac 2 ...
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VLC is loading a playlist when I double click to open a video file in nautilus

When I double click a video file in nautilus VLC opens a playlist with one video (the one I double clicked) in it. I then have to double click that video in the playlist to make it play. How can I ...
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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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Video players don't show up properly in web browsers

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 LTS, I've noticed that sites that play videos don't display properly. The video shows up distorted in both Firefox and Chromium Web browsers. My desktop PC has an ...
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Corrputed my Intel video drivers 12.04

I have a Lenovo W520 with nVidia Optimus and an Intel Sandybridge Mobile GT2+ (according to X log) on 12.04 and after installing bumblebee it was all working fine (apart from the nVidia card appearing ...
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Record audio + video using ffmpeg

I am using the ffmpeg command to record the audio and video. Following is the command, I am using to record the audio: ffmpeg -y -f pulse -name 'USB Soundcard 0' -i ...
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How to install H.265 / HEVC codec on Ubuntu Linux?

I have seen that the new DivX Player 10 shows off HEVC support, the successor of H.264. I wonder how I may get this support in Linux. Is there a need to install a codec specific for this format? How? ...
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Video converter: ogv to avi (or another more common format)

I've been using recordMyDesktop to record stuff. A little slow to compile but it records fine. However, when I try to convert from ogv to avi (I've used Devede and an mencoder script) the audio and ...
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(Ubuntu 14.04) High Quality .OGV conversion to either .AVI or .MP4

Unfortunately, none of the solutions found on this post helped: RELATED: Video converter: ogv to avi (or another more common format) I have a High Quality animation (specifically, from Diablo 3) on ...
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ubuntu 12.04 and pinnacle firewire card

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have a Pinncale video capture card installed. I am attempting to download a movie from my DV camera. The card is seen by the system: > lspci 02:01.0 Multimedia ...
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How do I convert a high quality video into a low quality one?

The computer is relatively old and underpowered, so video playback of high quality videos is jerky with any player. How do I convert a high quality video to low quality video? EDIT: I tried avconv ...
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Distorted video playback: can't see the movie

Some videos on my laptop appear like this when played I tried to download the same video in the image from youtube agent. It worked fine when I watched it online, but after downloading it, I still ...
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(ubuntu server) display says cannot display this video mode?

I am new to linux/ubuntu, I am attempting to build a home media serve. I did my research and Ubuntu server is supposed to win me over. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu Server.iso (12.04.2 LTS) and ...
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Ubuntu is not working properly with videos and DVDs

You see, I wanted to set up a media-center using my Ubuntu Laptop, but I'm having some issues. To provide context, I have plugged in my UbuntuLaptop into a Samsung3DTV using an HDMI cable. I know ...
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How to play DM2 videos on Ubuntu?

I'm having problems on trying play ".dm2" videos on Ubuntu 13.10. The only player that opens this files was SMPlayer, but without image and the sound is a mess... Any ideas ?!
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How to prevent the recorded video using ffmpeg get corrupt

Actually I have an device that record the audio and video. when the recording is started the video file also started to persist into the hard drive. But if device goes off unfortunately between the ...
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I can't watch youtube videos ubuntu 12.04

I had moved from xubuntu 12.04 to ubuntu. And now i can't watch youtube vides and nothing like that.The screen looks tinier and i only can see green red and yellow images .help please.
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how avi file is stored in a disk in ext2 file system?

avi file like any other multimedia file contains audio video streams along with metadata describing synchronizing information. I am confused whether the avi file is stored in a partition as a ...
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Video colors wrong 12.04 LTS using VLC or Movie Player

Does anyone have a fix for misrepresented video colors? Have searched askubuntu.com, have not found a solution that works. 12.04 LTS displays video colors incorrectly using VLC or Movie Player. ...
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Screen tearing (very noticable during video playback) with HD3000 AND HD Radeon 6630m

I did not have this issue with Ubuntu 11.10. Well, to be clear, I did, but it was easily remedied with compiz workarounds. I have tried both the propriety and open source ati drivers, and the intel ...
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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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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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Ubuntu video player, central european subtitles

I am living in Romania, a central european country and I am trying to see a movie with an integrated subtitle . The problem is that the default video player does not display characters like 'ș', 'ț' ...
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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 to fix ISO burned from a movie DVD?

So...I recently burned a number of DVDs to ISO files in my computer. While about half seem to work, the other half don't actually play properly. I have tried this on a few media players. Totem/VLC: ...
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Cheese doesn't record video from my webcam

Cheese doesn't record video from my webcam... the picture freezes when I press the 'Record a Video' button. If I stop the records, then try and click the record button again it crashes the ...
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video playback running very slow (mp4, youtube, etc) on Asus EEPC 1201t 2gb using Ubuntu 13

I used to have a Windows 7 starter edition OS installed on a Asus EEPC 1201t 2gb and mp4 HD videos from my camcorder used to play fine. So I switched to Ubuntu 13, the whole system is pretty faster ...
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What video driver should I download?

I'm trying to install the ATI drivers for Ubuntu. When I run sudo lshw -c video it shows: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310] ...
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best video converter [closed]

I need a good video converter software that can convert many video formats from one ot the other. On Windows I found Format Factory to be good. I would like its equivalent or something better on ...
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Youtube occasionally giving black screen

I know that there were many questions about youtube giving blackscreen, but I went through a lot of them on none was my problem. I am using Chrome 32bit, basically, youtube sometimes stops working for ...
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Convert Videos In Ubuntu

I want to convert videos to 3GP format? So is there any good tool available to convert this?
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How can I fix this tearing in fullscreen video with Radeon card?

Ever since I 'm on ubuntu 10.10 now 12.04 I'm having the some trouble with any video that I play in fullscreen, the image gets a horizontal cut, like this: In ubuntu 10.10 I had a nVidea GTS 250 ...
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Watching video on youtube laptop freeze with weird sound

Sometimes it just happens, and I dont know why, during the screen freezed my keyboard and mouse unable to work well, so I had to force shutdown to restart. I use google chrome as my main browser ...
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When watching video full screen online, screen goes grey

When I have watched a video online (usualy with YouTube video's), be it with Firefox or Chrome and press the button to exit full-screen mode, my laptop screen turns grey and there seems to be nothing ...
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Very loud CD/DVD drive. Ubuntu 13.10

Firstly I have to aoplogize for any mistakes, I am not native English speaker. But I will try my best to tell what is happening. When using Windows XP my CD/DVD drive was working normally as long as ...
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Arista Transcoder not keeping the subtitles after convertion from MKV to MP4

I'm trying to convert a TV show episode from MKV to MP4 to run on my PSP and the MKV file has subtitles embedded, but when I use Arista Transcoder to convert, the result is a video without the ...
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how to get adobe flash fullscreen video fluid with an atom processor?

My system has an atom N270 + intel i915 graphic card. Under Windows I can enjoy 720p bigbuckbunny youtube video fullscreen without any trouble. Under Ubuntu 12.04 I have laggy and choppy fullscreen ...
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Are there any credible alternatives to XBMC as a media server that can also be used to stream video to a tablet or other Android device?

I've connected a PC running Ubuntu 12.04 with XBMC installed. I am looking to get it replaced with a Raspberry Pi for the power-usage benefits and smaller footprint. I would like to have a single ...
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What are the alternatives to Camtasia Studio to edit videos on Ubuntu?

For Windows 7 there is a program called Camastia Studio, which I use to edit videos. I need to edit videos on Ubuntu, so I tried to download Camastia and install it via wine, but it doesn't work. What ...
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How can I cut videos with otrverwaltung when avidemux crashes?

I use otrverwaltung (Version 0.9.1) to decode and cut videos from "Online TV Recorder". otrverwaltung starts avidemux (Version: 1:2.5.4-0ubuntu13), but this instantly crashes. (Here is what gets ...
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Video Driver: works under 12.04 LTS, does not under 13.10

Recently I've installed a 12.04 LTS for one of my relatives. All seemed to work fine, except for Flash Player plugin within Firefox. Since that was "mission-critical", I've reinstalled the machine to ...
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Video Crossbars on Bootup after UBUNTU 13.10 install

I have installed UBUNTU 13.10, kicking W-XP to the Curb, on an: ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 MB Onboard video Athlon 64/X2-4600 4GB DDR2-800 Power supply: 520W After a successful install, on boot up, the ...
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Dell Inspiron 17r 5737 Ubuntu 13.10 Terrible Video

As discussed at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2204287 the video is terrible on ubuntu 13.10. It is horrible also on 12.04.4, but works well on 12.04.2. After loading 12.04.2, the video ...
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Filter's inputs in avconv

I'm going to crop some desktop regions and overlay them on the scene. avconv -f x11grab -s:v 100x100 -r 30 -i :0.0+10:10 -f x11grab -s:v 100x100 -r 30 -i :0.0+200:200 -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -c:a ...
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VLC downmix surround to stereo?

When i'm playing a 5.1 movie, i only hear left and right channel. When there's sound from a rear channel, i hear absolutely nothing. How do i set VLC to convert 5.1 to stereo, so that no sounds are ...
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VLC Media Player and Youtube Playback jerky

I installed VLC Media Player 2.0.8 on my Ubuntu and I tried to play videos on youtube and VLC Media player they were jerky. The video stops and sound repeats again and again like a scratched VCD is ...
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distorted video

When viewing youtube videos, video is distorted like this: Flash player is up to date, javascript is enabled, and same issue for firefox and chromium browsers. What to do?
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How can I use VSO downloader

I downloaded VSO downloader and tried to install it, but I don't know how to do that. I also tried to use Wine to run it, without succes. I don't know if it is possible at all to install it. Is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 two graphics cards

I have been struggling to get my two graphics cards to work. One is on the board and one is not. I can change the BIOS on my MSI motherboard to "Internal, PCI, or PCI-E". Internal of course the one ...
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how to change the preset of the WinFF

I want to covert the files to AVI using WinFF. In WinFF, the preset only has four options: MS compatible AVI, XviD Full Screen, Xvid wideScreen, xvid Widescreen anamoriphic. However, I want the ...