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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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Random Missing Characters on Unbuntu + Unity + External Display

Every time I try to use an external display with my HDMI port I'm having random missing characters on the applications and menus like this: Video card on my system: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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How can I change a blurry video [on hold]

How can I change a blurry video into normal?
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compaq 15-a019sg : ubuntu 14.04, 15.04 no video, no wlan, (vesa works in debian)

I have a new Compaq 15-a019sg and I cannot install ubuntu( machine was clean with freedos and compaq). The screen stays blank after the questions : try live ubuntu, install ubuntu. I have tried it ...
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How do I export a video from Openshot?

I made a video with Openshot on Ubuntu 14.10. I want to export this video, along with the audio, for use on my computer and for uploading to YouTube. What format and codecs should I use? Every time I ...
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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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put sleep back on while in fullscreen videos

I have a question regarding activating sleep while in full screen videos on one of my computers. I looked around in system settings to put it on to no avail. Screensaver settings don't work either... ...
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How do I solve green layer problem while playing HEVC in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a HEVC (x.265) video. I am trying to play it in latest VLC (Rincewind 2.1.6) in Ubuntu 14.04. I have already installed VLC plugin for HEVC. Here is the screenshot: However, when I try to play ...
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How to enable hardware acceleration of video decoding in mplayer with Intel HD3000 on Vivid?

There used to be a vaapi build of mplayer but it doesn't seem to be maintained any more and doesn't work in Vivid. Default mplayer2 build from the repo uses 40% of CPU during 720p playback. Same as ...
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Install DVB-7010B Advantech Capture Card Driver (Driver Problem)

I just wanted to capture a PAL video from an analog camera. My OS: Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit. uname -r output: 3.13.0-46-generic lspci command output is: Multimedia video controller: Brooktree ...
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How do I download videos off youtube that won't download with downloadhelper?

Some videos on youtube wont download with the downloadhelper add-on I'd like to know a downloader in the add-ons that is able to grab ALL youtube videos preferably not one that needs to be installed ...
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No video on built-in display after installing 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N53TA notebook, but after the first reboot I got no video on the built-in display, although through the hdmi port everything works fine. If I change the ...
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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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Weird partial screen flickering after upgrade to 14.04

I have been bothered by this issue for few weeks already. The problem started when I upgraded to 14.04. Parts of my screen are sometimes flickering like shown on 2 videos that links I attach below: ...
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MPG files no longer play (14.04LTS)

Please help! Today I was trying to edit some home video with KDENLive and when I'd try to preview my videos, they'd play for about a second then lock up the program. In troubleshooting, I ...
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How can I start a simple X with just firefox? [duplicate]

I'm trying to start a simple X server with just one app open, which is Firefox. Basically, I want to power on my Ubuntu server and show Firefox, nothing else. Is there a way to make this possible? ...
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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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If flash isn't installed in the first place, why does Firefox need Flash block 1.5.18 to block auto-play video advertisements?

My netbook becomes extremely inefficient when being bullied by auto-play video advertisements on the internet. I am on Lubuntu 14.04 using firefox 37.0.1 (Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu | canonical 1.0), ...
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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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Web video (YouTube, etc) doesn't play in Chrome after suspend

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and nvidia-346 driver After a suspend, all websites doesn't play video in Chrome. Firefox appears to still play video. The video still loads. If I "click forward in time" ...
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Slow performance Xubuntu 14.04 - Radeon HD6950

Im having slow video performance on my i5 with 16gb of Ram with a Radeon HD6950. Just installed the xubuntu, updated the system and when i open for example the Firefox or chrome, the video appears to ...
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Howto get the video driver to work for Raspberry Pi 2 in Ubuntu

I'm struggling to get the video drivers to work with the Raspberry Pi 2 on Ubuntu 14.04. I followed every step (until serial console) on this page to install Ubuntu on the Pi. Everything is working ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 - How to configure sound device for Youtube videos?

I am listening to music while working on my laptop computer with Kubuntu 14.10. The music is played on external speakers connected via bluetooth, which works fine. I also noticed the notification ...
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What kind of Video Editing software can I run on Ubuntu that allows burning to DvD or Blu Ray? [duplicate]

I'm interested in installing Ubuntu on one of computers equipped with two blu ray burners, two 500Gb Harddrives, 1 2gb Nvidia Graphics card, Firewire capture card...etc. I do a lot of video editing ...
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How do I play .swf files?

Does anyone know what libraries I have to install to play .swf files?
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Ubuntu software that can edit .mov files created in Adobe after effects

I need a bit of assistance from the Ubuntu community. I'd like to know if there is a Linux version of Adobe after effects that I can use to open a .mov video file that was created using Adobe after ...
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streamer is talking poor photos

I have a usb web camera on /dev/video0 Ive used streamer in the past, and it worked great, but for some reason, right now, its taking lousy photos. Compare these photos: one taken using streamer, one ...
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How to join video files from terminal?

I have tried avidemux2_cli, mencoder, ffmpeg, cat.. But this doesn't always work (With the most of the times the error is that the audio codec is not the same) Maybe i put wrong options in the ...
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How to replace avconv with (the real) ffmpeg and have it work right?

UPDATE (original text preserved below) With the real ffmpeg about to return (in 15.04), Jon Severinsson's PPA no longer working (for ffmpeg), and both avconv-ffmpeg (now called "libav") and the real ...
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No video thru HDMI

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 with an Nvidia GeForce GT640 video card hooked up HDMI to my TV. I don't have a monitor to plug into. After install and reboot I don't have any video. I get the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS crashes on wakeup

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I close the lid of my laptop (i.e put on stand by mode) and when I try to resume it the screen doesn't startup. So the only thing I could do is forcefully shut ...
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Firefox Flashplayer suddendly zoomed in

Sometimes when I'm watching Videos on Youtube it just zooms in. I can only see the upper left corner of the video. I'm pretty sure it is a flashplayer problem, since the bar at the bottom (with play, ...
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dvd movie not working

I have ubuntu 12.10 and I can't play dvd movies. I tried every kmplayer vlc gnomeVLC could not read the file (Input/output error). File reading failed: VLC could not read the file (Input/output ...
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Incredible compiz CPU usage!

right now I'm fighting against Compiz process CPU usage :'( As you can see, it's how many CPU is compiz consuming; it's a lot and it's overheating a bit the server. Also, stands out that the ...
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Video quality on Youtube (Firefox) is limited to 360p

I'm finding that the video quality setting on Youtube videos only has the options "Auto" and "360p". My browser is Firefox 37.0.1 and I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit, and my motherboard chip-set is ...
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Videos will not play on iceweasel

I recently installed Ubuntu but cannot play videos. I installed 192 updates, but these didn't help. Any ideas? Do I need to install plug-ins?
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What advantage does a GPU card offer in an Ubuntu laptop? [closed]

The time has come for me to buy a new laptop. I use Ubuntu (well, Kubuntu) and nothing else. Out of my working hours I use my laptop to watch movies and sometimes I have to do video conversions with ...
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Fullscreen youtube videos lagging a lot

In my PC, I can watch youtube videos without any problem. However, they lag so much on fullscreen, that it's basically impossible to watch them. How can I fix this?
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Creating a virtual video device, processing signal and redirecting it to physical output on Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.4, I need to apply some video processing to the whole screen for a project I'm working on. I want to do the following: Create a virtual video output that Ubuntu detects as a second ...
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Kazam video recoder software low sound problem?

I am trying to record my screen as I speak while recording to make some tutorial video on my Ubuntu laptop. The problem I am facing is that the voice quality is very low in recording and then I tried ...
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Firefox 34 - Black screen playing Adobe flash videos

After upgrading to Firefox 34, Flash videos stopped working. A black screen was presented, with no hint to the problem. Following these instructions and these other instructions, would prove futile. ...
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Video Freak Out

We've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an older Pentium D, and everything seems to be humming along fine, until periodically we just get a video freakout. They take a couple forms: We have to ...
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How to install SiS 771/671 video drivers on 13.10?

I've been trying for sometime to install SiS 771/671 PCIE drivers and couldn't find any info. Sis web page doesn't have a specific driver for this board, I has drivers only for Sis 650/740 and 630/730 ...
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Sound and video are slow

Whenever I opened google chrome today, everything seemed normal. I played one of my favorite games, and that's when stuff got weird. The sound on the game was slow. Not a major problem. I muted the ...
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SMPlayer plays mp4 video too fast on Ubuntu 14.04

Another way: I try to download source and compile latest mplayer, Now when I play mp4 file with command line mplayer Train.mp4 have no problem, but still when play with smplayer have the same ...
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Embedded Videos are Empty Black Boxes

I recently switched to a new computer, but kept the same SSD with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I used to have no problems with videos and images, but now I can't see most embedded videos and a few images ...
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Elgato game capture HD on Ubuntu 14.04

I wish to begin recording videos using the elgato game capture HD on a PS4. However, i have heard various problems with its use in Linux, so i have a few questions. Firstly, do i have to use the ...
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Using a webcam with an odroid XU3

I am new to ubuntu having to use it for a project, i have an odroid XU3 running Ubuntu 12.04 and i am having issues with getting an input from a logitech webcam. Having looked around a few forums I ...
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Fastest way to convert videos (batch or single)?

I know there are a lot of questions about video encoders around here, but my question is more about workflow/efficiency. For my day job, I need to convert videos, frequently, from many random formats ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 locks screen without dimming during fullscreen video playing?

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday, and it appears that something has changed concerning how screen dimming works during fullscreen video playback. This problem does not occur during video ...