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.mp4 movie playback messed up [on hold]

I looked around in other threads, but didn't find a situation quite like this. I am trying to watch .mp4 movies on Ubuntu 14.04, however, the playback is horrible. The audio isn't in line with the ...
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Arista Transcode turns subtitle to gibberish

This has recently happened to me. In Arista Transcode 0.9.7 on Ubuntu 12.04 the burnt subtitle ( a persian .srt encoded in utf8) turns into gibberish after a few minutes. I have tried different ...
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how do i install Video Codec on ubuntu 12.04 ?

On my machine mp3 files are playing perfectly . I want to downlaod video codec for playing populer types of format ! like mp4 3gp mkv flv avi ..etc . is there any way to play those files without ...
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Ubuntu Toshiba Dynadock u3.0

I am having a few issues with my new Dynadock u3.0. First of all, all of the USB connections are working as well as the usb ethernet. The only two issues I am having are with the usb audio and the ...
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Openshot wont launch [duplicate]

Installed Openshot video editor, used it about 10 times- now it won't launch via gui or command, not even by trying to open an openshot file, i'm running ubuntu 14.04, looked all over the web for ...
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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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unable to play any video [on hold]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer1.0-libav:i386: Depends: libavcodec-extra-54 (>= 6:9.13) but 6:9.16-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: ...
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Video Stream Not Being Rendered Properly v4l2loopback WebcamStudio

What steps will reproduce the problem? Setup an Image/webcamfeed/video v4l2loopback option try streaming it What is the expected output? The Image/video/webcam feed What do you see instead? Don't ...
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capturing video from webcam and saving to a file

I am trying to capture video(alongwith audio) from a webcam. I need to record the video and save it to a file,for further processing. Would like to do it through CLI. Any ideas how to do it using ...
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how to download video from youtube in 14.04

I have given the following link from which i supposed to download a video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA1MSeWA6Wk
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Screen artifacts Ubuntu GNOME14.04 [on hold]

This problem only happens with GNOME 3.x, with other desktops works well. My hardware info: ⠀Acer Extensa 5420 ⠀OS: Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 64-bit (up to date) ⠀CPU: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile ...
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Videos/Musics plays so fast on Ubuntu 14.04

Why is it that the videos i played on my browser plays so fast. Even when I play some of my videos using vlc and spotify. They all play so fast, and now I cannot even here what they are saying. How ...
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Firefox doesn't play youtube anymore

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and today firefox 32 got weird. If I try to play a youtube video, it will start out on 720p, then move down and say that 720p isn't an option for the video. It will keep doing ...
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config Foscam FI9821P IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to config a Foscam fi9821P camera on Firefox, then add it to Zoneminder. I've got it on to my router but when I enter the IP address on my laptop, it won't ...
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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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Best Professional Video editor for Linux equivalent to Sony Vegas Pro?

I have recently moved onto Linux especially Ubuntu, and I'm a video freak, I love editing videos for my youtube channel, and since I'm new to this Open Source World, I cannot decide which one should I ...
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VLC will not display top left menu, video or window

I am new to ubuntu and I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I have also just installed VLC about half an hour ago. It plays music and video files, and I get the traffic cone icon in the ...
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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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When I start my camera in video call on Skype 4.1. incoming video is flashing blue?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS trough Wubi on Win7. Later have installed Skype 4.1. When I make a video call I can hear and see the other person fine, but when I start my camera, the image of the ...
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Can't get monitor image back on after toggling monitor power button

When I toggle monitor power off and on again - it doesn't come back to desktop. I see blank screen instead. Interestingly - if I type Ctrl + Alt +F1 - I can get into terminal and then I can get back ...
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Website video slow/choppy; somehow fixed it briefly on Chrome (but not on Firefox), but problem resumed on restart

Watching video content on any website (youtube, news sites, TV sites etc) the picture is slow/choppy, not at all smooth. The sound is fine. I'm mainly using Chrome, which has the latest Flash enabled. ...
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How to manually generate video thumbnails?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to ask how to generate video thumbnaiils manually? In some videos, the generated thumbnail is the logo of the company (in the very beggining of the video), and not ...
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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 ...
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Update VLC source code, on which ACE Player HD is based?

I use ACE Player HD for watching online videos from torrents, but the version for Ubuntu is based on some obsolete version of VLC which is very buggy (e.g. green screen while watching mkv files). ...
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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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How to get a direct download of alternative flash player for Ubuntu (Adobe page launches Ubuntu Software Centre which reports 'file not found')

To be frank, this page is useless: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Clicking download causes Ubuntu Software Centre to be launched which reports file not found. Frustrating. So how ...
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Odd flickering after video driver update

I'm not sure how to describe this other than to show you guys. I captured a video and uploaded it to YouTube here: http://youtu.be/Bp25Fyy_GsI Notice how the tab selection keeps changing by itself ...
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Enable WebGL w/ intel drivers in chrome

My glxinfo: http://pastebin.com/drbaMaxN My lspci: http://pastebin.com/RwsVfEdu I've enabled "Override software rendering" in chrome://flags, but chrome://gpu still tells me 'WebGL: unavailable'. Is ...
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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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Screen turn black and white (snow) after using video function

I have been using Ubuntu for more than a year or so. It works well until recently it starts to freeze frequently after I watched videos online for a few minutes or video chat with someone for a while. ...
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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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QuickTime in Ubuntu 14.04

Can anybody play properly this video in Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bits), in any browser? http://www.apple.com/live/2014-sept-event/ I have QuickTime Plugin in Firefox and the video does play, however only ...
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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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Dual monitor suddenly not working

I had dual monitors working fine on this machine for years. A few days ago, I had to borrow one of the monitors for another project. When I brought it back and plugged it in, it didn't work. Ubuntu ...
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unable to play video [duplicate]

im new in Ubuntu. i've installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Whenever, I try to play video, i get message to install gstreamer1.0-libav. If I click install, then it gives me the following error. The following ...
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How stop graphics from being slow despite latest NVIDIA drivers?

Time for yet another graphics card Q. Sorry in advance, but I have tried what I take to be the 'normal' way already (see below), so here it goes: I have an Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz with a discrete ...
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How to watch Apple Videos (2014)

I am rather new to Ubuntu (I have Ubuntu 14.04) so sorry if this is a bit amatuerish. So apple's new live event for unsupported OS's is just a live stream of banners and video updates, but I can't ...
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Skype video blinking - why [duplicate]

I have an old IBM ThinkCentre runing Lubuntu 14.04 and it works fine and quick. I'm using Skype BUT when both video screens are on - the local and the remote camera - they are "blinking" at about ...
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Videos not resume from last position

My default Ubuntu player "Videos" (Totem) doesn't resume from last position. The settings in preferences called "Start playing files from last position" is already checked yet it always starts all the ...
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choppy video playback in any player any format ubuntu 14

Just bought a new hp laptop and replaced windows with ubuntu- any video format i play in any video player is choppy, sound is fine and mostly in sync but videos play slow- i've read thruogh all the ...
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Pause playback when headphones are disconnected

How is it possible to pause the playback of VLC when my Headphones are plugged out? I can mute the speakers via ALSA, but I want to use the plug trigger to stop the playback, as it is usual in ...
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Adobe Flash Player fullscreen bug

For a few days I've been experiencing a really strange behaviour when watching YouTube videos in fullscreen. It looks like this: As you can see, the video stays the same size as it had in embedded ...
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HDMI mirroring/HDMI-1 and no audio problem:

The audio comes from my laptop not from the TV. I am with idt high-definition audio. aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: MID [HDA Intel MID], device 0: 92HD75B3X5 Analog ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit - 'GStreamer ffmpeg video plugin' problem

I can't install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04
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I'm trying to install VGA driver for s3 virge

and thank you in advance. I have downloaded xserver-xorg-video-s3virge_ 1.10.4 orig.tar.gz, and extracted contents, which gives me xf86-video-s3virge-1.10.4. (Both files are sitting in my downloads ...
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How to convert Softsub Video file to Hardsub Video file?

How to convert Soft-sub Video file to Hard-sub Video file ? I have many mkv video files but I can't watch this videos because the subtitles don’t appear so I want to convert this files to Hard-sub ...
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Mplayer not working after upgrading to 14.04

Last night I upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10. After reboot, I can't play mp4 videos on smplayer. (and also from mplayer using terminal) I get following error. :~$ mplayer '/home/vishwaje/Desktop/A-ha - ...
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can't use 1080p. only 1024 on 768

i installed ubuntu 14.04 on my old htpc and for some reason i cannot output 1080p video. i already tried going to the display settings, though my highest available resolution was 1024 on 768. In ...
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Screen sometimes keeps cycling between the updated view and the last view

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my new computer and the screen sometimes keeps cycling between the updated view and the last view as shown in this video. It also happens outside the terminal and in ...
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Error playing video from TeckNet webcam

I bought this TeckNet C016 webcam and I'm having trouble getting it to work. Before buying it, I checked to see if anyone else was using it with Linux and there were positive results. When I plug the ...