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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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Skype Video flicker and stays on top - ubuntu 15.10

the video on skype is flickering (unless I turn of my video) and is always on top (even with my video off). I am using the latest skype version and 15.10 anyone has any idea about it? When I go to ...
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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 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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Skype 4.3 video problem Ubuntu 14.04

i want to make an video call with my contacts but there is a problem I am not able to solve.. I followed this manual: First you will need to make sure you have libv4l-0 installed. If you ...
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Hard crash when playing media

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. Ever since the upgrade I am having problems playing video files in VLC and Kodi. Totem works fine. The video will start playing but fairly quickly ...
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Is it possible, today, to read avi files on Aquaris m10?

What I mainly do with a tablet : Browse internet, read epub books, read emails, and watch movies. I am naive, I was not expecting to get everything with Ubuntu touch, but at least watching my avi ...
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Firefox + streaming video (m3u8 playlist)

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 with Firefox 47. I'm finding that streaming HTML5 video does not play inline in the browser when a <video> tag is used that specifies an m3u8 ...
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Not able to play youtube videos - Failed to load “libpepflashplayer.so”

I am getting the following errors when I play a YouTube video: Failed to load "libpepflashplayer.so" Freswrapper is a translation layer which needs PPAPI plugin backend. Ensure your system have "...
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Cheese does not recognize Internal webcam in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Cheese does not recognize internal webcam in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Tried Cheese in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it works flawlessly. Tried executing cheese in the terminal and it displays this error: libv4l2: ...
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How to install h.264 decoder?

I tried playing videos in movie player but only the audio could be heard. I tried playing the video with dragon player but here also only the audio could be heard. A message box appeared showing the ...
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Youtube videos on Firefox not playing properly

I've reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 multiple times because Youtube videos haven't been playing properly. I thought maybe reinstalling Ubuntu might help but apparently it hasn't. During video playback, the ...
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What is needed to use Ubuntu as a TV

I wish to occasionally use my ubuntu computer as a television. I am in the US and would like to watch over the air (HD)TV shows. The ideal situation would be the TV show in one window with some ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04: Videos refusing to go fullscreen and freeze on Firefox

In Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04, just upgraded from 13.10, I can't make any video full screen without issues. When I tried it usual do this: video freezes, and sometimes you can hear the audio, but not ...
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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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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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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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Video Player not working

I have recently upgraded Ubuntu version 14.04, also using firefox 35.0.1, while playing video the error message appears " Error loading player: No playable sources found Any one can help me to solve ...
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Why is there a five second pause at the beginning of every video?

Recently, I've started to experience 5-6 seconds delay when starting to watch any video (On Youtube, VLC, Movies Application, etc...) Also, if I pause a video and wait 5-6 seconds and then hit play, ...
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How to simply convert video files (i.e.: MKV to MP4)? [duplicate]

I simply want to convert files, any format to any format (at the moment, I need to convert MKV to MP4-h264), without losing quality. I don't want to resize (scale) the video, I don't want to change ...
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Frontend to view Android's videos in Ubuntu

I have videos taken by my Android phone Samsung galaxy S4. I see the device and the memory card in my system. I could search those files by find [/media/] -iregex *.mp4 but I would like to sync those ...
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Editing video on ubuntu? [duplicate]

Does anyone know of any good software for video editing? I am looking for something similar to Sony Vegas Pro.
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How to record screen in video to report bugs in Ubuntu interface?

I would like to find some standard way of recording my screen, since I would like to report some bugs in the user interface and its typing system with Dvorak keyboard layout. The cursor location is ...
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Ubuntu cannot play Chinese DVD

I have Ubuntu 16.04 with all restricteds, addons, libs, etc installed and regionset China. I can play most DVDs from various sources and regions. But I cannot play any DVD that has been burned in ...
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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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VLC media player 2.2.1 is choppy

Ubuntu version is 14.04.1. VLC is choppy depending on how it's started. From the console window this command works fine: /usr/bin/cvlc -vvv /home/matt/Hockey_Footage.m2t --sout udp:239.204.1.106:4000 ...
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mplayer can't find display

I have been trying to get mplayer to play videos from console. It worked fine out of the box on the machine I am using, a Dell Inspiron N5050, in Ubuntu Mate 14.04. I am now on Ubuntu Mate 16.04. ...
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Merge multiple webm files using avconv

I have multiple .webm files in one location, say as inside video folder. I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 32bit system. I want to merge all my webm files in one output.webm file. I have read about ffmpeg, but ...
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Intel video black patches 16.04

I'm new to Ubuntu and have just installed 16.04 on my laptop. The desktop and most applications display perfectly but I have problems with mp4 videos. VLC gives me audio but a black window. Videos (...
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Camtasia studio alternative best editor name? [closed]

Camtasia alternative editor name ?.Without openshot,kdenlive editor.I would like to use for video tutorial editing.
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How do you install avconv on Ubuntu Server 13.04?

I've searched and searched, but I can't find anything, besides compiling it, which gives me an error about ASM.
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Lock screen while video keeps playing on second display

it seems impossible to me, but I was just wondering if it's possible to lock the screen (i.e. no one has access to my computer) while the second screen still displays a full-screen video. By default, ...
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Cant download youtube buffered video

I need a way to save the buffered youtube videos. I have a slow bandwidth and need a way to not spend data on downloading an already buffered vid. I read this answer : http://ubuntuforums.org/...
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Launcher missing when switched to Desktop from a full screen video [closed]

When I switch to Desktop using Alt + tab while watching a full-screen video (Any player / Youtube) My Launcher and the top panel vanishes. Even Right-click won't work. Example : My Desktop Before : ...
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Xfinity tv not using pipelight flash

I have ubuntu 14.04 with pipelight installed. When I try to watch videos on xfinitytv.comcast.net, it says i'm using flash 11.2. When I go to the adobe site, it tells me I'm using 15. Why do some ...
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Media Converter suggestion

Please suggest me an audio video converter which supports most of the commonly used codecs and especially GPU Accelerated Encoding. GUI is much appreciated, but Command-line will also work. Also give ...
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I cannot watch streaming video with firefox 47.0 on 14.04

I am able to use Firefox to watch videos on some sites such as Youtube or Dailymotion (perhaps these are HTML5?) but I cannot watch video or listen to streaming audio on sites such as cnn.com, cbc.ca ...
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hyperv_fb is not loaded at startup

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed under Hyper-V Generation 2 VM with secure boot disabled. (Installed from mini.iso, if that matters. x86_64) I found that there was a problem long ago (14.04) about fixed ...
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How to merge subtitle to video?

How can i merge subtitle to movie to play on my android TV? I searched for a long time but almost program no longer work on ubuntu or i can't find repository . Here is some answer but i think it's ...
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Improving H.265/HVEC decoding speed for specific scenes

I followed the instructions in this question to allow my VLC to decode H.265 video. It works mostly fine, but in some scenes with lots of movement in the entire screen (e.g. most fighting scenes in ...
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Is 12.10 avconv's image sequence support (img%03d.jpg) broken?

I'm using avconv version 0.8.5-6:0.8.5-0ubuntu0.12.10.1, and am trying to encode a sequence of PNGs into a video, using the wildcard format (avconv -f image2 -i img%d.jpg /tmp/a.mpg), found in both ...
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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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Video does not resize and remains on top: VLC and Skype and other programs

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on an Asus UX305. When I open a video I can't resize it, and it flickers blue when I resize it. I show the problem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBL2BAU8Vyk I have ...
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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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EasyCAP with VLC Ubuntu 16.04

I got an EasyCAP DC60+ video capture and want to use it to capture gameplays from a nintendo Wii. I have managed to install the drivers for the capturer (i think) and i can capture video on Mplayer ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Watching videos in fullscreen (browser/vlc) freezes the whole system

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and this is my first experience with Linux. I've tried watching videos on Mozilla and Chrome, and also playing in VLC, the problem persists. I go full-screen, it ...
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Problem playing hotstar videos

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installed on my PC. I have a problem playing Hotstar videos on google chrome. Version of google chrome: 51.0.2704.63 (64-bit). All other videos of youtube are playing normally ...
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How to download video content off of Facebook with Ubuntu?

How can I download and save videos on Facebook to a file only my computer? I'm using Google Chrome.