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Video codec for making home videos smaller?

Complete video beginner here. I have a bunch of old videos in multiple formats and codecs - like birthday videos, undergrad random captures etc. There is a large number of files that amount to ~25GB ...
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avconv: Saving MP4 Process Hangs

not entirely sure if I should post this on askubuntu or stackoverflow. I'm setting up a website where users can upload videos and share them. I'm using avconv to reduce the video size and save it ...
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ODP to SWF to OGG Animation Problem

I created a small .odp file containing some simple text animations using LibreOffice that I exported to SWF. Now I want to use the text animation in Pitivi to add a short soundtrack to the animation ...
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How do you put a face cam in a video editor?

Hi I am trying to put a face cam in my videos but can't find out how. I use Openshot but if there's another editor that works please tell me. Thanks!
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Unable to convert to x264 mkv

I want to convert an mp4 file to mkv with the video format as x264 and audio as libmp3lame Mediainfo for the file gives: General Complete name : file_in.mp4 Format ...
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My ubuntu freezes when I switch workspaces with a full screen video playing

One cool thing about my mac is I can switch workspaces while having a full screen YouTube video running. On my Ubuntu machine it causes the video to freeze. Sometimes it works (with a little ...
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Why video played by VLC media player are blurred compared to MPV media player?

Image 1 is VLC media player image and Image 2 is MPV media player image respectively. Details as follows: Video Details: Format: x264 1080p .mkv File size: 10.5 GB VLC media player ...
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Dpi/Screen Resol. Test-Case [Ubuntu-Desktop] (seemed to be better with Nouveau) — Xorg Display Server vs. Proprietary Nvidia .Xorg Drivers

When I first installed Ubuntu I noticed that the plymouth display screen (command-line initialization display or w.e.) Was printing lines of high-dpi text, and just as well, the desktop environment ...
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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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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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In youtube, There are just 360p and 720p options .(no 240p,480p and 1080p)

A couple of days before, everything is working perfectly good. But After last Ubuntu update -also flash player has updated- (I just think that was occurred after update but maybe not) I can not watch ...
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Google Hangouts Video Playback Performance

I've been trying to use Google Hangouts for video chat on my Ubuntu machines but the performance has been atrocious. My laptop is a Galago UltraPro from System 76 with an i7 and 16gb of RAM. My ...
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lagging videos in graphic card of nvidia GeForce 9500 GT via os linux that based ubuntu [on hold]

I have graphic card of nvidia geforce 9500 GT but that I use this via opration system of linux mint mate version 17.2 of 32 bit, so via any Web browser from any web site to display videos. if i choose ...
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requirements and settings to be able to stream a larger video(20 minutes over 200 meg, mp4) on a ubuntu server running apache2, php5.4 and fastcgi?

I've got it working on smaller videos using owncloud , Ubuntu 14.04, apache2 fast CGI, etc. It works on a 1 minute video but if it is longer than 2 minutes it has to download the whole file before it ...
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How to download a video from rtmp protocol behind proxy using rtmpdump?

I am trying to download video from rtmp://flash.dce.harvard.edu/bounce/mp4:2015/01/14328/L01/14328-20140902-L01-4-h264-av1248-16x9-852x480.mp4. My college internet runs behing proxy, Is there a way I ...
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what can I use to watch videos on the web other then flash

The flash player is getting slow lag all the time volume control is in the middle of the video and don't work. I'm tired of trying to fix it and just want to use something that works better and works ...
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High load when playing music files audio or video

Why do I keep getting high loads when I play music videos and audio files? Sometimes the computer hangs and everything stops working because of filesystem corruption and I have to repair it before am ...
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How can I play a rmvb file in ubuntu trusty?

I have an video file in rmvb format, but vlc player and totem crashes when I try to play it. Is there any way to install realplayer on ubuntu, and if not, how is it possible to play this video on ...
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how to download hulu.com videos is there a way

is there a way to download Hulu videos with a software I have tried a lot of software's for this site and none of the software's will download videos from this site I have heard that you can only ...
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how to download www.channel5.com videos is there a way

is it possible to download channel 5 videos I have used a software called tube digger that downloads a channel 5 video but when I go to play the video file on my pc it does not play I have been ...
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Player that can make image sequences?

I want to make a sequence of images from a video (like when I want to make a gif), but I can't find a media player that can do it. I tried some apps like QGifer or Gimp GAP plugin, but none of those ...
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youtube-dl stopped working

On my 12.04 LTS I can't download from YouTube via youtube-dl. I used to do that, but recently (for a week) I'm not able. I tried on many videos and I get same output: $ youtube-dl -t ...
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High CPU with web streaming videos

Every time I start watching some video within a browser (both Firefox 40.0 and Chrome 44.0.2403.157 64-bit with no extensions) the CPU usage gets 100% (according to htop and system monitor) freezing ...
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How to save a file being streamed using Real Time Streaming Protocol?

I want to save an mp4 video file which is being streamed using rtsp://. I have tried to save it using ffmpeg, but the result I got was with numerous mistakes. I tried VLC also, but the video and ...
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“mplayer -vo caca fma.avi” lags, how can i skip frames so it doesn't lag

"mplayer -vo caca" looks funny and enjoyably fun to watch in breaks, especially as a screen saver! Unfortunately it lags, and (since video/asci is synced to sound,) sound is fragmented ( "s", pause, ...
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Video recording/playback problems

I have a couple problems: 1. Whenever I put a YouTube video into fullscreen, Unity shows up on top. 2. Whenever I try to do a screen recording my screen turns black, irreversibly with the exception of ...
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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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How to flip video in oneshot video editor (ubuntu 15.04)

How do flip video in the one shot video editor I'm new to one shot video editor so I was wandering if anyone can help me here.
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Bad sound and video quality on World of Tanks (Through WINE)

I have installed World of Tanks using Play on Linux and the installation was successful. When I enter the game (apart from the longer than expected loading times), the sound quality is poor (i.e. ...
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avconv Creating Corrupt (0 KB) Video Files

EDIT: I have seen this question: avconv creates zero byte file while trying to downsample mp4 video Unfortunately, it's not the same problem. I'm trying to use avconv in conjunction with a website on ...
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Cannot Play DRM-protected Flash on Ubuntu 14.10 (Amazon, HBO Go, XFINITY etc), even with Pepper Flash and HAL

Currently Using Google Chrome Version 40.0.2214.10 beta (64-bit) Ubuntu 14.10 There was a time when I could watch streaming video on my computer, but at some point it seems I've lost that ability. ...
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Why does my computer run so loud when I use services like Netflix?

Okay, so I have been having this annoying issue since I installed Ubuntu on my computer. When I had Windows installed, it would not run the fans of my laptop unless it was sitting on a surface that ...
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720p/ 1080p types video not working properly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and i am a new user. I can not see 720p/1080p video properly. It should be broken when runnin these kind of video. Others kind of video are ok, only 720p/1080p video ...
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Is there a CLI webcam image grabber that works with a video4linux2 device?

I've tried everything in apt-cache search webcam |sort -u and everything has some problem. Correcting any syntax mistakes, showing how to use a "GUI only" from the CLI or a good ...
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How to play mp4, restricted codecs already installed?

So I am a first time Ubuntu user as of a week ago, and am having a difficult time getting an mp4 video file to play after I downloaded it. I have downloaded the restricted codecs and also VLC, what ...
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Cron Convert FFMPEG Problem [closed]

FILE NAME - cron_convert.php chdir('/var/sentora/hostdata/zadmin/public_html/ctkdonline_com/cron/'); set_time_limit(0); include_once 'System.php'; include_once 'vendor/autoload.php'; $sys = ...
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recording audio or video from google hangouts

How can I record audio or video coming from a google hangouts session? Any recommended programs for linux and how to do it? PS: I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit
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Facebook video is too choppy to watch

Using firefox and chrome on an Acer Aspire 5100 with an AMD Turion 64 MK36 processor with 2GB of RAM and an ATI Radeon Xpress 110 Graphics card. I had a problem viewing Vimeo and youtube that has now ...
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lossless jpg to video conversion

I am trying to create a time lapse video from a bunch of jpg files. When I use the files as they came out of my camera everything works fine. Now I averaged however over multiple images to improve ...
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Play dual movies, using two sound devices one for original version and the other one for dubbed

I have some movies, in avi and mp4 format, with two sound channels. It would be great, if I could play both channels on different sound cards to be listened with earphones (one for me and the other ...
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Gameplay screen recorder for Ubuntu?

Are there any gameplay screen recorders out there for Ubuntu? I can't seem to find any... Btw I intend to use it for Urban Terror recording.
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Why won't videos on some websites play?

I recently installed ubuntu on my laptop and was able to install the flash plugin. I am able to play youtube videos on firefox with no problem. However videos on some websites don't appear, only ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lags after watching video on Internet

When I turn on my computer, everything works just fine, Ubuntu is perfect. But after watching some videos (both HTML5 videos on Youtube and Flash video) on Internet, it starts to lag. Could anyone ...
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Audio in videos is playing in slow motion on Google Chome browser.

I'm having a technical problem. The audio is playing in slow motion (SoundCloud, Youtube, DailyMotion, etc.) on my Google Chrome browser. But the sound is working fine when I use Internet Explorer. ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 low video quality

I've got Ubuntu 15.04 running on VMware player. For whatever reason when I go into the full screen with vmware the video quality gets really low. I'm on a laptop acer aspire E1-572G Any way to fix ...
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HBO GO doesn't work

Does anybody know how to get hbo go to work on ubuntu? I have installed hal. Tried it with and without pepperflash. Deleted the flash player folder. None of that works.
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EasyCAP and somagic-capture

I have looked at the existing postings on this and can't find a solution. I'm using ubuntu 14.04. I have and EasyCAP device and get the following from lsusb when I plug it in: Bus 001 Device 006: ID ...
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Edit mp4 container contents with ffmpeg? NOT convert container

Hey most people ask how to get from one container to another one but I want it the other way around: I have a mp4-like container with a few audio streams that I want to get replaced by my own audio ...
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how do i get dvd menus in mplayer

I love mplayer but I can't figure out how to get the DVD menus working I herd you need to type something like this mplayer dvdnav:// but I don't know what comes after that.
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How to download a video from YouTube in Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) [duplicate]

How can I download a video from the YouTube URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA1MSeWA6Wk?