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Tool to download subtitle without movie file

I have to test some language models (for an experiment) and I need o lot of sentences that make sense to test it. One of idea is using subtitles to do this test, but again I need a lot of sentences.. ...
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XawTV not showing camera video? [on hold]

System: HP Z400 Workstation Ubuntu: 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Application: XawTV Video Grabber Card: PV-981A Video input: Analog NTSC Camera Problem: XawTV doesn't show the camera video (blank/black ...
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Fullscreen YouTube video crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.10. I was listening to this YouTube video: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=-tJYN-eG1zk&p=n When I decided to make it full screen, but it didn't want to go, so I very ...
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Color Problems on New Install of 14.04

I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux), and just installed it next to Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 5737. Everything seems to have worked great except that the color is very messed up on my screen. It is ...
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How to check video memory size?

Is there a way to check the size of the video memory? Specifically, is there one that works accurately for both integrated GPU's as well as PCI/AGP graphics cards? Many integrated GPU's have ...
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Video card is slow on a relatively new laptop

I've been having problems with my laptop (lenovo flex 2 15d) completely crashing since I installed Ubuntu (dual-boot, Windows 8.1 works just fine). I tried switching the video driver to the ...
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short summary about video files (resolution, size, duration, codec)

I use mediainfo at the moment. It's too detailed $ mediainfo vine.mp4 | wc -l 66 I wish a command with only short summary. 6 lines of output.
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Fullscreen Chrome video causes Ubuntu to crash

Any time I try to watch a flash (or maybe HTML5) video in chrome, when I fullscreen it, Ubuntu freezes, goes black, and then my monitor says "no signal." This only happens on the second or third time ...
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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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Ubuntu freezes after I run video on the full screen on Chrome 40

After the last update, when I run video on a full screen(youtube, facebook video...) the cursor disappears, and the video works well. But when I close the video(with esc) the whole system freezes and ...
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How do I resume video play from the point it was stopped with VLC?

How can I play a video starting from the point it was stopped last time? This is useful for watching long videos. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and VLC media player.
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How to speed up rendering kdenlive Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using kdenlive on my Ubuntu1 14.04. When i render videos, it is very slow. Takes as much time as the length of video. I have Dell XPS L502X with Nvidia GeForce 540M. Is there anyway i can use my ...
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how to convert avi (xvid) to mkv or mp4 (h264)

Very noob when it comes to video. I'm trying to make sense of what I"m finding via Google... but its mostly Greek to me. I have a bunch of Avi files that won't play in my WD TV Play box. Mediainfo ...
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which application is used to record video using camera in ubuntu

i want to record video using camera on ubuntu installed on raspberry pi, please suggest me tool/application to record video using camera on ubuntu
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black screen after switching out my video card (driver issue)

I have a cheapo ATI card that I had running with built in drivers while deciding on my final upgrade. i swapped in an nvidia cheapo card to see if i couldn't get better performance with the ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 totem video player show big play/pause icon on screen

After I updated my desktop to 14.04 totem or unity default video player show it's play/pause icon very big on the screen, and there is nothing in preferences that i can change it. any suggestions ? ...
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ffmpeg unkown libfaac ubuntu 14.04

I Have Installed ffmpeg 2.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 ffmpeg -i demo.mpg -acodec libfaac demo.mp4 ffmpeg version 2.3 Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the FFmpeg developers built on Aug 13 2014 22:15:33 with gcc 4.8 ...
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Acer C7 Chromebook running 13.10 slow Performance Graphics?

I see others are having simiar issues but I haven't found a fix. Instead of the Intel fdriver, Ubuntu showing gallium driver. Honestly, the performance is sluggish, I wasn't even sure it was Video ...
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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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No sound in Chrome after conversion to Ubuntu 14.10

So I'm a complete and utter noob. Bear this in mind. I've converted back to Ubuntu after over a year of the misery that is windows 8. I'm running a tiny, craptastic Acer Aspire One, have downloaded ...
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How to download Video's off Facebook with Ubuntu 14.10

The youtube-dl doesn't work for downloading Facebook video's. How can I download and save video's on Facebook to a file only my computer? I'm using Google Chrome.
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Lubuntu14.10 file server not playing video files

i started off with Lubuntu 13.XX. initially setup the box as a torrent/file server box. for whatever reason, i needed to make changes, and moved to 14.04 but still using the same hardware in the ...
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error opening video .dat file

I am trying to play a video cd with VLC media player which has octet stream and .dat file extension but VLC media player is not able to play. I've tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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Best avconv settings for WebM video?

What are the best settings when converting, say, a .mp4 video to WebM? I have done some searching on here but nothing specific to what I need really. What I've been using: avconv -i input.mp4 -c:v ...
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I want to play DVD slide shows in Ubuntu. What program is the best?

I have several slide shows on DVDs and would like to play them on Ubuntu. What programs will support this action?
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How to reduce CPU load when Video is minimized?

How can I tell VLC or Unity to stop rendering or drawing Video when the Window is minimized to reduce CPU load. Using VLC and Ubuntu 14.10 Watch Video Observe CPU load Minimize Video Observe CPU ...
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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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How can I convert .mp4 files and .srt file to images based on subtitle's timeline?

I have .mp4 file and .srt file. I need to convert them to images including subtitle. The problem here is that I only want to capture images that have subtitle. I will use these images to read video ...
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Schedule to record video stream in VLC

I work at a school and have setup a workstation to broadcast/stream the morning announcements for the teachers and kiddos. Teachers in the classroom access this stream via Windows Media Player or ...
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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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How to set a .mp4 as a Wallpaper?

Is there a way to set an mp4 as an ubuntu wallpaper? Or any other format as long as it is an animation?
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Is there a system setting to reduce nvidia-331 overheats when playing video (14.04)

I recently upgraded to 14.04 with the nvidia-331 driver (Dell Latitude E6430). The performance is lightning fast with the exception of playing video like YouTube or Skype. According to ...
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Video on Cisco website not working

I am wondring with a problem i want to view this webpage but cannot unable to view video on this link. I have tried many links to resolve this issue but issue is not resolved yet. Have any one idea ...
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Thumbnail Creation Cause 100%CPU

Opening folder with .jpg images or .mp4 or .mkv etc. causes 100% cpu utilization. Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo T540P. I do not want thumbnails written constantly on my SSD. Using dconf editor I selected ...
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How to convert mp4 to mkv?

I have a mp4 video which is 18.5GB, it doesn't has any appreciable quality, and it runs for 2hours and 40 minutes. recently I came across a movie which was saved in mkv format and was of the same ...
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Could not initialize sdl no available video device

Hi I booted to tty1 by changing the grub from splash to text. I have a GUI program to run at startup but when i login i am getting could not initialize sdl no available video device. But when i put ...
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Movies are rendering without sound. [14.10] [closed]

I have ubuntu 14.10 and I have really big problem with rendering video. Sound is working great when I play it from desktop or when I listen it in movie editor, but when I render movie with soundtrack, ...
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Ubuntu through HDanywhere video Matrix

I work for HDanywhere, we make AVR gear. I have a client with an interesting issue that we've never seen before and I was wondering if you chaps could help. Basically, he has a computer running ...
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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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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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XBMC crashing for some but not all videos

I am using Frodo on Ubuntu 14.04. XBMC is crashing when playing some but not all videos - most videos work. My hardware specs (old computer) 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile ...
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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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How to increase video quality in SMPlayer like cyberlink powerdvd?

Cyberlink Powerdvd have a feature called "software decoding with truetheater enhancement". For example: "to up scale the original video to a higher resolution version, which is sharper and ...
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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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What is the best way to shrink HD Quicktime MOV files

I recently purchased one of the Kodak Playsport cameras which takes 720p video @ 60 frames per second. The video quality is great but the files are rather large for uploading to Youtube (about 150 ...
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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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How to find frames per second of any video file?

Is there any simple way to find the fps of a video in ubuntu? In windows I use Gspot to find out all the information about a video file. But in ubuntu I find it very difficult to find out this basic ...
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Video acceleration in Ubuntu Touch media player

I'm running Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 7 2013 tablet, which has an Adreno 320 GPU. In Android for that platform, the media player uses the OpenMAX API to get hardware acceleration for videos. I notice ...