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Create video file with multiple audio tracks?

I have an animated movie in three different languages. The picture is exactly the same for each langauge, only the audio is different. I want to merge all these files into one, so that I have a ...
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How to fix buggy Intel Broadwell video driver

I'm running Ubuntu 14 on a Librem 13 laptop, and everything works perfectly except for video. I usually use the laptop with an external HDMI monitor, and when connected, Gnome will flicker and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 media codes missing

I recently did a fresh install when going from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. The old distro had been upgraded ~5 times from various older releases and I decided to start fresh. I kept the user profile but ...
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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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Intel i6260U & Iris 540 poor video performance on 16.04LTS

I am new to Ubuntu and I have installed the latest graphic driver from https://01.org/linuxgraphics. I can't play a video ie. from Youtube fluently. I have already installed VLC and it only works if ...
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Graphics acceleration (overlay) not working - cannot resize video

I am following up on my question regarding missing i915 module. On my Dell XPS 13 (9350), if I enable the graphics acceleration in VLC (overlay), I cannot resize the video at all, it stays at native ...
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Are there any free/open source alternatives to Adobe After Effects?

I've been a illustrator and graphic designer for a number of years and now I'm looking to go more into motion graphics and visual effects. Is there anything that is open source/free (not a demo, ...
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How to install the MPEG-4 AAC decoder and the H.264 decoder in ubuntu?

kindly help me ASAP, problem facing in video palyer downloader..
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Questions about compiz, sound control and mkv movies

I'm totally fresh with Ubuntu. I've got the newest (16.04) release, my laptop is Lenovo Y50-70. My issues: How do I get rid of compiz? Sounds, like music or sounds from movies are... like really ...
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How to resolve “sign in error” when using Youtube-dl for downloading my personal, private HOA video (hangout chats)

I am on 14.04 LTS. I just installed Youtube-dl from the software center. I use Hangouts on Air, which I set to private, and record video chats with acquaintances for demos, instructional videos etc. ...
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notify-send not showing notification when playing video

I have a script (which is called on keyboard button press) that instantly shows a notification with notify-send and then does some other things. It works perfectly, except in the following cases it ...
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How do I stop green flashes when playing video?

I have Ubuntu 15.10, running Gnome Retro/Flashback/Fallback... whatever it's being called right now. I also have Compiz. When I play videos in either VLC or Gnome Media player, the screen frequently ...
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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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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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Videos not playing in Chrome or Opera

I recently installed Opera and Chrome again on Ubuntu, but video players on sites will not work...but do work on Firefox It will look like this, but with the audio working fine. If I pop it out ...
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Command line syntax for VLC GUI video convert? [on hold]

I'm trying to write a script to convert lots of video files. Using the GUI, I was able get VLC to perform the kind of conversion I wanted. However, I can't see a way to generate an equivalent ...
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Meizu pro 5 with ubuntu phone OS - video issue

I recently bought a brand new Meizu pro 5 with ubuntu OS. Very often, when I record a new video with a build main camera, a movie is damaged. During recording the movie seems to be ok, but when I ...
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Video card like frying pan (heating)

I've installed the new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Unity) and sensors. This is what the sensors command gave me: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +64.0°C (crit = +89.0°C) temp2: ...
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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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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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Netflix auto play - makes my user log off

I'm using 14.04. When I'm watching Netflix and it automatically goes to the next episode, my laptop logs off of my user account. So it goes to the screen that you have to enter your password when ...
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SOLVED chromium videos show black screen, only audio no visual content of videos

I am using ubuntu 16.04. After I run following commands, chromium starts, I make surf without any problem, but it is not showing video content anymore, only audio. sudo apt-get install upgrade ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 + DVD = Crash

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and tried playing a DVD on VLC (which worked perfectly fine with Ubuntu 14.04). After about a minute, the video stops, while the sound continues. If ...
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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 I add or edit chapter markers with an m4v file?

I am doing some simple video editing and I want to add/edit chapters. This is a 5 hour video, so chapter makers can be very useful. I ripped video from DVDs using handbrake and put them together ...
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HDMI stops working with my new Acer aspire E3-112

I bourght a new Acer Aspire E3-112. I use external screens both at home and at work. After installing Ubuntu everyting worked. I used it at home and at work. The second day when I got home the ...
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video flicker vlc but not totem

My problem started after I updated from ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. I used to view videos on vlc and had no problems with videos flickering. Things i've tried: reinstalling vlc changing video output ...
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Why do the video players make no sound?

I get sound just fine using Chrome (e.g. YouTube) or with Rhythmbox playing an MP3. However, VLC, Xine, and the default Ubuntu "Videos" make no sound, whether with MP4, FLV, or MP3. How do I fix ...
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FFMPEG installed but not found

I'm trying to install pHash , but when I execute ./configure this message is returned: ... *** Configuring video Hash *** checking whether FFmpeg is present... checking for avcodec_alloc_frame in ...
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How can I reset my vlc media player back to its original settings after someone has messed all the settings up for playing movies?

I usually use vlc media player for my movies but my little cousin has somehow messed all the settings up and now when I try to play a movie, I can't watch it properly. The player still works but its ...
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Program to encode an audio file to video

I need a program to encode an audio file (like wav,mp3,ogg etc) to a video file (with a static picture or black/blank screen) I want an easy solution were I can achieve that like in a few steps ...
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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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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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How to install plugins to play media files of the following type : application/x-shockwave-flash decoder?

How to install plugins to play media files of the following type : application/x-shockwave-flash decoder ? Actually I wanted to download online videos of website hotstar.com . Those videos need adobe ...
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Flash Player Videos Not Loading in Ubuntu 16.04

Flash player does not seem to work properly on some sites in Ubuntu 16.04. Try this sample link: http://www.hotstar.com/the-secret-life-of-pets-trailer/1000071647 In firefox, it shows "movie not ...
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How to make v4l2ucp's “Exposure, Auto Priority” persistent on reboot?

My laptop's webcam has the common too dark issue, and what fixes it is using v4l2ucp and activating "Exposure, Auto Priority". The problem is, the setting reverts after every reboot. Any way to make ...
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Playing videos in browser lags ubuntu

If I play videos in browser in ubuntu 16.04 the whole system lags The unity dash animation also lags What's the problem ? What can be the possible solution ?
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Recommended setup for live audio / video broadcast

We would like to capture audio from a mixer and video from a camera and transmit it via Wi-Fi to adjacent rooms of an auditorium. What kind of broadcast/streaming programs/setup do you suggest? We ...
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Issues with MTS files in 15.04

Back in 14.04 I was able to watch and edit .MTS files without any sort of issue. Some months ago I updated the system to 15.04, and it didn't happen to me to work on MTS files ever since. Now I'm ...
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Audio and video auto of sync when streaming

When streaming my desktop to twitch.tv using avconv audio and video are out of sync. Sometimes it is already out of sync when starting the stream and sometimes they just drift apart after a while. ...
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DVD playback not working on 13.10

I could watch DVD's in 13.04 but now that I have upgraded to 13.10 DVDs don't seem to be playable. In Totem video player I get: An error occurred The movie could not be read. I seem to remember a ...
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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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Black screen after boot if machine starts with the TV off

I've built an small HTPC with Ubuntu 16.04 this week. Choosed Ubuntu over OpenElec, because I wan't to run other stuff on it, like Steam for in home streaming. My problem is: Every time that I start ...
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how to start a video from the terminal?

The terminal is where everything gets done in linux. So if this is true, how can I play an AVI video (.avi extension) from the Terminal?
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Gstream video stream error

I'm trying to stream webcam video from one computer to another with low or zero latency. I used the following command. Sender: gst-launch-1.0 v4l2src ! video/x-raw,width=640,height=480 ! x264enc ! ...
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ubuntu 16.04 doesn't recognize internal webcam in alienware m14x r2

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Alienware M14x R2 and ran Cheese or Skype to test the internal webcam but it doesn't show anything. On cheese it displays "There was an error playing video ...
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Video files green screen

The video files from my SD card are showing a green screen, information is there but i'm not able to watch it. I tried converting the video files to different file formats but it shows the same ...
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Vlc stream problem

Ubutnu 16.04 when I play video with Vlc it looks like this: I reinstalled it but no change. Other players work fine. What's wrong ?
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HEVC (x265) on Ubuntu 15.04 is not working (even after installing vlc-plugin-libde265)

I tried installing ppa from strukturag with the vlc plugin but every time I play a movie, I get a green layer over the video. On other players, such as smplayer, it only plays the audio without any ...
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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 ...