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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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screen noise playing videos on 14.04 using nvidia GeForce Gt610 with nvidia driver 340

The noise looks like little horizontal white streaks/broken lines that come and go very briefly, remeniscient of a noisey video cable. When I used the nouveau driver, it doesn't happen at all. I tried ...
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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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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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All audio and video files play faster and have no sound

as the title says, all video and audio files, whether from youtube or some other web site or locally from my pc, play around 6x faster and there is no sound at all. I didn't preform any updates or ...
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how to install flash plugin on ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit version

When I play online videos, they are often interrupted with many blinks and other disturbances. Many times I was shown an error message that the flash player crashed. When I tried to install the flash ...
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VLC: Unattended video playback of sporadic UDP video source?

I want to make a kiosk-type setup that simply plays back video from a remote UDP source. The command line below does the trick and shows the video OK when there's an incoming signal to begin with. I ...
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Ubuntu slow and laggy

I finally installed Ubuntu 14.04 (from a boot CD) but everything seems so slow. It takes a few seconds to open a window or to close a window, like if everything was in slow motion. When I type a text ...
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what is the best video converter software to be played in iPhone & iPod?

what is the best video converter software to be played in iPhone & iPod? how to convert video to be played in iPhone & iPod?
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Display Problems running Ubuntu 12.04 in Windows VMware Player

I am posting this again because I have changed to VMWare Player and I discovered something new. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Guest) in VMWare Player 6.0.2 on Windows 7 64-bit Host. I have VMWare ...
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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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I need fast recording software for gaming specifically for minecraft

I've tried recordmydesktop but it makes my computer lag. Kazam is kind of slow after encoding and there aren't enough options. And istanbul is for beginners. Vokoscreen I've used the most it works ...
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Good Video Editing Software? [duplicate]

Im looking at video software. Im not sure what else to do? I use to run Cyberlink but cant since Im running the latest version of Ubuntu. What are my options?
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Issues playing one certain DVD

I have 2 home made DVD that a friend gave me. It has videos she has rights to redistribute for a Church ministry. And I am not sure, but I think they might be using one of those stand alone DVD ...
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How do I play .DAT videos on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I cannot copy the .DAT file in to my PC and it is still inside the VCD. When I try to copy it into my hard disk, it shows an error mentioning input/output error. and more over when i try to convert ...
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How to use ZoneMinder on 14.04?

I've installed the zoneminder package (had to start MySQL, otherwise it can't even install). I've also started apache after that. But I can't find how to actually get to the web interface. ...
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Quicktime crashing after a few seconds

I want to be able to watch the European Parliament on Ubuntu. I'm using Quicktime player, but it only works for a few seconds before crashing. Here is a link to what I want to watch: ...
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how to make a dvd which can be played in a dvd player [duplicate]

Is there any application in which is programmed to make dvds which can be played in a dvd player i recently saw a dvd in which all the videos were present in .VOB format so do i need any extra ...
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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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How to create DVD from a video file?

I'm trying to create a DVD image from a .ts file but all dvd-maker programs I tried (devede, bombono) output .mpg files instead of the desired image with VIDEO_TS, AUDIO_TS folders and .vob files ...
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video streaming from 12.04 lts cli server

I am searching for a way to web connect and stream remotely. I wish to connect from the outside world to my cli server. I use vlc mostly since it seems to play everything, but need a solution for my ...
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how to view 4K video

I'm trying to view some 4K resolution MP4 videos generated by a Galaxy Note 3 on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 7, 1 running Ubuntu 13.10. Using any of the standard major video players (VLC, Totem etc.), I'm ...
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What software could I use to do video surveillance?

I'm trying to set up a video surveillance system at home. Is there a software system out there that is easy enough for a beginner/basic user of 12.04 to set up and use? I've been attempting to ...
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Ubuntu to iPad mini video transfer help. other answers not working

Tried this method posted here: How to copy existing movie files on ipad to watch? not working due to this error that pops up mid transfer: invalid apple file control data received Would like to ...
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How to Flash & Chrome hardware accelerated decoding?

What can I do to get GPU to work on decoding Flash video in Chrome? At chrome://gpu Graphics Feature Status page I see all stuff green OK like Video Decode: Hardware accelerated, yet Flash nerd ...
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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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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 crashes after 15 min playing Netflix movie [closed]

Hi there I installed Ubuntu 14.04 new clean install. Then I installed pipeline added the Firefox agent thing and changed it to Firefox 26 I think it was. Everything is working great I can watch a ...
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mplayer aalib missing (“-vo aa” not working)

I've just figured out that I'm unable to use aalib to render video output in mplayer. For those who do not know, aalib is the library for rendering videos in ASCII. Before upgrading to 14.04 it ...
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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 can I get Subliminal to work?

How can I get Subliminal to work and then integrate it with a file manager? I have downloaded Subliminal which is a program that downloads movie subtitles.But when I test it at the console with a ...
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Bad video driver installed- how to get rid of it?

I had good running system of v10.04 Ubuntu on my old Acer TravelMate 630 laptop (about 8 years old) for months. Then I upgraded to v11.10 via Update manager and it went like charm. After that, I ...
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How to invoke cvlc so that closing the video window ends the process?

I am trying to write a script to run a video using cvlc (command below). However, when I close the video, I can hear the sound still playing in the background, and I need to run killall vlc to stop ...
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Webcamstudio - how to output desktop to virtual webcam?

I'm trying to output my desktop to a virtual webcam but I'm having some trouble figuring out how. I looked through the manual but it didn't touch on this subject I selected desktop as my source I ...
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Is there any color managed video player for linux?

I have a wide gamut display, but any video out there is intended for playback on Rec. 709 or sRGB device, so is there any color managed player to handle this? I don't care if it supports system-wide ...
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Running Hauppage WinTV HVR 1110 Ubuntu 12.04 / 14.04

I could install the Hauppage WinTV HVR 1110 on Ubuntu 12.04 / 64B. I used the Composite Signal Input, mounted as /Dev/Video1. It worked well for some time, but recently (after some updates from ...
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firefox 30 crashes with html5 video

firefox 30 (beta) crashes for every html5 video for me. using ubuntu gnome 14.04. some reports: https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bc5ff4ad-486d-42a5-a146-1c8a62140622 ...
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How to install the latest version of VLC (2.1.2) on Ubuntu 12.04?

I need play video in ultra-hd 4K definition (3840×2160 pixels) and my favorite player is VLC. In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the latest available version of VLC is 2.0.8 which does not have support for this ...
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Audio is lost while converting a video file using avconv

I was converting a file from avi to mp4 using avconv: avconv -i 'Supernatural S01E10 HDTV.avi' -c:v libx264 -c:a copy -y 'Supernatural S01E10 HDTV.mp4' The file has the following properties: ...
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How to add an additional Sound track to an existing Video

I have a MP4 and MKV video file which also has its own Audio track. I want to add an additional track to it to cover another language for it, what Terminal or GUI way is there available to insert and ...
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avconv pipe to v4l2loopback device

I use v4l2loopback module to create two video device. My intention is to pipe output from primary video device to these two virtual devices. I can do that using ffmpeg: ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -s ...
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merge two video and make one of them smaller

I want to prepare a presentation. I captured the screen by kazam software and also my face via webcam by cheeze software, so what I have are two mp4 videos.Now I want to merge them. I want to make ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 - VLC Audio, Video Issues

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 12.04 to 14.04 (32-bit). Since then, VLC Media Player has not been working properly when playing live TV from Comcast. The TV signal goes from a Comcast STB, ...
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How To Rename Multiple Photos and Videos Based on EXIF Data?

I often import photos and videos (mostly having JPG and MOV extensions) from digital cameras and tablets to my PC, and I would ideally like to see them sorted according to the dates and times they ...
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Download Streaming Video

I want to download any streaming video from websites.I already know that there are add-ons in firefox for youtube streaming video download.Please tell me how to download any streaming video from news ...
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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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terminal command to record video

I have cheese software in order to record a video and also take a picture from my laptop camera. But when you open that. you should do two thing: 1.Select video recording among its default taking ...
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Best video configuration to use mencoder to compress MPEG2 TS files

I have a lot of files in Mpeg2 Ts format, from VDR. I want to use mencoder to compress them, and the avi container (I will see Mkv a next time). I want to use also a generic Mpeg4 coder: there is ...
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Smooth screen capturing tool for Ubuntu 14.04

I want to record a clip of a football match playing on my screen. I used vlc for this task but frames are not smooth. I tried changing fps value but didn't work. Is there any screen caprturing tool ...
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Cannot Fullscreen Flash Video in Gnome 3

I never had this issue until recently. On websites like Twitch and Youtube, I can full screen a video once, then after I minimize it and attempt to either re-fullscreen the video or full screen ...