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Ubuntu screen goes black after loading youtube

While loading YouTube videos on Ubuntu 14.4 my screen goes black and yet everything still works, lights on the keyboard and the video plays. No amount of pressing buttons (ctrl+alt+f1, power button, ...
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How to fix plymouth to it's default

So today the new Ubuntu release came out. I uninstalled my Nvidia drivers, made the upgrade and then installed the latest Nvidia blob from Xorg edgers. Before the upgrade, my boot and shutdown splash ...
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indicator-sound is crashing and VLC or any media player does not open

Whenever I try to open VLC media player from dashboard, it doesn't open. When I try to open any video file by double clicking on it, Ubuntu shows me the following error message: Sorry Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Firefox flickering issue

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 The image below shows the problem with the new animated homepage. I got the same kind of problems with some some videos that don't come from youtube. It seems like there ...
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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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Video glitch, dashed horizontal lines, on Intel graphics

Can someone account for the dashed horizontal lines in my window screenshot below? Are these details sufficient? I run Ubuntu 14.04.1. The video on this ThinkPad T530 is Intel i915 (OpenGL renderer ...
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YouTube Issues (Video not loading)

Certain YouTube Videos fail to load for the first time and then they never load again. I have installed flash, so it's not about flash player. I even changed browser(Firefox to Chromium) to check the ...
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After playing video file with player (VLC, Gnome player) Chrome cant start

I have played video file with video player, after that trying to open google chrome, but it freezes on opening, just shows in status bar chrome panel. And then i loging out from lubuntu and loging ...
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unable to detect the video device in skype 4.3.0.37

Currently, I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and tried to install Skype 4.3.0.37. Also, I am able to install and able to hear the voice. But the problem persists for video call as the video device is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTE Video Problems, Toshiba Laptop

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTE on a Toshiba Satellite notebook. When I close the lid to suspend, there is no video when I open the lid back up. There is sound, if there was one playing. This is not just ...
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video cam doesn't work under ubuntu 14.10

Since the move to Ubuntu 14.10 video camera does not work on any program I tested it lsmod As a result, the camera found video 18903 1 i915 When testing it:   sudo chmod 777 / dev / video * Out ...
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Using webcam and getting v4l2 Error

I'm running Ubuntu 14 on my ideapad dual-booted with Win8, and have a problem with running a USB camera device. I am trying to use an eyetracker called "Pupil Lab," which consists of two USB cameras. ...
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Facebook videos choppy

Ever since I installed ubuntu 14.04 my facebook videos are choppy as crap! But youtube videos are fine??? Graphics Card? : VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics ...
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RecordMyDesktop: how to crop and merge resulting videos

I am presently creating a video tutorial for a software tool. I have recorded a few short videos (between 30 seconds and 4 minutes) with RecordMyDesktop that I now need to merge into a single video. ...
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how to use DeveDe to create a disk with many different videos, playable on external dvd drivers

I have many videos of religious recitations, of which i am planning to prepare a DVD which can be played on external drivers, I basically have 9 videos, which are totally different from each other, ...
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How do I PERMANENTLY add gain to front center audio track only?

After YEARS of not being able to find an answer as to why certain videos had background music drowning out voices, I finally got an answer, kinda. For reasons that I have long since given up on ...
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Chrome HTML5 Video Out of Sync With Audio

I tried searching but I couldn't find this one specifically. When using the latest Chromium (version 37.0.2062.120 Ubuntu 14.04 (281580)) HTML5 video with audio will be out of sync. Usually, the ...
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Format Junkie won't convert (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I am trying to use format junkie to convert .ogv videos I recorded using RecordMyDesktop. I am trying to convert them to .avi. When i put the videos in format junkie and press convert, the progress ...
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How to create an mkv file from an mkv and an mka file from termial

I have a bunch of mkv files, and an mka file for each one with the same name. I would like to merge them. I can do it with mkvmerge-gui one-by-one, but I want to do it from the terminal, because a ...
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NVidia GeForce GT630 laggy in Ubuntu 14.04, specially flash player based videos. Why?

I was happy with my onboard graphics but I wanted to be able to run some games in this machine from time to time, so I bought a GT630 1GB DDR3 VRAM. When I boot into Windows everything is fine, gaming ...
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Where can I find XviD preset files for avconv?

I cannot seem to find any XviD preset files for avconv. I looked into /usr/share/avconv but there is none. I also googled alot but cannot seem to find any. I managed to compile one by looking at the ...
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Sort videos by bitrate

I have a folder with some 300 videos. I want to sort these by their video bitrate. I use a command 'mediainfo' to obtain the bitrate info of a file . Is it possible to write a script (possibly in ...
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how to install video driver for Ubuntu 14.04

I need to install video driver for my Ubuntu since I can't make video calls and when I do it state that I got no video driver or somewhat an error I don't know what to do get this driver ,, I need ...
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How to get Netflix video and sound out to TV using Ubuntu [closed]

I was trying to watch a movie on Netflix using Ubuntu OS. I connected my computer to my TV using a VGA cable for the video and a 3.5 mm cable connected to the headphones jack for the audio. The TV ...
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Screen Flicker on Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo W540

I have one external monitor connected to VGA output. In Ubuntu's System Settings -> Displays, the built-in display is disabled and the external monitor enabled as the main screen. With this setup, ...
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Video and mouse failure on initial boot

Installing clean on an Hp Pavillion A1540n. 4 gig ram Tried the 64 bit. All looked well until repboot and the video got stepped on ( little hashes across the screen). Yes, this is onboard video. ...
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After 14.04 installation this is all I see

After 14.04 installation this is all I see...! http://www.mediafire.com/view/8zv10zi5p5kmb2g/Ubuntu_14.04_HUD.jpg http://www.mediafire.com/view/4mcbxo9fhsfpu3q/Sync_Problem.jpg I've used 12.04 and ...
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What is “Mars-Tech” and why does Ubuntu think it's my video driver?

One for the weird file: I've upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, and (1) it now thinks my video driver is from "Mars-Tech Corporation", and (2) it is sizing my screen such that everything exceeds the boundaries ...
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How to make refreshrate stay saved in 14.04?

Using Ubuntu with XBMC I need to run Ubuntu with a refreshrate of 50Hz. to avoid judder watching european TV. Can anybody help ? Using xrandr I can change it to 1920x1080, 50 Hz. but after reboot it ...
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Symbolic links for video files doesn't play the video

Dear Folks, ln -sn Videos/vfile.mp4 Documents/Symlink/ creates a symbolic link but I couldn't play the video using vlc. What is the catch?
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auto-save (and auto-delete) screen recorder video?

I set up my old phone as a security camera and downloaded SimpleScreenRecorder to record it. However I would like to find a program that would allow me to auto save say every hour and auto delete ...
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Why there is no need to give path as in windows to reffer other application from one package

I connected mysql with c++ in ubuntu , used GCC compiler from terminal that time i didn't give any path for mysql.h. and i wanted to play video using vlcj in java swings. In the program we need to ...
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how to stream webcam usinng ffmpeg [closed]

Im trying to stream a webcam on my server. I followed this tutorial, but http://www.area536.com/projects/streaming-video/ I get this long terminal output, which ends by saying [http @ 0x9c982a0] ...
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Pulseaudio-Streaming: Videos hang

I've got a problem with pulseaudio streaming and videos. The configuration: Server with soundsystem: Mini-PC with Intel Celeron J1900, 5.1 Audio and GBit Ethernet running Xubuntu 14.04. Client ...
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How should I play video in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My machine is unable to play any video format. Error is: Videos requires to install plugins to play files of the followings types:MPEG-1 Layer 3(MP3) decoders, MPEG-4 Video decoder.
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Graphic problem in Dell Inspiron 17 (3737)

I tried Ubuntu in Live Usb mode in my new Dell Ispirion 3737 (17"), but the grafic is absolutely horrible. I tried to install some updated drivers from the terminal in USB Live mode, but it did not ...
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Sound drops out in MP4 video playback using Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with MP4 video playback (MP4 files recorded from my Android). With the "Videos" app., the sound drops out after about 2 seconds. Another 2 seconds of sound can be heard by ...
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Openshot video editor always close after few min., and some time Audacity, clemantine what is the reason ? are they are not stable?

When I open openshot video editor and in middle of my project it dissapears, some times error window appear. what is the reason ? no work is going forward. Is there is any other video editor which ...
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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 keep shutting down when playing video?

I'm reasonably tech savvy but very new to Ubuntu and I'm having a problem when watching video. I can watch something for 15 minutes or so whether it be flash based or MP4 or something then Ubuntu ...
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Repaint problem with 14.04 LTS with ATI RADEON HD 7770

I'm new to Ubuntu and I just started using it a month ago because it's the standard OS here for developers. My problem is in the UI rendering. When just booted, everything seems fine, but after few ...
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Some problems with Ubuntu (particularly Hardware Decoding)

I'm new here and I have no experience using Ubuntu. I have finally decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Netbook. Acer Aspire One 725 CPU: AMD C-70 APU Dual-Core 1.33 GHz GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7290 ...
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Youtube videos are not playing

I have gone through many questions on this forum. Tried clearing the cache, setting all plugins to "always active", copied libflashplayer.so from /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer to ...
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Hardware acceleration unavailable under Chrome with proprietary fglrx driver

When I fullscreen a HD YouTube video or do other stuff that should be hardware accelerated, Chrome slows to a crawl. Taking a look at chrome://gpu shows this: Canvas: Software only, hardware ...
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Is it possible to save flash Videos from a website using Midori browser?

I have started using Midori recently. Is there a way to save/download flash videos from websites using Midori ? I am not asking about any specific website. Workaround: Install both youtube-dl and ...
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asus k52jb sound and video problem

I have problems with audio and video files of any type. I tried several programs like VLC, Rhytmbox, Mplayer, to play them but there is always some error. Mplayer shows me this: Fatal error! Error ...
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How do I install MP3 codecs? [duplicate]

I don't know much about computers. But a friend of mine installed Ubuntu 14.04 to try and I like it. But I can't play videos and music. Its says it needs MP3 codecs. How can I get them?
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Video not playing

When I try to play videos from the 'Gooddrama' site it shows an error message: Flash version 9,0 or greater is required ,you have no flash plugin installed. However when I try to play youtube ...
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Trying to merge .avi videos with mendcoder

I started by using the suggestions found at this link: How to join video files from terminal? It worked for the first 6 times that I tried to merge a group of small .avi files into one larger file. ...
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Packages Broken not able to Play Videos [duplicate]

Hi not able to play videos getting and unable to install video players too gstreamer1.0-libav : Depends: libavcodec54 (>= 6:9.1-1) but it is not going to be installed or ...
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Weird display issues when playing videos on Ubuntu 12.04

After about a year of running Ubuntu 12.04, we've suddenly developed a bug that affects video-playing. Everything in the display works fine, except when we try watching a video (in either VLC and ...