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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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Screen tearing on videos (not flash videos)

I mean video files on my hard drive. I get noticeable screen tearing on VLC, Totem, gnome mplayer and Mplayer. I have tried fglrx drivers and now the experimental AMD drivers. I have a Radeon HD6950 ...
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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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How to convert Softsub Video file to Hardsub Video file?

How to convert Soft-sub Video file to Hard-sub Video file ? I have many mkv video files but I can't watch this videos because the subtitles don’t appear so I want to convert this files to Hard-sub ...
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Smplayer problem on Ubuntu 14.04

Ever since I upgraded to 14.04 I've had problems with my smplayer playback. I thought it might be an upgrade issue and so I fresh-installed the OS and installed smplayer first thing, still the same ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 locks screen without dimming during fullscreen video playing?

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday, and it appears that something has changed concerning how screen dimming works during fullscreen video playback. This problem does not occur during video ...
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Display issue on remote machine using GDM X11

I am remotely logging into an Ubuntu machine through SSH(MobaXterm) using Gnome desktop remote environment from my Windows PC. I am having trouble with one of our video applications in displaying ...
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Video driver Radeon x1200

I got the issue when I play flash games or videos it's too slow. I reinstalled Ubuntu and it worked smooth for like 5 hours then I rebooted and it was slow again. When I type sudo lshw -C display ...
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Why can't VLC see my webcam's microphone?

My goal is to stream my webcam over https. Any recommendations beyond webcam-server and cvlc are welcome. From VLC, I can say Media -> Open Capture Device and leave the video 4 linux 2 capture ...
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How to have a video player resume from where I last left off?

I'd like to be able to launch a video player (VLC, SMPlayer) via Terminal, using some command like resume_media and then it will automatically find the most recently played media file (.mkv, mp4 etc.) ...
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Fullscreen Video Tearing on Ubuntu 14.10 (Haswell Graphics)

Over the past few weeks, I have noticed that I've had video tearing issues in Google Chrome on YouTube (and such other sites) with the video tearing when I put it on fullscreen. It might be an issue ...
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avconv/ffmpeg - audio slowly drifts out of sync, original is in sync

Almost all of the instructions I've read about drifting audio sync is regarding live screen recording. I'm simply trying to truncate useless video from the end of a raw DV file in an effort to prepare ...
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Black Screen when playing YouTube Videos

The computer is a Toshiba Satelite Pro U300. It's worked fine up until a recent update about a week or two ago. When I try to play YouTube videos, the whole monitor goes black, and the computer seems ...
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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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Display Problems

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Guest) in VMWare WS 7.1.2 on Windows 7 64-bit Host. I have VMWare Tools installed properly and have been using them for years. I have unchecked 3D Acceleration -- never ...
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Videos from the Guardian website not loading (Chrome)

I was trying to load this video from the Guardian website but it doesn't seem to work. Other videos on the site don't seem to work either. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit) and have flash ...
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How can I get old video drivers back?

No matter what I watch on hulu, or when I watch it, I see annoying flickering. It doesn't happen on youtube, southparkstudios, or various other websites with videos that I have used since since ...
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VLC Media Player and Youtube Playback jerky

I installed VLC Media Player 2.0.8 on my Ubuntu and I tried to play videos on youtube and VLC Media player they were jerky. The video stops and sound repeats again and again like a scratched VCD is ...
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Video colors wrong 12.04 LTS using VLC or Movie Player

Does anyone have a fix for misrepresented video colors? Have searched askubuntu.com, have not found a solution that works. 12.04 LTS displays video colors incorrectly using VLC or Movie Player. ...
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Intel and Nvidia. How run both on desktop. Not bumblebe!

I have my desktop with two video adapters (Intel and Nvidia 210) I want use them both the same time. Is this possible? They are actually works on the same time but Nvidia works with artefacts ...
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I have bad video playback on Ubuntu 13.10 with the AMD E2 vision processor

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on an HP 2000 laptop with an AMD E2 vision processor and 4gb ram. Now the makers of AMD claim it's supposed to grant great video playback at HD but at 720p I get choppy video ...
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unity hangs after installing AMD Catalyst™ 13.6 LINUX Beta Driver

I'm trying to install the video driver for my Toshiba Satellite L725D-A7280. lspci -nnk | grep -iEA3 "(vga)" gives: 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI ...
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How do I resume an interrupted video stream recording?

I'm trying to start a recording every evening, starting from 19:00 and stopping at 02:00. The webcam does export its stream as rtsp video stream and I am able to start the recording correctly with VLC ...
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Asus Eee PC R101d videos don't play properly in Lubuntu 12.10

I installed Lubuntu 12.10 on an Asus Eee PC R101D (Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150). And there is a problem with video playback. It won't play videos properly, only stuttering, extremely slow, ...
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Looking for Compatabile external usb video adapter for ubuntu 12.04

I have a gateway sx that has two video output ports 1 DVI and one VGA. The DVI port went bad and I want to add an external usb vga video card that will work with ubuntu 12.04 64 bit so I can use 2 ...
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Unity window effects/animations very slow on Ubuntu 12.10 with Radeon HD 6770 (3 monitors)

I've installed 12.10 with the proprietary Radeon drivers and am spanning a desktop across three monitors: $ dpkg -l fg* Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | ...
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How to read ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way?

Is there anyway of any media player that I can view Arabic ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way without converting them to UTF-8 encoding ? I tried VLC, Gnome mplayer and the default Movie player ...
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How do I install these libraries/codecs for Matlab?

I just installed matlab on my computer, seemingly successfully, but I've been trying to run a program, and I'm getting the following error: >> reproduceResults Warning: Directory already ...
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Installing mesa-utils messes up video driver info

After I installed mesa-utils in order to get rid of the "Unknown Driver" message (see here) I got contradicting info about which driver is actually being used. "System Settings" says: Gallium 0.4 on ...
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Can't capture video from usb-webcam with ffmpeg

i have a hama usb webcam which works fine with the fswebcam command to capture single frames but when i try to capture a video with ffmpeg i get an error: sudo ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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display resolution question

My machine has two hard drives, one has Fedora 64bit and one has Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. When running Fedora, I can set the resolution to 1600x1200. But I can only get 1280x1024 when Ubuntu is running. ...
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High quality videos are jittery on Ubuntu 12.04

This is a pretty new install. I have activated ATI drivers (some reason the post release updates one won't download) and I have VLC. My computer can handle HD videos fine, and they run flawlessly on ...
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Slow hd in Ubuntu 12.04 Intel Sandybridge mobile

I got a computer with a preinstalled version of Windows 7 but I decided to install Ubuntu, but there is a problem during the hard drive is too slow. I have an Intel Sandybridge mobile graphic ...
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How can I upgrade the video driver for Ubuntu 12

When I play videos, whether they're avi, wmv, or mkv, the colors are not correct (all deep blues and browns). I have a feeling a need a specific driver for my built in video circuit (it's a Compaq ...
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Setting nomodeset to fix blank screen on boot breaks browser rendering

I have upgraded my wifes netbook (Novatech X10) from 10.04 to 12.04 and hit the same problem I had with 11.04 and 11.10 with the blank screen on boot. I can fix this by adding the nomodeset option to ...
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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 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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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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Video Problem & Performance Issues

I have an Acer Aspire E1-522 laptop with following configuration : AMD Quad-Core Processor A6-5200 (2.0 GHz) AMD RadeonTMHD 8400 4 GB DDR3 RAM 15.6" Display (1366*768) I am running Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How do I extract and rename .ass subtitles from multiple MVK files?

I have a BUNCH of mkv files that I want to play on my Blue-ray player. However it won't read the subs unless they are out of the file. I need a way to extract and rename them. I want to give them the ...
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VLC and Totem crushes playing .wmv files

VLC & Totem crushes every time trying open .wmv movie (Rhythmbox also cant play .m4a music) ubuntu-restricted-* installed Tried: reinstall ubuntu-restricted-* reinstall gstreamer0.10-plugins-* ...
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Eeepc Video errors - Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on an Eeepc 1101HAB I had laying around. Installation was fine. I have two issues: Video is super slow. The fade in and fade out of the application windows is like 4fps. ...
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Miro Video Problem

I had a situation about subtitles on VLC. I wasn't able to solve it, then I decided to find another video player on Linux. I googled "Best Media players for Linux". I actually found several options, ...
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Youtube freeze - Chromium/38.0.2125.111 - Ubuntu 14.04.1

This is very similar (but not exactly the same) as 529753 because not only does the Youtube fullscreen freeze Chromium, it also completely freezes after few minutes not in fullscreen mode. Symptoms: ...
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Screen tearing in video playback - Ubuntu 14.10 - Unity - Intel Ivy Bridge

I am experiencing severe screen tearing while playing full screen video. Ivy Bridge graphics - Ubuntu 14.10 x64 (Unity). Existing answers such as Screen tearing in 11.10 with intel graphics do not ...
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Create only blackscreen with subtitles from avi / flv file

I've got an interview in avi or flv format and I created subtitles (srt-file) for that. Which tool(s) can I use, to create a video file of minimal size, which only shows a picture/blackscreen and my ...
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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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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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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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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 ...