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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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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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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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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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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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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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Get Workrave to treat video watching as “work”, not rest

I use workrave not just to avoid RSI, but also as a tool to save my eyes. I only have the rest break set up every 70 minutes. The problem is that it treats events like video-watching as inactivity ...
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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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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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VLC will not display top left menu, video or window

I am new to ubuntu and I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I have also just installed VLC about half an hour ago. It plays music and video files, and I get the traffic cone icon in the ...
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How to manually generate video thumbnails?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to ask how to generate video thumbnaiils manually? In some videos, the generated thumbnail is the logo of the company (in the very beggining of the video), and not ...
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Pause playback when headphones are disconnected

How is it possible to pause the playback of VLC when my Headphones are plugged out? I can mute the speakers via ALSA, but I want to use the plug trigger to stop the playback, as it is usual in ...
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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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Skype video freeze

Ubuntu 12.04 been skype(ing) with skype version 4.2something and its been fine, Had an an email from skype saying that I needed to update to new version skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb if I ...
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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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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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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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How do I record unlimited time with RecordMyDesktop?

Whenever I record something with RecordMyDesktop, I encode it, it stops encoding after 42 seconds of video time. It doesn't stop at 100% encoding. I play it and there is 42 seconds of video and the ...
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VMware and 3D acceleration

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then VMware 10.0.2 with Windows 7 as guest. I get No 3D Acceleration error when starting the guest machine. I have installed OpenGL and all Mesa lib files. Below is a ...
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LibAv: Set a custom Header in RTSP stream

I am trying to play a chunk of video retrieved from an Axis M3004V camera. The camera is continuously recording video in an internal MicroSD card. That video receives a recordingid I can use to query. ...
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system not coming out of suspend

I have a clean 14.04 Ubuntu installation on a Dell precision T5400 with a NVIDIA card. The system is updated and upgraded. When the system goes to into suspend I can see the windows of the apps I ...
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Nvidia Video Screen Tearing (proprietary driver)

I am getting near-constant screen tearing when watching videos on my Ideapad Y400, with Nvidia GT 650M graphics (not the SLI model). I am using the proprietary 337 drivers from xorg-edgers, but the ...
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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 downmix surround to stereo?

When i'm playing a 5.1 movie, i only hear left and right channel. When there's sound from a rear channel, i hear absolutely nothing. How do i set VLC to convert 5.1 to stereo, so that no sounds are ...
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lubuntu 13.10 flash video doesn't display (youtube)

I have an old pc 256mb ram and 1.6GHz processor which had win xp. It could play youtube videos with chrome (ok it stucked a bit) and i installed lubuntu 13.10. I installed the flashplayer plugin but ...
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Does Sony/Logitech Eyetoy work under Ubuntu 13.10?

Sony Eyetoy webcam + mic (made by Logitech) used to work with Ubuntu 12.04. Is this still true with 13.10 ? When I connect it to my pc lsusb sees it only as an audio device but where is the video ...
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Camera's pts and dts jumps issue

I use ffmpeg library in my code for capturing rtsp streams from cameras and writing in flv. If I capture streams from only one camera and camera has only video stream then there's no any errors, I got ...
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Files not readable on Windows

I have a video server running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, which works fine for what I need it to do. Although, as it is a video server from which I stream movies to my Windows machine, that's what I expect ...
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How to install MPEG-1 Layer 3(MP3) ubuntu 13.10 64 bit

I dont't want to install any different software to play audio and video(want to use default player only). also i dont want to install any separate software to configure my plug ins for me. I need to ...
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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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Kazam video recoder software low sound problem?

I am trying to record my screen as I speak while recording to make some tutorial video on my Ubuntu laptop. The problem I am facing is that the voice quality is very low in recording and then I tried ...
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Video Lens Problem Ubuntu 13.10

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy), 64 bit version. I have about 120 videos on my drive of various formats (mpeg, avi, wmv, flv, swf, mp4, etc.). They are imported into Shotwell (along with a ...
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Specify shared library location for VLC

I built (from source) a newer version of libavcodec.so, libavformat.so, etc. than provided by the Ubuntu repositories. (My newer versions are installed in /usr/local/lib). Using ldd /usr/bin/vlc to ...