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avprobe from the package libav-tools is pretty good. Sample output avprobe somefile.mp4 avprobe version 0.8.4-4:0.8.4-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2007-2012 the Libav developers built on Nov 6 2012 16:51:33 with gcc 4.6.3 Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'somefile.mp4': Metadata: major_brand : avc1 minor_version : 0 ...


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PiTiVi: PiTiVi is an easy-to-use video editor targeted at beginners and intermediate users.


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ubuntu-restricted-extras package allows users to install ability to play popular non-free media formats, including DVD, MP3, Quicktime, and Windows Media formats. To install ubuntu-restricted-extras package: Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T. Run this command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras Alternatively, you can install the package ...


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You have several commands to get that information: avprobe from the package libav-tools is pretty good. Sample output avprobe somefile.mp4 avprobe version 0.8.4-4:0.8.4-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2007-2012 the Libav developers built on Nov 6 2012 16:51:33 with gcc 4.6.3 Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'somefile.mp4': Metadata: ...


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The easiest way is to install the package ubuntu-restricted-extras by clicking the button below: This will install a bunch of useful stuff, because it is a meta-package, like Flash, MP3 capability, mscorefonts etc. Connect to the internet. Open the software center and search for ubuntu-restricted-extras and install it. You will have to accept some ...


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Open Ubuntu Software Center, search for vlc and install it. Then go Applications --> Sound and Video --> VLC. On VLC press Media --> Open folder and select the folder that contains the VOB files.


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Please see the following official documentation for Bluray disc playback on Ubuntu:


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I had a similar problem and the issue was that Gnome would capture the media keys before they reached VLC, to fix this you can go to "System->Preferences->Keyboard Shortcuts" There you will see a header called sound (Expand it if needed), and remove the key combinations you want in VLC from there (You can disable them by clicking on the item and then ...


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Install this packageby clicking on this icon: Or via command line: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras Installing this package will allow you to play MP3 files, and to decode various audio formats such as LAME. It will also allow you to use Microsoft fonts, install the Java Runtime Environment, Adobe Flash, and play DVDs. Additional reading: ...


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If you are using KDE, I have found kdenlive to be very easy to use and serves most editing needs very well: I understand it is now available for other desktop environments as well. Hence made it a separate answer so others can vote up their choice.


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Finally I figured out how to do it. These are the steps: Create a subdirectory called VIDEO_TS and move all files there. Create an DVD ISO file by executing: genisoimage -iso-level 1 -dvd-video -volset-size 1 -o output.iso root_folder Mount the DVD ISO by executing: sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop output.iso /media/cd/ The result will be a compatible ...


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Install the xdotool package, and try issuing xdotool key XF86AudioLowerVolume and xdotool key XF86AudioRaiseVolume.


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exiftool This might be a surprise, but exiftool from libimage-exiftool-perl has this capability as well. It supports showing info from a lot of media file formats, and can write metadata too for some of these formats. Example output for an audio file: # exiftool The\ Police\ -\ Live\!\ Disc\ 2\ -\ Atlanta\ -\ 01.\ Synchronicity\ I.mp3 ExifTool Version ...


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Install ubuntu-restricted-extras Also have a look at this page.


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VLC comes with configurable hotkey definitions. To access the hotkey menu open Tools -> Preferences -> Hotkeys: The key for a given action can be determined by clicking on the line in between Clear and Apply. Then a window pops up to ask you for the new key combination. Press Apply to save these. This procedure works fine with standard keyboard keys. ...


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For Ubuntu 12.04 and newer Click on the button: or by simply opening a terminal and typing sudo apt-get install xbmc. After the release of Ubuntu 12.04 updates should be available in the stable XBMC PPA above and XBMC can be updated by adding the PPA and updating your system. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update && ...


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There are several ways to achieve this. Here are three methods, using three different utilities. Using exiftool Install libimage-exiftool-perl using the command sudo apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl. Run exiftool /path/to/file The output you get is similar to this: ExifTool Version Number : 9.04 File Name : ...


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Some are for legal reasons - some video/audio formats require further license agreements or don't quite fit under the Ubuntu license schema. You can read more about this on the Ubuntu Wiki: Restricted Formats page. I know that Ubuntu Studio comes with a lot of these codecs and "drivers" already installed. However for an average desktop user it's a lot of ...


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The main XBMC PPA has been updated with the latest stable releases. What are PPAs and how do I use them?


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The only way is through Windows Media Player. This leaves you with three options: Install Windows Media Player 11 on Wine. Install XP in virtualbox and Windows Media Player 11 on XP. Dual boot.


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Excellent question, because at this time it has not been addressed. I know exactly what you are going through. I've been down that road of frustration. I tried everything in the repos and everything I could manage to successfully compile. One app stood out above them all: OpenShot. Try it out. It's in the repos, No confusing compiling necessary. It has ...


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You have quite a few options: Cinelerra A non-linear video editor and compositor for Linux. It also allows users to perform common compositing operations such as keying and mattes. Installation guide for 12.04 & 12.10 Avidemux Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. Kdenlive Kdenlive is an ...


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As noted in Ubuntu Community Documentation, by default, Ubuntu tries to only include completely free software means that proprietary media formats are not configured 'out of the box'. However, extra packages can be installed to play those proprietary media format. To play the proprietary media format, install the ubuntu-restricted-extras package. You can ...


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Check if your speakers are working. You can test this from System Settings / Sound / Hardware tab. I had the same problem this morning. The reason this happened for me - I changed the device for sound output from analog to HDMI while fiddling with the sound settings last night. You can check the device you are using from System Settings / Sound / Output ...


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I don't have my laptop with me to try this right now, but I think this should work, or at least get you close: echo $(date +%s -d"+ $(echo 8*60*60 | bc -l) seconds") > sudo tee /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm ; sudo pm-suspend --auto-quirks ; ogg123 ~/Music/*.ogg That's "8 hours from now" -- 8 hours * 60 minutes per hour * 60 seconds per minute. Adjust ...


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You have several options but you may have problems. The best way to do this is to create an ISO file from the DVD. You can then play the ISO file using VLC or mount it and use it as if you had inserted the DVD into the drive. There is a really easy method that can be used for non evil DVDs. Simply insert the DVD, right click on the desktop icon that ...


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I am using mediainfo to get all properties of media file ( audio and video files ) root@server:Videos::08:47 PM# mediainfo Vazquez.mp4 General Complete name : Vazquez.mp4 Format : MPEG-4 Format profile : Base Media / Version 2 Codec ID : ...


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Personally I use the command line: List your sound card(s) aplay -L Test your speakers: speaker-test -Dplug:surround51 -c6 -l1 -twav You may also specify a speaker speaker-test -s left-front -twav See also Ubuntu Community Wiki Surround Sound Manpage speaker-test You can also test your speakers from the mixer (mixer varies with window ...


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GLC is well-suited for this purpose. Unfortunately it is not packaged in the archives. However, I have put it (and its dependencies) in a PPA: ppa:george-edison55/glc (Click here for instructions on using PPAs.) You can add the PPA to your system using the following commands: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:george-edison55/glc sudo apt-get update Then ...



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