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To Enable Playback: Install libdvdread4: sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 Then install libdvdcss: sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh Best Players: According to the Ubuntu Wiki, Kaffeine, MPlayer, xine, Totem-xine, VLC, and Ogle will play DVDs with libdvdread and libdvdcss installed. I use both Totem and VLC to play DVDs. It's useful to ...


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There is also a PPA for libde265 GStreamer integration. With that installed one can playback H.265 with all GStreamer applications (Browsers, Totem, etc.). sudo apt-add-repository ppa:strukturag/libde265 sudo apt-get update Now try playing back a .mkv containing HEVC/H.265 content using any GStreamer-aware player (e.g. "totem"). This should detect the ...


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Because it's not just the playback capabilities that matter. You have to take the user interface and system integration into account as well. Totem is built around anchored technology that is well-maintained and shared by many other applications: GTK+, GStreamer. Therefore, maintenance is easier and less space is wasted on the installation medium (live ...


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Commercial DVDs are copy protected to ensure that you aren't able to backup your legally acquired movies, but instead have to buy new ones if they break. You also aren't allowed to enjoy them in just any manner you please; you may only watch them on certain devices with pre-installed decryption keys. Unless those devices are too old, of course; Then you ...


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Totem is built around gstreamer codec adapters. This makes it a better candidate for gnome-ish-default. VLC is built around direct interface with ffmpeg libraries (if you build mplayer from source it includes ffmpeg inside the svn checkout). These make both of those options less probable for defaults. I find VLC to be a superior player, but the ...


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This is explained in the official Ubuntu documentation under, well "Playing DVDs" ;) https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/musicvideophotos/C/video-dvd.html Install the libdvdnav4, libdvdread4, gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad and gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly packages and run the following in a terminal (Applications → Accessories → Terminal ): sudo ...


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First install smplayer sudo apt-get install smplayer Then open the video file in it.After that you can select audio > load external audio file... form the menu and load the audio file.


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And here's how to do this with VLC via the command line: vlc videofile --input-slave audiofile , then select the audio channel. NB. Though not strictly related, --sub-file <subfile> will also load subtitles.


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To address your question & a bit on enabling gpu decoding with mplayer or vlc. Mplayer The easiest way to see if you are getting gpu decoding thru vdpau is to do what you've done - run mplayer from a terminal. Atm what you've shown indicates you're not getting it. The requisites for mplayer are: mplayer or mplayer 2 nvidia-current or the nvidia ...


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Ok, so you will need to do a few things for this: Detect when the headphones are unplugged; After the event in (1), send a "pause" command to VLC; Detect when the headphones are pluggd back in; After the event in (3), send a "play" command to VLC; For (1) and (3): You can use what is shown here. This answer contains a small procedure to find the ...


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You need to: Type chrome://plugins in the address bar of Chrome Click DETAILS (on the top-right) Disable pepperflash plugin /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so This is the flash plugin developed by google for it's chrome browser. That's why Firefox doesn't have this problem.


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As this question looks useful to me, I have created it in order to provide an answer. (The meta issue of doing this was discussed and answered (here and here). EDIT: The solutions contained in the initial answer that was set as definitive are in the second part of this answer. I have found a better and more general solution, involving the use of the ...


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You can use 7-Zip to open .camrec files, it's possible it's just a renamed extension. The video is .AVI inside, however, if you've recorded system audio, it stores it as a separate WAV file, and the Microphone or other selected audio source is encoded into the AVI. I had a great batch process to unpack, remux (to overwrite the microphone with system audio) ...


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You will have to choose one because I haven't got much experience with it but here is a list of capable players for .smil files: http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/#SMIL Apparently http://www.ambulantplayer.org/ can play all the formats of smil files so I would recommend you start with this one. You can build the source code following the instructions here. Hf ...


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Here is a tutorial on how to do just this: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/08/dreamscene-for-ubuntu-ta-very-much/


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Tearing in videos is caused by the video drawing not being synchronised with the refresh-rate of the display. This results in displaying the top part of one frame and the bottom half on the previous frame at the same time, which is particularly noticeable on sections of video with horizontal panning. The open-source drivers, with DRI2, should be able to ...


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To change the hue and make it "stick": 1. go to "Tools->Preferences" 2. click "Show settings->All" (lower left corner) 3. expand "Video" & click on "Filters" 4. enable "Image properties filter" under "Video filter module" 5. expand "Filters" & click on "Image adjust" 6. set hue to your preference and press "Save" 7. restart vlc 8. ??!... 9. profit! ...


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The Flashblock add-on is incompatible with Firefox 34; remove the add-on. The following might work (untested): Start Firefox and press Alt+h to open the Help menu Press t to select Troubleshooting Information Click the button for Open Containing Folder (or Open Directory) Create a folder (directory) named Chrome Create a new file named userContent.css ...


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Banshee is the best. Amazon, ubuntu one, and ITUNES IMPORT plugins to start.


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In the bug report that Clausi links there are quite a lot of workarounds. This tip from Le Glun de net looks like the best aproach to me. If you have this bug (blue and red color in video are invert) and you have a nvidia, you don't have to install or uninstall any software. Just launch the "nvidia X server settings", choose your screen (X ...


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VLC should be able to play VCD. Command line: /usr/bin/vlc vcd:// or from within VLC: media, open disc: Try and find out if you get any errors while doing this command line. Maybe you need some extra codecs. For i386 install codecs: sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2 For amd64 install codecs: sudo apt-get install w64codecs libdvdcss2 (but ...


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You can either use vlc or smplayer which is in medibuntu for this.


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No. Seems that you should compile from source the package. There is a pretty straight forward guide (if you want to jump to build the sources skip this section): Compiling with full features requires development files for several external libraries. Below is a list of some important requirements. For more information see the output of ./configure --help for ...


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My solution was to go to Tools > Preferences in VLC and, in the Video tab: Check the box for Enable video (if it's unchecked). Check the box for Window decorations (if it's unchecked). Set the Output drop-down menu to X11 video output (XCB). Then Save your changes. That may fix the problem.


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If you have VLC may be I can help you. Go to VLC: Click Tools and next Preferences Click Subtitle & OSD In section Subtitle Language and Default encoding Select Arabic (Windows-1256) In section font select the Tahoma font


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VDPAU is a programming interface (API) to allow offloading of graphics rendering to the Graphics Chipset rather than handling by the CPU itself. It is opensource - produced initially by Nvidia themselves and supported on most of their current Graphics Cards. Wikipedia has an excellent article on this: S3 Graphics added support for VDPAU to the Linux ...


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Totem The default Ubuntu movie player Totem has an option to resume playback too. This is accessible from the "Edit -> Preferences -> General" menu. Just tick "Start playing files from last posititon":


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If you want to do this with mplayer from the command line, use the -audiofile flag. Example: mplayer video.mp4 -audiofile sound.mp3


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Normally speaking, Moonlight would do the job. However Eurosport (amongst others) employ a layer of DRM that Microsoft have not published technical documentation for. If they did, the DRM would likely be rendered completely useless as anybody could write an application that decoded their customers' streams. In the future there might be the possibility of a ...


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It would be worth keeping an eye on the nightingale project. They aim to continue to develop and maintain a Songbird version for linux.



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