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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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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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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 cd/...


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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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An alternative to @longsleep's great answer is, if using VLC: as noted here you can upgrade to VLC 2.2.x or higher to get HEVC/H.265 support. If on 14.04, you need to add this repo to get 2.2.x+ versions of VLC: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media sudo apt-get update, and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade or sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-...


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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 /usr/share/doc/...


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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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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). A specialized application to see Youtube videos in an external player is Youtube Viewer (youtube-viewer). It runs in terminal and uses mplayer or mpv to play the youtube video. sudo add-apt-...


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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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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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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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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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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 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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You should be able to use: pkill totem A generally helpful thing to find which processes are hogging the CPU is top: then you can press k and type in the PID of the process, and then press Enter twice to kill it; Another program that can do this is htop: This can also system resources being used, and processes can be killed by selecting them, pressing ...


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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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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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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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Note: In recent versions of Totem below feature sadly was removed. 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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Debian offers the mpv package since Jessie, and it's available on testing/unstable, so it should be included in universe repositories, as Ubuntu imports unstable repositories for non-LTS releases, and testing for LTS. Just make sure you have the universe repository enabled, your package lists updated, and run sudo apt-get install mpv.


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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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OK, I found mpv (a fork of mplayer) which does everything I wanted and carried all the good UI qualities from mplayer2. To enable vaapi support, run it with mpv --vo=opengl-hq --hwdec=vaapi file.mkv or add vo=opengl-hq hwdec=vaapi to ~/.config/mpv/mpv.conf. Previously the answer suggested using vo=vaapi and hwdec=vaapi but this is not a recommended ...


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


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


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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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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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