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I think if you turn on "reading mode" in workrave, it will always count down the time, regardless of how much keyboard/mouse usage you do.


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Having made a few rudimentary desktop videos to help specific friends overcome specific problems with Ubuntu or software issues, I thought I might have something personal to offer. Instead your difficulties were educational to me, in so much as I began appling my google-fu for answers. I'm not sure if this will help you, but I found this Youtube Tutorial ...


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By default, Chrome(ium) doesn't compile the hardware acceleration code for Linux or for Mac and only compiles it for Windows and Chrome OS (for various reasons), so even if you override the software rendering list, and even if that list is completely green, hardware acceleration still won't be used. I have builds of Chromium Beta and Dev that do enable ...


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It might be because you don't have VDPAU (Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix) libraries installed. Try running the following command sudo apt-get install vdpau-va-driver libvdpau1 libvdpau-va-gl1 libva-glx1 and then restarting chrome completely (all its windows).


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While using the proprietary driver (as indicated in Hatoru's response) will definitely increase the performance, it will also increase the energy consumption (and therefore decrease the battery life). So, if you want to get maximum performance for applications that require it, and maximise the battery life for the rest, the only option as of now is to use ...


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I took courage and I installed the closed source drivers from NVidia. I used the Additional Drivers dialog to do it. This may provide a bit outdated driver than the one downloaded from the NVidia site but Its installation is totally automatic, you just need to watch the progress bar for a while and then restart the system. I have to say that the performance ...


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Like I mentioned in my comment, the mediainfo command is really, really slow. There are better alternatives I think. Having said that, here is my version of a python script, that should do the job (python3): #!/usr/bin/env python3 import os import subprocess directory = "/path/to/files" # list the files in the directory files_tosort = ...


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I quickly made a python script which calls mediainfo process for each file in a search criteria and sorts then by sorting criteria and prints out the results. Modify for your own needs. This uses pure string sorting for the values. You could also add reverse=True for sorted method if wanted or do whatever you want with the code otherwise. This script ...


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You may find it helpful to check out this thread. Here's a quick summary as suggested in the comments: 1) install python-nautilus and python-mutagen with sudo apt-get install python-nautilus python-mutagen 2) Set your PYTHONPATH variable by following the instructions here. 3) Create a directory called python-extensions in ~/.nautilus 4) Download this ...


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Open Dash by pressing the super key (or Windows key). Type in "software" in the prompt and click on the "Software & Updates" icon. Click on the "Additional drivers" tab and wait for it to load the available drivers. Select whichever driver sounds right for your computer and then click "apply changes".


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Since I upgraded to 14.04 Skype and VLC among others have not worked properly for me too. VLC video was not appearing, and I managed to fix it by changing the output (it is in the preferences). For Skype: I have read different posts online, most of them suggest it is an issue with Open GL or the graphic card. I still have not managed to solve it but a ...


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Go to the display settings and select "mirror display"


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Patch code below to totem3.10.1, will fix this annoying problem. It may cause other display problems as i haven't run a full test have fun! --- totem-3.10.1/src/totem-object.c 2013-09-29 20:18:43.000000000 +0800 +++ totem-3.10.1-myversion/src/totem-object.c 2014-10-08 21:59:52.266918845 +0800 @@ -3356,6 +3356,7 @@ icon_name = ...


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You don't need any extra software. Linux is shipped with such functionality already, called cron: Yust create a script /etc/cron.hourly/archive_screenrecorder_files: #!/bin/sh DATE=$(date "+%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M") ARCHIVE=/path/to/archive/$DATE mkdir -p $ARCHIVE mv /path/to/recordings/* $ARCHIVE/ and another file /etc/cron.daily/delete_screenrecorder_files that ...


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You have to use an absolute path for the target file (the video, in this case). Try this instead: ln -sn /home/$USER/Videos/vfile.mp4 Documents/Symlink/ Also ~/Videos/vfile.mp4 would work because '~' evaluates to /home/$USER.


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AHAH! Just when I had given up, I found a solution!! When I tried to stream from Acorn TV I got the message "update to Flash 12" which can't be done directly. Google Chrome does NOT solve the problem. Apparently only Flash 12.2 and later versions will handle the DRM system used. Pipelight is a special browser plug-in which allows the Windows plug-ins to ...


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I have the exact same problem with my favorite song. here is a list of solutions I know: Put on a set of headphones if you have any, and mess with the volume on both systems. (You can only do it with the Computer sometimes because only some headphones have the ability to get volume turned up and/or down.) If you have any speakers, connect them to your ...


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In Windows, different applications keep all their files, including the executable files in their own folders. In Linux, the norm is that all applications use the standard folders instead (/bin, or /usr/bin for executables, /lib, or /usr/lib for libraries, etc.). Since the standard binary folders are all in the default PATH, you usually don't need to add ...


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I downloaded Ubuntu Studio, It is built exactly for what you require, it comes with nearly everything you need for running your own Television station. Animation, Sound editing, Video, Photography, web publishing the works. UbuntuStudio


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I was having the same issue on my Lenovo Thinkpad and it just pops up anytime. If your problem is the same as mine then this happens whenever you shake or move your laptop slightly or significantly. These laptops have sensors to sense movement and go into damage control mode just in case the laptop falls. Just try and keep it still and you won't face this ...


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The two ways I have found until now are: to downmix the audio stream with an external utility (like eac3to at least on Windows), but the quality is not always good enough. use VLC version 2.1.3 or higher. http://www.vlc-forum.de/index.php/Thread/1423-Audio-5-1-Spur-zu-Stereo-Spur/ [in German] someone says that VLC downmixing became better. ...


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Open terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and paste following command. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras


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You need to install ubuntu-restricted-extras package. Install it using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras


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When the automatic search of subtitle of your player don't work for wished language, go to http://opensubtitle.org. You always got the syncronized subtitle for the right CODEC of stream. This is the repository used by Popcorn-Time service. Just load on VLC as explained above.


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Try checking the Brightness & Lock in the System Settings, it sounds like it is set to 15 minutes, if there is no key or mouse/touch pad movement detected after 15 minutes the screen will go into "sleep mode" usually blanking the display. You can set it a suitable time-out so it doesn't occur too early or turn it off. It applies what ever program is ...


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I visited the site adobe.com/software/flash/about and checked the adobe version, it said:Flash Player not installed or enabled. Then I installed the 11.2 Flash version and the video from the site 'Gooddrama' started playing.


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You can save videos with youtube-dl. It's a command line downloader. You can view the link below it describes the ways to install and use it. It supports many many websites and very lightweight.Click here to see the tutorial


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In my case, I experienced the same thing as you described. It has to do with video card, not browser nor an application. The flashing usually have to do with cpu when accessing video adapter. So, instead, I made a modification on ONE line on my GRUB file /etc/default/grub Look for this line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" and edit to this: ...


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You can try to install the restricted extras. This gives you the ability to play any non free media formats, dvd, mp3, ... sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras


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1. Get ffmpeg Download a static build of ffmpeg or compile ffmpeg. The version in the repo is a fake (removed in 14.04) and does not have the concat demuxer. 2. Make a text file listing inputs Assuming all .AVI inputs are in the current directory. All files must have the same streams (same codecs, same time base, etc.). printf "file '%s'\n" ./*.AVI > ...


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Have you tried playing the videos with VLC? Suggestion would be to install that with all dependencies. If you have just installed Ubuntu, and/or are new to it, a good thing to do is a search for 'Ten things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04'. The playback of video and DVDs is often a problem, particularly encrypted ons, and you will certainly find many ...


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Open a terminal Ctrl+Alt+T. Then type the following command (or copy-paste it): sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras This command will ask for your password. Note that when entering the password, you won't see anything printed in the terminal, neither letters, nor stars. Just enter it and hit Enter. Afterwards the restricted codecs should be ...


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I Just had to install the following packages: sudo apt-get install libopus0 gstreamer1.0-liba And it is done. Source: ubuntu 14.04 problem with gstreamer1.0-libav


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This thing won't let me comment because I'm just a starter here, so I had to use the "answer" option in order to post a reply: That is a BIG step up!! I'm glad it was, as I wiped 12.04 and did another fresh install of 14.04 64-bit with the hope it could be made to work. There is one thing that's not quite right yet - the audio. I selected the proper ...


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First, make sure you have the basic defaults by opening a terminal and running the following commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install guvcview x264 dkms v4l2loopback-dkms libv4l-0 Then, open VLC and then press CTRL + C. For "Capture Mode" select "Videocamera". For "Video device name" select "/dev/video0" or "/dev/video1" depending on your ...


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I use chrome and pepperflashplugin-nonfree. Your site works with that. If you are not willing to change browsers, make sure you have flashplugin-installer installed.


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you can use -map 0 to ensure that all streams are copied. If it is not possible with the format, ffmpeg should then error out. -map 0 tells ffmpeg/libav to include all streams, not just those for which you defined convecsion rules. Normally -map is used to define stream mapping - i.e. stream 1 in the input should become stream 0 in the output. With just ...



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