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Device or computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal.

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how to change my dns on kali [closed]

i have tried changing my DNS on the Kali but it has been giving me error message i tried using YouTube but still not helping [ Error writing /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf: Permission denied ]
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Install good bluetooth audio codec for Sony WH-XB900N

I have the Sony WH-XB900N headset and I've been reading and trying a lot to find the better bluetooth configuration and connection for Ubuntu. I used to have A2DP for output, which sounds pretty good, ...
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After installing Ubuntu 22.04, the default video player is unable to play any videos

The default video player (Totem) is unable to play videos after installing Ubuntu 22.04. I tried opening an MP4 file and I get the error shown in the screenshot: I also tried installing ubuntu-...
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Fresh 21.10 install can't play .mp4 files - what to do?

I'm a little surprised that my fresh install of Ubuntu 21.10 can't play .mp4 files. This seems like a rather basic ability. Anyway, after getting very unhelpful errors in VLC, I installed the default ...
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video and audio codecs

I want to install video and audio codecs on Ubuntu I heard it is done with this code: sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras But it seems that the copyright law is not observed (nope) Please help ...
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When using VLC player 3.0.16 Vetinari, do I still need to separately instal video codecs, like H.265 / HEVC? [duplicate]

I'm using the latest Ubuntu Desktop 21.10, 64bit on Raspberry Pi 4B, 8Gb and I wander, if I need to separately install video codecs, like H.265 / HEVC, when using VLC player? I'm a newcomer to Ubuntu ...
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Bluetooth headset codecs in Ubuntu 18.04 vs 20.04

I know that Ubuntu (PulseAudio) has well-known issues with Bluetooth Headsets and for some time I was struggling to fix this. After different attempts this one helped me and everything seems to be ...
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how make Filename from Variable value

Is there any bash code for making the file name from a Variable value? ex\ x="IMP" date > x.txt output IMP.txt
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Is it possible to upgrade Gstreamer and libx264 on Ubuntu 18.04?

Ubuntu 18.04 has 1.14 Gstreamer installed and libx264-152. Is it possible to upgrade it to 1.16 or 1.18 as well as some dependent libraries like: libx264-155 and libx265? Whether some PPA exists or ...
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How to handle gstreamer missing codecs

I experience the issue of missing codecs for popular video containers like mp4 and avi both when using gstreamer on the command line as well as when trying to run sample playbin code (details per each ...
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Twitter ask por video codecs in Firefox [closed]

There is a similar question but none of the solutions does it for me. I'm in a clean ubuntu 21.04install
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WhatsApp desktop in Opera not playing videos or offering download

Using Ubuntu 21.04, GNOME 3.38.5 I am new to Linux. I have the WhatsApp desktop messenger feature enabled in Opera web browser. (I used this arrangement under MS Win10 with no problem.) The videos ...
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Is it possible to use aptx when using my Pc as a Bluetooth sink/receiver?

Connecting my phone via Bluetooth to my pc and enabling a2dp streaming from my phone to my pc is easy to do. (Bluetooth 5.0) But there always is a average codec used making the loss of quality quite ...
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Unable to play mkv file

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. When I tried to open an .mkv file, it showed an error message Unable to Play the file - application/x-rar decoder is required to play the file, but is not ...
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ffmpeg unknown decoder 'libx265'

When I try to make a new video with ffmpeg using this command ffmpeg -f image2 -pattern_type glob -framerate 12 -crf 10 -vcodec libx265 -i *.jpg output.mp4 I get this error message Unknown decoder ...
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How to play brand mp42 video?

Outout of file: VID_20190129_195553.mp4: ISO Media, MP4 v2 [ISO 14496-14] Output of ffprobe: [mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2 @ 0x5589e5bb7e40] moov atom not found VID_20190129_195553.mp4: Invalid data found ...
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Using Sony WH-1000XM3 as output AND input headset under Ubuntu 20.04

I need to use the Sony WH-1000XM3 bluetooth headset as output and input device for web calls / webinars (mostly zoom). Currently I manage to use it as output device with the "High Fidelity ...
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I have installed Ubuntu and found that I have no sound

here is output of lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 8th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 07) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 630 (...
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MP4 and other format Video Issues Ubuntu 20.04

I have an issue which has recently presented itself which didn't happen before and I'd really appreciate some help. Unfortunately I cannot trace it back to a specific change I made and my extensive ...
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Where can I purchase video codecs for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Where can I purchase video codecs for Ubuntu rather than downloading video codecs from an unknown source? I would like to purchase it.
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How to playback TRM (US Court Audio Record) files?

I have files with TRM/TRS extensions (US Court Audio/Video Records) that I need to playback. VLC was able to playback the video but does not recognise the audio codec. The error message reads: ...
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Make a live wallpaper

I have a question for you. How can i import a video and insert it as a background. Or let's say a GIF or something like that. I have searched in the ubuntu forums and they propose me to download live ...
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MP4 problems after installing ubuntu-restricted-extras

After installing ubuntu-restricted-extras on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop, I can play MP3 but not MP4 in both Firefox 82.0.3 (64 bit) and VLC 3.0.9.2. Ubuntu is running as a guest in VirtualBox on a ...
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How do I get H.264 support in Opera in 20.10 installed via .deb from official site?

How do I make Opera in Ubuntu 20.10 to support H.264? How to install the MPEG-4 AAC decoder and the H.264 decoder? I tried following but H.264 videos on Opera still not playing: $ sudo apt install ...
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How to view hardware video encoder/decoder utilization on AMD GPUs?

For a long time I've used the tool psensor to view the utilization of the hardware video encoding/decoding block on my Nvidia GPUs, but recently I've been curious about how to perform a similar task ...
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Batch Convert MP4 with ffmpeg

I have a whole bunch of text files, jpg and mp4 in a folder. I want the jpg and text files to be left alone. I want to compress all the mp4 using ffmpeg's -crf argument with a value of 23, to save ...
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Got these warnings when I run "sudo nautilus"

** (org.gnome.Nautilus:70214): WARNING **: 09:38:12.193: Unable to get contents of the bookmarks file: Error opening file /root/.gtk-bookmarks: No such file or directory ** (org.gnome.Nautilus:70214):...
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Where does ubuntu store media codecs?

I have installed ubuntu-restricted-extras to get the media codecs. I was wondering where does these codecs are stored after installtion? Can anyone help with the location?
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Ubuntu 20.04 freezing

When restart Ubuntu 20.04,it becomes freeze, doesn't work touchpad and keyboard. Nvidia GeForce GTX1650 graphics installed in my machine.
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How to decode play Blu Ray .mkv video format file? [duplicate]

System OS version & player media:Ubuntu 20.04 TLS amd64 of VLC&Kodi ;Windows 10x64 of PotPlayer e.g:Rick and Morty S01 1080p BluRay DD5.1 x264-NTb How to play blu ray .mkv files on ubuntu 20....
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AV1 decoder required to play the video in smplayer

I often download youtube videos to watch them later. But some of them does not show any thumbnail and if I try to play them in smplayer it only renders audio and doesn't support video. When I try to ...
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How do I install h.264 decoder? [duplicate]

I am using 20.04 GNOME. I tried to delete VLC with aptitude, which also somehow deleted h.264 decoder required to play some videos. So I can't play videos on my machine any more. I've downloaded ...
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Default Firefox browser not playing some content

I can't play videos like the ones on most twitter posts, for example, https://twitter.com/doglab/status/1255593258916499458?s=20. However, Chrome plays them. Also is there any recommended set of ...
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FFmpeg In Ubuntu 20.04 with Nvidia Gpu Acceleration

I recently tried to integrate NVENC to FFmpeg but the documentation has all messed me up. Is cuda toolkit needed for compiling ffmpeg with NVENC support? If yes cuda toolkit is available only of ...
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Very slow decode times with hevc with ffmpeg 4.1.4 on Ubuntu

I'm getting ridiculously slow decode times for iPhone hevc .MOV files. In VLC or ffplay, the video displays one frame every 10 seconds. Simply transcoding to h264 I get about 1.8 fps. I recall being ...
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How do I produce xHE-AAC Audio files under Ubuntu?

Under Ubuntu I can easily produce AAC files: AAC-LC, HE-AAC and even HE-AACv2. But how do I produce the newest form of AAC: xHE-AAC which promises to give a consistent performance at low data rates?
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My VLC and Parole media players cannot play a video due to missing video/x-gst-fourcc-av01 decoder?

I get the following message when attempting to play a video file that was downloaded from YouTube: video/x-gst-fourcc-av01 decoder needs to be downloaded by parole media player. I have searched ...
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Unable to install codecs

I keep receiving this message "unable to install gstreamer multimedia codecs as download failed: w:not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend" When trying to install media ...
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How to convert .m4a audio files to .mp3 use command line?

How to convert .m4a audio files to .mp3 command line? (with no deterioration in quality, if possible). Ubuntu 16.04LTS media info: General Complete name : show.m4a Format ...
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VLC won't play DVD's on Xubuntu 18.04.2 - can't access mediabuntu to install libdvdcss2

I am setting up a Dell laptop with Xubuntu 18.04.2. It seems to be working with wifi and other things, but I can't play a DVD in VLC or the native Parole Media Player. Have no trouble with my other ...
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Video conversion to AVI

I'd like to convert my video files on Linux because my TV only recognizes the AVI video format. My first attempt to convert my files was through Handbrake. The fact is that, out of the box, I only ...
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Which codecs does Totem require for H.264 playback in a fresh install of 19.04?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.04 and I am unable to play a MP4 video in Totem. Following the suggestion to install the necessary decoder was unsuccessful. Which codecs must I install to play ...
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Can't watch Videos on Opera

I'm an ex Manjaro user, I installed Opera from the package manager and it gave me options to install other optional things. I didn't install chromium codecs first, and was unable to play any videos on ...
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Adaptive Multi Rate (AMR) decoder

I need to play .amr files (adaptive multi-rate) When I click on one I get this sequence: Unable to play file Adaptive Multi Rate (AMR) decoder is required to play the file, but is not installed ...
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I can't play mp4 videos in Parole version 0.9.1 (codec missing), Xubuntu 16.04.6

I can't fix Parole media player to play mp4 videos! I search and research on internet but none of suggestions worked for me. I installed latest version via Ubuntu repositories but no avail to play ...
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Trouble with Youtube (and all streaming services)

First of all i'm a moderate newbie ( just a little more than a newbie :) I have an old computer that have 2gb of ram and intel atom n455 cpu (dell mini 1018). I want to install a linux distro for ...
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How to Convert H265 (go pro, 4K, 60) to DnxHQx (DnxHD 4k, 60) using FFMPEG?

I have been trying to convert H265 to DnxHqx (DnxHD ,UHD) using ffmpeg (v. 2.8.15) in ubuntu 16. After some digging and this answer, I wrote the following : ffmpeg -i GH010689.MP4 -c:v dnxhd -...
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Parole asks for extra software to decode MPEG4-AAC videos

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS and Parole 1.0.1. Some kind of 4K UltraHD videos I had downloaded from YouTube, produce the following effect: Parole asks me for extra software to decode MPEG-4 AAC. ...
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Convert .gsm to .wav with sox

I'm trying to convert one music files with format .gsm to format .wav. This is how I tried: for f in *.gsm; do sox $f new/${f%.wav}; done The result is that I get the same files with the same format ...
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videoplayer can't decode subtitles

While playing video it says that PGS subtitle decoder is required to play. Is there anyway I can install these codecs from, as Ubuntu software center doesn't find it? Thank you.
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