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Questions tagged [codecs]

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

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Convert .gsm to .wav wiht 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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How to add mp4 support for MATLAB via GStreamer

Symptom: implay('OverheadCam.mp4'); returns: Error Occurred while attempting to read file. Incorrect chunk size information in AVI file. Display supported video formats from the MATLAB command line:...
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Curlew reporting missing codecs

Just did a fresh install of Bionic Beaver and used aptik to restore my PPAs and software from Xenial. When I try to convert an MP4 video to WebM using curlew I am seeing: "libvorbis" audio codec not ...
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Compile opus-tools with opus 1.2.1

I would like to compile opus-tools with libopus 1.2.1. I got libopus 1.2.1 source code from here : https://opus-codec.org/release/stable/2017/06/26/libopus-1_2_1.html I extracted it, and then did : ...
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codecs: why keeping useless codecs?

After having updated from Ubuntu TLS 16.2 to Ubuntu 18.4.1 I experienced some problems by reading videos stored on my hard disk, the formats of which are mpeg or mp4. Effects are intermittent ...
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How to play AV1 videos on Ubuntu 16.04.5

In both totem and vlc, I cannot play AV1 videos. Sample videos can be downloaded here. How can I watch AV1 videos on Ubuntu 16.04.5?
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How to encode and playback video with the AV1 codec under Bionic Beaver?

Apparently, Chrome 69 beta includes support for the Alliance for Open Media AV1 codec. The feature seems pointless without the ability to encode video with the new codec. How can video be encoded ...
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how when i will add a parameter like this?YUV [duplicate]

I am trying to encode a raw yuv file. how when i will add a parameter like this? Video name = akiyo_cif.yuv speed frame=30fps type frame = IPP Codec=MPEG4 bitrate(bps)=29745bps Can anyone help me ...
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install FFmpeg codecs to make gifcurry work

I'm trying to use gifcurry on Ubuntu 16.04 but I get the following warning which will not allow me to select my mp4 I created in KdenLive. I installed gifcurry as instructed on the site. It opens up ...
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Video playback artifacts [duplicate]

When I watch movies I see annoying "artifacts". It looks like parts of video are slid a bit horizontally. Artifacts depend on how different is frame from next one, in other words on how much action is ...
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FFMPEG Installing codecs into right directory [duplicate]

I have installed ffmpeg manually into home/pi/x264/ffmpeg directory. Now i need to install codecs. I tried all of them in this page but i had no chance. Still getting Unknown encoder 'libvo_aacenc' ...
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Problems playing videos

When I open video files (mp4, mkv, avi) in default Ubuntu 17.10 app ("Videos") I get messy picture with little color squares and after few seconds it totally freezes my screen, so I must restart ...
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MPEG-1 Layer 3 suddenly became extremely quiet

After an update yesterday on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena some video and audio files suddendly became quiet. They are extremely quiet, but not 100% silent. I can hear wispering. All of them are encoded as "...
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Not able to play .avi files with VLC media player on Ubuntu Mate on Raspberry pi2

What to do if I can't play a .avi file with VLC media player? (the only video software installed on Ubuntu mate). The window is automatically closed. I'm not able to play any other .avi files. fresh ...
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Compile opus-tools with opus 1.2.1 (Ubuntu 17.04)

How do I compile opus-tools to use Opus 1.2.1? I've manually installed the latest version of Opus wget https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/opus/opus-1.2.1.tar.gz tar -xzf opus-1.2.1.tar.gz cd opus-1.2.1 ...
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configure: error: vpx_codec.h not found while installing php-gd bundled extension

While installing php-gd bundled extension to make imageantialias() function work without re-compiling php, ./configure script have thrown following error: sudo ./configure --with-php-config=/usr/bin/...
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What's wrong when VLC says “cannot find hdrl or movi chunks”?

I BT-downloaded an avi movie "Gintama 2017.avi". I want to play it but I fail. ffprobe: ffprobe version 2.8.11-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 Copyright (c) 2007-2017 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 5.4.0 (...
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error: Unable to initialize the encoder: Transport library initialization error

I'm trying to run an audio encoder using ffmpeg command but when I try to encode in aac_ld codec or aac_eld codec, it gives me an error stating that... [libfdk_aac @ 0x1e20770] Unable to initialize ...
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Installing plugin to play media files [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu, when I want to play a media file it requires to install plugins to play media files. how to do that?
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Installed packages suggested and still can't play DVDs?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a 2007 iMac. When I try playing DVDs with VLC, the language selection menu takes me back to the orange cone screen or just doesn't play at all. I've installed all the ...
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MKV files won't play, or plays muted

I have an MKV file here that will play in the default Videos app but muted, and won't play at all in VLC (no error message, but a black screen and no sound). I already installed the recommended codecs ...
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Why can't the default Ubuntu video player play MPEG4 movies without downloading additional codecs?

I know default video player in Ubuntu can download required codecs to play MPEG4 files. But I wonder why they are not embed this wide using codecs by default. Suppose a user cannot access to ...
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How to convert a video with ffmpeg into the DNxHD / DNxHR format?

I am following a tutorial on how to work with cinelerra-cv, in the very beginning it was said, that the very first step in working with cinelerra, is to convert whatever video clip one has into the ...
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How can I make the audio of this mp4 downloaded with youtube-dl work? [duplicate]

I opened the terminal of blender suite and typed: youtube-dl -f22 youtubeaddress The specifics of format 22 of the youtube-dl program is as follows: 22 mp4 1280x720 hd720 , ...
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What packages are required to play .mp3 files in Chromium?

I have the following packages installed. ubuntu-restricted-extras chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra Howevever, I still cannot play .mp3 files in Chromium. Example: https://degrowthaudiobook.wordpress....
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Playing Apple's iMovie dv-file on Ubuntu?

I couple of years ago I copied a lot of old family videos using firewire and Apple's iMovie. I moved now more or less to Ubuntu. I was wondering how I can play this files? I can play them with VLC, ...
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Clementine doesn't play m4a anymore after 16.04 upgrade

When my system was 14.04 I had this problem and this fixed it. Now I upgraded the system to 16.04, I didn't find clementine so I installed it. It couldn't play m4a files so I found my old solution ...
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video.js won't playback in Firefox, video/mp4" is not supported warning

I'm new to Linux desktop environment. I've just recently install a fresh Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 and Fedora 25 to learn. I've installed Firefox 51.0.1 on both Linux platforms as well as on a Windows 7 ...
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How to play Geovision video files in Ubuntu

I will need to playback some video that was made in a Geovision video camera which has its own format. I was told that there may not be a way to play them in VLC or any other because the video file ...
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PhotoFilmStrip bug

I finally managed to install PhotoFilmStrip on my Ubuntu 16.04. The latest version I found was photofilmstrip_2.1.0-1_all.deb. Although I had to install manually some dependencies, it looked like I ...
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Twitter media cannot be played from Firefox

I just installed Ubuntu 16.10 but it cannot play some videos from Twitter in Firefox. Instead, I get a message, something like This media cannot be reproduced. If I open the Firefox console, I see ...
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vlc cannot play mkv and mp4 formats

Installed vlc (VLC version 2.2.2 Weatherwax) from the 16.04 LTS official repo. I have the ubuntu-restricted-extras. Videos play with totem (3.18.1) but if I try to run vlc -vvv file_name it crashes ...
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Multimedia/codecs issue

After upgrading my 16.04LTS to 16.10 last night, neither videos nor music is playing with standard players (rhythmbox, etc). It is definitely a codec issue b/c vlc player works fine. I reinstalled ...
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USB Camera streams with very low brightness with motion

Trying to make live view from USB camera. But it shows dark screen (Low brightness) but you can see things like - light, flashlight :D I'm using motion package. Any Ideas?
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How to install codec [duplicate]

How to install codec on live Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? If I try run sudo apt-get update, I get this message: comunicate "** (appstreamcli:6785): CRITICAL **: Error while moving old database out of the way....
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How to update libavcodec on Ubuntu 14.04 : vulnerability associated [duplicate]

The fix to the error in Firefox showing libavcodec may be vulnerable is contained in the following link, however the vulnerability referred to in the notification is not exactly described. The ...
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How to update libavcodec on ubuntu 14.04?

On Ubuntu 14.04.5 I just upgraded firefox to version 50.0; now there is a message on some pages which reads: libavcodec may be vulnerable or is not supported, and should be updated to play videos ...
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Anyone else getting errors when installing codecs with 16.10?

If I click the box to install codecs during install I'll get a system has encountered a problem error, no details, by the time I go to create my user. If I install codecs after an install it errors ...
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“GNOME Videos” (Totem) does not play web videos

When I copy a url from Youtube for example, and go to GNOME-Videos's menu and click on Movie>Add web video. It does not work. Just only once "GNOME Videos" showed me a error message saying that I ...
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Videos Do Not Play in Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Mint 16.04 VM

I have the exact same Kubuntu virtual machines set up on a Windows host and a Mac host in VirtualBox. The VMs under the Mac can play web media right out of the box. The VMs under the Windows 10 host ...
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Kubuntu video playing problem

Recently I switched to Kubuntu 16.04, and any video won't play. I use vlc, Dragon-something, it just won't play. I hear the sound of the video, but it won't show picture. I searched for codecs/drivers,...
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Audex ripper codecs and FreeDB database access

I'd rather know how to download the codecs (mp3 flac etc etc) for Audex (ripper), is there a way to get them using the terminal? I have tried with the links available on ubuntu site but nothing ...
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Great quality video and audio with ffmpeg2theora?

Xenial Xerus has a decent version of ffmpeg2theora: andrew@athens:~$ ffmpeg2theora | head -n 6 ffmpeg2theora 0.29 Xiph.Org libtheora 1.1 20090822 (Thusnelda) Xiph.Org libVorbis 1.3.5 ...
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VLC Crashing x265 video despite installing all codecs (14.04, 32bit)

I have installed the libde plugin and the restricted Ubuntu extras. It crashes immediately on launch whenever I open an x265 file. I am using the iGPU: description: VGA compatible controller product:...
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How do I convert from wav to GSM under Ubuntu?

I would like to convert some wav files to GSM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSM How can I go about this under Ubuntu?
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Matlab cannot find the mpeg codec on ubuntu 16.04

I have MATLAB(64 bit) 2011a and Ubuntu 16.04. When I try to execute the following MATLAB command- v=VideoReader('demo.mp4'); I get the following error - ------------ ??? The file requires ...
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Skylake iGPUs support hardware accelerated decoding of most video formats. What libraries do I need to enable them in Chrome and Totem?

According to Wikipedia, Skylake iGPUs support hardware accelerated decoding of H.265/HEVC, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2, VC-1, WMV9, JPEG/MJPEG and VP9. What packages do I need to install to enable ...
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Using ffmpeg to encode from yuv to m4v with MPEG-4 encoder

I am trying to encode a raw yuv file to m4v as follows: ffmpeg -s cif -r 30 -b 64000 -bt 3200 -g 30 -i akiyo_cif.yuv -vcodec mpeg4 a02.m4v But it did not work and I got this error from the console ...
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Lossless video compression codecs

I want to create a video (bar.xxx) that is lossless from a video (foo.xxx) using ffmpeg. Could you please show me the parameters for such a video. The video must be playable on VLC and/or Totem. The ...