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Questions tagged [multimedia]

Related to video and sound and the interactivity between them with the user.

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Is there such a thing as an 'audio browser' for managing audio files?

I use gThumb for managing photos and video, because it's the only manager I've found that quickly loads thumbnails for both photos and videos. But I also have a lot of raw field recordings I want to ...
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Is it possible for me to deploy Ubuntu studio tools in Ubuntu Canonical 18.04LTS?

I have a powerful machine that is a laptop with Nvidia Gforce graphics, 1TB HDD, 16gigabytes RAM and an i5 processor. I have already installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and since I don't have another machine ...
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Ubuntu media playing become slow

Recently I did a presentation. So I used Mirror option to display my desktop on the projector screen using HDMI port. After the presentation(after removing HDMI) when I tried to watch a YouTube video ...
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Video (Totem) wont play DVD's while others (VLC) can

So a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 that's been updated and had the appropriate packages and repositories installed as outlined HERE I've also installed VLC and Handbrake handbrake via an up to date ...
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Stuttering at playback

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS in an HP 250 G5 notebook (laptop), with Intel Pentium N3710 (4 cores, at 1,6 GHz, 64 bit), 8 GB RAM and a 1 TB har disk drive. Since I installed the system, I have ...
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Audio and Video record/playback issue

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS into an HP 250 G5 Notebook machine. I've experienced some time randomly cuts and very small time repetitions (one second or less) when I record and/or playback audio ...
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How to use keyboard keys without ending IDLE_MODE_BLANK?

I want to change the volume without waking my laptop display up. This question wants to accomplish the same but has no usable answer (turning it off again is not an option as the environment is light-...
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Install Media Player Classic on Ubuntu?

How can I install Media Player Classic on Ubuntu? I want to do this because VLC doesn't read high resolution videos.
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Media players & KDE Connect multimedia control

What Linux players can be controlled through KDE Connect from an Android phone? I have tested some - VLC, SMPlayer, Cantata - that work, I know that Amarok works too. Other media players that I use, ...
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Adding Multimedia XF86 shortcut to regular keys using xkb

I'm trying to map Media Shortcuts (XF86..) to regular keys using xkb. Here is an example: key <AD10> { [ w , W, XF86WWW ] }; Here I want to start the browser when pressing AltGr+W. Actually ...
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Playing media files stops working after resuming from suspend - 18.04

Whenever I resume from a suspend mode, I've been unable to play any kind of media file, be it an audio or video - it's just not starting even though I'm clicking the "play" button. But after a fresh ...
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How to set previous/next multimedia key to seek backwards/forwards if held?

One feature I find missing or I am not aware of how it's done is backward/forwards seek which I believe is the same as fast backward/forward? Is it possible to have the previous/next multimedia keys, ...
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Prevent mpv from opening maximised

Is there a setting I can add to ~/.config/mpv/scripts to prevent mpv from opening in a maximised window?
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Cast to Kodi-solution

I have a 16.04 box running Kodi (15.2+dfsg1-3ubuntu1), and would like to have a cast to Kodi-option. I'm aware that Kodi supports AirPlay, but support for this on Android phones, Windows and ...
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Video player with convenient API

I am trying to move from Windows to Ubuntu. I've find Linux alternatives to most of the programs except for Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) + AutoHotKey. I am looking for a video player running on ...
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How do I resolve “No such Gstreamer factory: ffdec_mpeg4” warning?

I am using a multimedia VoIP client for making an VoIP call. The client is getting registered on the SIP server and the SIP call signaling is going through to another client but not the voice(although ...
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How to alternate between multimedia keys and actual keys in Ubuntu 16.04?

My Inspiron 5547 has its multimedia keys mapped on top of F1 to F12. SO, I can't use these keys normally. Is there a way to alternate between multimedia function and normal function in the same ...
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Multimedia Player (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) [duplicate]

I need a multimedia (specially video) player for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (somewhat like pot-player/km player )
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Audio starts playing 3-5 seconds after video does

I've installed Ubuntu Studio 16.04.1 LTS on my pc (ASRock X99 Taichi, i7 6800k, GTX 970, DisplayPort to iMac as monitor), my first experience with Ubuntu/Linux. I haven't installed any third party ...
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Ubuntu won't play videos on either browser or native client

I have a standard Ubuntu 16.04 laptop (recent install), which just won't play videos at all. If I went on youtube, the video would load, and I can jump from various places in the timeline and see the ...
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Miro for Ubuntu 16 +

Is there a way to install Miro for Ubuntu 16? the latest version is only compatible with ubuntu 15. I know it has many alternatives but imo, any of them comes close when it comes to GUI. TomaHawk as ...
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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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Ubuntu freezes while playing any type of multimedia

I'm currently running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a Lenovo Z510. When playing multimedia, the screen freezes, but the sound goes on. It happens with VLC video, Image Viewer, and Skype. Does anybody know what ...
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DLNA-client for Ubuntu Touch

Is there a DLNA client for Ubuntu touch? Or can there be one installed for the 'Desktop Apps'? Thanks for suggestions. :-) Peter
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Wondering if its possible to send audio output of VLC/Viber to headphones and output of Clementine/Amarok to laptop speakers

I am using Kubuntu 16.04 on a HP Envy 15 with the following specs: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel ...
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How can I play video or listen to music? [duplicate]

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04, now I am unable to play/listen to any music or video. I am a new user.
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How to share Ubuntu desktop screen to a smart TV?

Is there any software I can install in Ubuntu desktop 16.04 to enable sharing screen to a smart TV just like in Windows? How to install and configure it?
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Sound problem with playing media in Ubuntu 16.04

My system is Ubuntu 16.04. Before, everything worked well, but now when I want to play a media - sound, video, etc. - using VLC, there isn't any sound. The system notifications have sound. I ...
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Play x265 in ubuntu [closed]

I am able to play small size x265 video files in Ubuntu 14 with VLC. But when i am trying to run some heavy file (1 Gb or more), it is lacking and freezing when any fight scene or high graphic scene ...
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Videos Play with twice the normal speed, no sound

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Ideapad 500 laptop, and I have the problem that all my multimedia files( YouTube, VLC , RhythmBox) are playing at twice the normal speed, with no sound. What ...
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Banshee doesn't respond to the multimedia keys after upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04

Rhythmbox does respond to the keys, but it is the only one. VLC does not respond too (while it did on 15.10). The multimedia keys are supported in the plugins. Any idea how to fix it?
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No video shown in Ubuntu Touch QML app video player

I'm trying to play a video in an Ubuntu Touch QML app. The audio plays, but no video is shown. A minimalistic version: import QtQuick 2.4 import Ubuntu.Components 1.2 import QtMultimedia 5.5 ...
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QML MediaPlayer on Ubuntu Touch

Has anyone tried to play movie link (MP4) using QML MediaPlayer on Ubuntu Touch? Currently I can only get audio but without any video. Any help would be appreciated.
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Is there a VR virtual desktop app for GNU/Linux?

I'm planning to get a HTC VIVE for watching movies in virtual reality, but the virtual desktop for steam is only for Windows. Is there any virtual desktop app for GNU/Linux?
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Windows vs Linux/Ubuntu when it comes to Videos

I had made a sort of interview with Non-programmer using Linux. Recently, the article was posted somewhere in FB and several people contacted me; most of the approach: "Open Software FTW!", which is ...
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Photo Album Software

I call to the power of the community for some tips and information on the existence of Photo album software available. I used iPhoto for many years but now my albums are getting to large and ...
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Thinkpad 11e Hard Lockup Using Multimedia Apps

Xubuntu 15.10 install on a Thinkpad 11e is locking up (entire system freezes) while using multimedia applications, or multimedia websites with Chrome. This has happened while playing games (OpenTTD, ...
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File manager with media information?

So I've been using Ubuntu for like 5 years now but I was really unhelpful when one of my juniors asked me if there was a file manager which for media containing directories can show the media ...
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What's the most space-efficient multimedia container available in Ubuntu?

I have a collection of videos stored in various multimedia containers such as AVI, MP4, MKV, etc. and would like to determine what container I could store them in without re-encoding (to avoid quality ...
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Installing libav 10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I need libav version 10 or higher. I'm running Ubuntu 14.0.3. I have versions 9.18-6 installed. Looking at https://libav.org/download/ - I see some source files I could try to compile - but I'd ...
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How do I install ffmpeg and codecs? [closed]

i am trying to install a video script and I need to install FFmpeg with all the codecs. I have tried many tutorials online and I didn't succeed. FFmpeg (from SVN) x264 Library for mencoder
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Multimedia keys (previous, play/pause, next) don't work

Only those three keys won't work. Volume, screen brightness keys are working like a charm. Anyone know what's the problem? I tried already manualy to adjust media shortcuts eventho I knew it's system ...
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Which video player should I use? [closed]

Which video player should I use?. I watch 1080p x264 MKV (public HD), 1080p(yify).... all tipes of video. So what do you prefer? Is totem enaugh(good) Do I need install any codecs... I have clean ...
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How to enable multimedia keys?

I've installed ubuntu mate 15.04 last night and I've just noticed that multimedia keys (play ,next ,pause ...) of my AOpen KB932 standard keyboard are not working. I'm confused because it was working ...
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Ubuntu Server and Kodi

Currently I have a Raspberry Pi connected to TV, LAN and NAS, I use it to enjoy all my multimedia files through an OpenELEC distribution with Kodi. I like it and everything is working fine. I just ...
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Create a media server for ps3 and pc

I have a second extra computer that I want to turn into a media server to house all my music and videos. I want to somehow have it on my network (wireless or wired) and have my ps3, pc, 360, and any ...
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How can I look for a smart radio player that automatically restart when the buffer gets empty?

I am tired to have the streaming broken. I tried rhythmbox, totem, audacious, even vlc where I configured 5 seconds of cache. The sound stops for a while then continue, most of times from the same ...
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how to make a nautilus context menu script to play media files in local LCD TV

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 32 bit OS and Sony Bravia LCD TV. I want to play media files through LAN. I tried many UPNP servers but none of them provide an easy way to play media files in smart tv. Actually ...
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How to play music when app is not the active app?

I'm working on a music app for Ubuntu Touch I don't know how to keep playing music when my app is in the background or the screen is turned off. Apparently, media-hub is a platform service introduced ...
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short summary about video files (resolution, size, duration, codec)

I use mediainfo at the moment. It's too detailed $ mediainfo vine.mp4 | wc -l 66 I wish a command with only short summary. 6 lines of output.