Questions tagged [multimedia]

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Confusing /dev/video and /dev/fb in Linux

I am confused with /dev/fbX and /dev/videoX. I know /dev/videoX is V4L2 device, such as a camera (input?), and seems also support support output, but I did not know what is it output? /dev/fbX is ...
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Map media keys (Volume up/down) to custom actions

I have just upgraded to 20.04. When I try to assign a media key to a Custom Shortcut or any shortcut except in the group Sound and Media, the settings window does not register the key press, and ...
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How to share multimedia on 20.04

I wanted to upgrade to 20.04 quickly to share multimedia files to a PS4, but now wonder how to make it work. I changed the config to enable multimedia sharing and bang I can see my shared folders ! ...
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how to expose the Plex server webpage internally on a network?

I'm looking to expose plex only to devices on the network. The plex webserver itself is running: but is inaccessible from both a laptop on the same network as well as a fire TV stick. I've set port ...
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Ubuntu Plex and Amazon Firestick

I'm new to this plex software media center stuff. I have a desktop w Ubuntu which gets internet via an ethernet port in a wifi router (from the cable tv company). Plex is installed on the desktop. I ...
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Logitech Quickcam Express not working with most programs

I'm trying to get this old webcam working with Ubuntu. Cheese says "No Device Found". The Zoom application only shows "camera" as a video device, but no picture. The Camorama program is able to get a ...
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Multimedia keys sometimes stop working

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome. My multimedia keys (play/pause, stop, etc) were working fine and then all of a sudden they stopped working. In particular I'd like for them to work with Spotify.
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Rhythmbox displays tracks out of order

screenshot of rhythmbox displaying tracks out of order Really messes up my album-listening experience. I just wanna play some ICP. WHOOP WHOOP! Thanks in advance!
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Opening mp4 file with videos shows a green screen with audio

I have an .mp4 file that I'm trying to play with videos (the preinstalled video player on Ubuntu 18). I get the audio and a green screen. No video. The closest thing I could find relating to this ...
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Multimedia keys not working in Ubuntu 19.10

I recently updated from Ubuntu 19.04 to 19.10 and noticed the multimedia keys such as Play and Stop stopped working in Kodi. Whenever I press a multimedia key, it only shows a big crossed circle icon (...
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Camera and Mic no longer detected (Kubuntu 18.04)

I tried to get on a Skype call yesterday, but it said I had neither a camera, nor a microphone. I had just had a working Skype call last week, so this is a new problem. This happened after a (very ...
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Delay on multimedia keys

I am running this version: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic When I use the multimedia ...
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Trouble with gstreamer, video playing with qt 5.10 application on Ubuntu

New laptop, installed Ubuntu 16.04, everything was fine. Now I'm trying to play video with my qt app. Sadly, I get an error when doing it - for avi files this is what I get: (myApp:2322): GStreamer-...
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Airmedia on Ubuntu

Hi i am using Ubuntu 18 and need Airmedia to connect to a monitor at our office, I can't seem to find a Linux client, is there anything that will suit this need? Thanks
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How to open .movie file in Ubuntu?

I am trying to open a .movie file in Ubuntu 18.04. When I double click I get a message saying Could not display [filename].movie. Can you please point me to some applications to install that will ...
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Mic device not working on Ubuntu 18.04

I already installed pavucontrol and checked alsamixer for further verification, but I don't see an end to my problem. This is my Alsa Info I already reinstalled alsa-pulseaudio, and force-realod. ...
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How do I locate and install drivers for an older capture card that isn't automatically identified by Linux?

I am rebuilding a DVR system using an older 16-channel capture card (model is Comart XECAP200B). I am unable to locate drivers for this card online, although I know it was supported by Linux in the ...
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How to set xbindkey separately for Trackpoint, Trackpad and Mouse?

I have configured my Logitech MX-Revolution Mouse via xbindkeys on kUbuntu 18.04. I set up the extrabuttons on the scrollwheel (left/right swipe) to play the next/previous song. My problem is, that ...
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VLC player is not opening in my ubuntu 18.04?

~ $ vlc VLC media player 3.0.6 Vetinari (revision 3.0.6-0-g5803e85) Qt: Session management error: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported [0000000001174be0] skins2 interface error:...
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Is there a media player that maintains watched / unwatched / progress status for video files?

For example, if I have a TV show series with files for episodes S01E01 through S01E10, I'd like to be able to see what I have watched, what I have not watched, and for anything partially watched be ...
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How to run Elisa music player

I have followed the instructions under the article How to Install KDE’s Elisa Music Player in Ubuntu 18.04, namely: sudo apt-get install flatpak flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://...
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RTSP stream to RTMP through Nginx-RTMP ffmpeg stream not working

I'm trying to convert a RTSP stream to RTMP through exec_pull inside RTMP application block. there are no errors but the stream doesn't work when I try to access it from VLC network stream. Gihtub ...
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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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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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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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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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