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USB Headphones no sound and no media playback

When I first connected the USB Headphones, I experienced this issue. I tried as suggested modifying the settings on alsamixer and even used pavucontrol, which seemed to work; the issue is that ...
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Quick Pause / Play rather than switching windows

I am using Ubuntu 23.10. Often times I have music playing in the background, either via VLC or spotify or some tab playing a youtube video. While working in another window, I would like to hit the ...
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Playback problem on Firefox or Chrome at Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I'm encountering a playback issue on my Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and would appreciate some guidance. When attempting to watch online videos on both Chrome and Firefox from various websites, I encounter a ...
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After upgrade to 22.04.1 media playback is slow

I upgraded to 22.04.1 earlier this week. I noticed that web based media playback (Youtube, Tidal.com, etc) sounded slow. I compared it to media play back on my phone (Android) and confirmed that the ...
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video playback problems after reinstalling 20.04

I just reinstalled 20.04 after disc crash. Before reinstalling I had no problems with video playback. Now several (but not all) videos produce "this video cannot be played". EG ...
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gThumb Video Rotation

I have rotated a video using ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c copy -metadata:s:v:0 rotate=90 output.mp4 and exiftool -rotation=270 FILE.mp4 as I found in this answer. But gThumb does not honour this change in ...
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how to make firefox's picture in picture window always on top?

Having the video on top of other windows is the point of Picture in Picture feature in Firefox and it is the default behavior in windows, but in Ubuntu, Firefox's picture in picture is not on top by ...
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How can I stop my Instagram from playing videos fast when I upload? [closed]

Recently I've run into a problem on Instagram where when I upload videos the playback is slightly off. It plays a little too quickly which annoys me. Can someone help me with this? I usually post ...
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Need Software to view and record ip camera

I have a Zmodo camera that is no longer supported. The app I have for it is 32 bit from Windows XP days. I don’t use windows and would like to find an ip camera app that supports h264 format for ...
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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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VLC Crashes when attempting to open any video

I open VLC, and then open the file as I would normally, but ever since I updated to 18.04 last week, VLC and Ubuntu's totem video player just crash on any attempt to open and play a video of any ...
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Choppy video playback on ubuntu

I'm experiencing a weird video stuttering, on any video I play, be on youtube, vlc, mpc, If on youtube, it doesn't matter if I'm on firefox or chromium, at 140p or 4k, the problem is exactly the same, ...
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Is there a video player that can do auto refresh rate switching?

If the refresh rate of video mode matches frame rate of video stream/file, playback is as smooth as possible. In case of interlaced video, double refresh rate is preferred.
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Simple sound playback script [duplicate]

My laptop went down a few days ago and I lost my short sound script. I thought someone here could help me rebuild it. It was something like this: Better post: if sound prog were "pback" the ...
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Blender (and others) video editing: slow and/or bumpy playback - 100% CPU load

I use Blender for Video editing on Ubuntu 18.04, and whenever I playback the video I’m working on, the CPU load hits 100% and the playback is slow or bumpy or both. This happens even if there is only ...
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Video playback occasionally freezes UI and keyboard

As stated, when playing avi video files with vlc video player (no matter - fullscreen or windowed) after some time (10 to 30 minutes, seems to be somehow tied to screen dim): picture on screen ...
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Transcription software playback issues

I need to transcribe some audio recordings. Audacity replays the WAV files perfectly, yet when I try to use dedicated software (Parlatype or gTranscribe) the playback jumps and stutters in places. ...
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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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Choppy or jerky video playback (even in glxgears) on 18.04

On my Lenovo Thinkpad T460s with Intel HD Graphics 520 I get choppy video playback in browsers, media-players and even glxgears. There's sudden stops or jerks every 1 second or so without continuously....
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Can MPlayer flip a video horizontally?

I know VLC can do it but that stopped working :( Can Gnome MPV do it? Can MPlayer do it? It makes learning Tai Chi from videos soo much easier.
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Playback doesn't work (including test sounds) / Recording works / Playback in Chrome works!

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit in a virtual machine. I have a very odd issue with media playback. audio playback doesn't work from an app. the test sounds in "Sound" settings don't work -- but ...
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Detect media play / pause events

I want to pause playback after headphones have been unplugged, then resume after they were plugged back in. My current solution uses ACPI to detect plug / unplug, as shown here. To play / pause the ...
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Video Tearing on Ubuntu 16.04 with AMD R5

I'm a new user on linux, former windows user. I've been using Ubuntu for the last two months and fell completely in love with the OS. But lately i've found what appears to be a video tearing issue ...
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Where did I go wrong in using wine to download popcorn-time

I downloaded wine 2.0 with the following commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.5 Video Freezes When Going Forward or Backwards

I'm using 14.04.5 updated fully and like it so far. Videos work mostly fine, but if I move to a different time in the video, there is a 3-5 seconds freeze where I see both the new and old frames ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 DVD Playback

I am currently setting up a kodi PVR which is all finished apart from DVD playback. I have ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop which I set up about a year ago and the dvds play fine on there. When I set this ...
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Some HD videos on low-end laptop stuttering/lagging [closed]

I have the latest version of Ubuntu MATE 64-bit on a low-end laptop/notebook (specs at the bottom). I've been trying to play HD video, and it's been very inconsistent. It will play some videos fine, ...
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how to re-initialize alsa audio to load new asound.conf file

I am having a music player application which is able to play music through on board audio jack and Bluetooth headset with different asound.conf configuration. I need the same application take ...
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Audacious: How to play midi files?

How do I play midi files under Audacious? I am currently running Xenial Xerus LTS with: andrew@athens:~$ audacious --version Audacious 3.6.2 (Ubuntu package) I have been using this Wiki midi file to ...
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MP3 players playback speed [closed]

I am looking for an MP3 player where I can increase playback speed so I can listen to classes faster. I've called stores and searched online, but can't seem to find anything. What MP3 players have ...
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How to get h.264 to work in 14.04?

I never had any problems with h.264 playback on Ubuntu 14.04 until recently. I am using Opera Developer as default browser (yep, I know) and there´s known bug for not playing h.264 videos. But other ...
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Play and encode audio in reverse?

Using tools available to Trusty Tahr how can I play audio files in reverse (play them backwards)? I would also like to know of tools that will allow me to save or create such reversed audio files...
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Audacity Keeps Crashing

I'm running the latest version of audacity and the playback keeps crashing when I try to pause it. Ive seen elsewhere on line that this is a bug and that there are workarounds for it but i cant seem ...
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Hard disk's too slow to play a huge raw AVI file

I have a huge AVI file. The video player (VLC) stops every about 10 seconds because the HDD doesn't read fast enough. (details here) I want to be able to play this video. Anyone knows a workaround? ...
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VLC can't play large raw avi 1080p video

I recorded a huge raw avi video using SimpleScreenRecorder but it can't be played smoothly. Every about 10 seconds the video stops to render. How can I avoid this. I don't think my computer can't ...
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Audacity playback speed much too fast, on Ubuntu Mate 15.04

I just had a major issue with Audacity, on the first Ubuntu Maté distro. I was doing some sound work, and recording directly from microphones and audio monitors; but when I attempted to play back the ...
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When connect with HDMI the speed of video is faster then usual

My nb is ASUS K450J, when connect with HDMI the speed of video is faster then usual. How to fix it. aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 3: HDMI ...
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How to rescue a CD with Ubuntu?

I have a CD that someone made for me that I'm trying to figure what is wrong with it. The CD played once on a CD player in a car and now wouldn't play or get recognized on a computer again. I've also ...
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No sound from any playback devices Ubuntu 14.04 fresh install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 lts and now there is no audio or sound from laptop's speakers or any headphone or anything else. Please help!
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How to pause VLC playback when the headphones are disconnected?

How is it possible to pause the playback of VLC when my headphones are plugged out? I can mute the speakers via ALSA, but I want to use the plug trigger to stop the playback, as it is usual in ...
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Problem in skype

I use Skype on my computer and when I try to call my friend so we can CoOp on MineCraft I have the problem of not being able to hear him and he is unable to hear me. I am using the Skype that is from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD playback stuttering

Running into a problem playing DVD's on 14.04 LTS. I have installed all libs in various sections and do get the menus and initial menu videos to play however when the main movie plays the video become ...
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why is fluendo playback kit not detected

I needed to play several media formats. mp3,mpg (video and audio), flv, avi, any and all media files so I installed the fluendo complete kit and yet ubuntu 14 still on some of my files wants to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Netflix-Desktop slow playback

so I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then installed Netflix-Desktop. When I playback an video the audio plays back just fine, but the video is lagging behind a lot. Had this working on Linux Mint 16 just ...
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Increase/decrease playback speed in rhythmbox

How do I increase or decrease the playback speed in rhythmbox 3.0.1 the way its possible on VLC using [ and ] keys? I am fine if I need to install a plugin for this. There is a similar question on LP,...
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Camera movies will not play

I have recoded video footage on my Fuji X-S1 camera, which plays back fine on the actual camera, but when transferred to my computer, running Ubuntu 12.04, the movie files will not play. Photographs ...
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no Video Flash Player back

The flash videos is not working. I tried to disable hardware acceleration but this did not work Here is a picture . hardware driver is Unknown. Guess I can't post a pic wow. they say a picture is ...
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How to enable ANY media playback

I just installed 13.10 and now, cannot get ANY media --DVD nor CD-- to work. Have VLC installed, have PAROLE. Neither will play DVD. Have run a plethora of sudo apt-get install programs. Started ...
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How to install H.265 / HEVC codec on Ubuntu Linux?

I have seen that the new DivX Player 10 shows off H.265/HEVC playback, the successor of H.264. I wonder how I may get this support in Linux. Is there a need to install a codec specific for this format?...
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I can't install libdvdcss - script not finding medibuntu, How to get DVD playback?

I am trying to get these instructions working on 12.04, I know I am connected to the internet but it doesn't seem to work. $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh --2013-10-09 19:18:44-- ...
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