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Questions tagged [video]

Questions related to video playback and recording in Ubuntu. For questions about video cards, use "graphics".

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Inconsistent audio over HDMI on Ubuntu 18.04 (possible codec issue?)

I seem to have a very strange problem- I have a Dell Latitude E6320 Laptop. This machine seems to be supported very well by Ubuntu. The problem that I am running into occurs with specific MP4 video ...
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Annoying Video lag in 18.04

Recently, I switched from 16.04 to 18.04 and have been experiencing this annoying video lag/stutter in Youtube and other videos played in my laptop. I have look around all over the internet and ...
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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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Video playback over net and browser setting [on hold]

I am not able to play any videos on the internet other than the YouTube. I'm using Firefox as browser and it's saying the video is not supported, update the browser, I've tried doing that its still ...
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VLC player doesn't play 4K webm format files image, only audio

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS (64 bit) into an HP 250 G5 notebook, with Pentium N3710 (4 cores) processor, 8 GB RAM. When I use VLC 3.0.3 multimedia player, I can not to see the image of 4K webm ...
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show or repair partially loaded mp4 video [closed]

I want to download a video, but I am only interested in the end of the video. To save time started the download with wget --start-pos=... But then I cannot watch it. I use vlc. I assume that the ...
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channel4.com videos won't play on Firefox 62.0 Ubuntu 18.04

I´m new to Ubuntu, and have got a problem streaming videos from www.channel4.com in the UK. Other sites work fine (BBC iPlayer, YouTube), but not Channel4. Does anyone have a relatively simple ...
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How do I get screen video capture to record sound?

I have tried 5 different video screen recording application, and I have the same issue with all of them. When I play back the recorded video there is either no sound or an error message that the ...
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vlc media opens two instances everytime on my machine

I see that vlc media opens two instances every time I click on vlc media player, one for sound and the other for video. Another problem is that it is difficult to move out of vlc . I end using pkill -...
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After ubuntu upgrade to 18.04, my monitor does a refresh like old cathod tube monitor

I was using Ubuntu 16.04 and it came up the dialog to update to 18.04. It started updating, but apparently it failed at some point, because when i restarted the PC, it failed to boot. I made some ...
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External video card AND dock on an Ubuntu Laptop?

I have Lenoxo X1 yoga with their propriatary dock. Since ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome it is very laggy when plugged to 2 3440x1440 monitors via the dock. So, i would like to add an external video card, ...
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vhs to mp4 conversion

I have a pile of old vhs tapes that I would like to convert to some kind of digital video. I have a VCR, and a cable to connect it to my digital tv, so I can watch them there, but I would like to be ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 streaming video music in Firefox too high problem [closed]

I've read a post some time ago about this problem but haven't paid attention to it, but with Ubuntu 18.04 I'm having this problem, tried again on the web, but no luck. It seems not all video have this ...
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Building a Media Player Computer [on hold]

I am building a single purpose VLC Media Player computer 24/7. VLC will play media files (Real Media, MP4, MP3, etc.) from a Play List. The media files can either reside on local hard drive or from a ...
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How to use a hardware device for HW-accelerated encoding with `ffmpeg` `snap`?

Using the ffmpeg package 18.04 from apt I can encode a video hardware-accelerated in HEVC on Kaby Lake: ffmpeg -vaapi_device /dev/dri/renderD128 -i input.mkv -vf 'format=nv12,hwupload' -c:v ...
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How to convert an mp4 video by 180 degrees using ffmpeg or mencoder

After reading about how to convert a video by 90 degrees I tried these commands: mencoder old.mp4 -oac lavc -ovc x264 vcodec=mpeg4 -vf flip,mirror -o new.mp4 mencoder old.mp4 -oac lavc -ovc x264 ...
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Lag in bluethooth sound

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I am using a Bluetooth headphone. We have a two mode here: High Fidelity Playback Headset Head Unit When I select Headset Head Unit mode, it works fine and I never ...
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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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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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Video problem in Ubuntu 18.04 with VLC

I installed 18.04 on a Dell Latitude E6520. According to the specs (http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/latit/en/latitude-e6520-specsheet.pdf) this machine has 2 video cards, an Intel® HD ...
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How can I make suggestions to Ubuntu developers? [closed]

Is it possible to make a suggest button on the Ubuntu menu to write here and make a suggestion to the developers? I have some suggestions for Shotcut (video editor) and Shotwell Viewer.
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Get video played details using mplayer

I am working on a project which gets a video URL from the server and then plays it. Once the video is completed it asks for another link from the server and plays it after receiving the URL. I am ...
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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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After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04, video playbacks stop or freeze for a while before resuming

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver". Then I noticed that online video playback can "freeze" for several seconds (can be tens of seconds) every now and then, while ...
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I can't open video

I can't open video. When I try on my screen I see message "Unsupported viewing environment Your system is having trouble playing this video. For more information, see our Help Center." Then I go to ...
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Streaming video on ubuntu 18

Update, i installed wine, took a long time on my i5-6200U, 8GB 2133 ram, 1TB wd hdd, but it is no where to be found. Can not start windows .exe or .com downloaded programs. (Perhaps that is a clue on ...
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Accidently deleted /dev/video0 and can't access the web cam via cheese

To solve a issue I created another issue. I read this two code on some forum: sudo rm /dev/video0 sudo mv /dev/video1 /dev/video0 Now I can't access my web cam plus the python script that I had ...
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How to speed up video card adapter on HP 250 G5 Notebook (Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS)?

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.1 LTS into HP 250 G5 Notebook. I cannot see 4K UltraHD videos with a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. I just hear the audio, with no image on the screen. The best resolution ...
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Shell Script to Repair Video Files

I am trying to write a shell script that will repair every .mkv file in a directory using this command ffmpeg -i filename.mkv -c copy filename-fixed.mkv I had to recover a disk with hundreds of ...
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YouTube videos stutter in Chrome, Firefox. Smooth playback in mpv

Running Ubuntu 18, playing YouTube videos in Chrome and Firefox stutter periodically like there's a frame rate/refresh rate mismatch. I've tried setting the display refresh rate to 60Hz, 59.98Hz, and ...
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Video capture from tape using firewire on 18.04 LTS

I have been unsuccessful in capturing video from my Sony Digital tape camcorder DCR TRV355E on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. $ lspci lists the device : 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core ...
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How do I combine audio and video in ubuntu?

I have separate audio and video but with different length. (2.40hr video and 2.38hr audio) I want to combine them in sync how do i do that?
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Ubuntu 18.04 Video is not displaying correctly

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04 on a HP Pavilion gaming desktop (690-0067c) with an AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB graphics card. Everything is working great except for the Videos Application. When I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 videos freezing locally and online

I am using ubuntu 18.04 and the videos I play locally(in vlc) and online(youtube) freezes for about 2 seconds often. I have also dual booted windows 10 and in windows it plays normally. Please note:...
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Play online video from terminal

I have written a Python script which plays the video from the cloud. Earlier I was using mplayer which was playing the video seamlessly but now it throws an error. mplayer https://someurl.com/video....
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Trouble exporting open shot video. How to recover it?

I have my best friend's birthday tomorrow and I made her a super long video in Open Shot, I spent 7 hours on it. Right by the time I was finishing it crashed, and anytime i tried to play the preview ...
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How to fix damaged avi video

I have a video camera that records video. When I collected the files off the camera the video files that were recorded first play normally. The files that were recorded later give errors. With VLC I ...
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Choppy Video Playback Chrome Ubuntu 18.04 Nvidia 390

Whenever I play Netflix in 1080 HD, The video is clear for 20 minutes, after which the bitrate drops. It's not an internet issue because when this happens a simple reload of the page starts the video ...
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Slowness of reading youtube videos on ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

My ubuntu 18.04 become so slow when I open youtube's videos in google chrome or even mozila note that I have good connexion and the videos break even when the video was uploaded in the browser, any ...
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Mplayer video streaming from URL not working

I am trying to stream a video from some URL. mplayer -fs https://www.someurl.com/video.mp4 But it throws an error: MPlayer2 2.0-728-g2c378c7-4+b1 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team Cannot open file '/home/...
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Change name of the video file using youtube-dl not working

I am downloading a video file from a link using youtube-dl. https://res.cloudinary.com/dqozdyzvu/video/upload/v1514809216/29836749002162.mp4 youtube-dl https://res.cloudinary.com/dqozdyzvu/video/...
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No video from Webcam on Skype

I have moved to Ubuntu 18.04 and my Skype (*.27.0.85) video is not working. I have a Logotech webcam, which is also the microphone. The sound is working OK. On Skype they are both showing as a USB ...
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Intergrated Webcam Not Working after upgrade to 18.04

I'm new to Linux, but fear not, I am posting here after having tried all the relevant solutions available and also asking a friend who is proficient in Linux to have a look. My problem still persists. ...
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screen distortion in kubuntu while playing videos

i have gtx 760 graphic card. While playing movie in VLC. the videos kind of gets distorted. this happens when using chrome too. when i scroll down in web page there is a similar distortion. i googled ...
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Convert Sub/Idx to Srt

There is a similar question was asked before: How can I convert IDX/SUB DVD subtitles into a text SRT subtitle file? more than 6 years ago and the solution is to deal with OCR. There are online tools ...
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Increasing CPU usage while streaming

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS on a Dell Latitude E4310. While playing a stream with Firefox or Chrome/Chromium the CPU usage increases until all cores run at 100%. This takes some minutes and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.5 broke my vimeo player

So everything was working fine, but since updating to 16.04.5, vimeo videos are all choppy in the sense that frames are displayed slowly and sometimes very quickly.
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Ubuntu 16.04, GTKMM, C++, H.264: Display video supplied frame-by-frame on widget

I have a closed-source video capture API -with C headers- from a third party which supports some specific IP camera hardware. I can successfully make calls on this API and get back results like API ...
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Choppy video playback specially on vimeo, Ubuntu 16.04

I have checked out other answers but none of them seemed to work for me. I don't know what other info might be required, please ask me in the comments. Would appreciate if you give the answer in step ...
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Stabilize video only vertically

I took a time lapse series of sunset pictures from a cruise ship, and now I want to make a video of that. Thing is, the ship movement was more noticeable on the final pictures than I expected, so the ...