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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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Ubuntu 18.10 chrome youtube problem

I have installed Ubuntu 18.10 a few days ago and encountered strange error while playing youtube videos in Chrome. When I try to open a video, the screen just says: "An error occurred. Please try ...
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Full-screen Applications increase screen brightness to maximum

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad (LED screen) and can adjust the screen brightness without any issues. However, when watching videos, e.g. on VLC media player or Totem Movie Player, I ...
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Opera - your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available

I'm using opera browser version 56.0.3051.43 on Ubuntu 16.04 with I3wm and I get your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available when trying to play some videos on ...
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Analog video capture (Hauppauge Live USB) Error - vidioc_qbuf: message too long

I know about Hauppauge 610 Analog Video Capture Script or Command and Script to Capture VHS Tapes Using the Hauppauge 610 USB-Live 2 Analog Video Digitizer and Video Capture Device. I run their ...
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Zoom Video conference on Pi 3 B+

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with the Zoom Video Conference System. But i totally fail. Any thoughts how to accomplice that? Thanks!
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How to dDownload 4k ultra HD videos in mp4 format

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS and Mozilla Firefox Quatum (last version). I can download 4K UltraHD videos from YouTube but only in webm format. I wonder why I have not the option to download that ...
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Ubuntu Sluggish with Intel HD 520 (Using too much CPU)

I've just installed Ubuntu but I'm having a problem. The animations are a little bit sluggish. I also absolutely can't watch an YouTube video in a resolution higher than 480p as it constantly stops. ...
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Video Outpt stuttering

After installing 18.04, my video playback is stuttering. I have an hybrid graphics card intel/AMD. I doesn't have any idea about Ubuntu. Appreciate any help.
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 sound missing [duplicate]

Today i restarted my PC and out of nowhere sound gone and online videos sometimes playing sometimes not( local video files are playing normally but without sound ) and terminal and files folder not ...
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Logitech webcam - focus resetting

I want to capture images from a Logitech C910 webcam in intervals. Problem is that after a shot is taken, the camera resets focus, making the next shot unfocused. I am using v4l2-ctl to set the focus....
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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 do I solve ccp 'initialization failed' and probe fail in Ubuntu 18 amd64?

ccp 0000:00:08.0: could not enable MSI-X (-22), trying MSI ccp 0000:00:08.0: could not enable MSI (-22) ccp 0000:00:08.0: initialization failed ccp: probe of 0000:00:08.0 failed with error -22 What ...
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Youtube video stutter

I have an HP EliteBook 840 G1 (i5 4300u with 8Gb RAM and intel HD graphics 4400) and when I use Chrome in Ubuntu 18.04 to play Youtube videos on an external monitor using the Display port with a ...
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Any browser that doesn't cause noisy fan noise when playing youtube videos? [closed]

I am using Firefox in Linux. Whenever I play YouTube videos on my 4K LCD laptop screen or on an external 4K TV, I hear noisy fan noise. Switching between Intel HD iGPU and Nvidia 1050 Ti GPU is the ...
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How can I record an mp4 video from a webcam with a different audio source with FFMPEG?

I'm trying to use this command, but the result is laggy, stops sometimes and the audio is gone after 1 second. Audio + Video - doesn't work ffmpeg -f alsa -i hw:0,0 -f v4l2 -input_format mjpeg -i /...
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Youtube “video zoomed in” bug, both in Chrome & Firefox, incognito mode or not. It works fine in other Linux & Windows though

So, I have this bug in Youtube when viewing videos (HTML5), the "video window" contains a zoomed-in version of the video, so the bottom and right part of the video don't show, they are so to speak "...
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Video freezes when VLC player is in full screen mode

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04. Everything went fine and the upgrade was successful. But, after a few days, I played a .mp4 video with VLC player. The video played in full screen mode for 3 ...
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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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Youtube stutter on linux, works on windows

Youtube videos stutter and aren't smooth in general, even if they don't drop any frames. On linux it drops more frames compared to windows 10, both using h264 videos since vp9 videos are even worse. ...
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Firefox won't play MP4 files from the server

I'm hosting mp4 videos on my university server and when I try to play them in Firefox, I get the following error "No video with supported format and MIME type found". I can play those videos on Chrome ...
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Youtube Player Glitch on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with latest version of Chrome (70.0.3538.67). Whenever I open a YouTube video for the first time, this YouTube player will act weird like shown in picture below. It zoom in ...
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youtube in firefox not showing part of the video and full screen and theater mode icons

i had this problem for 2 months maybe now i use to ignore it but i said to myself why not find a solution so my problem is with firefox when ever i play a youtube video it cuts part of the video image ...
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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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Video/audio no longer works after apt upgrade

So I did an apt update/upgrade yesterday. I noted that there was an unusual number of packages ready to update, over 250 iirc. I think I must have forgotten to update after upgrading Ubuntu to 18.04.1,...
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How to install H.265 / HEVC codec on Ubuntu Linux v17 +

I would like to be able to play HEVC files in Ubuntu v18 but I know since version 17 the following plugin is not installable: hutber@hutber ~ $ sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265 Reading ...
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How to set non-GUI mplayer as the default video application in Ubuntu 18.04?

This question has been asked already here, but not answered. That is why I am asking this question again... I want mp4 video files associated with the Non-GUI version of mplayer! The video files are ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 playing MP4 doesn't work

Installed on three (one dell latitude laptop, one dell all-in-one and one ASUS desktop) systems Ubuntu 18.0.1. After install cannot play, with standard installed Totem player, on any of the systems ...
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HD .mkv files - any hope for improvement in 18.04

I am having difficulty running HD .mkv files in 17.04. I was wanting to upgrade to 18.04 but read that the graphics drivers don't work properly and have been downgraded in current releases. Is there ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 video issues in all browsers

An odd issue since clean install of 18.04 (using standard Ubuntu Gnome 3 or straight up Gnome 3) - video stutters only in browsers, absolutely fine otherwise. This effects all browsers and all types ...
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Video playing back laggy [Ubuntu 18.04]

I've completely reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop, I installed the proper drivers for my video card, and I've checked my HTML5 Video playback. I've installed ubuntu-restricted-extra and libdvdnav4 ...
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Software to convert video to picture or video to .JPG to avoid taking screenshots by hand for many videos

I want an application to convert videos to a series of images. I need to be able to do conversion from videos to .jpg and .png and other picture format output files. I need to be able to set the ...
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How can I create a title coverpage for a MP4 video

I have several MP4 videos with talks given by several speakers in a scientific conference and I wanted to create a title page for each with the relevant information: Title of the talk Name of ...
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Why videos and scrolling have a low frame buffering(freezing) on Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS and how to fix this?

Unfortunately,since I moved to this linux distro my screen has a buffering issue when I use whatever kind of browser and when I play any video with or without a browser.The screen runs like chopped up ...
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NUC7 either no sound or no video

I have bought a NUC7PJYH with UHD605 graphics because our new 50" UHD tv was to big a mouthfull for my old Acer Revo 3610 with Nvidia ION as a Mythtv frontend. I installed Xubuntu 18.04 and Mythtv-...
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Issues with OpenCV HIGHGUI reading camera properties

I am using Ubuntu 16.04.4 VM (vmware workstation 14) with a Windows 10 host. I am running a custom program from a third party that requires a UVC compatible camera. I am using a Logitech c920 camera. ...
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18.04 LTS - things look wrong

I continue to be an idiot. I have upgraded to 18.04 and it seems that sites such as youtube (in particular) are not functioning correctly. On both the Firefox and Chromium browser, when one watches ...
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How to retrieve a mp4 file into KdenLive for Ubuntu?

I've installed Kedenlive on Ubuntu 18.04. And I have also downloaded an mp4 video from AndroidAir; the video was originally recorded on my phone (Huawei Mate 10 Pro). When I tried to retrieve the mp4 ...
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H264 Hi10P Playback

I cannot get Hi10P H264 videos to properly render in VLC or Kodi on my XU4. If the MKV has subtitles they will show up but the video is just a grey wall with slight pixelization at the top, same issue ...
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Failed upgrade to 18.04.1 Videos no longer play

i upgraded from 16.04.1 LTS to 18.04.1 LTS. Both local and online videos will no longer play. Specifically, when accessing youtube online, in chrome, the progress circle continues to spin. in ...
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Fresh ubuntu 18.04 won't play videos

I cannot reproduce videos in browser or in vlc. I can see a screenshot of the video, and I can forward and preview the video but it won't play. I have installed following packages: sudo apt install ...
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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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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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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 ...