Questions tagged [video]

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

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How to stop Totem at last frame instead of rewinding?

I am asking a question which is similar to the one which has already been asked in another place on 2009-11-11 by another person, and which has no reply. I want to play a short video once, and then ...
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slow video playing

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop. However, video are not playing in smooth but videos in youtue and other website play without any problem. Can anyone give an advice? And also I tried the sudo apt ...
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No video on tv screen

After installing Ubuntu 20.04 on my media pc I experienced the following problem: When I hook up my HDMI cable directly to the Philips TV I do have sound and video When I hook up the same cable to my ...
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Video playback problems (Intel UHD 750)

I've got a PC with Intel 11500 CPU which works nicely with Windows, but some strange things happen when I try to watch videos with it in Linux. The Linux Desktop works fine, and I've updated Ubuntu. ...
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How to creates animated GIFs with irregular image display times?

I've created animations, I think it was with imagemagick. I had to convert all my images to gif, name them file00.gif, file01.gif, etc., then I had to type a command. I should have written it down... ...
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Video streaming works badly from any website

I was wondering why streaming videos in Chrome from any website (youtube, udemy, netflix, ...) doesn't go smoothly with a laptop running Ubuntu 20.04. I've found very old threads about video card ...
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20.10 => 21.04 update broke Gstreamer's plugins? (RTSP streams over VLC won't work, while i.e. mplayer plays them OK)

After updating to 21.04 (hirsute), my VLC broke as for the RTSP stream playback functionality. I suspect this to be related to my gstreamer plug-ins breaking down during the install. Running the RTSP ...
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easycap with color issues from some devices?

I bought an EasyCap video capture USB device which "works" to some extent right out of the box (go Ubuntu Linux!) but for one of my devices it has trouble getting the color info. The video ...
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Visual Glitches on Ubuntu 20.04

Since a couple of days ago I am experiencing huge visual glitches on my screen (only in some apps). The issue gets worse while in high CPU usage. I've tried to update the video driver, but it didn't ...
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ffmpeg: mp4 to camera: Conversion

I found the following question and tried to send a mp4 video to my camera: Is there any way ffmpeg send video to /dev/video0 on Ubuntu? I used the following command: ffmpeg -re -i fakezoom.mp4 -map 0:...
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Using feh to change desktop background

I am trying to make https://github.com/terroo/wallset program work with mp4 to set wallpapers. The program uses ffmpeg to cut the video into images and every fraction of a second change the ...
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Can't detect built-in camera after installation

I have an old laptop (>4 years)with the bare minimum to work with. I installed Lubuntu 16.04.3 LTS and so far so good, my only issue is that the built-in camera isn't being detected by any app. I'm ...
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Microsoft teams videos are always redirected to microsoft stream

I have just installed microsoft Teams on my ubuntu laptop. I have also another computer (which has windows) with Teams installed, in this way I can make a comparison. Unfortunately when I click on ...
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Parts of screen darker/images overlayed when watching youtube fullscreen, can be captured in screenshot

Here is a picture Hi. Sometimes when watching videos, my screen will be darker in certain parts of it than others. It often seems to pull in a dimmed copy of another program, tab (sometimes a ...
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Can I use CCTV cam as a usb web cam direct on PC?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and I have unused CCTV camera, so I wanted to use it instead my web cam because it's quality is better, I connected it with 12v adapter to power source and I convert an old USB ...
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How to replace integrated subtitle with external subtitle using ffmpeg?

I want to replace the subtitle present in Stream #0:6(eng) with an external subtitle.ass video information Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'input.mkv': Metadata: creation_time : 2021-03-06T17:59:...
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Fractional Scaling causes full-screen video to freeze with totem and vlc, but not Chrome

OS: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS x86_64 Kernel: 5.4.0-70-generic Mobo: ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING CPU: Intel i9-9900K (16) @ 5.000GHz GPU: AMD ATI Radeon R9 285/380 driver=amdgpu Memory: 2725MiB / 32032MiB Kernel ...
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Letters all scrambeld - only 4

I have latest ubuntu release (20.04) with gnome fallback session. After reboot I got all letters scrambled. On desktop, in terminal, in explorer all files have only first four letters. I don't know ...
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Does the video player software I need for work exist?

Short version: is there a video player for Ubuntu that will display timecode from the video file as well as give me a quick information window about bitrate, codec and audio configuration, a la ...
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How to convert MKV to MP4 using ffmpeg keeping all video, audio tracks and subtitles?

I have been trying to convert mkv to mp4 using ffmpeg -i input.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec copy output.mp4 The input.mkv has two different audio track and one subtitle . But the problem I am getting is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Youtube playback not working

I'm facing this weird issue where youtube stops working after a while. It loads, but the video itself does not play. It waits for a while and then it says if video doesn't start playing, restart your ...
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20.04 system slows down when video is playing

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 (kernel 5.8.0-48) on a Lenovo P15s. My settings should match the ones in Lenovo's guide. When I'm playing video (particularly when my webcam is on), the ...
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How does one get Firefox media playing on Ubuntu 20.04?

I have a brand new Ubuntu 20.04 running on my new computer. YouTube videos play without a glitch, but no other audio/video can play. H/W accelerator is off. When I try to install ffmpeg, I end up ...
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Poor video & image quality in Ubuntu Studio 20.10 with Nvidia GTX 1050 ti

Problems with video playback (poor quality) and picture rendering (artefacts) Ubuntu Studio 20.10 installed from 5.8.0-25 low latency (Plasma 5.19.5 / KDE frameworks 5.74.0 / Graphics processor NV137 (...
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Media player significantly quieter than browser

Whenever I use the default video player, or VLC media player my sound is always suspiciously quiet. I have to turn it all the way up in order to hear it. I thought this was an issue with my sound but ...
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How to connect camcorder to Ubuntu via HDMI

My camcorder Panasonic includes an HDMI cable. Is there any software I can use to play the videos to my laptop via HDMI port? My system is Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS.
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Acer Swift 3 hardware acceleration problem

I have an Acer Swift 3 (2020) Ryzen 4500u/8gb ram Everything works perfectly. But video playback doesn't use hardware acceleration, it's all on the CPU. I have changed flags on chrome/brave/Chromium, ...
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How to edit 4K 422 10 bit videos on Ubuntu 20.04 and render them in 422 10bit for youtube?

I need to edit 10 bit videos from my camera and render them in MP4 to post HDR videos to youtube. Can anyone help me with this task, i have tried kdenlive, but it's not support 10bit render, i have ...
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Video driver suddenly changed to llvmpipe upon startup

I had shut down my pc a little while ago, and when I booted it up just now, the screen is all stretched and low resolution, I went into my settings and it says my graphics is llvmpipe, I didn't ...
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Is the lack of good Intel drivers for Linux slowing down my video playback?

I recently bought a Chuwi Lark Box Pro and installed Ubuntu on it removing Windows 10 in the process. The computer advertises support for 4k video decoding, but when I try to play a 1080p video with ...
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Unable to play videos (mp4) with VLC nor Parole

I'm rather new to Linux. Running Xubuntu, currently up-to-date. Opening the mp4s with Parole Media Player gives me a ("lined-out") image where you can't see anything.... kind of like a ...
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Command line video renderer: Nokia 3310

I have a Nokia 3310 and it has a video player. Unfortunately, it has to have videos specially rendered for it at very low resolution and with very specific codecs. (MPEG-4 video) I was wondering if ...
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How can I convert an .mkv file to .mp4 and keep the subtitles?

I've been trying to convert an .mkv file into .mp4. With VLC the subtitles got lost. Then I've been trying ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i video.mkv -codec copy video.mp4 The conversion has been very fast, the ...
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Video lag/stuter with Intel graphics

I recently decided to switch from Debian Buster with kernel 4.9 to Ubuntu. I started with Ubuntu 20.04 and I noticed a video stutter on YouTube, Zoom and Netflix. So I decided to switch to Ubuntu 18....
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Is a Samsung NC10 too slow to play video with Lubuntu?

I have recently been trying to breathe life back into an old Samsung NC10 netbook. It has an intel atom 1.66ghz processor and I have upgraded it to 2gb Ram. I have tried Lubuntu and before that the ...
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When casting video to my Chromecast from VLC, for some files only audio plays, no video

I am trying to cast video from my Ubuntu 20 laptop, using VLC 4.0.0, to my Chromecast 3. For some but not all video files, my TV shows only a black screen, although the audio does play as normal. How ...
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Need help getting my 8yr old kid to use the Terminal [closed]

To get my 8 yr old to start using the Terminal to open & view images/videos, I saved her favourite Star Wars & Lord of the Rings videos on the Ubuntu 20.04 machine we've given her to access ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) when opening vlc or celluloid over Ubuntu with i3wm

I'm having this problem where I can't open any video inside ubuntu. To be honest I have no clue about where to look for a solution. But I'm pasting down here the info given by vlc when trying to open ...
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Creating virtual stream of 2 web cam PiP streams

I'm looking for a way to transmit 2 (or more) webcam streams as Pic in Pic and use it as an input to a virtual video device. Thanks in advance!
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Is there a way to send usb camera stream through a color filter before it gets to Zoom or similar?

Pretty much I wanted to see if there was a way to adjust color settings before it gets to a streaming app. Thanks!!
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How to play brand mp42 video?

Outout of file: VID_20190129_195553.mp4: ISO Media, MP4 v2 [ISO 14496-14] Output of ffprobe: [mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2 @ 0x5589e5bb7e40] moov atom not found VID_20190129_195553.mp4: Invalid data found ...
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gmplayer can't run

Everything seems to be installed: $ apt list mplayer\* Listing... Done mplayer-doc/focal,focal 2:1.3.0-8build5 all mplayer-gui/focal,now 2:1.3.0-8build5 amd64 [installed] mplayer-skin-blue/focal,focal ...
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Wine “alt tabs” the game everytime there is a video playing

I have a weird issue in Xubuntu 20.04. When I am playing a game and there is a video cutscene, the games "alt tabs" and I am back at the desktop. I need to click the game windows indicator ...
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Can Android mobile be an external video card in Ubuntu?

I want to make an Android phone work as an additional video card while it charges from USB. Not just a „remote desktop“, but a fully-functional video card with working GPU. As far as I understand, it ...
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How can I signal boost a particularly long standing accessibility bug?

Ever since Ubuntu 19.10, when I turn on the Zoom feature from the accessibility menu, my mouse leaves little square trails running across the screen. 12 others have repro'd this issue, but I suspect ...
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Not able to play some streaming videos on Firefox

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04LTS and Firefox 85.0.1 (64-bit). Some YouTube videos play normally but others don't. Video from some other websites are not playing. When not able to play a video from Udemy, I ...
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Downloaded videos are not playing properly on Video and VLC

Recently I began having a problem playing downloaded videos on both Videos and VLC media player. The videos were downloaded with youtube-dl and previously I was able to play them. I don't have this ...
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Media players keep pausing and starting

I'm running Ubuntu Studio 20.10 and it was working great until yesterday evening. Suddenly, media players just pause and restart themselves every few seconds. Youtube in Firefox (but not Chromium), ...
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Embedded Youtube Video Lagging

I'm experiencing an issue with embedded video lagging. I'm on a clean install of 20.04.2.0 - 5.8.0-43-generic #49~20.04.1-Ubuntu Software is running on an older Dell E7440 with Intel i7-4400 chip with ...
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VLC flashing multiple times, cannot resume videos

On Ubuntu Budgie 20.04.2 (all updates applied, 16GB ram, SSD, desktop, dual display), and VLC 3.0.9.2-1, when I watch a long video and then stop before the end, when I re-open the video VLC flashes ...

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