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Hard-Link video and audio files downloaded with YT-DLP together

So, on my Ubuntu 20.04 machine I have a ton of videos on my hard drive, some downloaded with YouTube-DL while others were downloaded with YT-dlp. I have a bad habit of using the -k flag which keeps ...
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Segmentation fault opening videos in totem

I just upgraded (not a fresh install) from 21.10 to 22.04 LTS. The upgrade went well, no issues there. Unfortunately, I just noticed that I now have some issues when playing videos. In the last hour ...
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Apache Video Stream Error

Making video stream website(localhost) But Problem is not working My html code (test.html) <video> <source src="/home/$user/Documents/video/test.mp4" type="video/MP4&...
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davinci dont show videos on ubuntu [closed]

screenshot how it looks Hi. I'm new user of Linux. I have Mint. I wanted to edit my wideo using Davinci. After following few tutorials it,s finally on my computer, but now I can't play video inside of ...
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Videos will be played to fast (e.g.: youtube, or via VLC), Ubuntu 22.04

Problem : If I set the refresh rate (Gnome settings) from 30 frames per second to 50 frames per second, the videos will be played to fast(approximately twice of original speed), the sound is also to ...
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USB-C hub with HDMI output not working

I recently bought a USB-C hub (QGeeM USB C Hub Multiport Adapter, 7 in 1) that has a HDMI port so I can use two monitors with my Thinkpad E15. For some reason it's not being auto-detected and I can't ...
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I'm getting "The file you tried to play is an empty file" when opening some mkv's

So I downloaded a show with mkv files and almost all play except 2. I receive that error message when attempting to open them even though the files match the correct size as stated by the uploader and ...
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After installing Ubuntu 22.04, the default video player is unable to play any videos

The default video player (Totem) is unable to play videos after installing Ubuntu 22.04. I get the error shown in the screenshot: I also tried installing ubuntu-restricted-extras, but it's still not ...
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How to use ffmpeg to decrease video file size drastically

I've looked around, but all I can find is people asking how to decrease file size without losing quality. I don't care about quality, I just want to get the smallest file size I can. I'd prefer to ...
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VLC open mediafile issue in Lubuntu 22.04LTS

I've updated from 20.04 to 22.04 recently. When I double-click on a video file in the file manager, the vlc window shows up, but it closes immediately without playing anything. However, if I start vlc ...
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webcam problems - can not save picture

i have at least 2 issues with my webcam. first: when i start it up there is no image. setting the resolution then helps as described in this answer. what i could not resolve so far it that when i take ...
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Various AMD driver issues

I've recently deleted windows to fully switch to Ubuntu, but I've hit a few snags along the way. First being, when I try and boot into Ubuntu and dont use the nomodeset addition to grub, it simply ...
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Recursively process video files to make space

I've maxed the storage space I have and I would like to make some space. I've thought of converting all files to mkv and down-scaling high resolution files to a lower resolution. So to convert mp4 to ...
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BD (BlueRay Disk) not complete readable anymore, recover films via Hex-Editor and Avidemux

By the "aging process" some BDs are not complete readable anymore. If so named rpts-Files on BD will be corrupted the respective films will not be indicated by e.g. Nautilus, the BD-recorder ...
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How to perform a looping task in Terminal [duplicate]

I have files like these: 01 - A.wav 02 - B.wav 03 - C.wav an so on until 15 - BLA.wav I want to convert with ffmpeg those .wav files to .mp4 with background I've been already made. And the command ...
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HDMI Audio Issue Ubuntu 22.04

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 from 21.10 today. After upgrade, HDMI Audio setting is not playing any sound through TV Speakers. Video playback on Plex is also broken, stopping and starting and very ...
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make: *** No rule to make target 'clean'. Stop. make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop

I have little experience coding and trying to setup up Python vmaf on Ubuntu using https://github.com/Netflix/vmaf/blob/master/resource/doc/python.md#linux instructions. up to the stage of Clean build ...
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Mouse cursor flickering when streaming video in Chrome. Browser window gets grayed

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on an Asus laptop. I am not attaching any secondary monitor to it. Since few weeks I noticed that when I am watching Youtube videos sometimes the mouse cursor starts ...
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FFmpeg reclocation error and no version information available when running ffmpeg

When ffmpeg is executed, a relocation error and no version information available appears. The device is Jetsonano and the environment is Ubuntu 18.04 and the camera is using picam2. I installed gcc ...
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The Videos app, not browser, enable hardware acceleration for Nvidia proprietary 510 driver

When I installed Ubuntu, I checked the "Install third-party..." option and Nvidia proprietary 510 driver was installed by default. I opened a video file (H264) using the default "Videos&...
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HDMI to USB-C adaptor does not works on ubuntu

I bought the adaptor CHOETECH HUB-H12 and it does not display video when connecting the HDMI cable, i have also tested with other adapters (dell) and it does not work. System info: System: Kernel: ...
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How to Save Videos That Play in Browser

When I first installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I started to do some work on a course I'm taking. There are plenty of videos in the course modules. The first video I attempted to watch in browser downloaded ...
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How force Ubuntu to show movie on the display using web app as remote control

I want to make own digital signage app. I have Ubuntu server installed on RPi4B. On that machine I serve the web application with frontend (React.js) and backend (Express.js) on the localhost. This ...
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Ubuntu software to create karaoke videos from instrumental audio files

Are there any known applications to create MP4/CDG video files from already ripped audio files? This would be a tool to input an already ripped audio track, and then have user enter lyrics and lay out ...
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Is it possible to view videos with Amazon Fire Stick using a wireless connection? [closed]

Here goes my enquiry: I would like to watch videos on TV using a wireless network and the Amazon Fire TV Stick. I have the 20.04.1 LTS version of Ubuntu installed, and I use the VLC media player to ...
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UHD600 can't play video

Ubuntu 21.10, UHD 600 (system recognizes as UHD 605) The problem: can't play movies in default preproducer nor in vlc, it only plays audio. Firefox (even with VA-API enabled) can't play a 720px video ...
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qv4l2 no longer controls zoom level

I use qv4l2 to adjust my logitech camera. Under "user control" it used to let me zoom, but now it only has brightness, contrast, etc. I don't know what changed. I upgraded to Ubuntu 21.10 ...
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Problem with video (including webcam) - black flickering stripes (Ubuntu 18.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit) with MATE 1.20 desktop. I'm having a problem with video (including the webcam) - it sort of works, but often with ugly flickering black stripes in the upper part of ...
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Onboard video and audio issues, Ubuntu 20 04, ASRock N68C GS4 FX motherboard

I have an ASRock N68C GS4 FX motherboard and an AMD Phenom II 940x4 cpu, 4gb memory. I installed Ubuntu 20 04. I can't seem to get the video right for I have distortional lines over the panther ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Youtube/Netflix/Hulu All video playback slowed down

I run Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on virtual machine. My host OS is windows 10. Ubuntu has been running fine for me on this pc for the past year or so. Today all of the sudden any video I try to watch (chrome,...
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Add video on libreoffice ppt

I'm trying to add an mp4 video on ppt document on LibreOffice impress but the video appears as an image, how can I resolve this?
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Webcam not working for Zoom/Cheese but works on browser

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04. My webcam won't work for applications like Cheese and Zoom client. But it works in the browser when I use Google Meet via Firefox for example. My webcam worked fine before I ...
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VLC audio and video stutter at very regular intervals while playing back a network stream

(Ubuntu 20.04) I recently experienced a problem when trying to playback a network stream in VLC under Ubuntu 20.04. At regular intervals, the audio and and video would stutter briefly. The same ...
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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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Internal Graphics Adapter better BIOS value

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.4 LTS, inside a desktop computer with H61M-P31W8 (MS-7788) motherboard and Intel i5 (four cores) 64 bit CPU. In the BIOS menu, there are two items dedicated to the internal ...
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Burning Subtitle Track in Handbrake for HTML Player

When I burn a subtitle track into a video using handbrake and upload it to my server, the html player doesn't show the subtitles, but when I play the video locally, they show just fine. I never had ...
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Firefox won't play video on one site, says I need to try another browser ubuntu 20.04

I have 20.04 on two computers. One will play channels on https://ustv247.tv/ and the other (new install) says it is unable to play and that I should try another browser. I use Firefox on both. I ...
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Firefox dropping 50% of frames

Since today firefox has started dropping about 50% of frames. It has always had bad performance on ubuntu but never this bad. Anybody experiencing the same issue? Ubuntu 21.10 Ryzen 9 3900X 12 core ...
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How to enable DRI for i915 laptop video card when glxgears not render output without error provided?

I've did sudo apt-get purge nvidia* sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg sudo update-...
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Converting videos to single codec format

I simply want to convert videos, any video codec format(ex: HEVC, MPEG4) to AVC(H.264/x264) .mp4 container with audio codec AAC. I don't want to resize (scale) the video, I don't want to change its ...
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Video codecs strange behavior after suspend

After starting my computer back up from a suspend, playing video files in any player such as VLC or mpv shows a distorted picture like this: I can fix it only by logging out and back in, or ...
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Can't Kill VLC until Restart

Sometimes, after I play some videos with VLC Media Player, it stops working and I can't use it or kill it. The icon still appears in the system tray. When I click it and press "Quit," ...
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Chrome in Ubuntu 21.10 only achieves video acceleration with VP9, not with H.264, resulting in higher CPU usage

I'm checking with the developers tools, and with VP9 on youtube, I get Vpx decode, but with H264, I get FFMpeg only. I'm launching with the flags: --ignore-gpu-blocklist --use-gl=desktop --enable-...
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No video on VLC when using 200% scaling on 4k screen

I have a built-in PC with NVIDIA Graphix and two 4K screens, Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS. I need the scaling to be set to 200% because otherwise everything becomes tiny. Whenever I play a video on VLC, no ...
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Why is ffmpeg and vlc able run RTSP stream but gstreamer is unable to?

When executing this command (gst-launch-1.0 rtspsrc location=rtsp://--- --gst-debug=3) I get this output: Image Not sure how to make sense of this because my RTSP stream is sending via TCP. Also, this ...
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How to fix videos that turn to white while watching them?

Every time I play a video (mp4, avi, etc) with Ubuntu 21.10, the video fades to white including the controllers (like play button, the time bar etc) but the audio is still working. Is there a way to ...
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Cannot access '/dev/video*'

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I would really appreciate your help. I am having an issue with accessing to my web cam from my Lenovo X1 carbon (running Ubuntu 20.04). yuxiang@...
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gphoto2 /FFmpeg: Could not write header for output file #0 (incorrect codec parameters ?):

First question here as I have been finding answers to everything else I had issues with previously, thanks to all who contribute here.. I followed this guide to use gphoto2 and ffmpeg to use my Fuji X-...
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When using VLC player 3.0.16 Vetinari, do I still need to separately instal video codecs, like H.265 / HEVC? [duplicate]

I'm using the latest Ubuntu Desktop 21.10, 64bit on Raspberry Pi 4B, 8Gb and I wander, if I need to separately install video codecs, like H.265 / HEVC, when using VLC player? I'm a newcomer to Ubuntu ...
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screen tearing horizontal lines bug in ubuntu 20.04 while playing video or dragging window

In my system I have intel HD Graphics 620. When I play video or drag any window I see the horizontal lines on the screen like slices. horizonal lines while playing video I tried one solution. i have ...
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