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Video calling (grandparents)

I need an extremely simple solution for video calling. I'm planning to use an old laptop with webcam. My goal is that my grandparents only need to turn on the machine and it would automatically start ...
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Live transcriber/subtitling tools for ubuntu

I am looking for Ubuntu apps to transcribe/subtitling live speech from any source, e.g., while YouTube is playing. I have installed Ardour v5 and FluidSynth but I don't know how to use these and I ...
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Open source radeon driver and hardware accelerated video

I have just installed Ubuntu 20.04 and I find the performance pleasing. I noticed that I have Radeon driver preinstalled with the ubuntu installation. I have a apu HD 8370D which is pre-GCN. It doesn'...
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streaming video recording in ubuntu

my project consists in sending a streaming video from a server to a client, in order to evaluate the QoE I want to record the video perceived by the client in order to make the comparison between the ...
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Graphics driver not keeping up under Ubuntu 20.04

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 19.10 to 20.04. I experience the following problem. The graphics is slightly delayed every second or so. This can be seen in at least three ways. 1) Video playback ...
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CPU starts using its 100% power while playing high quality videos

I had no problem when I was playing HD videos (greater than 720P, even 4K too) in Ubuntu 19.10. I have just Installed Ubuntu 20.04 and trying to play HD videos, but video starts lagging and CPU uses ...
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Problem with old video data

so I've videos from 2000 year on my CD/DVD disks, problem is that I can't play that videos, I mean it plays but just 5-7 second, next happen data allocated, I see that video is going -1, -2, -3 ... ...
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Redirect two webcam to a virtual camera using ffmpeg

I've used sudo modprobe v4l2loopback to create a virtual camera #2. And I used ffmpeg -i /dev/video0 -s 1280x720 -vcodec rawvideo -pix_fmt yuv420p -threads 0 -f v4l2 /dev/video2 to redirect ...
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Screen hiccups (flickers) every 10 seconds or so

Similar to, Koulou, I also have screen hiccups (although for me it's every 10 seconds or so rather than every second) after upgrading from 19.10 to 20.04 on a ThinkPad. I do not seem to have any ...
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Why is playing HD video with VLC lagging

I have a very recent computer, with a GeForce RTX 2060 properly installed with nvidia driver, I've seen that there is lagging in the playing of videos with HDMI, especially with VLC (but also with ...
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Ubuntu sometimes doesn't play videos - not codec related

I've had my installation of KUbuntu 19.4 for a while now and I love it. I only have one issue with it, purely by chance I'll notice that a youtube video won't play. It'll buffer and indicate progress ...
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Handbrake preview video “Missing GStreamer plugin”

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 and chose to install non-free codecs upon installation. But apparently I'm still missing some codecs. When I want to preview a file in handbrake, I get these ...
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Can't access webcam settings

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, Gnome version 3.28.2. I am struggling with my built-in webcam. I can use it with Zoom, but I can't seem to find how to change the webcam settings; I suspect I may have ...
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Black screen for one second before a system error sound

The screen goes black after a system sound, for example if I want to list files and write 'ls /usr/a' and then press 'tab' in the console, if there are more than 1 file, a system sound is produced, ...
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Whats the best way to edit the MetaData of home videos?

I've been digitizing my home movies using OBS. I would like to edit the Metadata Seen Here: I've looked into VLC, but any changes I make in it, dont show up here. How can I modify this data?
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Where to see Video Output of Droidcam in Ubuntu

I am submitting this question after searching a lot. So please help me. So I have successfully installed Droidcam both on my Ubuntu 18.04 and android device. I have connected both through USB cable ...
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How to change screen recording quality

Hello guys I have a problem with screen recording quality, I need to know how I change my screen recording quality in Ubuntu? Like Other Desktop Recording Softwares in windows? How can I do that? How ...
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Adjust the srt timestamp subtitles in a batch way

I have such a srt subtitle file 1 00:00:03,575 --> 00:00:05,134 Paul's letter to the Romans 2 00:00:05,134 --> 00:00:07,164 it's one of the longest and most significant things 3 00:00:07,165 -...
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I cannot play videos in facebook using linux 20.04

I am unable to play videos in facebook or bbc iplayer. I am using firefox as my browser. In facebook,the video looks just the same after I press "play" as before. Its as though I have not pressed play ...
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20.04 - Screen problem (vertical green lines)

After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04, my screen has now two vertical green lines (Here a screenshot of my desktop: https://imgur.com/SRvog9E). Does anyone know why is that and how I can get rid of them? ...
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How to setup a desktop to run 3 independent monitors? [closed]

I am trying to build a new desktop and i need to be able to have 3 monitors connected to the desktop. I am planning to use them as individual monitors (ex. on the 1st monitor i have my local news ...
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live video not streaming in ubuntu 20.04lts

This error shows when i watch online video . The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.
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How to get v4l2 loopback device to be recognized? [duplicate]

I am trying to set up a greenscreen effect for a video conference in Google Meet, which runs in a web browser, in this case Google Chrome. As an initial test I have set up a V4L2 loopback device and ...
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Is there a way for me to be able to watch Youtube videos from “YouTube Movies” on Linux?

When I try to watch a video from the YouTube Movie collection, say this old flick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqtw2P9mh3w (Note: I think that you at least need be logged in to access the video) ...
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Ubuntu studio desktop doesn't render properly

I have just installed Ubuntu studio 20.04 and the desktop renders like this: All the other screens like the loading screen and login screen look normal. Only after logging in, the desktop looks like ...
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Poor/slow video on Zoom

I am having a problem with the latest vs of Zoom on Ubuntu 20., the video is slow/delayed. My camera is new and works fine with other video platforms, in addition to the program SayCheese. I need to ...
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Video blinking problem at full-screen

Recently I installed ubuntu 20.04 in my Lenovo s145 laptop along with windows 10. All videos are playing well when screen is minimized. But it starts blinking when i turn it into fullscreen. I tried ...
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Screen hiccups after upgrade to 20.04

After upgrading to 20.04 on my Thinkpad X250 I started facing issues with random screen hiccups. It seems that the screen is freezing instantly every second or so. I've tried to change the refresh ...
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Video playback got worse from 19.10 to 20.04 with dual screen

In kubuntu 19.10 I alsready had issues with video playback and dual screen: VLC opened on the right screen only, but positioned the video as if it was covering both screens, i.e. I saw the right half ...
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Adobe Flash Plaer is enabled but not working

I have Ubuntu 18.04 and my Canonical Partners are activated and up to date. I have installed Adobe flash player, it is enabled, I try to play a video or music, it asks to allow Adobe Flash to run, I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Dual Monitor

Hello im new on Linux i have two monitor same model one is HDMI other is DVI the HDMI one work fine the second DVI is detected by ubuntu in configuration and i have no image Monitor : 2x LG 27 Inch ...
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PyQt5 QtMultimedia shows black screen on playing H.264 video

We are using a tool based on PyQt5 for some video processing. Since a few days some users complain, that the tool shows only a black screen instead of a video. Sound is still working. We were able to ...
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vlc video doing play stop behavior

When I run lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' I am getting 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 (rev 02) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company HD Graphics 620 ...
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Loading files to play .mp4 video causing dpkg error & blocked Terminal screen

O/S; Ubuntu 19.10 on AMD (Ryzen5). Objective; To play .mp4 video clips Steps taken; 1. Ran 'sudo apt install libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly libdvd-pkg' the ...
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How to automatic get the best audio/video/graphics parameters to each individual configuration

I use UbuntuStudio 19.10. I wonder if there is some Linux native app to automatic get the best audio/video/graphics drivers parameters whatever the local (individual) hardware configuration is. I'm ...
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Integrated Webcam not working Macbook Pro 2015

I have just updated my 2015 Macbook Pro from Ubuntu 18.04LTS to 20.04LTS. However, I am unable to get the integrated webcam working. All repos and software are up to date, however I get no picture ...
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redefine links for ldconfig

This is my machine configuration: OS: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS x86_64 Kernel: 5.4.0-29-generic Shell: bash 5.0.16 DE: GNOME Terminal: gnome-terminal CPU: Intel i7-4700MQ (8) @ 3.400GHz GPU: Intel 4th Gen ...
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Recommended video creator for YouTube on Ubuntu?

In short I actually want to upload some audio to YouTube. You Tube only takes video. Obviously. So I want to make an audio book type file; an audio file and a single image turned into a video file. I ...
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Incomplete/incorrect end files when capturing HDV 1080i with dvgrab 3.5 Ubuntu 18.04.2

I successfully capture DV footage with dvgrab creating multiple 1 Gig files. When capturing HDV 1080i video the files are incomplete or with incorrect ending. Hardware: Sony HDR-HC1E PAL Sony HDR-...
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I have an error with Gnome Sushi video preview

Recently, I upgraded from Ubuntu 19.04 to 19.10, and now preview can't display video part (mp4). Some mp3 made with Audacity also doesn't work properly, but other mp3 is ok. Pictures (png, jpg) are ok ...
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Video problems with EFI boot on KVM/QEMU

when I boot ubuntu-20.04-legacy-server-amd64.iso on Proxmox 6.1 (uses KVM/QEMU hypervisor) with BIOS=OVMF (UEFI) I get corrupted video after select "Install Ubuntu Server" on Grub. When I boot ubuntu-...
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Youtube DRM Movie videos are quality limited in Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04

I have intalled recently Ubuntu 20.04 on my HP pavilion with AMD Ryzen 3. I already installed the restricted extras and Google Chrome... now already i can watch all YouTube videos. The problem is when ...
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mpv play all the videos in just one window

I am utilizing kubuntu's default video player - mpv. I want all the video will only played in one window, for instance. video01.mkv video02.mkv video03.mkv When mpv is playing video01.mkv, if I ...
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VideoDownloader Cannot to Download Videos from YouTube

I use UbuntuStudio 19.10 (I'm still waiting for the full 20.04 upgrading) I downloaded and Installed the app: "Video Downloader 0.2.6", from "unrud" (Gnome Software Center). Since 3 or 4 days ago, I ...
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Choppy Video playback on Ubuntu 20.04

I tried to play videos in my computer which has Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. But, the videos are not running smoothly. For example each dialogue and its corresponding scene are getting repeated over and over. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 extremely slow - Zoom problem?

Installed Ubuntu 20.04 (from scratch - not an upgrade) a week ago still struggling with very slow video. (even when no other applications is operating - just playing solitaire goes very slow. The ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 | Video codecs | Default firefox browser not playing some content

I cant play videos like the ones on most twitter posts (samples https://twitter.com/doglab/status/1255593258916499458?s=20 ; https://twitter.com/daaallly/status/1255561716001275905?s=20)but chrome ...
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Firefox - Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Ubuntu 20.04 New Install

Firefox will periodically not play videos giving me this error: Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats > available.Click here to visit our frequently asked questions ...
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Video in web browsers suddenly starts playing at double speed with no sound

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on a Dell Precision 5530 and I pretty regularly get a condition in which all videos in my web browsers (Firefox and Chrome simultaneously affected) suddenly start ...
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How to fix incorrect aspect ratio in video files

I have a number of video files of various formats (mostly MP4 and FLV) that have apparently been encoded with the wrong aspect ratio, so when they are played with standard settings they appear ...

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