Questions tagged [video-player]

A video player is a software application that is used to play video files. Use this tag if your question is related to a video player problem.

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Software recommendation for a video player that supports Chromecast casting [closed]

VLC is not launching on my HP ProBook 440 G8 Notebook PC.I want to watch video on TV I request a list of video player applications that support Chromecast casting.
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How to make video go forwards and backwards using the mouse scroll wheel in Celluloid video player?

How to attach mouse scroll wheel with Celluloid video player to forward & backward video? Which command should I run for this?
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Opera browser stopped playing videos

Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS 64 bit A few days ago Opera One (version: 107.0.5045.15) stopped playing videos on multiple sites where videos used to play OK. I have not knowingly made any changes that might have ...
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Video with DRM can't be played, suddenly stop working but it works sometimes after re-login in Ubuntu

I'm experiencing a strange behavior. Sometimes every video can't be played or stop working after a while, without any apparent reason. After a session logout and login, it come back working. When it ...
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Fail to initialize openGL support in ubuntu 23.04, nvidia RTX 2060

Irrespective of the type of video, Ubuntu's inbuild video player refuses to load the video and shows this warning.
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Problem with MP4/H264 metadata crop values

I have Ubuntu 20.04 Mate, VLC 3.0.9.2, MPV 0.32.0, MPlayer 1.3.0, AVIdemux 2.7.6. I have a video file (H264/AAC/MP4) in 16:9 aspect (1024x576p) where the video was accidentaly horizontaly squeezed to ...
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The sound plays very fast

System Info: Ubuntu Studio Version 22.04.2 LTS Jammy Jellyfish Motherboard: Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) CPU: 12-Core AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, 4267 MHz (42.75 x 100) Video Card: AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 ...
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How to fix the quality of MP4 videos on ubuntu

so I have gnome-restricted-extras but just look at this How can I fix this I know I can use vlc but why is this happening is there any solution to it? I have latest ubuntu version updated
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Haruna video player (snap) not working - libmsrpc3.so.0 error

I wanted to try the latest Haruna player (0.10.3), but it is not available as apt installation (that is 0.9.3), and after installing the snap version I get this: env BAMF_DESKTOP_FILE_HINT=/var/lib/...
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How can I play videos with Totem on Ubuntu 22.04? [duplicate]

The default video player (Totem) is unable to play videos after installing Ubuntu 22.04. I tried opening an MP4 file and I get the error: An error occured The specified movie could not be found. I ...
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Any video player other than VLC to add background to subtitles?

The title is saying it all: I would like a player other than VLC to play videos that have embedded subs and hide these under my own + a background. I use VLC much more often than I have this need for ...
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Ubuntu Videos: "Could not initialise OpenGL support" - Raspberry Pi 4

I'm having a problem playing a .mp4 (don't know the codec used) video using Ubuntu Videos (the stock player) on RPi 4. I'm using Ubuntu 22.10 (upgraded from 22.04). I get the above error "Could ...
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VLC is not working on Ubuntu 22.04

I just upgraded my system from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04, however, the VLC media player is not working at all, I tried to uninstall it and re-install it (vlc 3.0.18) again using sudo snap install vlc but ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS Totem video player crashes on launch

The Totem video player is crashing on launch, it was working yesterday but now it stopped working. Launching it from terminal gives me this: (totem:33272): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: 16:29:23.486: ...
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KMPlayer does not open any video

I installed KMPlayer using sudo apt-get install kmplayer on Ubuntu 22.04 but I can't open any video. Why?
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How can I hide the timer at left/top corner of SMPlayer 19.10?

Where in SMPlayer 19.10 under Ubuntu 20.04 can I find a setting to hide the timer at the left/top corner?
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Videos app makes the system crash after trying to play a video - Ubuntu 22.04

It's been some months since I'm facing this issue. Everytime I try to play a video with any extension with the Videos app, the system freezes and I have to force the PC to power off and boot. This is ...
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How to set a player as default for whole FOLDERS in Ubuntu 22.04?

The question does not aim at default for playing single files, but when wanting to select an entire folder with Ubuntu 22.04. Currently the only option is to 'open with other application' and then ...
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How to configure the foward/rewind step size (in seconds) in GNOME Videos (totem)?

I'm using right/left arrows to skip time on Gnome Video but default settings for this are too much forward (right arrow + mouse scroll up): 60 seconds backward (left + mouse scroll down): 15 second ...
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Movies not shown properly by Videos app

Since I upgraded to 22.04, some movie files in mp4 format are not shown correctly by the standard Videos app (formerly "Totem"). VLC has no problem with these files. Other mp4 files will ...
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What media players are available?

I'm trying to sync a subtitle in VLC but it doesn't work. Syncing is working in Kodi but I don't like that player. I don't want to install a lot of media players and test them.
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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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not opening video mpg file in ubuntu 20.04

I have installed ubuntu 20.04 on my desktop. But, the mpg video file is not opening here. I followed the command " sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras" but it is not showing anything ...
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Video in google meet

Unable to open my video in google meet Voice is clear in google meet conference, but video cannot be switched on I use Ubuntu and firefox browser when I followed instructions for Cheese,I am able to ...
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hdvp html player v1.0 doesn't work in firefox browser

Downloaded ubuntu 21.04 and cannot play videos in browser. Adobe flash player needed in Firefox browser. Since Adobe Flash is EOL after end of 2020, can I use some other flash sw? Any advice?
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1080p video can't play in VLC

I was first a Windows user, but recently switched to Ubuntu. I want to play 1080p .mkv videos on VLC but it won't play properly. In Windows it works but not in Ubuntu. VLC was my default player, but ...
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Can't play 1080p mkv videos in default video player or in vlc

I have downloaded ubuntu restricted extras, but I can't play the video file which is in 1080p mkv on my laptop. In vlc player only audio plays and in default video player audio & video both laggs ...
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How can I change playback speed of mpv video player?

I love mpv player for its modern minimalist look, easy moving along a video simply with mouse scroll and robust rendering of .mp4 videos. However, I could not figure out how to change the playback ...
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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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How to change font style and size of subtitles in Celluloid?

How to change font family, font size, or even font color for subtitles in Celluloid? There are no relevant options in the settings (Preferences) like in VLC or Totem.
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Is there anyway to change Totem Video Player keybindings?

I want to change Go Backward and Go Forward keys. is there any way to do this? Totem default keybindings:
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Unable to play most video files on ubuntu Groovy Gorilla

I updated my ubuntu recently, and ever since I've done that I'm no longer able to play most of my video files with the default purple video app of ubuntu. It's so annoying that I constantly have to ...
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Why doesn't VLC play the videos?

I have a problem with ubuntu focal fossa. It often happens that when I click on a video (just to play it) VLC doesn't do anything, nothing happens, nothing appears. To let it work I have to restart my ...
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Prevent mpv's progress bar from covering video

I have managed to set mpv's progress bar as always visible by adding visibility=always to ~/.config/mpv/script-opts/osc.conf. However, the bar occludes part of the video. Is there a way to resize the ...
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Can't play .swf file on Ubuntu 20.04.1

I created a .swf file and want to play it on my computer. At first, I realized I did not have Adobe Flash for Firefox, so I installed it this way. Then, I tried playing the .swf file again, and now ...
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AV1 decoder required to play the video in smplayer

I often download youtube videos to watch them later. But some of them does not show any thumbnail and if I try to play them in smplayer it only renders audio and doesn't support video. When I try to ...
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My Opera can't play videos

I am using Opera 68.0.3618.125 on latest Ubuntu version. But I can't watch videos. For example on Twitter. Everyone says get libffmpeg.so and copy to /snap/opera/current/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera ...
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Play remote videos with local media player

I have some videos on a remote machine and have to copy them to the local when want to enjoy them with a local media player such as VLC or mpv. Is it possible to play them over ssh or alternatives ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 screen always freezes with Google Meets

Every single time I am on a meeting on Google Meets, my Ubuntu crashes. The sound and mouse keep working, but the screen freezes. I use Opera Web Browser, and in addition to the browser with Google ...
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Open .vc extension ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to open a .vc extension on ubuntu 18.04. What I have tried? As far as this link says https://www.filemagic.com/en/developer-files/vc-file-extension/the-four-best-ways-to-open-vc-files/ ...
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Is there a video player that can do auto refresh rate switching?

If the refresh rate of video mode matches frame rate of video stream/file, playback is as smooth as possible. In case of interlaced video, double refresh rate is preferred.
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Weird screen glitch in Ubuntu (when black dominates)

When I create, say, a fully black image and then zoom into it -- as far black starts dominating the screen -- it starts weirdly flickering. For instance, doing this I see something like (and it ...
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Looking for a cool video manager on ubuntu?

I am looking for a video manager software that allows me to view video and then destroy them directly (pressing DEL) on the file system without leaving the soft? Does any one know a software that can ...
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How to restore sound in Video Player, Rhythmbox, and VLC?

Two days ago in my Ubuntu 18.04, at once sound disappeared in Video Player as well as in VLC player and the Rhythmbox. How to improve that issue?
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Why no sound on one computer?

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on 2 separate computers. On one of them I play a video and it seems to play all formats, and on the internet, youtube, there is sound. On the other computer, there is no ...
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mplayer running video slow

I have tried several video players and they all seem to not play back the video at the correct frame rate. It is very slow and almost at a stand still. The following feedback could be gained from ...
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Can I replace Video with VLC Media Player?

I want to have VLC Media Player as my default video player. I don't like having an unused app that has more 1-stars than 5-stars on my computer. I wanted to know if anything would happen if I ...
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Totem stopped playing videos correctly after upgrade from 18.10>19.04 (Dell Optiplex 9010)

Just curious if there's anything I could do about this (Is there a setting I can mess with??). I used Totem for the longest time (from 18.04>18.10 at least) and it is my preferred video player for ...
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Error loading player. No player source found. Ubuntu 18.04 with Firefox

I get the error message mentioned on the title when trying to watch live news video from RT Flash is installed on Firefox browser.
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How do I watch a Youtube in Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode? [duplicate]

I'd like to watch youtube videos with a small video down in the corner without a lot of wasted space on the screen such as title bars, address bar, bookmarks bar, scroll bar, etc.
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