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Turning off default video output with xrandr when external monitor is connected

I'm new to bash scripting, and I'm trying to configure my video outputs so that my laptop display gets turned off when I connect an external monitor via VGA. That's the script I came up with, pretty ...
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Video colors reversed (negative) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

What's the fix for negative colors in videos (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)? Pictures or thumbnails are not effected, only videos. It does not seem to be a browser problem as videos viewed offline exhibit the ...
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Switching from Nvidia proprietary driver to Nouveau driver for Nvidia card on Debian wheezy

I am running Debian wheezy. I have the following Nvidia graphics card installed: GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS. I am currently using the proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers. I have the following packages ...
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Debian Wheezy Losing video link on boot

I bought a small Intel Atom machine (Intel atom D525) and I've installed Debian Wheezy on it. After I install (successfully) the OS (via USB) the machine boots and after a couple of seconds I lose ...
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dark image in Skype but without a problem in other apps

I've just moved to Linux Family. I installed Elementary OS 64bit (based on Ubuntu). I try to configure my Skype, but the video image is really dark. It is working, but it is low in contrast. I've ...
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How can I run setfacl -m group:group2:rwx /dev/video0 /dev/snd/* on login?

Q: How do I grant permissions to /dev/video* and /dev/snd/* to a second user, user2 when logged in interactively as user1? I have written a wrapper for sudo that clones the XAuthority settings, and ...
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liveCDs detecting wrong video card

I just replaced my video / graphics card with a new model, the AMD firepro m6100. None of my ubuntu 13.10 based liveCDs are able to run correctly (manually running startx from tty1 fails, so that's ...
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HD TV and Macbook Air with Linux see each other but screen is black

With Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008) and Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel Linux 3.2.0-68-generic-pae, when I connect it to an HD TV via the micro-DVI to DVI (Apple adapter) --> DVI to HDMI (I tried two ...
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Disabling xscreensaver when firefox is playing HTM5 video

I find some questions talking about disabling xscreensaver with flash but no one about HTML5. Then, how to disable xscreensaver when firefox is playing an HTML5 vidieo and, if possible, only for some ...
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free video editing software for Linux with audio tracks auto matching

I have a few video files which basically cover the same action from different perspectives. I would like to merge them into one "split-screen" kind of video (two or four panes). The problem is videos ...
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How can I restore file timestamps of video recordings using the embedded metadata?

I'm looking for a command that will read the metadata of a ‘*.mp4’ file and touch the file's timestamp with the creation time of the video. The command should be read-only with respect to the file ...
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Occasional screen blackouts on Debian 7

I installed Debian 7 on an Asus Eee PC 2101HA. Sometimes the screen goes black for 1 second. My VGA card is VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) Graphics ...
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Share/Stream live video on LAN network - raspberry

As in the question, I need to share a video in lan by broadcasting. From server, I've tried with: avconv -i video.mov -c:v libx264 -f mpegts udp://[destinationIP]:1234 From client I can play ...
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Is there a way to mix between two RTMP streams (depending on which is up) using something like FFMPEG?

(Apologies about the question title, not quite sure how to word it) So I'm working on a turnkey streaming solution / server for a local LAN party, using the fantastic nginx-rtmp to handle incoming ...
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VAAPI or VDPAU which one is a newer Tech?

I wanted to compile a variant of mplayer and came across these options: VAAPI VDPAU. I once read somewhere that one of these is for the newer graphic cards (like new gforce GT) and overlaps the ...
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Playing or converting .dv4 files in Linux

I need to find a way to playback a number of .dv4 files on Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 20, possibly after having converted them to a more conventional format. So far I have managed to convert the files ...
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PC -> to -> Server. How to disable video card test inside BIOS?

I'm trying to setup my old PC as a server. Motherboard EliteGroup P4S5A/DX. Upto 2Gb of DDR 1 Ram. Video card: vga1 at pci1 dev 0 function 0 "NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440" rev 0xa3 About a 2-days I'm ...
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How do I watch protected flash videos (such as on nbcolympics.com) using Linux?

For people from the US with certain cable TV subscriptions, NBC offers footage of the 2014 winter Olympics from a website, nbcolympics.com. However, I find I am unable to view any of the video ...
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How to configure FreeBSD to run headless without hitting high interrupt rates?

When running headless (without monitor, keyboard, mouse attached) FreeBSD versions 8.2, 8.3, 9.0 and NetBSD version 5.0 has known issues (FreeBSD PR 156596, NetBSD 46596) to generate extremely high ...
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GIF screencasting; the UNIX way

To take a static screenshot of a selected part of my screen, I often use scrot with -s shot.png. This is great for adding illustrations to StackExchange posts. I even found this script to ...
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How exactly is a Linux desktop/device/display expressed in a terminal?

My plan is to use vpxenc (video encoder) and flac (audio encoder) to record the screen/microphone, but I'm stopped short of entering the input (file) in the command line. How can I exactly address a ...
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How to install, missing Intel Graphic Drivers

I have intel graphics card on my system (Scientific Linux 6.0), but the graphics is so poor as no drivers are installed. So I have installed : xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.21.2-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64 ...
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FreeBSD and i915KMS result in black screen

I only had 800*600 resolution when I installed xorg and openbox. I did some digging and I found out for Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller I have to active it. so ...
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No video with HTML 5 player in YouTube under Iceweasel

Today I noticed that I get no video (the audio is there) when watching an YouTube video using the HTML 5 player (enabled on http://youtube.com/html5). If I use the Flash player, all works correctly, ...
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How to rotate video?

I have many videos taken from Nokia N73 that are getting played on my laptop (after transferring from phone to laptop) horizontally. How to make them play vertically. I have read this link. but the ...
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How to convert a VOB file to avi?

I am trying to convert a VOB file copied from a DVD into an avi in Ubuntu 13.10. I tried dvdrip, which failed due to a frame count error or something. I tried acidrip as well, but it always choose an ...
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Libav: Find out the exact time that the first frame coming from an RTSP stream was dumped into a file

I am dumping an RSTP stream from a web camera into a file using avconv: avconv -f rtsp -rtsp_transport tcp -i rtsp://user@password/ 192.168.1.4/stream.cgi -t 100 -c:v libx264 -s 1024x768 -an ...
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Debian Wheezy youtube video missing on page

have just installed Debian Wheezy XFCE. Installed Flash via this tutorial So I restarted IceWeasel, and I don't get the warning to install Flash now. But when on a YouTube video page, everything but ...
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Video freezes on Xubuntu 13.10 with Intel Graphics

I have a PC with Intel 4600 graphics and a fresh install of Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. Any video playback causes the system to freeze up. The audio plays, but the video plays at about 1 frame per ...
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Hauppage WinTV USB 40001

I have tried, unsuccessfully, to hook up my (very old) video capture device. I have tried making it work with tvtime, but to no avail. I've tried sending messages to th e dsitribution list but I've ...
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Setting up multiple video streams with publishing points for clients

Can anyone suggest if this is viable on Linux? I have searched and found many many results using VLC but nothing that matches previous Windows Media Services on Windows Server 2008 that we were using. ...
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Linux display server or program that can route video and/or images between its clients?

The JACK Audio Connection Kit (http://jackaudio.org/) is a really useful tool for working with audio on linux systems. It allows for both audio and MIDI data to be communicated between its clients, ...
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How to get mplayer to play from stdin?

Why doesn't this work? cat /dev/video1 | mplayer - If I could get that to work, then I could play & record video at the same time using 'tee' to feed mplayer and mencoder. I want to play live ...
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Archlinux VGA video problem

I have an old HP DL380 G4 server that I'm trying to load Archlinux onto, but I've run into a bit of a snag. I went all the way through this guide, and everything seemed to go smoothly, but when I ...
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What's wrong with my Arch installation? Randomly bizarre screen output since last upgrade

Since my last upgrade of Arch Linux (a month ago perhaps), my screen looks weird. It happens randomly, and it would become normal with a slight update to the current window. See this screenshot of ...
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How to compress wmv files on the linux console

I have some badly made WMV-files on my server that are huge (some GB) with just some picture slide-shows in it. Is it possible to compress them on the console there on the debian server so I can ...
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application requires 32bit libs be installed on my 64 bit system — having trouble installing them

I want to install SimpleScreenRecorder (SSR) from git as recommended by the developer. The binary version crashes while the git version fixes my crash problem. Unfortunately, to build the git version ...
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Poor text editing performance from the radeon open source driver; should I install proprietary driver or try to fix this?

I followed the steps at the link below to remove the proprietary driver and install the Radeon open source driver. RadeonDriver - Community Ubuntu Documentation ...
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How to merge two .MTS files in Arch Linux!

I have two video files from a Panasonic camera in .MTS format and I want to merge them into one file and burn that file onto a TV-playable DVD. I tried importing them into kino and merging them, but ...
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omxplayer on different screen

I'd like to have two instnces of omxplayer and switch between them. I'm using raspian on raspberry pi. I've tried opening one instance in one screen, and then press alt+ctrl+f2 to switch to the ...
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Remove nth frames of a gif (remove a frame every n frames)

I've recorded a .gif of the screen with ffmpeg. I've used gifsicle and imagemagick to compress it a bit, but it's still to big. My intent is making it small by removing, say, a frame every 2 frames, ...
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Problems with sound in Linux Mint 15 on video

Problem: I think you'll enjoy this fun problem. I set-up a dev/media server. Steps to reproduce: Start up any video file (with Banshee or VLC or xfce player - doesn't matter) -- all is well. Sound ...
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Weird graphics after fresh arch install on virtual box

I just installed arch on virtualbox to test it out but for some reason it's not displaying correctly ( here's how it looks: http://imgur.com/avbpxHE ) I'm using virtualbox version 4.2.16 Basically I ...
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How to play set top box file in PC?

The recorded file has .mpg extension. I even tried playing in WMP and VLC and there is another file in USB with .NAV extension. Even tried Miro
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Can't play DVDs on Linux Ubuntu laptop

I can't play a DVD on my Ubuntu laptop. I've tried VLC. A window with a traffic cone opens and the Drive spins for a short time, then stops. Nothing else happens.
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I can't use ANY Linux distribution because of my graphic card

I have a problem. On my computer I have an ATI 6800 Series and every time I try to install ANY Linux distribution I get a black screen or a white screen or sometimes i only see half of the wallpaper. ...
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Nvidia video card drivers for Linux compatibility

I'm looking to purchase a new graphics card but all vendors only provide drivers for Windows while Nvidia provides drivers for Linux, my question is whether I can use the drivers from nvidia or if ...
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Are there any alternatives to Media Lovin' Toolkit (MLT)?

I'm looking for command-line Linux tools for creating video slideshows from images and video clips. I would also like to implement a variety of transitions and effects. So far, Media Lovin' Toolkit ...
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How can I screencast purely from the tty? [duplicate]

How can I do a screencast (having a video file out from my screen output) without X server? I mean, purely from the tty, no KDE, no LXDE, no Xorg beneath them. Like if I were in single-user mode.
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Can't find vgaswitcheroo directory in CentOS6

I've installed CentOS6 on my laptop, which has a built in VGA and a discrete (AMD) VGA. I used to switch AMD video off in other distro's (e.g. Fedora, Arch) using: $ echo OFF > ...