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Got a black screen while booting archlinux installation program

While booting the installation program (via USB), the screen goes black, it looks just like the screen has been switched off. The laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad z475 and, as per the "Beginners' Guide", ...
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What does “video output” mean in media players?

What does "video output" mean in the context of media players? Possible values are: x11, xv, vdpau etc. Are these drivers?
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I have an ATI Radeon HD 6300 series video card; what do I use, radeon or radeonhd driver?

I want to install the correct driver for my video card under Debian and I don't know which to install, xserver-xorg-video-radeon or xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd? I've also read some of the ...
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Pixelization of KDE screen

I am using Arch Linux on an Acer Aspire 5920G and KDE 4.6.5 as WM. All installed packages are up-to-date. Starting some days ago I got few strange artifacts that spread all over the screen. ...
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How to set the resolution in text consoles (troubleshoot when any `vga=…` fails)

It is a common way to set the resolution of a text consoles (that are usually available by Ctrl-Alt-F1 thru Ctrl-Alt-F6) by using a vga=... kernel parameter. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, output of ...
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ffmpeg could not open file.mpg

When I want to convert a video with the following command: ffmpeg -i file.wmv -sameq file.mpg it ends with this error message: FFmpeg version SVN-r0.5.1-4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 ...
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How to get recordmydesktop to record application's audio on Debian/Squeeze?

I'm on an amd64 Debian/Squeeze install on an Intel DX58SO motherboard. I want to use recordmydesktop to record application's audiovisual output. It's important any audio generated by the ...
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Powerful hardware, slow Ubuntu

My computer should be able to run Ubuntu (11.04) without breaking a sweat: CPU: 2.00Ghz Core i7-2630QM RAM: 8Gb DDR3-1333 HDD: 60Gb SSD GPU: 1Gb AMD HD 6570M Swap: 2.7Gb However, opening folders ...
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Using mplayer inside kvm/qemu

Is it possible to use mplayer inside kvm/qemu configuration? What video driver should I use? The only driver that worked was sdl and it was super slow. EDIT: I just found out that VirtualBox works ...
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how to use nvidia vdpau decoding for mplayer video player in linux?

How can I manage to switch on nvidia vdpau decoding on mplayer video player in Ubuntu 11.04? It doesn't work with default options. I've got the proprietary drivers installed: dpkg -l nvidia-current ...
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Movie player for “acps” format .mov video in Linux?

I have been send and asked to review a number of video clips that came with the .mov extension. The video clips open fine in Apple's Quicktime 7 and Quicktime X movie player. However, when I tried to ...
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Debian 6.0 and Intel “Sandy Bridge” (DH67CL) integrated video

Is there a way to get the above to work - I have a quite recent desktop with the hardware and OS mentioned in the title. I was in a rush when first installing it, so I just grabbed an nvidia PCI-e ...
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Matlab's Image acquisition toolbox doesn't recognize my webcam

I have to work with the image acquisition toolbox in Matlab and I find it quite disturbing to always change to windows. So I installed Matlab 2010b on my Linux machine (Arch, Kernel 39). Skype & ...
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Audio frequency spectrum of a video at a given time

Is there a simple way to get the audio frequency spectrum at a given time of a video? My motivation is the following: I was wondering if it is possible to "measure" the Doppler shift from YouTube ...
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Video archiving method?

I want to archive family videos, films, etc. I'm currently using: mencoder INPUT.avi -o OUTPUT.avi -ovc x264 -x264encopts bitrate=750 pass=1 nr=2000 -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=128 I want to ...
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Simple keyboard-less interface for playing video?

Can anyone suggest a simple GUI that works with a remote control from which I can play video files and DVDs, and mount removable media? Preferably not MythTV, because I already spent two weeks trying ...
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How to record Skype video calls on Linux?

I'd like to conduct recorded video interviews with Skype and am looking for a reliable tool to accomplish that. Is there anything out there that's not slow or buggy? I'm running (K)Ubuntu.
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How to set a video mode in linux with kms/drm?

How can I set the video mode in Linux the low level way? As far as I know the lowest layer in userspace would be to request KMS via DRM. Is this correct? And if so, how could I achieve a mode switch ...
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Viewing a screencast encoded with camtasia

I have downloaded the screencast on this page, http://jaderholm.com/screencasts/org-mode/. I can watch in firefox but the viewer has limited controls. So I would rather watch it on a regular video ...
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Google chat video - Fedora / Google Chrome

The webcam is working, because i can see me with the "Cheese" app. ok..... I installed: google-talkplugin_current_i386.rpm then i opened chrome, and this is what i see: ...
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Video playlists with start and end times

Is there a good GUI-application (for example an mplayer GUI or something like banshee) for linux which allows to make and edit playlists (for video files) with different starting and stopping times ...
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Monitor Blinking [closed]

I was a Debian user, but for some reason, after I installed Arch Linux, my monitor started to blink. It happens even on text terminals (C-F1 etc), but only after gdm starts. Any idea on what could be ...
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Alternative to Miro Video Converter for Linux?

Back in the Windows/Mac days, I used the wonderfully easy to use Miro Video Converter to convert videos I have into either the more open and Freerer Theora or WebM formats. Two problems: (1) No Linux ...
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Youtube Videos become Choppy When Maximised [Ubuntu Maverick]

I just installed 32-bit Ubuntu Maverick 10 Stable everything is working fine, The system spec's are as below: 3 Ghz Intel DG101 512 MB RAM 80 GB HDD 256 MB Ati Radeon Xpress the only problem is when ...
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What software can I use to do live screen-casting in linux?

I'm looking for a software to do live screen-cast of our local user group meeting. What software can I use to do that? Ideally I'd like to capture the computer screen and speaker's audio and stream it ...
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Linux Distro for use as Wireless Infrastructure Basestation

I am looking for some input on how to get a linux distro rolling that will be suitable for use as a wireless basestation. Now, there are the router firmware projects OpenWRT and DDWRT which are both ...
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Can the focus of a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 be fixed at infinity under linux?

I have two Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 webcams which I am using as a home security system with the Motion package for linux. One problem I have is that because these webcams have auto-focus, sometimes ...
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How to re-encode a DVD into a single file?

A DVD file layout has a directory named "VIDEO_TS" which contains a variety of files. These files can include multiple video and audio channels, subtitles, and menu structure (UI). Is there a format ...
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Manipulating `/dev/video`

I'd like to take the video stream from /dev/video0, apply some effects or changes and make the result available on /dev/video1. /dev/video0 ---> Apply Effects ---> /dev/video1 For example, mplayer ...
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simultaneously share /dev/videoX with multiple applications?

the goal is to use the same webcam for video chat apps and for home security at the same time. Currently, the webcam is working just fine with either VLC (or mjpg-streamer) and with Kopete - just not ...
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Is it possible to make a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 work under linux?

I am trying to set up a virtual machine which will act as a home security system. (If you've chatted with me in The Tavern, you may know why...) I purchased two USB webcams (Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000) ...
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Linux Editor to make video for elearning

Does anyone know a solution to create video courses on Linux, i.e: recording in the same time the videos from the webcam, the powerpoint / openoffice document, the annotations on the document (using ...
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Disable Composite without restarting X

In order for me to watch HD videos without tearing, I need to disable my Composite setting in xorg.conf Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Disable" EndSection But I love my transparency, ...
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Switch display output without rebooting but not in Xorg

My graphic card has two output (VGA and DVI). Is it possible to switch from one to the other without rebooting ? It works in Xorg by restarting the X server (I guess it should be doable with xrandr ...
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All but MPlayer and VLC unable to play MP4 video?

I have a specific MP4 video file that plays fine in MPlayer and VLC, but other programs on my Arch Linux box (Banshee, Gnome's Movie Player) are unable to play it. Most seem to treat it as having zero ...
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Montage together five gifs

I have five gifs all with the same number of frames and the same framerate. Is it possible to montage these together into one gif where each frame is similar to a normal montage of static images and ...
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How do I watch my webcams feed in linux

In windows I can open "My Computer" and click on the "Webcam" icon to get a feed from my webcam. I can also take snapshots of that feed. Can I do the same in Ubuntu? Without installing any extra ...
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Video player that uses multiple CPU/GPU cores in Linux?

I've got a relative with a four-cour AMD Phenom II 3.0 gHz CPU (can't remember exact specs) and ATI 5750 1GB graphics card, running Ubuntu 10.04. Right now I am aware of VLC and Mplayer for playing ...
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Can I pipe /dev/video over ssh

I have two computers, a desktop in my office ( with a webcam attached ) and a laptop somewhere else on the network. Usually I take a look at my office through my webcam by running ssh Office -Y ...
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How do I merge two *.srt files

Please see this question. I have just merged two avi files cd1.avi and cd1.avi into movie.avi using: avimerge -o movie.avi -i cd{1,2}.avi Problem is that I had to subtitle files linked to the ...
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How do I merge two *.avi files into one

I have two *.avi files: sequence1.avi sequence2.avi How do I merge these two files using a command-line or GUI?
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What is the best tool/tools to record video from webcam on linux?

My webcam is detected correctly (and i can use it in skype without any issues), but how can i record video on linux preferably with gui tool ?
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Mplayer video output drivers

Is there a document somewhere describing each of mplayer's video output drivers and why'd you'd want to pick that one for a given circumstance (or why it exists) Would someone be willing to write that ...
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Transcoding MJPEG Stream to FLV or MP4

I want to transcode MJPEG stream that comes from IP camera (http://xx.yy.zz.tt:8080/video.cgi) to FLV or MP4 stream under Linux OS so that users can play the file using a web based Flash player such ...
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Record screen in X

How can I record all activity on the screen for a certain amount of time? I know about tools like xwd that capture a still image; can they be extended to record video? I'd prefer not using any fancy ...