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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 > ...
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VDPAU library not found

I want to try this VAAPI backend for VDPAU. I have compiled mplayer with vdpau in Gentoo Linux (amd64) but I get this error: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object ...
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How to delete a video after it has been watched completely?

I watch most of my TV news on my computer. The videos are downloaded by my RSS reader and stored on disk until I decide to watch them. The files look like this: 130704_hjo_446k_p20v11.mp4 ...
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Learning Unix with video lessons [duplicate]

Is there any web site where I can learn Linux or Unix with video lessons? Of course, there should be many of them, but I think there is one most popular like, let's say, Coursera.
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Rotating a video (ubuntu 12.04)

I have a video, shot on my android phone, which I want to rotate 90 degrees clockwise for computer viewing. Here's what I expect should work: ffmpeg -i infile.mp4 -vf "transpose=1" -an -vcodec mpeg4 ...
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Program for taking snap-shots of movie?

Are there any programs that would let me specify parts of a video-file (avi, mpeg, mp4, ...) and take "snap-shots" every so-and-so second/minute, and store it as a series of image-files (eg. jpeg)? ...
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opengl/glx core dumps - generic intel linux drivers, RHEL6

Recently, I switched from using a dedicated ATI video card and proprietary drivers to the onboard Intel video card and default/generic Intel drivers because the ATI video card was damaged and I ...
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Is it possible to view media on the console?

I know the console (outside X11, e.g. /dev/tty1) works in text-mode, but I think if it is possible to play music using programs like cvlc and mplayer, it should be possible to view pictures and watch ...
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Need script: latest JPEGs to video, then delete old JPEGs

I have an IP cam which uploads JPEG pictures to an FTP folder on my Arch Linux box whenever it detects movement in the room it is looking in. It uploads a JPEG every second until all motion activity ...
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Stereo capture with v4l2

I am trying to capture images from 2 cameras using the driver v4l2. I want to capture them at the same time so I use threads with conditions to start the capture at the same time. The problem is that ...
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How to rip a scratched DVD-Video? (a “cdparanoia for DVDs”)

I usually use the very nice and simple dvdbackup program to rip and backup my DVD-Video. However some of my DVDs have a few scratches and my DVD drive has some trouble reading a few sectors. So, is ...
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How to bind v4l2 USB cameras to the same device names even after reboot?

I have 3 USB cameras on single PC, one camera will be unused and can be ignored. I need to force two identical cameras to be mapped to constant device names (like /dev/video1 and /dev/video2 ). The ...
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Playing a remote movie on the remote computer

I have two computers (a desktop and a laptop) running linux connected to my local area network. I like to ssh from my laptop over to my desktop and run programs there, and sometimes listen to music on ...
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compat-drivers-3.9 crash video card driver

I try to install wireless driver on my linux with compat-drivers-3.9. After installing compat-drivers-3.9 linux , the video driver seems to be crashed. The resolution is not correct. How can I restore ...
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uvcvideo - No space left on device

I'm trying to setup a camera (Swann ADW-200 wireless) in Zoneminder but having difficulties. Even when the camera is the only USB device hooked into the server it still errors with bandwidth problems ...
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Making Netflix-desktop more stable

I've installed netflix-desktop as per the iheartubuntu Netflix Desktop app guide. It works for about 2 hours and then crashes, taking down my KDE window manager with it. How can I make Netflix ...
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Detecting monitors on machine over local ssh connection

I need to write a script to check on video related things on machines in the local network, e.g. Is a monitor plugged in? Are the video drivers up to date and appropriate for the hardware? Is Xorg ...
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Looking for the professional video editing tool

No this is not a poll. I guess you have to admit that gimp is the picture editing tool for linux. Well i am lookin for the video editing tool for linux. Is there one?
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How to keep YouTube video fullscreen after moving mouse to other screen in Awesome WM?

I've managed to get YouTube Flash videos fullscreen by using two tips, but whenever I move the mouse pointer to a different screen (thereby changing the application focus) the fullscreen mode is ...
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Skyping (video) on Linux

Ever since I have been running Linux I have not been able to use Skype video messages. Even the program I have downloaded for Skype is telephony, and I don't want Skype telephony. What am I doing ...
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Play Video files in fedora

I installed a Fedora 18 and added rpm-fusion repositories for fedora18 and also installed all gstreamer codec such as good,ugly,bad, but i can not play videos with .mkv , .mp4, .wmv , extensions yet. ...
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Washed out colours with screencast software but not screenshot on Ubuntu (all versions)

I have experimented with screencast software on Ubuntu over a number of LTS versions and using pretty much every software I can get my hands on. I have used VLC, RecordMyDesktop and some others the ...
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PVR meta data viewer for linux

I recorded some videos from my DVB-S device and it created some .mpg videos and a .pvr file for each; Also a info3.pvr file for each recording that keeps metadata info (record time,name,...). I need ...
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Fast tool to generate thumbnail video galleries for command line

I use gframecatcher to generate thumbnail video galleries, i.e. something like this: However this is a GUI tool and I want to create recursively a gallery for every video in a directory structure, ...