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Playing mkv files

I'm having trouble playing mkv files in Kaffeine, or any other player on openSUSE, which generally doesn't come with this type of codec. I've already installed a mkv codec that I found in the ...
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pixelview bt878 card not being recognized

I'm having huge difficulties with using Pixelview pv-bt878p+ rev.9d with Linux. I'm using a stock Debian kernel, version 3.2.0-1-686-pae #1 SMP. When I load bttv module for that card I get this: [ ...
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azap from LinuxTV dvb-apps strange signal behavior with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 950Q

What I want to do I have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 950Q USB-TV-Stick. I want to use this stick to successively tune to and read in a certain live TV stream. What I do I trigger a scan and save the scan ...
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Howto reduce skype video outgoing traffic?

Issue background I'm having having problems with skype under linux. My video calls are all the time non-continuous and they're getting stuck. The situation is the same whether I use skype alone, or ...
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What video cards for a Desktop computer compatible with Linux can support Dual Monitors?

What video cards for a Desktop computer compatible with Linux can support Dual Monitors? Our start up needs to use two monitors but our default enviroment needs two monitors, can somebody recommend a ...
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Obtain .avi file info from command line

What is the best way to obtain information as bitrate, framerate, width/height of an movie file (in my case .avi) from the command line? I am looking for a basic tool that works similarly as ...
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G722 in gstreamer is not available or its need to be activated? How do i do that?

Gstreamer how to use G.722 enc and dec? Is this not available or missing in there implementation? $ gst-inspect | grep ffmpeg ffmpeg: ffaudioresample: FFMPEG Audio resampling element ffmpeg: ...
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How can I reduce a video's size with ffmpeg?

How can I use ffmpeg to reduce the size of a video by lowering the quality (as minimally as possible, naturally, but I need it to run on a mobile device that doesn't have much available space)? I ...
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Is there a way to demux a h264 video stream from an flv (h264, aac)?

Using ffmpeg to demux an h264 stream from a .flv video always gives me a stream which I cannot remux into a .mp4 container (using either MP4Box from package *gpac), or ffmpeg). Here is the demuxing ...
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Record Minecraft with recordmydesktop on Linux Mint 12 64bit

With Ubuntu 11.04 or 11.10 I was able to record Minecraft video with the following command: recordmydesktop --windowid $(xdotool selectwindow) --no-cursor --full-shots --fps 25 --no-wm-check ...
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x-shockwave-flash in Linux

What should I install to be able to view videos of type x-shockwave-flash in Linux? I found something here with instructions wget ...
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Webcam on Angström

I am running Angström on my BeagleBoard-xm. I want to use a webcam (I have Microsoft LifeCam Cinema and Logitech C310). I installed v4l-utils, libv4l-dev and kernel-module-uvcvideo with opkg. But the ...
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Linux based tools for multiple TV channels (cable TV) digitization

I'm planning to start a service which archives TV video content (at low quality). I'm exploring what software and server setup will be needed. The TV channels in the geography I'm looking at are ...
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How to play RTSP stream under Linux for the BOSCH AutoDome Junior HD IVA camera?

I have a AutoDome Junior HD IVA camera. How do I play RTSP stream in my Linux distro? I tried VLC but it fails. Is there any other reliable tool? Follow up: Try 1: fail $ mplayer ...
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Stream Media Content from Linux to PS3

I have a Linux system (Debian testing) with some video files I would like to play on my Playstation 3 (an original, unmodified PS3). I can connect the PS3 to my home network using either WLAN at ...
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What is the easiest way for me to take a video of what I'm doing on a Linux desktop?

Sort of like the Windows counterpart of CamStudio.
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How can I embed subtitles into videos with ffmpeg?

I'm told it's possible to embed subtitles (.srt) into video files (.avi) using ffmpeg, but I can't find any mention of it in the man page. Is this possible? What command do I use?
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Is there any way to play these videos in Linux?

I haven't been able to play videos from here. I tried Moonlight, but it doesn't show an image, just sound, and sometimes some part of the image, but mostly a black canvass. Thanks.
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Embeded video in PDF

I'm creating a presentation that will have embedded video in it (using beamer). The issue is that I can't make this work on Linux. I have downloaded some example presentations that contained video, ...
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How to capture from instensive pro in Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS using HDMI interface?

I am trying to use PCI-X1 capture card (intensiy pro) using Ubuntu 10.04 (now) / 11.04 (failed) or Fedora (failed). None of them is yet capturing. I did my best but now i need some backup on this. ...
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live bootable tiny distro for burn-in testing of LCDs?

I'd like to stress test used LCD monitors for problems that may become apparent after they've been in use for a while. I'm looking for those with components that fail because of heat. To those ends ...
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Linux client that can communicate with NetMeeting

Are there any NetMeeting compatible softwares for Linux environments?
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Can I get full video capabilities in Arch Linux guest on Virtual Box?

I'm trying out arch linux on my win7 host on a VB and I have it installed just fine, the problem is that when I try to use gnome-shell it goes back to fallback mode because it detects that my video ...
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How to turn off xscreensaver automatically while watching Flash video?

Can I configure Flash to automatically disable xscreensaver while it's playing video? Or, conversely, configure xscreensaver not to trigger while Flash is playing video? I've seen this question on ...
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Why is vlc not syncing audio and video correctly?

max@linux-vwzy:~> vlc --version VLC media player 1.1.11 The Luggage (revision exported) VLC version 1.1.11 The Luggage (exported) Compiled by abuild on messiah (Aug 17 2011 15:23:16) Compiler: gcc ...
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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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How can I watch Netflix on Linux?

I recently installed Fedora 14 on my home PC so I have a dual boot system running windows and linux. I probably would primarily use Linux on that machine as its older and Linux manages its resources ...
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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 ...