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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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Create iso Frame buffer video [on hold]

How to create a ISO and only frame buffer video console? (Example: archlinux, fedora, debian, Ubuntu, etc)
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How to remove port number from nginx server url for video?

My video streams at foo.com:8080/foo.html On Centos where apache is also running. The video is in /users/share/nginx/html directory and the configuration file set to 8080 in /etc/nginx directory. ...
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How to enable graphics acceleration for SIS 771/671 on Zorin OS 8 lite (lubuntu 13.10)

I'm new at linux. I'm strugling with getting things work properly on my first linux installation on old laptop. Anyone knows how can I check/test my 2d acceleration? See if it's on/off and working ...
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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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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, ...
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Capture screen and output to video device

I'm using linphone, I I'd like to share my screen instead of my webcam. Currently, it looks like linphone only supports reading video input from /dev/video using V4L, though I'll be happy to be ...
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Using mpv ASCII output with w3m

mpv is a video player that can output ASCII video (like mplayer2 and vlc, but with colors). I would like to use it with w3m, within w3m or showing a link to open it in another window using mpv. For ...
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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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Ffmpeg problems on centOS 5.8 64 bit

I did install ffmpeg with winff, unsuccessfully when I try converting avi to x264, it says I don't have it. When I try to convert mp4 to Xvid I get unknown encoder 'libxvid'. It's like nothing really ...
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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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How to Do Quality Assurance of Merged Videos?

Code developed originally in the thread How to order and merge many .ts files? which works in statically generated parts of videos to some extend but has limitations in the dynamic view echo ...
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How to re-encode file A.mp4 with the same settings as B.mp4?

I have a MP4 file with AAC audio and H264 video, let's call it B.mp4. I also have file A.mp4 with the same picture resolution, but: different FPS possibly different audio/video bitrate different ...
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Arch: libGL: screen 0 does not appear to be DRI3 capable

I've a problem with certain 32 bit game on 64 bit Arch Linux. It looks like the problem lies in my 32 bit enviroment which cannot see my 64 bit NVidia drivers. When I launch 64bit version of ...
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Screen wont work once monitor is disconnected

I have a JetWay PC (JBC375F3AW) running CentOS7. When it boots up everything works OK. If I remove the cable going to the DVI port and re-connect it, it wont work. The same goes if I boot the box ...
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Which application to install on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for audio/video cutting?

I want an application (like ffmpeg) for cutting my audio / video files. I'm unable to install ffmpeg or avconv on my current system Ubuntu 14.04 although it was there in my previous versions. What ...
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How to create a Music Mix video with kdenlive?

I am trying to use kdenlive (0.9.10) on Ubuntu 14.04 to create a simple music-mix clip (for youtube). This clip has a total length of about 90 minutes and is composed of several mp3 tracks, which ...
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G-Sync on Linux — how to get it working?

I have a new system with a couple of 4K monitors with G-Sync support (Acer XB280HK), and a card capable of driving them (Geforce GTK 970). I have the Nvidia proprietary driver installed, version ...
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Chopped fullscreen videos

I have just bought a new AMD A10 7850k CPU and running Fedora 23 on it. Even SD avi, mp4 videos are lagging during fullscreen playback. Configuration is as follows Processor - AMD A10 7850k CPU ...
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gstreamer dependencies in HandBrake on fedora

I'm running HandBrake on Fedora 23. The "show preview" feature is not able to actually play video, raising two popups: "Missing GStreamer plugin: MPEG-4 AAC Decoder" and "Missing GStreamer plugin: ...
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How to watch discovery.com videos on Linux?

I can't get Discovery videos to play at all in Linux. For example, in Chromium version 47.0.2526.106: Run chromium --incognito ...
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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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fullscreen video lagging only on internet (youtube like)

I'm using linux mint 17 with Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series graphic card. The driver is up to date according to the driver manager of linux mint. I'm surfing the web with firefox 33.0 mint version. ...
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How to overlay an audio file with one image file for a YouTube-optimised video output from the command-line?

Is there a command-line tool that allows me to overlay an audio file with one image file and outputs a video file that is optimised for YouTube uploading purposes?
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Re-encoding video library in x265 (HEVC) with no quality loss

I am trying to convert my video library to HEVC format to gain space. I ran the following command on all of the video files in my library: #!/bin/bash for i in *.mp4; do #Output new files by ...
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How to stop websites from buffering and auto-playing videos in firefox?

My system is Manjaro Linux with Firefox 41.0.2. When I visit certain websites like youtube or HackerRank, they start playing videos automatically. I want to stop these websites from auto-playing ...
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How to broadcast voice from USB microphone to apache?

I have a webcam and a microphone. I wan't to send both, sound and video to my index.php so i can see the video from the camera and hear the sound from the microphone. I already managed to stream the ...
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What's the canonical way to get individual stream size in a video file?

I have a video file. It contains a video stream, and a couple of audio and subtitle streams. I want to get the size of each of these streams. I've already looked at ffprobe/avprobe and mediainfo, ...
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SSH: super high cpu usage when X forwarding a browser's embedded video

Two machines, A et B, on a wired LAN with X11 forward running fine. A is a fully configured Arch linux but has a bad screen. B has a much better screen even though an old netbook, so I work on it ...
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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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recordMyDesktop can't use jackd for audio

If I try to have recordMyDesktop (technically qt-recordMyDesktop) capture audio via jackd, when I hit record it immediately stops with the message: recordMyDesktop has exited with status: 4352 ...
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Graphics: how can Youtube videos look fine but movie player videos be completely oversaturated?

I am having trouble watching videos using Movie Player. Youtube videos work fine. It is only when I try to play videos from disk using MoviePlayer that I get unrecognizably oversaturated videos. I ...
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Kdenlive complaining about a module missing that is already installed

I'm importing my mini-dv tapes to my computer system, and I installed Kdenlive, and wanted to try it for the task. But it's complaining about a missing module that is already installed. Is this ...
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Building Kino fails at a module, complaining that it's missing, but it's already installed? [duplicate]

My system is Fedora 20 KDE x86_64, and here is the "in question" missing module: [root@hostname kino-1.3.4]# yum list libdv Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, refresh-packagekit Loading mirror ...
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Convert video with broken codec information

I downloaded using youtube-dl from https://www.dr.dk/tv/live/dr2#!/ The saved file is .flv, but it does not play with vlc/mplayer. avconv cannot convert it: $ avconv -i hl.flv hl.mp4 avconv version ...
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Installing Kino fails with missing file linux/videodev.h

I'm running into a brick wall here, I'm getting an error on the command: make in installing Kino(Video Editing Software(Dead Project)). Here is the error: make[3]: Leaving directory ...
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fast video playback in debian jessie

Video plays too fast in flash browser plugin and some of the video players but not VLC. Installation is fresh except that Nvidia driver is installed.
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Jerk in QT media player

I had created Video player in Qt-5.2.0. At backend, Qt is using gstreamer-1.0 for playing video. Whenever I play the video in QT Media Player, I see some jerk, and choppiness in video, while playing ...
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how to take screenshot of movie you are watching at some intervals?

I know that within VLC it is possible to have screenshots of a movie but what if you used mpv or some other tool via which you are watching the movie. I do remember there is a command-line tool ...
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Why is Nouveau working so badly for me? System keeps freezing

As an intermediate Linux user, I decided to try Arch Linux (having only experience with Ubuntu before, 3 years ago), and everything was going well until the part where I tried to get a graphical ...
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Merge two video clips into one, placing them next to each other

I have two video clips. Both are 640x480 and last 10 minutes. One contains background audio, the other one a singing actor. I would like to create a single 10 minute video clip measuring 1280x480 (in ...
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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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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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Split a video to multiple chunks according to multiple starting and ending frame indices

Are there any tools (like FFmpeg or OpenCV) can split a video into multiple chunks according to some specific starting and ending frame indices? For example, given (0,20),(21,33),(40,60)..., each ...
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How to prevent PulseAudio maxxing out my volume when I jump to a point in a video in Iceweasel?

I've just updated both, and this behaviour is starting to annoy me. Basically, if I'm watching a video in Iceweasel (on some video site), and I try to skip to a specific point in that video, ...
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How to stream a content of video file to network using h264 over rtp ? cmd line commands please

What command can I use to stream the contents of a video file over the network using H.264 over RTP?
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How to grab the audio channel from an MP4 video file into a separate audio file?

Having an MPEG4 (MP4 container, H264 AVC video, AAC audio) video clip downloaded from YouTube, how to separate its audio channel into an independent audio (without de&re-compressing the audio ...
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How to download a video from rtmp protocol from behind proxy using rtmpdump

I am trying to download video from rtmp://flash.dce.harvard.edu/bounce/mp4:2015/01/14328/L01/14328-20140902-L01-4-h264-av1248-16x9-852x480.mp4. My college internet runs behing proxy, Is there a way I ...
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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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Queue up multiple videos from Bash Script

-Skip to bold to skip the fluff - I'm new to ubuntu, so still learning the ropes of how bash scripting goes. I've got this code I've been working on, which works great. (side question - can I ...