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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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How to extract images from video file?

I mean, how to generate images files from a video like screenshots.
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Dealing with errors after a grub crash

So, My computer (solydk distro, AMD chipset, stock innards) was computing when we had an unexpected, cat related, power-outage. When I tried to boot after the cat-astrophy I was given the grub rescue ...
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HTML5 video performance

I have performance problem with video playing: When I am playing video on youtube, high CPU percentage is used: But when I download the same video and play it in VLC player, CPU usage is reduced ...
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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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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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Mouse cursor & video display issues since upgrading to Lubuntu 16.04

A couple of months ago I dist-upgraded my Laptop (a Lenovo X201) fro Lubuntu 15.10 to Lubuntu 16.04. Since that time, I've had the following problems: On resume after suspend, typically the mouse ...
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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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Can I change the X rotate the xf86-video-fbdev during execution?

Below is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/1-fbdev.conf. /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/1-fbdev.conf Section "Device" Identifier "LCD" Driver "fbdev" Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb0" Option "Rotate" "UD" EndSection ...
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correctly splitting an avi file

I'm trying to split an avi file as follows. avconv -i file.avi -vcodec copy -acodec copy -ss 0 -t 10 out.avi and this works (It creates a chunk with first 10 seconds of the video). The problem is ...
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ffmpeg bash script segment template

I was trying to control ffmpeg file segment function through a bash script to cut a large movie file into smaller pieces. I took a look at the documentation here but this doesn't really cover what I ...
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Command to extract audio from video without conversion

I know that flv and mp4 files contain aac audio, while avivideo usually mp3 audio streams. What command (avconv, ffmpeg) would extract the audio without transcoding it?
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S-Video has no color output for cx231xx

I've got an Elgato Video Capture V2 capture card I'd like to use for capturing S-Video. Sadly, when I use tvime to capture, the output is shown in black and white. I tested this using cheese as well, ...
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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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Installing mesa with GLX TLS enabled not working

I'm trying to install Mesa3D for xorg in order to get video drivers working properly. I get errors such as .libs/es1api_libGLESv1_CM_la-entry.o: In function `x86_64_entry_start':entry.c:(.text+0x3): ...
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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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Why does querying xrandr briefly freeze the screen?

Every time I run xrandr --query my screen freezes very briefly. It's enough to be jarring if I'm watching an animation or a video -- which sucks, because I have a script querying xrandr every 3 ...
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Convert image based subtitle to text based subtitle inside MKV file

How do I convert a hdmv_pgs_subtitle (which is image based) to a text based subtitle in a MKV file? I have tried ffmpeg -i in.mkv -c:v copy -c:a copy -c:s mov_text out.mkv but that results with the ...
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Convert a video to a fixed screen size by cropping and resizing

I've tried to figure this out myself, but the myriad of options just baffles me. I want to use ideally either ffmpeg or mencoder (or something else, but those two I know I have working) to convert ...
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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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No sound in HTML5 videos (Firefox/Chromium)

I use mageia, and I'm struggling a lot when I want to watch some videos on web in html5: the video runs fine, but the sound doesn't play. I've searched in web, and in most cases, the problem seems to ...
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Loop MP4 From Converted Animated Gif

How do I convert animated gifs to mp4s that loop? This command successfully converts the gifs to mp4s, but the loop doesn't appear to work: for i in *.gif; do ffmpeg -f gif -i "$i" -loop 0 "0output$...
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Enable Xorg video output when monitor disconnected at startup

We have up-to-date Debian Jesse boxes configured with Xorg / lightdm / xfce4. They're set up to auto login and run some programs at startup. This normally works just fine. The problem is when there's ...
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Streaming realtime video

I'm trying to stream realtime video from gstreamer under Ubuntu to VLC under Windows. Gstreamer is started via script: v4l2src device=/dev/video0 ! video/x-raw,width=320,height=240,framerate=30/1 ! ...
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How to check if a video is completely downloaded?

I have a bunch of videos which I want to check if they are complete or not. Some of them may be downloaded partially, but they are not faulty. How can I efficiently check if these video are completely ...
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linux - show image on console / X11 [duplicate]

Is it possible to show an arbitrary image across the console / X11? In essence, I just want the video output to be the image. Is there a way to do that? I would want the console virtual terminals ...
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Live Streaming and Broadcast Video Server

I need some help as I am trying to setup a live stream broadcasting server something like Youtube Live Stream or Twich.tv that users can stream their webcam their desktop and so on. I have searched ...
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How to display a video on my lock-screen instead of a wallpaper?

I am using Fedora 22. Is there anyway to display a video from a url or from disk storage (preferably muted) on the lock screen? I use this tool to change my desktop wallpaper every now and then. It ...
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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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How to activate the bumblebee driver?

I have Debian Jessie; I installed the bumblebee drivers for my video card nvidia geforce 720m. How do I activate the drivers and to use only his nvidia card? To install the drivers, I used the ...
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What would cause my video driver to stop working after every update?

I don't even know what kind of information I should post here to help identify the problem, so I am just going to go for it and hope for a productive outcome…I am not sure if this is a systemd issue (...
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How can I run a script on resolution change?

I want to run a script when my current resolution changes, right now I have a sleep loop polling xrandr, but I would like to have my script run on some kind of resolution-change event instead. Is it ...
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Display driver ghosting pixels on linux but not on Windows

I recently bought an lcd panel for a raspberry pi display device I'm making. The pi outputs hdmi video to the display driver for the panel. The pi is outputting 1366x768 @ 60hz. The problem is about ...
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How to effectively draw on frames of a video

I used to use Camtasia on Windows for editing videos, specifically recorded screencasts. One thing this did well was give me the ability to draw simple annotations on top of the video, including ...
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How can I reverse a video clip?

OS is Debian 8. I have a file clip01.mp4 that I would like to reverse, so it plays backwards. Audio can be discarded or reversed as well, doesn't matter. Apparently ffmpeg is deprecated in favor of ...
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use ffplay to play a list of audio files

There are many audio and video players but I would like to use one tool for many propose. So I would like to use ffplay as audio and video player. To play a one file the command is like this. ffplay ...
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Is there a way to edit video buffer size in google chrome in linux?

Its easy to do in windows but how to do it in google-chrome in cent OS 7. NOTE :I think google-chrome here is not using adobe flash perhaps it does not even need it but still i can play videos.
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FFMpeg : GIF to MP4 conversion throws code error.

I am trying to convert a GIF to a MP4. I am getting an error while doing that with specific parameters. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be nice. I would like a mp4 video with high quality, size ...
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accelerated HTML5 video: what hardware is supported well by Linux?

After many, many, many failed attempts to get accelerated HTML5 video working on any hardware (tested about 5 machines) I came to the conclusion that accelerated HTML5 is something difficult under ...
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Linux/Ubuntu unable to resize film in vlc and mplayer

Tested with Ubuntu 15.10 and BackBox 4.5. Graphics card i530 cpu i7 6700k motherboard used in shuttle xpc sh170r6 I have an issue to scale films to any size with programs like vlc and mplayer. I can ...
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How best to reencode video for lower-performance playback?

I have various video files as MKV, including some high-def (1080p) with FLAC audio. These can be played fine on a several-years-old PC with a mid-range graphics card (using mpv/ffmpeg), but when I ...
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How to download rtmp video stream on linux?

I want to download a video recorded today at 5-6 pm from the following earthcam: http://www.abbeyroad.com/crossing How can i download it in debian or ubuntu? Inspecting the source code i got the ...
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GMA500 video chip uses mode that monitor can't sync to (even text mode)

I have a new CentOS7 installation which starts fine (I see the Grub2 menu). If I disable RHGB I can even watch bootup to a point - then all video disappears. The OS is booting to runlevel 1 (text ...
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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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Extract the thumbnail which is shown in Caja from a video

When I go to a folder with a video file in (flv, mp4, for example) in Caja, which is my File Explorer program in my version of Linux (Mint MATE), it has a little thumbnail graphic. Where does this ...
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Linux console with multiple video cards

I have an older desktop box with two independent video cards. When booting, the BIOS chooses one card and produces normal output there. The system runs a arch linux system. As soon as the kernel ...
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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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no video using webex with fedora 22 and firefox

I can connect into a webex presentation on my Fedora 22 x64 workstation with Firefox x64 but I can't see any video. I am using Firefox version 43.0.3 with the icedtea-web plugin version 4.6.2. I have ...
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How to solve random HDMI (external screen) / audio output issues in Linux Debian 8?

About half of the times I start up my Debian 8 machine sometimes goes wrong in the boot sequence (particularly in auto starting apps set in "autostart" I would say). I can say that because after a ...
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Can not do anything related to video in Fedora 23

I am using Fedora 23 (x86-64) Cinnamon in my Lenovo G40-80. I can open VLC but can not play any video. I can not use Skype's video caller either. If I open a video or call through Skype after showing ...