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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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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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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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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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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 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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Splitting correctly 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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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 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to play the VIDEO_TS DVD folder with a generic command (mpv)?

I want to use a command for mpv video player that would play the VIDEO_TS folder (which in the case of MPV means starting directly the main video of the DVD. The main advantage of this is that in ...
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How do I run webm video file in firefox using HTML5 on linux?

I am using apache server on linux and want to run a .webm video file. I have .webm video file which i am trying to run in firefox (V 12.0) using HTML5 but the browser is showing as "no video with ...
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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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linux - windows don't repaint unless stretched

I think a recent change to my kernel configuration is causing my video to be messed up with certain windows (chromium, firefox, libreoffice) or at least those are the ones I've used. The problem is ...
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Kabini Radeon HD 8330 on Linux mint 17.2 Rafaela jumpy video

I have a Zotec zbox with the afore mentioned graphics card and I am running Linux mint 17.2 cinnamon on this machine. I have fglrx drivers installed version 2:15.200-0ubuntu0.6 and for the most part ...
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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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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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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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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 ...