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Streaming to an Apple TV (3) from Linux

Alright, here is the setup: One apple tv 3 in the living room, connected to the network (wired). One pc running Linux (Arch Linux x64, AMD), containing all music, movies and series (wired). Now I ...
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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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Manipulating `/dev/video`

I'd like to take the video stream from /dev/video0, apply some effects or changes and make the result available on /dev/video1. /dev/video0 ---> Apply Effects ---> /dev/video1 For example, mplayer ...
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What software can I use to do live screen-casting in linux?

I'm looking for a software to do live screen-cast of our local user group meeting. What software can I use to do that? Ideally I'd like to capture the computer screen and speaker's audio and stream it ...
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Can I pipe /dev/video over ssh

I have two computers, a desktop in my office ( with a webcam attached ) and a laptop somewhere else on the network. Usually I take a look at my office through my webcam by running ssh Office -Y ...
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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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How do I merge two *.avi files into one

I have two *.avi files: sequence1.avi sequence2.avi How do I merge these two files using a command-line or GUI?
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1answer
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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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Record screen in X

How can I record all activity on the screen for a certain amount of time? I know about tools like xwd that capture a still image; can they be extended to record video? I'd prefer not using any fancy ...
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Convert Ogv -video to Gif -animation?

I created Ogv -videos with gtk-recordMyDesktop -screecasting program, trying to tackle this problem here with bruteforce over X. You can view the videos with VLC. Now the puzzle is to find some ways ...
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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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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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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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Disable Composite without restarting X

In order for me to watch HD videos without tearing, I need to disable my Composite setting in xorg.conf Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Disable" EndSection But I love my transparency, ...
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How do I merge two *.srt files

Please see this question. I have just merged two avi files cd1.avi and cd1.avi into movie.avi using: avimerge -o movie.avi -i cd{1,2}.avi Problem is that I had to subtitle files linked to the ...
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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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H.264 support in Firefox (Iceweasel) 24

I am using Firefox (Iceweasel) 24 in Debian Wheezy. When I go to https://www.youtube.com/html5 it shows me that my browser does not support H.264 When I go to the same URL with Chrome, it shows H.264 ...
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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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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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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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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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How to re-encode a DVD into a single file?

A DVD file layout has a directory named "VIDEO_TS" which contains a variety of files. These files can include multiple video and audio channels, subtitles, and menu structure (UI). Is there a format ...
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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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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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Trouble getting VLC to record from the webcam via command line

my ~/.bashrc contains the following function webcamrecord () { vlc v4l2:// :v4l-vdev="/dev/video0" :v4l-adev="/dev/audio2" :v4l-norm=3 :v4l-frequency=-1 :v4l-caching=300 :v4l-chroma="" ...
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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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Can the focus of a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 be fixed at infinity under linux?

I have two Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 webcams which I am using as a home security system with the Motion package for linux. One problem I have is that because these webcams have auto-focus, sometimes ...
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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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Switch display output without rebooting but not in Xorg

My graphic card has two output (VGA and DVI). Is it possible to switch from one to the other without rebooting ? It works in Xorg by restarting the X server (I guess it should be doable with xrandr ...
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Downsampling a video with avconv / ffmpeg

I know really little about encoding and using avconv / ffmpeg. I am trying to downsample a video as follows: avconv -i blah_in.avi -s 640x360 -pass 1 blah.avi avconv -i blah_in.avi -s 640x360 -pass 2 ...
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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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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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Transcoding MJPEG Stream to FLV or MP4

I want to transcode MJPEG stream that comes from IP camera (http://xx.yy.zz.tt:8080/video.cgi) to FLV or MP4 stream under Linux OS so that users can play the file using a web based Flash player such ...
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How to play a G2M4 encoded .wmv file (Ubuntu)?

I was using Ubuntu 13.04 (end of life) - now using 13.10. I have this .wmv video file. When I try to play it on vlc, it shows the error below, there is no video but the audio is working properly: No ...
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Pivot in text mode (no X) (Pivot = rotated 90 degrees)

How to get rotated video in text mode (no X), even during booting sequence ? OS: Linux Graphics card: mostly ATI, but curious about NVida and Intel solutions.
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Speed up playback rate of online videos in web browser on Debian Linux

Windows and Mac users have Enounce MySpeed to assist with increasing playback speed of online videos. What options do I have for increasing playback rate of online videos in Google Chrome on Debian ...
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1answer
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How to configure a video4linux loopback device

I am writing an application which is based on Motion. Motion allows me to define a video4linux loopback device: # Output images to a video4linux loopback device # The value '-' means next available ...
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1answer
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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 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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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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Montage together five gifs

I have five gifs all with the same number of frames and the same framerate. Is it possible to montage these together into one gif where each frame is similar to a normal montage of static images and ...
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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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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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Is it normal for a integrated intel video card to have such low fps?

Here's the output from glxgears: 300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.959 FPS My video card: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics ...
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How do I convert a MKV file to H.264/AVC with a resolution of 640x360 using FFMPEG?

I have a MKV video which I want to put in my mobile (a Nokia XM 5800) and based on this I can play H.264/AVC format videos on it. Based on what I have read, the container should be MP4 and I can ...
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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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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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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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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, ...