Questions tagged [video]

related or about the video issues, the range varies from playing a video file, the formats, tools to work with it in *nix operatin systems up to issues surrounding it in specific environment (ie. console, framebuffer, X11 ...)

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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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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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Can I see images and watch movies inside the terminal emulator

Can I see images and watch movies inside the terminal emulator? In case of virtual console I can do it via framebuffer, but what about terminal emulators?
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Udev rules for seemingly indistinguishable devices

I'm trying to use udev to automatically set up symlinks to an Intel RealSense D415. This is because I use several cameras on the machine and need to be able to reliably refer to them via a filename (...
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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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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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Watch YouTube videos in terminal

I'm looking for a way to watch YouTube videos in terminal (not in a browser or another window, but right there, in any bash session). Is there a simple way to do this? I imagine something like this: ...
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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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How to bind v4l2 USB cameras to the same device names even after reboot?

I have 3 USB cameras on single PC, one camera will be unused and can be ignored. I need to force two identical cameras to be mapped to constant device names (like /dev/video1 and /dev/video2 ). The ...
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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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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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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", I'...
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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 `/opt/kino-1.3....
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Get total duration of video files in a directory

I have a list of .ts files: out1.ts ... out749.ts out8159.ts out8818.ts How can I get the total duration (running time) of all these files?
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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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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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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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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 first ...
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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="" :v4l-fps=-1....
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Cannot play live Youtube on other streams in Opera - no h264 support

I have good reasons to use Opera as my default browser (I find it lighter than Firefox Quantum and Chrome/Chromium, I like its speed-dial bookmarks, as well as other features and details). Opera ...
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Is there any video player which can seek with thumbnail like in YouTube?

When you watch a video in YouTube, you can seek it with the thumbnail preview. Many Windows' and MacOS' video players have this feature, but what about Linux's? I've already read this same question, ...
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Washed out colours with screencast software but not screenshot on Ubuntu (all versions)

I have experimented with screencast software on Ubuntu over a number of LTS versions and using pretty much every software I can get my hands on. I have used VLC, RecordMyDesktop and some others the ...
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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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Merge multiple flv files?

What tool in Linux can I use to merge multiple flv files ? Files are already in order, just put them altogether seamlessly
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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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What is the kernel frame buffer?

I was reading the "mplayer" man pages trying to play video using just the console, (I don't have or don't want to install X11). It mentions that I can use the kernel frame buffer device which is ...
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How to transition smoothly and repeatedly between two videos using command line tools?

I want to output a video using two videos as input, where these two videos fade (or dissolve) into each other in a smooth and repetitive manner, every second or so. I'm assuming a combination of ...
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How to install a specific video driver on Fedora?

I need to install a compatible video driver on a Fedora machine. The resolution proportion isn't very well and I can't change the brightness and contrast (xbacklight and xgamma) either. Please answer ...
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Rotating a video (ubuntu 12.04)

I have a video, shot on my android phone, which I want to rotate 90 degrees clockwise for computer viewing. Here's what I expect should work: ffmpeg -i infile.mp4 -vf "transpose=1" -an -vcodec mpeg4 ...
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how to convert MOD video file without loosing quality to modern popular format for TV

I have MOD video file. My LG TV doesn't support MOD. How can I convert MOD video file without loosing quality to modern video format to watch it on different modern TVs?
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How to add ffmpeg/avconv command to Nemo actions?

I would like to have a command like this one ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -vn -acodec copy audio.m4a into a Nemo action (context menu). But that would mean using variables instead of real names of files. (...
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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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Not detecting NVIDIA video card

I am almost certain my Debian 8 computer is just detecting one video card. The computer has two video cards, specifically an Intel HD Graphics 520 (integrated) and NVIDIA GeForce 940-mx (2GB). I ...
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Occasional screen blackouts on Debian 7

I installed Debian 7 on an Asus Eee PC 2101HA. Sometimes the screen goes black for 1 second. My VGA card is VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) Graphics ...
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FreeBSD - best way to set console vidcontrol mode from boot without disrupting scrollback buffer info

My system uses vidcontrol to change video mode, and I'd like to set a tighter video mode from boottime, for all console windows/devices. man vidcontrol says to do this by editing it into rc or rc....
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How to enable graphics acceleration for SIS 771/671 on Zorin OS 8 lite (lubuntu 13.10)

Anyone knows how can I check/test my 2d acceleration? See if it's on/off and working correctly and as efficient as it should? I have SIS 771/671 on Zorin OS 8 Lite. I believe the resolution should be ...
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How do I send RTSP video to a program that reads from a character device?

I have an IP-CAM that streams video over RTSP and I want to detect bar codes from it with zbarcam (from Ubuntu's zbar-tools package). According zbarcam's manual, it expects to be given a video4linux ...
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Can't boot with Kernel Modesetting

I need to enable Kernel Modesetting in order for my video card to be used with the amdgpu driver, but I have this new Lenovo IdeaPad laptop that won't boot unless I boot the kernel with the nomodeset ...
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Why can I play some videos on YouTube but not this one?

This one works great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES7ai6hzuFg This one does not: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe83T9hISoY I am presented with the following error message: I am running ...