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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 restart a failed amdgpu kernel module

My video card crashes from time to time. It's quite annoying but I live with it -- usually I just restart the graphics with sudo systemctl restart lightdm.service, or if needed reboot the whole system....
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Convert video to exactly the same format as another video

Suppose I have two video files A and B. Now I want to convert A to the same format (i.e. same container, same audio and video codec), same bitrate, size etc. as B. Is there a way to do this ...
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Are Apple Live Photos supported on Linux?

I have a lot of Live Photos that I took with my iPhone. Is there any Linux application that supports viewing this combination of a photo and video file? I know I can split the photo and video parts ...
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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 I ...
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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 352....
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How to loop over display numbers in .xprofile?

Is there a simple command to get all the display numbers (and only the display numbers) connected to the computer? The use case is that I'd like to have separate colour profiles ~/.color/icc/${display}...
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Switching from Nvidia proprietary driver to Nouveau driver for Nvidia card on Debian wheezy

I am running Debian wheezy. I have the following Nvidia graphics card installed: GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS. I am currently using the proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers. I have the following packages ...
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How to view adobeconnect video offline?

I want to watch some lectures created with adobeconnect. I have the lectures downloaded to my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. Each one consists of a stream that includes a video window of the professor ...
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Viewing a screencast encoded with camtasia

I have downloaded the screencast on this page, http://jaderholm.com/screencasts/org-mode/. I can watch in firefox but the viewer has limited controls. So I would rather watch it on a regular video ...
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restrict access to the webcam to certain user/software on Ubuntu 16

I would like to restrict the access to the webcam only to certain programs/users. I use Ubuntu 16.04. If I am right my webcam is linked with /dev/video0 (just as an example), which is owned by root ...
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Why do the command cvt and gtf give different frequency values

I am trying to setup a xrandr mode line for a X display but in attempting to find the appropriate parameters, I note there are two different calculation programs (see below). Why the difference in ...
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Hardware video acceleration in VLC

I have not been able to get VLC to use VA-API on my machine and it's driving me insane! I'm running Arch Linux on a ASUS ZenBook UX305CA with Integrated Intel HD Graphics 515. I have installed libva-...
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find original video if you have a short clip from it

I while back I wrote a paper with simulations, and to illustrate some points, I made a few cuts from chosen from long videos of the simulation running. Unfortunately, I absolutely forgot to record ...
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Is there a video player for Linux that has thumbnail previews?

When watching videos on Youtube some of them display thumbnail previews when the mouse if hovered along them time line? The picture below shows the thumbnail of the video at 3:31. Some Windows video ...
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“Stretching” subtitles with command line tool

I got a video file with a duartion of e.g. 30 mins and a subtitle file that belongs to this video. But the subtitle file only lasts 25 minutes. Now I'm searching for a way to achieve the following: I ...
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sound recording with motion?

I want to set up a daemon that starts recording video with sound when it detects noise or movement. There are tools that do that separately but can they be done at the same time? Can I set up motion ...
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Driver installation NVIDIA GeForce 940-mx not possible

This is a really specific question, I have come here before because of it but now I really think I am out of options and trying to see if anyone has experience with this specific video card. Have ...
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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 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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Black Screen Booting Into Linux Mint (On Dual Boot Machine w/SLI + 2 Monitors)

I'm currently dual booting Linux Mint and Windows 8 on a machine with dual ASUS nVidia GTX 770s running in SLI (on an ASUS Z97-Deluxe motherboard). Everything works fine on the Windows side, but when ...
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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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Using RAW video encoding with gstreamer & VLC

I'm streaming RAW video with gstreamer like so: gst-launch-1.0 -v videotestsrc ! rtpvrawpay ! udpsink host="127.0.0.1" port="5000" This outputs the following caps: caps = application/x-rtp, media=(...
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Open a program (VLC) and move it to the foreground

On a Mac, specifically, when I use the VLC command line to open a video file, it opens in the background by default. How can I instead move it to the foreground whenever I run the command to open a ...
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Turning off default video output with xrandr when external monitor is connected

I'm new to bash scripting, and I'm trying to configure my video outputs so that my laptop display gets turned off when I connect an external monitor via VGA. That's the script I came up with, pretty ...
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How can I run setfacl -m group:group2:rwx /dev/video0 /dev/snd/* on login?

Q: How do I grant permissions to /dev/video* and /dev/snd/* to a second user, user2 when logged in interactively as user1? I have written a wrapper for sudo that clones the XAuthority settings, and ...
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Libav: Find out the exact time that the first frame coming from an RTSP stream was dumped into a file

I am dumping an RSTP stream from a web camera into a file using avconv: avconv -f rtsp -rtsp_transport tcp -i rtsp://user@password/ 192.168.1.4/stream.cgi -t 100 -c:v libx264 -s 1024x768 -an /home/...
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Stereo capture with v4l2

I am trying to capture images from 2 cameras using the driver v4l2. I want to capture them at the same time so I use threads with conditions to start the capture at the same time. The problem is that ...
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How to route one video device to multiple programs

I'd like to direct the output of a single capture card (Hauppauge PVR-150) to two programs: VLC (for streaming on LAN) and MythTV for scheduled recording. I think it's possible to do this with the ...
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Bad HD video deinterlacing processing

I have Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with Unity. My system configuration is: CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) RAM: 8192 Mb DDR2 Kingston Video: Palit GeForce GTX 260 216 SP, and my screen resolution is ...
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How to make linux userland applications think that laptop lid is always open?

THE GOAL: I'm trying to make my linux laptop (a T400 ThinkPad with Libreboot) behave exactly the same way whether the lid is open or closed. To put it another way, I'm trying to simulate a laptop ...
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How can I maximise a video in a tiled window only?

Say I have 3 windows tiled on my workspace. A vim terminal session tiled vertically on the right A pdf tiled in the top left corner A youtube video playing in chrome and tiled in the bottom left ...
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Script for ffmpeg webcam audio video recording

I've bought the very popular Logitech C920 for creating YouTube videos with ffmpeg. My desire is to build a script for easy recording without bothering with the powerful but rather cryptic ffmpeg ...
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External network display for playing media

On my Windows 10 computer I was able to right click a media file (video) and choose "Play To ..." and then select my Sony Tv which was plugged into the network. The video would then play with the ...
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Why is VLC Media Player playing videos like this?

Please see the short GIF recorded screencast of the problem in action. This is how all videos open and play, I cannot see a darn thing, just these big colored bars where the color is taken from the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 / 18.04 video playback lags / stutters

Since some weeks (I didn't use the video playback on this machine for quite a while), I experience lagging/stuttering while playing videos, regardless if it is in a browser or in Ubuntu videos, only ...
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Use guvcview to setup Logitech C920 webcam and keep configuration

I have a Logitech C920 webcam connected to my computer running Debian Linux. I want to access the stream by using mplayer (/dev/video0) and it works out of the box. However, the saturation/brightness/...
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Cannot turn on external display with xrandr

I'm running Linux on my Macbook Pro with i3 and I have been able to get everything working execpt my external monitor from the HDMI port. xrandr sees the monitor but the monitor still says "no signal" ...
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Playing pdf with embedded animations

I have been trying to find a PDF viewer in Linux with the ability to play embedded animations (with the video data saved into the PDF). I have read tens of forum questions and tried many different ...
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E: Package 'gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad' has no installation candidate

I turned on the "Video Capture" option in VirtualBox, recorded a video in webm format, shut down the virtual machine and tried to play this video, but I got this error in the Totem video player: An ...
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adobe premiere elements 12

My MS Win8.1 got corrupted on a Dell M4500. I would love to just run linux on the new SSD I installed and not pay MS another dime for Win10 pro. But I need Adobe Premiere Elements (linux editors don'...
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How to get video mode given by hwinfo when it doesn't work? And how to set login resolution?

I tried to follow the suggestion at this previous post: Use sudo hwinfo --framebuffer as described, choose a video mode you would like to see during boot in console, then add the option vga=nnn to ...
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Creating a timelapse with guvcview

Is there a way to create a timelapse video (or similar) with guvcview? I'm using an external (USB) camera and ordinary footage seems to very quickly fill a hard drive. Can I get it to record an ...
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Linux Mint - Glitch in Screen Recording video files

I am new to Linux, and most things seem to work fine; but it is not the case of Screen Recording. I have tried with the following programs: OBS Studio Voko Screen Kazam And I have tried with the ...
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HiDPI screen and scaling

I recently got a new work laptop which has a native resolution of 3200x1800. It works great. I've been able to get things to be mostly the right size with KDE's display scaling... but it's not quite "...
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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 deal with tearing in Gentoo on NVIDIA?

See Why is video tearing such a problem in Linux? for the reasons behind why tearing is a problem in the first place, and why the usual "tricks" usually suggested (like "disable compositing", ...
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Old ATI Video Card on Debian 8 - Xpress 200 - model: 1150

Well, my problem is very complicated, I've an old machine (Dell Vostro 1000) where I'm using Debian 8 with XFCE. This machine have an integrated video card (ATI MOBILITY RADEON XPRESS 200 - Model: ...
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Record video from camera and get frame number on demand

I'm using avconv at the moment to store the input of my camera as an video. This works fine. Now i'm asking myself if it is possible to get the current frame number at a particular time of the video ...
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Why am I losing audio on VLC when playing HQ videos?

I am having a problem with VLC when I play HQ videos (720p and higher): when I try to look for a particular scene (say I am playing a movie and want to get to go to 30 minute mark) the sound goes off. ...
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mplayer couldn't find audio filter 'resample'

I've been converting a bunch of mp4 files to dvd format with movie-to-dvd (from videotrans). Most of the converting went fine, but some files can't be converted and fail with the following message: ....