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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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SSH: super high cpu usage when X forwarding a browser's embedded video

Two machines, A et B, on a wired LAN with X11 forward running fine. A is a fully configured Arch linux but has a bad screen. B has a much better screen even though an old netbook, so I work on it ...
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recordMyDesktop can't use jackd for audio

If I try to have recordMyDesktop (technically qt-recordMyDesktop) capture audio via jackd, when I hit record it immediately stops with the message: recordMyDesktop has exited with status: 4352 ...
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Kdenlive complaining about a module missing that is already installed

I'm importing my mini-dv tapes to my computer system, and I installed Kdenlive, and wanted to try it for the task. But it's complaining about a missing module that is already installed. Is this ...
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Building Kino fails at a module, complaining that it's missing, but it's already installed? [duplicate]

My system is Fedora 20 KDE x86_64, and here is the "in question" missing module: [root@hostname kino-1.3.4]# yum list libdv Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, refresh-packagekit Loading mirror ...
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Convert video with broken codec information

I downloaded using youtube-dl from https://www.dr.dk/tv/live/dr2#!/ The saved file is .flv, but it does not play with vlc/mplayer. avconv cannot convert it: $ avconv -i hl.flv hl.mp4 avconv version 9....
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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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fast video playback in debian jessie

Video plays too fast in flash browser plugin and some of the video players but not VLC. Installation is fresh except that Nvidia driver is installed.
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how to take screenshot of movie you are watching at some intervals?

I know that within VLC it is possible to have screenshots of a movie but what if you used mpv or some other tool via which you are watching the movie. I do remember there is a command-line tool (...
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Why is Nouveau working so badly for me? System keeps freezing

As an intermediate Linux user, I decided to try Arch Linux (having only experience with Ubuntu before, 3 years ago), and everything was going well until the part where I tried to get a graphical ...
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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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How to stream a content of video file to network using h264 over rtp ? cmd line commands please

What command can I use to stream the contents of a video file over the network using H.264 over RTP?
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How to download a video from rtmp protocol from behind proxy using rtmpdump

I am trying to download video from rtmp://flash.dce.harvard.edu/bounce/mp4:2015/01/14328/L01/14328-20140902-L01-4-h264-av1248-16x9-852x480.mp4. My college internet runs behing proxy, Is there a way I ...
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dark image in Skype but without a problem in other apps

I've just moved to Linux Family. I installed Elementary OS 64bit (based on Ubuntu). I try to configure my Skype, but the video image is really dark. It is working, but it is low in contrast. I've ...
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Queue up multiple videos from Bash Script

-Skip to bold to skip the fluff - I'm new to ubuntu, so still learning the ropes of how bash scripting goes. I've got this code I've been working on, which works great. (side question - can I ...
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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 rtsp://192.168.1....
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Green pixels on local video playback

I have installed VLC for linux without any errors all libraries are updated but the player (along with few others I tested like SMPlayer) shows green pixels moving at random across the screen. This ...
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VDPAU library not found

I want to try this VAAPI backend for VDPAU. I have compiled mplayer with vdpau in Gentoo Linux (amd64) but I get this error: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object ...
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Can't find vgaswitcheroo directory in CentOS6

I've installed CentOS6 on my laptop, which has a built in VGA and a discrete (AMD) VGA. I used to switch AMD video off in other distro's (e.g. Fedora, Arch) using: $ echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/...
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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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Matlab's Image acquisition toolbox doesn't recognize my webcam

I have to work with the image acquisition toolbox in Matlab and I find it quite disturbing to always change to windows. So I installed Matlab 2010b on my Linux machine (Arch, Kernel 39). Skype & ...
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U-Boot: Changing TTY columns and rows for virtual consoles

Having installed GRUB as boot manager allows the operating system (Linux) to boot on specific video mode so the TTY virtual consoles change its columns and rows (width and height). For example, ...
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Play videos in a different screen without showing desktop environment and cursor interactions in Gnome

I'm editing videos for a live music event. There's a video for each song. I'll have a projector and each song will have a video playing in a big screen behind the artists. I have the length for each ...
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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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XBMC crashing while playing SOME but NOT ALL videos

I am using Frodo on Ubuntu 14.04. XBMC is crashing when playing some but not all videos - most videos work. My hardware specs (old computer) 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/...
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ffmpeg batch convert .avi to .mp4 - in ash

I'm looking to batch-convert a directory (or several) of video files from .avi to .mp4 containers, just copying the video and audio streams across. I know the ffmpeg command to do this, and have no ...
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How to configure FreeBSD to run headless without hitting high interrupt rates?

When running headless (without monitor, keyboard, mouse attached) FreeBSD versions 8.2, 8.3, 9.0 and NetBSD version 5.0 has known issues (FreeBSD PR 156596, NetBSD 46596) to generate extremely high ...
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Fix flv file with small errors

I have a couple of flv files downloaded with youtube-dl. When they are played they fail after a few minutes with: Unsupported video codec (X) where X is e, 9, or b. My guess is that one block is ...
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Script for changing monitor refresh rate when fullscreen on a specific website.

Premise I recently discovered this website where I can watch legal streaming of plenty of animes. They use a flash player and the CEO said that, for legal reasons, they can't use a HTML5 player. The ...
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No video with HTML 5 player in YouTube under Iceweasel

Today I noticed that I get no video (the audio is there) when watching an YouTube video using the HTML 5 player (enabled on http://youtube.com/html5). If I use the Flash player, all works correctly, ...
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Run 2 instances of xinit with output to separate video out

I have a video card with 2 video outputs. I want to run 2 instances of xinit and draw 2 different displays. I want one display to be output to one video out and the other to go to the other video out. ...
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How does the Linux kernel initialize console graphics?

Observation: I switch on a Linux box Boot loader displays its output on screen Boot starts with first output messages Screen goes blank, and never comes back on. Note: this is about the console, NOT ...
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Playing quicktime movies in SuSE13.2

How can I play a Quicktime movie using SuSE 13.2? I have read this question and the accepted answer there. Unfortunately, it does no longer work with SuSE 13.2. I tried to find an rpm for gecko-...
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How to make a multi-video driver Linux system?

I'm trying to create a USB that I can carry anywhere with my system on it, I know there are Live distros that can be used that way, but I need a very specific installation. The problem is that the USB ...
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avconv: remove audio stream, keep audio and video synchronized

I have an AVI file with one video and three audio streams. I would like to discard two of the audio streams, keeping only one. I tried to do so using avconv (v11.3-6): avconv -i in.avi -map 0:0 -map ...
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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 to completely disable video acceleration?

The issue is with a custom linux rk3066(ARM) build. When I try to play a video file, X-server crashes with segmentation fault and I get: main vout display error: failed to resize display. I am sure ...
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How to use Mac Camera on Ubuntu Desktop

I am trying to feed my mac's camera into my ubuntu desktop. Any advice on either how to do this or the proper forum/resource to use to find out?
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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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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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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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outdoor RaspberryPi streaming video access by others with phones and such

I want to attach my already setup, video streaming web server Pi to my kite and allow others in the close proximity to view the video via an IP address. There obviously won't be any kind of commercial ...
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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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Videos playing very fast without audio Linux Mint 17

In Linux Mint 17, videos are playing what looks to be 4x normal speed. This includes all of youtube on both Firefox and Chrome. I believe it to be 4x because if I set the youtube speed to be 0.25x ...
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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: ....
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extracting codec information from rpt stream

I got a list of rtp streams in a list, those are tv channels from my internet provider. I would like to get information about the codec and get the channel names instead of ip addresses, precisely ...
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RedHat machine will not boot when video card is removed

I "inherited" RH 6.4 on a computer with an nVidia video card. I took the image and dd'd it to another computer that has the same hardware. By design, the second computer will be headless. This ...
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Cannot remember the name of a CLI recorder software

I stumbled across a useful command line recorder that allows the user to copy the text when watching the 'recording'. I just cannot remember the name of the project. I just remember you can play and ...
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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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Capture timestamped X mouse events, and render a video with custom mouse pointer?

I am typically using recordmydesktop to record some application interaction; however, on my system, recordmydesktop always shows the same mouse pointer/cursor (the arrow) - regardless if, in reality, ...
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Convert Multiple Videos to Multiple GIFs

What command will convert multiple video files to multiple GIFs? I use the following command to convert 1 video to GIF: ffmpeg -i input.flv -vf scale=320:-1 output.gif I assume I'll need a bash ...