Debian Multimedia :: Tools To Produce A Narrated Animated Video?

May 4, 2011

I want to record narration for a video, then look at the timeline of the narration so I can generate animation that is more or less in sync with it. I don't need to be accurate enough to match lip movement. I can generate the video frames with POVray, and I can make a movie out of the frames with ffmpeg. I have a microphone which plugs into my sound card, but I don't know how to record my voice, nor how to determine the time used at different points in the narration, nor how to add the audio to the video to produce a narrated movie. My OS is Debian Linux running Gnome.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Using Flv Video As Animated Desktop?

Mar 20, 2011

After searching for about 3 hours i finally decided to ask on forums. Is it even possible to use an Flv video file downloaded (very short) off you-tube as an animated desktop wall paper. I was trying to get it to work with xwinwrap but when i go to set the screen saver i want to play as the wall paper i am not able to see the video file i want, it just shows the default screen savers. I was wondering if what i am attempting is possible. Also if it is, how might i go about this?

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Debian Multimedia :: Animated GIFs In Testing?

Apr 14, 2011

I have noticed all animated gifs in Iceweasel - Epiphany - Icedove are blinking instead of animating.anyone else have this issue? I am using XFCE on Testing AMD64.

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Debian Multimedia :: Animated GIFs Flicker In Epiphany And Midori?

Mar 12, 2011

Using Squeeze. After updating some webkit related packages (Mar 11 2011) some animated GIFs are not working properly in Epiphany or in Midori. In Iceweasel they are ok.

Packages I'm referring to:
Frozen and flickering:


Would someone have some kind of solution or workaround? Or should I just wait for a fix, coming perhaps with the next point release?

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Software :: Produce A Video That Loops Continuously?

Mar 15, 2010

I have an AVI which I produced on Blender in which a camera revolves around a model.

I want the camera to continuously circle the model over and over again.

I know I can do this in a GIF file format, but are there other formats that will do this?

What software can I use that would accomplish this?

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Debian Multimedia :: K3b Is Disappearing Tools

Jul 6, 2011

I was experiencing some latency issues when loading KDE on my (squeeze) HTPC box, so I decided to replace the system drive with one that was a bit faster (and larger). Faced with the unpleasantness of having to repeat the many troubleshooting and configuration issues I had with the previous installation, I decided to copy a known good installation. As it turned out it didn't make much difference. I still spent several hours reconfiguring screen and font resolutions, setting up a wireless bridge, removing unnecessary server components, reconfiguring apt proxy settings, resetting hostname and IP addresses, and getting passthrough audio working again.

Anway, once completed, the system was much more responsive, so I was happy--until I tried to burn an ISO to the DVD. When K3b loads it informs me that it is missing several necessary applications, including cdrecord, cdrdao, mkisofs, etc. All the necessary applications were installed and working on the original system which I copied. I verified their existence on the new installation via "aptitude search <packagename>". I even performed a reinstall of said packages. Nevertheless, K3b refuses to detect their existence.Just to be clear, all my boxen are built to standard. Same motherboard, same CPU, same memory, same HDDs, same DVD burners. I do this purposely to avoid just these sorts of issues. I don't see how a working configuration on one machine can fail on another. I am beginning to believe that this is yet more evidence to support my theory that the universe is not only unpredictable, but arbitrary and inconsistent and possibly even perverse.

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Debian :: Xen-tools Shows Conffiles - When Do Dpkg -s Xen-tools Is It An Error

Apr 8, 2010

I checked xen-tools on a Debian Lenny system

Got following


This package contains tools to manage Debian based XEN virtual servers.

Using the scripts you can easily create fully configured Xen guest domains (domU) which can be listed, updated, or copied easily.

Homepage: [url] in the above output I am getting a line Conffiles and then you can see a series of /etc what are that and is it an error or some conflict?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Turn An Animated GIF To A FLV?

Jan 5, 2010

Been trying to figure out how to turn an animated GIF to a FLV.

I figured out how to turn an AVI to a FLV, but can't even figure out how to turn an animated GIF into an AVI so that I could convert it to a FLV.

I been trying, and failing, using ffmpeg.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Re-encoding Animated DVD?

Aug 8, 2011

I'm copying an animated TV series from DVD to my computer. The DVDs are encoded at 29.970fps, which I find strange because animation usually uses 23.976fps. Anyway, what I have done is de-interlaced and re-encoded it to H.264. Now it is set to 59.970fps, which I think is higher than what I want. I'm seeking advice on whether I should leave it at that or change it to one of the lower frame rates. Another question: Do you think that I should be encoding to H.263 instead? This is just to have copies of the videos on my hard drive.

Note: I used Avidemux with the Yadif filter using the bob method to de-interlace the film. I think the bob method preserves the actual 60 fields and converts them into complete frames. I'm guessing that the temporal spatial check would halve the frames and give me the 29.970fps.

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Debian :: Make An Animated Screen That Appears When Debian Boots Up?

May 11, 2011

can i make an animated screen that appears when Debian boots up, i want it to resemble the Mac OS X splash screen with the apple logo in the center and a spiral but instead of the apple logo i want the Debian logo instead just thought it be a cool addition to add to my system it should look like this


but i want the Debian logo in the place of the apple logo, is it possible to make a custom splash boot-up screen

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Best Application To Produce DVD?

Jul 1, 2010

I want to create a dvd for a relative you know the kind of thing, old pictures and a soundtrack. What is the best application to do this?

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Debian Multimedia :: Integrated Intel Video And High-def Video W/vaapi?

Jul 6, 2011

I have an integrated intel video and latest xserver-xorg-video-intel driver(using only stable repo). Now I wanna watch high-res video. From the bits of info collected from all over internet I understood that I need to:

1.aptitude install libdrm libva.

2.compile or find the .deb mplayer-vaapi and install it.

3.add -vo vaapi -va vaapi to the mplayer command line in gnome-mplayer.

My question : is that correct or did I miss something? Do I have to compile latest libdrm and libva or the ones from the squeeze repo will be good? Do I need kms enabled, i.e. install firmware-linux-nonfree?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Making An Animated Title - Openshot Blender Error ?

Jan 14, 2011

I am getting this error when I try making an animated title.


Please check the preferences in OpenShot and be sure the Blender executable is correct. This setting should be the path of the 'blender' executable on your computer. Also, please be sure that it is pointing to Blender version 2.5 or greater.

Blender Path:

Error Output:

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Unable To Get Jack To Produce Sound Through Alsa?

Mar 20, 2011

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 x64 on a Dell Studio XPS

I am unable to get JACK to make any sound from any of the applications which plug into it.

me@TheComputer:~/Desktop$ lspci
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
me@TheComputer:~/Desktop$ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel


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Debian :: Produce A .deb File Out Of A Regular Firefox Precompiled Downloadable Binary

Apr 3, 2011

is there a way to produce a .deb file out of a regular firefox precompiled downloadable binary, the ones we can download of their ftp? I don't want to start an iceweasel/firefox flame war.

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Debian Multimedia :: Convert SWF Video File To AVI Video File?

Dec 18, 2010

how could i convert SWF video file to AVI video file on linux? is there any tools ?

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Debian Multimedia :: Add A Video Resolution ?

May 14, 2011

This system is basically working fine, but I'd like to change the video resolution. It has defaulted to the monitor's native resolution, which is 1920 x 1024. I'd like to set 1600 x 900. However, it's not in the list. In fact, the other resolutions listed in System => Preferences => Monitors aren't even the same ratio -they're more like the old 4:3.

Background: desktop pc with AMD64, 4GB RAM, is Nvidia Geforce 8200 or 8400installed debian 6.0 with the default "base" or "basic" or somesuch, plus "graphical environment". It's Gnome 2-series I believe.And it seems to be using the Nouveau driver as far as I can tell.So I Googled, and on various pages people said to edit the file: etc/X11/xorg.conf

However, there is no such file on my system. So I googled more, and posters give the following advice: kill the X server, kill the gdm, and then give command: Xorg -configure and this is supposed to generate the config file. However, for me it did not generate the file. Instead it failed with the error message: "Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices".

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Debian Multimedia :: Getting Photos From A Video?

Aug 17, 2011

I have a video taken with my camera, and I want to pull out some pictures out of it, do you know any application on Debian which can do that?

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Debian Multimedia :: VLC Alsa Stuttering On HD Video

Apr 23, 2016

VLC says: "main input error: ES_OUT_SET_(GROUP_)PCR is called too late" when I am playing back most Bluray discs I have tried.

See this bug post for what I am talking about: [URL].... It has to do with playing back h264 video with ALSA.

Possible fixes:
1. Obtain VLC 2.2.2 - see below
2. Fix by Modax here: - not currently using dmix and not sure how this will relate to HDMI sound
3. Use Pulseaudio - this does not work for me to get HDMI sound and I do not use Pulseaudio as a rule

I have just tried to compile VLC 2.2.2 and the configure script finished properly but early in the build it fails.

With make the error is:

Code: Select alljason@MEDIA:~/vlc-2.2.2$ make -j4
make  all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory '/home/jason/vlc-2.2.2'
Making all in compat
make[2]: Entering directory '/home/jason/vlc-2.2.2/compat'
  GEN      dummy.c
make  all-am

[Code] ....

And with compile the error is:

Code: Select allMAKE     : compat
MAKE     : doc
MAKE     : po
MAKE     : share
for f in skins2/default/theme.xml skins2/default/subX/about.png skins2/default/subX/eq.png skins2/default/subX/font.otf skins2/default/subX/main.png skins2/default/subX/playtreeglyphs.png skins2/default/subX/pl.png skins2/default/subX/sysbuttons.png skins2/default/subX/vol_anim.png skins2/default/subX/vol_slider.png

[Code] ....

I have tried installing 3 different versions of libua-dev, 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3. What could be the problem?

With the bugged audio drivers I'm going to replace the computer but it would still be nice to be able to know the solution to compiling VLC 2.2.2.

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Debian Multimedia :: Output Video To Tv With A Low End Atom Cpu Box?

Jul 9, 2010

Im trying to be able to output video to my tv with a low end atom cpu box(link below) running debian lenny. I realize it wont likely be true HD video. I also realize I wont be getting surround sound. My tv is a little bit older so it doesnt have a monitor input or I would have tried that. It does have HDMI and component though and i have a DVI to hdmi adapter and audio cables that will work once I have a video out solution. It does have a PCIE expansion bay but the power supply is only like 150w so i dont know that Ill be able to use a regular video card. I had considered some sort of usb output but dont know if any of that will work on linux. Any suggestions? Im pretty novice with the whole computer on my tv area and dont have alot of money to build a whole new system or i would just do that.


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Debian Multimedia :: Unusual Video Display Using X?

Sep 29, 2010

I've been dual booting Lenny and Squeeze but after replacing Lenny with a fresh Squeeze using ext4, the video display has been strange. The effect is similar to running a live CD, where a click does nothing for a few seconds while the CD winds up and gets to the application, but slower than that. Sometimes the display has patches of several windows all mixed up, zig zag patterns like a TV that is too far from a transmitter to receive a good signal and sometimes the mouse freezes in moving around. When I boot and don't start X, everything works perfectly, no delays, no messed up windows.

My video is ATI x1300 with Radeon driver. What is the best way to get the system to use only vesa, to see if that works, instead of ati or radeon? is possible to use grub.cfg or /etc/defaults/grub or /etc/grub.d/ ? I couldn't find any reports of problems with Xorg used by Squeeze, so it seems to be the ATi driver or the radeon driver.

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Debian Multimedia :: VLC And AVI Files - Video Not Shown

Oct 16, 2010

On my new 32-bit dell-vostro-1014 with debian-lenny OS I have installed via apt-get both smplayer and vlc-mediaplayer and have ripped the movie dvds by k3b and kept them as .avi files. While smplayer can play them, vlc-mediaplayer does not show the picture, only the voices are played. If I play the dvd from the optical tray then vlc poses no problem. Is it an inherent defect of the vlc package? If not what's the remedy?

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Debian Multimedia :: Mplayer Slow Video?

Feb 7, 2011

When playing some HD files Mplayer video is slow compare to sound. Totem plays the same videos with perfect synchronization of voice and video. I have tried all video drivers in Mplayer none seems to work.My version of mplayer is : MPlayer SVN-r31918 (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer TeamRunning Squeeze.

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Debian Multimedia :: Cannot View Flash Video

Apr 9, 2011

working instructions which make me see flash videos in any browser on my squeeze?

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Debian Multimedia :: All Video Output Goes To VGA Poce,rt?

Aug 30, 2011

Excuse me if this is in the wrong place, I am new to the forum and Debian.

Today, while installing Ubuntu, I had a strange issue with my laptop in which after installation, I heard startup sounds and had no video display. After hours of frustration and about 7 install disks, I plugged my laptop into another monitor, and low and behold, it appears both of my desktops are on the external monitor. After trying to solve this issue, I decided to give the Debian Gnome live CD a try, but I now have the same issue.

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Debian Multimedia :: When Video Gets Rendered Into MP4 It Comes Out At Increased Speed

Jul 28, 2015

Using Openshot, flowblade, or Kdenlive, when video gets rendered into mp4, it comes out at increased speed, both audio and video (seems like double speed but could be a different ratio)

When I play the exported mp4 with VLC for example, it shows the proper video length, not shortened. The video plays at high speed and for the second half of the video it just shows the last frame of the video until it runs out of time.

I have used Openshot extensively and have never had this problem, so I installed all the other video editors I could, and the problem persists (pitivi has a dependency problem so I haven't been able to use it).

I have tried several video players as well, all doing the same (VLC and Smplayer)

I am running Debian stable jessie, 64 bit, xfce

Code: Select allcpu:                                                           
                       AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 800 MHz
                       AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 800 MHz
                       AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 800 MHz
                       AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 800 MHz

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Debian Multimedia :: Avconv Gives Audio And Video Out Of Sync

Sep 10, 2015

I have a problem with avconv. Most of the use cases work spledidly, but when I need to crop a segment and then splice multiple segments together, I get problems.

The process I use is this:

1. Raw recording of short segments in high-quality AVI, These are produced by avconv, some as screencast and some by combining a PNG file with flac audio from audacity.

2. Conversion segment by segment into mp4 and ogv
Options A: -acodec aac -strict experimental -ab 128k -ac 2 -vcodec libx264 -s 640x480 -pix_fmt yuv420p -movflags +faststart -crf 22
Options B: -acodec libvorbis -ab 128k -ac 2 -vcodec libtheora -s 640x480 -b 500k

3. Splicing of the segments using MP4Box or oggCat.
(I used to do this in ffmpeg, but I have not figured out how to do it in avconv.)
This works.

In some cases I need to crop the segments, using the copy codecs and the -ss and/or =t options.

If I crop the AVI segments (between 1 and 2) the sound is clipping (this also generates a spree of error messages `Non-monotonous DTS'). If I crop mp4/ogv segments, (between 2 and 3) the remaining video, after the cropped segment are out of sync. I get the same problems with both OGV and MP4 playing them in vlc. Playing the mp4 directly in iceweasel works as it should.

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Debian Multimedia :: Desktop Freeze By Gnome Video

Oct 20, 2015

i have noticed about 10 desktop crashes since may, because of gnome videos(totem). in particular, when i repeatedly open and close videos, the desktop freeze. should i use another program?

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Debian Multimedia :: Video Files Not Playing Through Network

Feb 21, 2016

When I try to play any music or movie file over my network....VLC or any other player gives me errors. I don't have any problems when I copy movie files directly to my hard drive from my network. This is on Debian 8 if that information is of any relevance here...

Here is the error I am faced with...

Code: Select allYour input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'smb://gfstorage01/wolf/Torent%20Downloads/Olympus%20Has%20Fallen%20(2013)%20%5B1080p%5D/Olympus.Has.Fallen.2013.1080p.BluRay.x264.YIFY.mp4'. Check the log for details.

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Debian Multimedia :: How To Block The Background Video On Browsers

Mar 26, 2016

The solution for Firefox/Iceweasel at the bottom.

By the way, have you present those websites that have a background video on their divs, wow those are really cool than annoying, I have been looking for a while this morning to find a solution without success so how to block these videos on Firefox and Chromium?

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