Ubuntu Multimedia :: Playing ASF Video (video/x-ms-asf) In Karmic Koala
Jan 26, 2010
the movie i downloaded plays for only 19 sec and stops saying you will be redirected to microsoft download page. the file is 700 Mb. i installed w32 codecs after searching through many threads but still my vlc doesnt play the file.
when trying to play songs purchased off of iTunes I don't want to be limited to having to watch them through Virtualbox.how to get vlc or mplayer to play .mp4 videos in Ubuntu 9.10? I've got vlc 1.0 and trying to convert them using ffmpeg didn't work, I keep getting the following error.
swScaler: Unknown format is not supported as input pixel format Cannot get resampling context
When i try to play HD (even with 720p) video the CPU load is almost 100%. I'm using vlc player and the movie is barely watchable. If i switch to Movie Player, the CPU load is slightly decreased, but after 2-3 minutes the audio goes out of sync, so no solution there. I have an nvidia 8600gt graphics card and the proper driver installed, every compiz effect works flawlessly without the slightest increase in CPU load and a dual core 2,1 GHz AMD processor. It shouldn't be a hardware issue.
I am trying to burn a video DVD created from "Devede" with K3B. The video DVD successfully burns, and plays in my computer, but does not play in any of the DVD players in the house. I used to user "ConvertXToDVD" when I was on Windows, but am trying to find a free/open source alternative on ubuntu. I am using all default options. I have looked in the settings for both programs, and I fail to see the problem here. Even the ISO created from devede seems to match up to the Video DVD (that works in the players) I had burned with ConvertXToDVD.
In Devede I have it so that the menu is disabled and it automatically plays the first title. Apparently this is not good enough.. I thought this program was supposed to be easy to use? What am I doing wrong here? I am using the same DVD-R I have used before on my Windows machine to great success. I am getting frustrated as I have went through 2 DVDs,
This is true for .flv, .avi, .mov, and .mp4, at least. This is true in both vlc and movie player. Thumbnails generated from frames in the videos appear correctly in nautilus. Videos play fine in firefox, on ....., but I downloaded one as an .flv and then it had the same problem. I have restricted extras freshly installed. My "Ubuntu 9.10 - the Karmic Koala" system is fully updated. I've found several other forum posts about the same kind of problem, but I couldn't find anything helpful in them (like that the contrast setting might be WAY out of whack, which it wasn't, or that nvidia drivers needed to be updated or reinstalled, which I don't have anyway, etc).
When I play some video file, like some series (.avi), my system often freezes, the image become static and the sound starts looping. Ctr+Alt+Del does nothing and the only way to shut the computer down and restart the system is by holding the power button down for a long time. I've already searched the web for this problem but I find nothing. I have a Asus UX-30 with an Intel GMA X4500MHD.
Installed pitivi. It takes 20 minutes to put a 3-minute clip on the timeline and the sound is totally messed up. Installed lives, it loads the clip but insists there is no audio plus the black on dark gray menus are almost unreadable. Installed kdenlive, it loads the clip but playback produces a short squawk then crash, and I gather I'd have to risk destroying my sound by uninstalling pulseaudio. Someone suggested OpenShot.
Followed the instructions there:
Installed Open Movie Editor, it won't even read the clip. Now, Movie Player handles that clip (a VOB file from a DVD I had made from a miniDVB tape) perfectly as long as I don't touch the time slidebar, so I would imagine if there were a usable video editor out there something would work.
I have an ATI 4650 HD and using flgrx via jockey, on 10.10.X becomes unresponsive when I play flash videos inside a browser. The image freezes, and the audio track loops, with a loop length of around 0.5 seconds. The only thing I can is reboot my computer. The xorg log file contains no indication that something went wrong. The last entries in it are the monitor display modes.
I cannot switch to the open source ATI driver, as my monitor screen goes blank after booting.I have tried a fresh system install, but that hasn't worked either.
I have lots of 720p MKV files which play fine on VLC and/or mplayer. These are the two players I know. Whenever I try to play a 1080p file, the video is sluggish and quickly desynchronizes from the audio (mplayer) or the sound is choppy (vlc). This is because one CPU cannot decode a 1080p x264 video. Not powerful enough. Now, I have a Q6600, with 4 cores. Options in mplayer and VLC to use more than one decoding thread don't seem to do anything at this date, as one core is only user (reported by TOP).
Whenever I'm playing a video and bring another application to the foreground, the video window appears over the foreground application:
I'm running Natty Narwhal 64-bit. This didn't happen back in Maverick. The hardware is an Asus K42JR laptop. If there's any more detailed information that I can provide to help narrow this problem down, please let me know.
I've found a similar issue on the forums, but it seems a bit different. This guy also has foreground window problems, but in his case they occur with non-video applications and are not consistent (it only happens 10% of the time).
With me, it always occurs with only video playback. The choice of video application for playback does not appear to matter (I've tried Totem, VLC). Strangely, the problem doesn't occur when viewing flash videos from within Chrome.
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.
I am using open suse 11.4, and have been trying to play video files from a web site, but when I click on the play link all that happens is that it goes to the page where the video should be but it doesn't load or play, not sure if it is a flash or java problem. the file plays without problem in Ubuntu 10.10 and also Win 7. it is a video file from [URL].
I decided to take the plunge and I totally replaced windows XP Pro w/ Karmic. I'm working on getting theatre mode set up as well as syncing my iphone.
for this problem I've set up dual desktop mode(both with the guide I found for Nvidia, and with ATI Catalyst control center) through the guide, the computer would freeze randomly and with CCC it seems to freeze when I start a video on the TV display.
I'm running a P4 3.2Ghz, 4G DDR2, ATI 256mb card w/ HDMI out
UPDATE: By changing the screen effects to none the computer doesn't freeze anymore
i'm really irritated with this huge problem with my system. i'm using ubutnu10.10 on my dell inspiron 1525. the problem is, whenever i play any video on any browser(firefox and chromium), no matter if its your tube or vimeo or whatever. the system crashes as soon as video starts to play. the video plays for few seconds system starts to slow a bit and suddenly it crashed and shuts down.
also while using the totem videos sidebar i can searhc the video but cannot play it at all. i get this error "gstreamer encountered a general supporting library error"
i tried other forums too but.. no help till now. its like 2 months with both these problems
i'm using debian wheezy and whenever i'm playing a webm video, typically on videos, totem and mplayer can't play video. the video just freezes. (i assume because they both use gstreamer.) when i try to use vlc when those 2 aren't working, the video does play but there is no sound.
I Tried to play video files (.avi & .vob) in Kaffeine, but was unableo hear any audio. Then i went to the packmn site and installed the packageom there, with no positive results.After that i installed VLC and then tried playing.
having not experienced the issues with jaunty and intel display cards, i can't say whether this is a real problem or not. from what i can tell, mtrr is not a problem.
on my new dell mini 10v w/ intel 945gme and a fresh install of karmic unr, video playback performance is only so-so.
most videos-style flash video is decent. local h.264 playback from .m4v and .mov containers is flawless. but streaming flash video originating as h.264 is dismally choppy - this includes vimeo and hulu-quality streaming video.
How do I install WinTv pvr-250 (Tv-card) on my ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala? I am new to linux and not quite sure to begin. I would like to be able to use it to watch TV on my computer, using VLC, mythTV or similar.