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Videos in all applications unable to play past first frame

Whether I am watching a video on YouTube, watching a downloaded show in VLC, or streaming from Netflix, I have an intermittent problem where no videos will play past their first frame. For any ...
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Issue with remembering the playback position in PotPlayer

I use PotPlayer as my default video player, and I like its functionality very much, especially that it remembers the positions where I left off watching the last time, in each playlist I have created. ...
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Why'd a 1080p video playing on 1366x768 resolution screen show black bars?

Above is a screenshot of the properties of the video I played in VLC. As you can see, it clearly shows that the video is 1080p. But when I am playing the video on my Windows laptop (with a 1366x768 ...
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Solution for choppy video because of bit-rate too high?

When I play a 1080p 10bit-depth video with VLC-player, the video goes choppy and even freezes. I'm using Dell Inspiron 1525 and VLC 2.1.2. Windows Vista Home Premium. Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express ...
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YouTube horrible resolution in fullscreen

I have had this issue with Chrome and YouTube playing videos in a horrible resolution when i switch to fullscreen. My host OS screen resolution is 1920x1080. But flash player often goes down to ...
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How to make mpegts searchable when recoding with ffmpeg

I have a number of video files which I need to re-encode to mpegts format. I've got most of this sorted except that when served by my DLNA server and played on a client any attempt to pause, fast ...
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How do I make MPC show forced subtitles?

There is Home Cinema video player, installed directly from its site. And it can show any other subtitles in a MKV video file, but it not showing the forced ones. I can select them, but there is just ...
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How to display uncompressed gray video?

I have video file that is capture of uncompressed video stream. Its media info is as follows: Format : AVI Format/Info : Audio Video ...
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How to crop/change aspect ratio with 3D movies?

I've bought myself a new 3D TV and I'm loving it! However I'm bumping into issues I never thought existed.. Until now.. Most 3D movies out there are either top/bottom or side by side. They are ...
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Why is WMV playback cut off (half black)?

Starting today, WMV playback on several software programs is incorrect. The bottom half of the WMV appears correctly, but the top half is black. This happens whether the WMV is scaled or not, and ...
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How can I set the default aspect ratio for videos in VLC?

When opening video files, sometimes the aspect ratio doesn't fit my TV and I see black bars either side: How can I set the default aspect ratio to 16:9, so that I don't have to right-click and ...
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How to play AVI video in format SMB8, 0x38424D53?

I have one video which can not be played on Mac OS X, and the output of MPlayer reads: VIDEO: [SMB8] 1280x1024 8bpp 200.000 fps 2097152.0 kbps (256000.0 kbyte/s) Cannot find codec matching ...
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How can I watch an Infrared movie in normal color

I run Win7 HP. I have a WMV video, shot in infrared mode. The video has some greenish-gray color. The video looks like as in the image below; But I want to watch the video in normal color format. ...
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Play 4 videos at once

For a number of reasons not worth saying I need to play 4 videos at the exactly same time on 4 different screens. I already tried a few softwares like vidlord (that plays 4 videos at the same time but ...
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How to select 1 hour video clip from multiple folders using VLC

I have different collection of video training and I would like to select 1 hour or 30 min video, which can have multiple clips, based on the duration, it may not be exactly 30 min. Is it possible to ...
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How to seek only video with external audio in mplayer?

I have a separate video and audio file. The audio basically would cover only a part of the video. They differ greatly in length with the video being much longer. (My video is several hours long while ...
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HD 1080p .mkv videos don't play smooth. Is it a CPU, GPU, player or OS issue?

I have some .mkv 1080p videos but VLC can't play them smoothly. If I open the Task Manager, I can see that CPU is at 100%, because VLC uses as much as it can (95% or more). Then, I wonder Is it a ...
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Windows 8 Stutters / Lags on Video Playback

Ever Since i switched to Windows 8 i have been facing issues this is one of the most annoying issues i am having Whenever i play uncompressed files Made from FRAPS / DXTORY the video stutters with ...
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How to reinstate “playback speed” control in WMP?

I've recently reinstalled Windows 7 and been watching movies via out-of-box Windows Media Player (with all out-of-box codecs). In particular, i liked WMP's ability to change playback speed. Recently, ...
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What speed is 'fast' and 'faster' in VLC?

VLC isn't very informative in it's playback speed designations. Any idea as to which playback speed each adjective refers to?
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FFmpeg not converting first image [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ffmpeg sync error, first image showing really fast I'm using Windows and FFmpeg for Windows. My material are 8 images, with names like: product0001img01.png ...
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Proper encoding for long videos from online meetings?

I'm taking responsibility for maintaining a collection of recordings from online meetings, and I'm at a loss to determine which encodings I should use for them. The videos are coming from GoToMeeting, ...
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Play video with slower playback speed on OS X

I have a movie that I shot at 240 frames per second. I'd like to play it back at 24 frames per second on my Mac. How can I do this? How do I slow down playback to 10% speed for an MP4 file?
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Read ahead buffering while playing video file from optical disc [closed]

I was wondering if there is a program for Windows 7 (64-bit), that reads ahead the file to be played back (usually MKV files in my case) to the RAM, so the disc that the video file resides in, won't ...
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Choppy, CPU-intensive Flash video performance in Chrome

Lately, watching Flash video (eg, thedailyshow.com) is terrible in Chrome: the chrome.exe process sits at 49% CPU (dual core obviously) if the tab is open, even when the video is paused. Sound is ...
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How to get smooth GPU accelerated video playback with Subtitles using Media Player Classic

I run Windows 7 x32 in my Dell Studio 1555 laptop having ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 Series Graphics card. I have the latest drivers installed, even then, I got some stuttering, when I try to ...
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mjpeg mov created by the newest FFMPEG looks in Windows Media Player like half sized videos

I have new version of FFMPEG installed and created mov compressed with mjpeg. Is looks pretty in Afx, Premiere and QucikTime player but it looks like half-sized video in Windows Media Player. There ...
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How to watch a video in full screen on multiple monitors?

How can I watch a video in full screen on multiple monitors? I'm using Windows 7 x64 and I can only make it go full screen on one monitor.
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How can I determine if a GPU will play 1080p before purchasing it?

This isn't a "what should I buy" question: I don't care about laptop models or brands. I want to know about hardware capabilities. Context: I have a disk array that serves videos to various ...
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Choppy video playback in Windows Media Center when the window is not active

I have always had a minor issue with video playback in Windows Media Center. It is a very minor issue, indeed, but still somewhat annoying. Video playback generally works perfectly, irrespective of ...
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Merging h264/MP4 files with mp4box results in seeking and sync issues

I've a problem while merging two h.264/MP4 files with the same parameters except length. I'm merging by mp4box -cat .... After that, video players behave strangely: If I drag time slider closer to ...
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WTV playback speed in Windows Media Center

Windows 7 saves TV recording in .wtv files. These files can be played in fast forward mode (1.5x or so speedup) in Windows Media Center. Is this mode allowed only for WTV files or is due to codec ...
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AVCHD MTS h264 1080p file with choppy playback in Linux

When I'm trying play video files from my camera: Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 50.00 (50/1) -> 50.00 (50/1) Input #0, mpegts, from '00027.MTS': Duration: ...
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Unable to watch some videos on YouTube

When I try to watch some videos on YouTube, I get the output of the following type: The behavior persists regardless of the web browser. Is there a solution for this problem?
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Why do my videos not take up the full screen?

I usually just use Windows Media player, though I've tried Zune and VLC to play back video files (mp4, avi). However, most video files do not fully maximize to the screen – rather, it is a slightly ...
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VLC freezes last frame from command line

Suppose I play a video file via VLC from the Windows command line. Are there command line parameters which cause VLC to stop at the last frame and just display it as a fixed image instead of closing ...
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ffmpeg shortening calculated video run time

I have an image sequence of 5,664 .tga images which are to be played at 24fps (so 236 seconds) and an audio ac3 file which I edited to be exactly 236 seconds (plus minus 0.01s) in length. I used the ...
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Is there an easy way to read Blu-ray discs on Windows?

Some time ago, I bought my parents a computer dedicated to media (mostly photographs and movies through DLNA). My father asked me if he could read Blu-ray discs on it, so I bought a Blu-ray reader, ...
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Can't play 720p mkv video file

I'm having trouble playing a 720p mkv file on my computer. It won't open in Media Player Classic (with K-lite codec pack), or in GOMPlayer, but it does open in VLC. However, in VLC, it seems like it ...
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Automatically playing a DVD movie?

I have set up Autoplay to launch Media Player Upon insertion of a DVD movie in my DVD/CD R/W. I have set all of the defaults for Media Player. It always used to play properly. Now the only way that I ...
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WebM on Mac OS X

What options are there for playing WebM video files on Mac OS X other than VLC? A plugin to Quicktime Player would be perfect.
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Can I watch 3D movies on my computer just using 3D glasses and my normal monitor?

Can I watch 3D movies on my computer just using 3D glasses and my normal monitor or do I need a special monitor to see 3D?
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Playing back HD videos will stutter on PC

I'm using a Canon 600D to shoot HD video at full frames. When i playback on my PC using VLC the video is just about unwatchable - It stutters, lags and the audio is out of sync. However when playing ...
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Is there an equivalent of the “MediaPlayerConnectivity” Firefox extension for Chrome?

The MediaPlayerConnectivity extension allows an easy way to play DivX and other streaming videos in external applications (like VLC). Is there something like this for Chrome? I want to play videos ...
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Batch video presenting (playing, pausing, going to specific time, …) in Linux

Is it possible to write an action file (e.g. a script) that plays some video files? I need it to be programmable to automatically perform these actions: start from a specific time play up to a ...
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Is there a video player with speed control that does not affect the audio pitch?

Are there any video players that can let you increase the speed without increasing the pitch and causing the chipmunk effect?
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Which VGA to use for accelerated playback?

I've got 2 VGAs in my laptop. (The question would be too localised, but people often have an Intel integrated card and a similar discrete card. So my guess would be that the question will help others ...
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Is there an MP7 player or some means of converting it?

I just got a video from a friend and he sent it in the file format of "mp7". Does anyone know an MP7 player for Linux, Mac or PC or means of converting it to an MP4, preferably?
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What can I do if I get a movie that is encrypted?

I have a movie and it is not working on KMP. This message appears on the screen: the video is encrypted please download codec How can I handle this?
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HD movies stutter

I just put together a new system build in the hopes that all of my daily tasks would run smoothly and without any hiccups. Unfortunately I am still seeing some sound and sometimes video stuttering ...