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    [ubuntu] Re: How to extend the duration of a movie?

    I think what I need to do is to find any file in my filesystem that contains the text "akirad". And then I can zap whatever line on which it's mentioned.

    I know that the command "locate akirad"...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to extend the duration of a movie?

    On a hunch, I popped into Synaptic and searched for "akirad".

    To my surprise, there is indeed a package named akirad-keyring-and-mirrors and it showed up as being installed. So I selected to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to extend the duration of a movie?

    Right, I first off deleted the file named File. I then ran Update Manager, but now I had a different error message:

    installArchives() failed: (Reading database ...

    dpkg: warning: files list...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to extend the duration of a movie?

    Sorry for being a thickie, but are you suggesting that I should downgrade gnome-settings-daemon from 3.2.2-0ubuntu6 to 3.2.2-0ubuntu2.1? Or was that just an example of you showing that dpkg would...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to extend the duration of a movie?

    Thanks for that. It seems obvious now that my problem is far bigger than re-encoding a video file! I simply cannot update anything at the moment.

    A little query though is the lines near the bottom...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to extend the duration of a movie?

    Both commands are giving me back complete gobbledegook. e.g.


    ~$ tail /var/lib/dpkg/triggers//File
    �)9i����]6=[�W:�V���̫%�G�I(;�<稭?x����p�WT�
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't update ubuntu!

    There's heaps of stuff in mine too, but nothing since yesterday at 5:30, and the problems I've encountered have happened today.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't update ubuntu!

    No, the upgrade command gives me the same sort of error.


    dpkg: too-long line or missing newline in `/var/lib/dpkg/triggers//File'
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
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    [ubuntu] Can't update ubuntu!

    I'm trying to update my system in the normal way - via Update Manager - but I'm getting an error message that I don't understand. Could someone help me diagnose and repair the fault please?

    The...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to extend the duration of a movie?

    I'm getting an odd error message when I ran that.


    build-essential is already the newest version.
    git is already the newest version.
    git set to manually installed.
    The following NEW packages...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to extend the duration of a movie?

    Well, normally as in at a much higher speed that it should be. i.e. no difference between that and what I get on other players.


    I tried the first of those options and the output.avi file is only...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to extend the duration of a movie?

    Thanks for asking. Sorry for the delay, but I had an even bigger problem when Ubuntu steadfastly refused to boot! Anyway, now that I'm in, here's the output from that command:


    $ ffmpeg -i...
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    [ubuntu] How to extend the duration of a movie?

    I have an avi video file that's 35 minutes 40 seconds duration. My problem is that whoever encoded it seems to have made a booboo, because it plays at something like double speed - both the video and...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: What should I do with a "Flash-Aid Alert"?

    OK, so I've now got the icon in the top-right of FF.

    But when I click it, I'm told that I need to set the terminal path in Preferences.

    So I go to preferences and I get the screen attached.
    ...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: What should I do with a "Flash-Aid Alert"?

    No, there's no such icon on my FF.
  16. [SOLVED] Re: What should I do with a "Flash-Aid Alert"?

    What script?
  17. [SOLVED] What should I do with a "Flash-Aid Alert"?

    On the recommendations of a few people here, I installed Flash-Aid as a FF add-on a few months ago. And when I installed it, it worked great and resolved all my Flash problems I was having at the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: renaming files in lots of folders

    Sadly, the PrefixSuffix GUI thing didn't work. Even when I had 'recurse folders' checked, it would only action the files in the folder and not those in sub-folders.

    Using the CLI that has been...
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    [ubuntu] Re: renaming files in lots of folders

    It's true that they're all valid image file extensions, but there are a number of web tools for selecting image files that refuse to recognise a file as an acceptable type unless it has .jpg as the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: renaming files in lots of folders

    I've been looking for something like that for ages! Thanks.

    There's a freeware utility for Windows that's very good for bulk renaming, called "Bulk Rename Utility". It's quite a bit more...
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    [ubuntu] renaming files in lots of folders

    I have over a thousand folders in my Pictures folder and each of these sub-folders contains betweeen 1 and 100 image files.

    Most of the image files end in ".jpg" as one would expect, but there are...
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    [ubuntu] Re: CLI command for video re-encoding?

    In the past, I've used Avidemux with the 'MPEG-4 ASP (Xvid)' codec, where the quality is controlled by either bitrate or quantizer.

    The quantizer is a number between 1 and 31, and just like crf,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: CLI command for video re-encoding?

    Right, I'm having a run on a file I re-encoded earlier using PiTiVi to see what the difference in output is if I use ffmpeg.

    The command I'm using is:

    ffmpeg -i videobig.mp4 -vcodec libx264...
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    [ubuntu] Re: CLI command for video re-encoding?

    THANK YOU!! You've answered in clear, plain English!

    (On point 1, yes I had already installed libavcodec-extra-52 from the Medibuntu repository.)

    My only question (for the moment) is the -crf...
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    [ubuntu] Re: CLI command for video re-encoding?

    I know that different codecs exist, but I've no idea what the pros and cons of each one are, and the simple reason for that is that no one seems in the slightest bit interested in explaining stuff in...
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