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#1 Achaemenid

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 01:22 PM

Often when I start a video from a variety of sources, One video will lplay but there will be 2 sound tracks, one starting a little after the other.

 

I wonder if this is due to have more than one video player installed and VLC.

 

Sometimes I will think a second page has opened up with the same video but when I search I cannot find another page. The problem seems to be coming from a single video playing on one page.

 

Any suggestions welcome.

 

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 05:02 PM

Go into players setting pick just one as default, pretty sure you are correct one is starting after another.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:49 PM

Go into players setting pick just one as default, pretty sure you are correct one is starting after another.

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thanks for responding.

Can you tell me how to get into these settings?

 

I just uninstalled XPlayer from the Linux Mint 18.3 Repository. I could not see any setting in the repository for making one application default.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:53 PM

I don't believe that two programs...can access the same set of files...at the same time...in Windows.  Try it.

 

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:21 PM

I don't believe that two programs...can access the same set of files...at the same time...in Windows.  Try it.

 

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Thanks for this response. I am using Linux Mint 18.3.

 

Continuing the dialog with OldPhil, I just uninstalled Xplayer and Mplayer.  There was no change.

 

Then I uninstalled VLC, and presto, I was no longer seeing double videos.

 

I was having this problem on youtube and on edx online courses.

 

I SPOKE TOO SOON. As soon as I clicked inside the video screen, the second screen appeared inside the larger one.

 

So maybe VLC nor any of the video players was the problem.

 

Attached File  Screenshot_DOUBLE_SCREEN_VIDEO.png   255.34KB   0 downloads

 

I am wondering if the video controls you get when you right click inside the video screen might do something.

 

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Here are two screenshots from the frame info controls:

 

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:31 PM

Too many codecs can cause problems, especially if some of them have identical functions. Best to find those that do your job and eliminate the others.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:35 PM

Too many codecs can cause problems, especially if some of them have identical functions. Best to find those that do your job and eliminate the others.

Do you think it was a codec that was causing this double video problem?

 

Eliminating codecs might disable some necessary video I need to see, like action cam video.

 

Linux Mint now comes with NTFS and EXFAT utilities by default, so I need to keep these because I have older files made with Windows.  I am not sure about the relationship between file systems and video codecs.

 

Can you explain how we know which codecs to keep?


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 08:07 AM

There is no clear answer to this; unfortunately, Linux is not in my expertise. One suggestion is the simple process of elimination. I have two video players installed on my computer (running Windows7 however), VLC and WMP, and I can use each independently.

If you have two players starting at the same time when you activate only one of them, sounds like a corruption in the .exe file of one of them. Start by disabling one player, use the other, and see if your problem disappears. If it does, disable that one and enable the other and test again. If the problem still does not appear, then try uninstalling one player and reinstalling it. Then test....you get the idea. 

Do your homework and try to find which codecs each uses, then x-copy the others and save them to a different file. See if that helps. And so on.


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 06:53 PM

I have had this problem when playing videos on some sites and using Firefox, I do not know why but my fix was to use Chromium Browser.


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 05:04 AM

I think I may have found the problem.

 

I browsed the internet and found a comment about add-ons in FF causing this problem.

 

I went to my FF add-ons and found an add-on called "HTML EVERYWHERE" installed. 

 

I disabled it and the problem has gone away. see screenshot.

 

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Thanks to Nick Au, ranchhand, hamluis, and OldPhil for your assistance



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Posted 24 March 2018 - 08:17 PM

Thanks for post back with the resolution, we on BC really appreciate it. Helps us help the next guy.


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