Media is sound, video, pictures, and anything else you see or hear in an electronic format. This tag is for questions pertaining to media.

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Plex not detecting media on Amazon S3 mounted with S3QL

So I have had a Plex server for a while now, and it has been running on a Dell Poweredge 2850 and Dell Powervault 220s. Ever since this server has been running, our power bill has been way more than ...
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chmod is not working

I am unable to change the privileges of the directory or file which is not in desktop using chmod. while it is working properly for the directory and folders of desktop. am using the command chmod ...
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How to stream videos over local network to TV from PC

I have quite a bit of hardware already (A Wii U, an Xbox 360, a Chromecast, a Raspberry Pi etc) but I still can't find a good way to watch the videos saved on my Ubuntu computer, on my TV downstairs. ...
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Tuning in Satellite Channels on Mythbuntu

I have recently set up a Mythtv system using Mythbuntu. It receives Satellite via a WinTV Nova S2-HD Card which I connected to my Satellite pointing at Astra 28.2E. I have set up the card in MythTV, ...
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Linux media smart tv integration

From my Windows laptop I am able to right click on a video file and choose 'Play To -> Sony Bravia'. This then connects to the tv and instructs it to play the media file. I assume, this essentially ...
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How to set up an Ubuntu server that only streams my personal media?

Hi I am not new to Ubuntu but totally new to Ubuntu server and have spent the last couple of days getting more and more confused. If my question has been asked a million times please accept my ...
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Install VLC plugin on Chrome

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit with VLC media player installed and I have also installed mozilla-plugin-vlc. I can see that vlc web plugin is installed at mozilla (about:addons)but not at ...
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Can not play DVDs on Ubuntu [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 12.04 I can't play DVDs in VLC, the native DVD player, or Parole media play. I must be missing something. What libraries/codecs do I need etc.? Where do I get them? Where do I find out ...
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why is fluendo playback kit not detected

I needed to play several media formats. mp3,mpg (video and audio), flv, avi, any and all media files so I installed the fluendo complete kit and yet ubuntu 14 still on some of my files wants to ...
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VLC doesn't run well in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I recently upgrade my OS to Ubuntu 14.04, after successfully upgrading, I have some problems with VLC. Sometimes the volume is muted and when I forward or go back to media file then the sound is ...
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Prevent minidlna to read nfo files

Is there a way to stop minidlna reading nfo files? Why? Because it don't do a good job at reading NFO files. I've TV shows with NFO files in XBMC-format. Sometimes the filename is shown and sometimes ...
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Ubuntu used as a home media server

I have been using Ubuntu 13.10 for the last six months or so. I am very interested in trying to use my current computer as a media server for my home. I have been scouring through Google trying to ...
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How to access windows files in Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on LEGACY and Windows 8.1 on UEFI . I have my media ( movie songs and video songs) in "MY MUSIC" and "MY VIDEOS" folders in windows. I am able to access different hard ...
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Very slow conversion with avconv (libav) - Trusty Tahr 14.04?

Yesterday I installed the latest Kubuntu release 14.04. So I meet a little problems with the media conversions. The old FFmpeg is finally replaced with avconv which is in the libav-tools library. Till ...
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Removable Drive keeps getting dropped/ unmounted [closed]

I plug in my 1tb removable Drive and Ubuntu mounts it. I start extracting my 45gb of 7z compressed photos and after a period of time appears to be about 10 minutes the drive unmounts and the ...
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How do I get my windows phone to recognize my media?

I recently bought a windows phone, a nokia lumia 920, and am running ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. When I connect the phone via usb, it recognizes it fine, and I can navigate the phone's folders, and ...
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VirtualBox fatal error no media found

Installed xUbuntu 13.10 on my virtual machine on WIN8 host. Everything was OK, so I installed only LAMP without any modification. Next day I switched up virtual machine I got error message on ...
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FIXED Nautilus (13.10, cairo dock) crashes when I try to open “Pictures” (external disk) or Downloads or some folders that contain media

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 with Cairo Dock for, maybe 2 or 3 months. I regularly upgrade ubuntu, but for the last couple of weeks I've had this problem: from time to time, Nautilus (which I ...
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Not authorised to perform polkit action

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 and every time I connect a removable media I keep getting the error Not authorized to perform operation (polkit authority not available and caller is ...
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How do I install serviio 1.4 on Ubuntu 12.04?

I have created a new user: serviio on Ubuntu 12.04 and I have downloaded the serviio package. http://serviio.org/download I would like to connect my music, pictures and movies from my PC to my Sony ...
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AVConv loop issue with output file names

How can I turn: /media/MediaOne/Movies/Kids/Aladdin.avi /media/MediaOne/Movies/Kids/Incredibles.avi into /media/MediaOne/converted/Aladdin.mp4 /media/MediaOne/converted/Incredibles.mp4 when ...
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How to make a home media/file server with Ubuntu sever, next to Ubuntu 12LTS

So I'm a complete newbie. I have a PC with Ubuntu 12LTS. I would like to share files and media files with my family members in a local network (including a Sony TV). What about partitioning (swap)? ...
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Looking for software related to media

So I have Synfig... I like it... not what I'm looking for. I need a basic tool that I can use to create kinetic typography, Plus, it has to easily run under wine or be native to Ubuntu. It must also ...
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I'm trying to transfer music from my Droid 2 to my laptop, but it isn't working [duplicate]

I connect the phone to the computer via usb and I have no idea how to move files. The ejectable disk isn't showing up. What do? It tried sudo fdisk -l and here is the output: alex@alex-1015E:~$ ...
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What is a good full featured media player for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a LOT of CD's and want the player to read and display album title,song titles, artists, etc. What is the best media player software?
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How to make totem play rmvb in ubuntu Saucy 13.10?

How to make totem play rmvb in ubuntu Saucy 13.10? I was in ubuntu 12.04 a couple days ago. And it works well on rmvb files with totem and when I upgraded the system to 13.10, just found the totem ...
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Trigger play/pause event

One can configure the play/pause key on his/her keyboard to start/pause music of any music player that supports this function. I'm writing a program that should trigger these events. Currently the ...
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dvd's have stopped working on 13.10

I dont know why but vlc, media player, smplayer simply wont detect and play any dvd. please tell me what i need to show you to help me... im not completely usless with commands etc but a dvd problem ...
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Will Ubuntu Media Server meet my needs?

Can somebody help me determine what the best way to accomplish the following requirements for my media server? Movie storage / playback Music storage / playback Netflix, Hulu, etc Sports streaming ...
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AVS compatible media player

The nullsoft Advanced Visualization Studio was opensourced some time ago (https://sourceforge.net/projects/avs/). I know XMBC ships evalib and supports that kind of visualization plugin. But I was ...
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Play/search a Shout Cast FM station on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am mainly looking for Tamil and Hindi channels. Is there any player for Ubuntu which will allow me to search for Tamil and Hindi language FM stations and stream on my PC ?
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Which app scans all disks searching any kind of media files (photos, videos, etc.)?

Is there an app which scans disks looking for all kinds of media files (photos, videos, etc.) the same way Picasa does for pictures? I could write a bash script to perform such thing, but I'm not ...
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CD/DVD Drive Not Responding

I'm currently running 13.10, which is incredibly more responsive than other operating systems I've used. However, I'm having trouble with my DVD Drive (TSST-T633A). Bios recognizes the drive, and it ...
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after the update to 13.10 in the finder I only see social media results

I updated to Ubunto 13.10. If i now click the ubunto logo the default is that he only searches in social media... ;-( I cannot find my programms any more! Can somebody help me Rob
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Dolby sound effect

I am using a laptop with DOLBY advanced audio support. I was using Windows 7 before installing Ubuntu 13.10. I could feel DOLBY sound effect while using KM player. I can not feel DOLBY effect in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 media player does not show video?

This question seems poor but i really facing this problem (I am new to ubuntu). I install Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP laptop. I also upgraded all its packages using sudo apt-get update && sudo ...
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Video lag in vlc and totem

I have an ATI video card in my Dell inspiron, I'm getting some offset of audio/video (out of sync) wondering if I can do upgrades to solve this
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Location-independent Media Player

Are there any Linux media players that are self contained ?tar's? (Libraries, codecs (If this is even a Linux concept) linked to a relative location), to be used on a system without a package manager, ...
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getting error when instaling adobe media server 5.0.3 on ubuntu 13.04

I am getting following error when running following script. sudo bash ./installAMS ./installAMS: line 289: ./amsini: Permission denied ERROR: The older Linux version Debian is detected and not ...
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Media content on seperate hard drive

I would like to ut media content on seperate internal hard drive, but will like to access it from the video, music and pics options on desktop where it is usually accessed. How do I change the ...
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How can I share media from ubuntu 13.04 to windows XP

So I have set up samba successfully and I am using it for file shares but when trying to do media shares I am having issues. Specifically the problem is that I can see the Media folder in Windows but ...
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Sync videos from Ubuntu to Sony Walkman

On my old Windows I used Sonys "Media Go" to sync Music and Videos with the player. Now, as Wine does not install Media Go, I need an alternative to work with. I like to change my musicvideos on the ...
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Mobile Media Converter stoped conversion

I love this super handy and versatile tool Mobile Media Converter but after the last upgrade to mmc_1.8.2_amd64.deb, it fails to convert any video formats. I tried to reinstall it several times but ...
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Is it possible to add an option to the context menu in nautilus to open media in an existing VLC instance?

I've unchecked VLC's option - 'only allow one instance', since it would help simultaneous playbacks. But sometimes it is desirable to just open a new file in the already running one. Is it possible to ...
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Can a Deja Dup backup from Ubuntu be restored on Windows?

My laptop got broken recently (I had Ubuntu on it), and I've backups of my files on external HDD. The problem is that my new laptop has Windows 8 on it and I don't feel like switching to Ubuntu on it ...
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Pre-Authentication on HTTP before Playing VoD

I did not know where to post this question. In case I am in the wrong place, please advise where I should have posted this instead. Moving to my issue... The Setup Set Top Box <--1--> Mediating ...
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Meida, Deletion, New User

Hello i have a 2007 acer laptop my mom wants all her old media to not be deleted upon me using it. Windows 7 is now expired and I need to put an os on the laptop asap. Will my media be deleted if i ...
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Some notebook keyboard keys do not work in ubuntu

Installed ubuntu 13.04 on my Acer AS5733-6898, and worked well, but he does not recognize anything when I press the buttons to move music (with some player running) and also does nothing when I try to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 rename folders in mnt & media

Installing a new VPN on a new workstation and it has been a year since I did my last Virtualbox setup. Everything works but I don't like how the shared folders in media are labeled as sf_folder. I ...
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Any audio (not music) and video organizer?

I have video and audio files where i am playing different instruments in different keys and beats. I would like to have a software where i can 'label' the different files with different categories, so ...