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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Don't use touchpad screen when media in fullscreen

I have some error with my touchpad when playing media on fullscreen. I don't see any pointer when i try to scroll in fullscreen mode. But this thing work nomally when i connect to my usb mouse. I ...
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Need help with Media Player

I'm on a HP Chromebook so yea i downloaded a video and it wont let me play it on Chrome OS. Which media player should i download and how do i download it (preferably through terminal). I've tried ...
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Transferring music files, via router, from PC to network audio receiver?

I have a Yamaha R-N500 network receiver hardwired to an ethernet router (Linksys). It currently communicates with the web for such things as net radio and Pandora. Is there a straightforward means to ...
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Ubuntu Panasonic TV media streaming

I have a problem. I have installed ubuntu 14.04. I set up media streaming (shared my downloads folder on my hard drive that has the ubuntu installation) from my PC to a Panasonic TV. The thing is if ...
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Universal Media Server not playing Videos in Ubuntu 14.10

I just got universal media server to run in Ubuntu 14.10, they took mencoder and ffmpeg out of the repos so I had to go find them and now it runs but when I try to play a movie on my ps3, it takes a ...
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Can I stream media from a Windows partition?

I have Windows 7 installed on my desktop. I have 2 hard drives. My operating system is on one and the other is media storage (NTFS). My family regularly streams media (using PLEX) to multiple devices ...
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Totem.how to update?

I have ubuntu 14.10 x64 with Totem 3.10. Off site have Totem 3.14.1. If you download and run totem.3.14.deb, Software Centre writes: "Unresolved dependency: libgtk-3-0 (> = 3.13.7)" How to update?
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Black Screen With Message

Whenever I start the laptop there comes a black screen with message as shown in the image below. But After shutting down and restarting again and again 10-20 times(sometimes more than 20) it gets ...
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Add support for media keys (play, stop, previous and next buttons) in Lubuntu

How one may add support for media keys (play, stop, previous and next buttons) in Lubuntu? Solution provided at ...
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Can not install any media package/software

I've had vlc, audacious working very well on my ubuntu 14.04. All of a sudden today I noticed that they're both gone. Also my default Ubuntu video player has stopped playing because of missing ...
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short summary about video files (resolution, size, duration, codec)

I use mediainfo at the moment. It's too detailed $ mediainfo vine.mp4 | wc -l 66 I wish a command with only short summary. 6 lines of output.
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Ubuntu Touch Video Playback

I'm trying to play a video using MediaPlayer and VideoOutput in QML as shown on the API page (https://developer.ubuntu.com/api/qml/sdk-14.10/QtMultimedia.VideoOutput/) Log: Initializing ...
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PS3 Media Server Installation on 14.10

I've been trying to install PS3 media server on 14.10 using the following link: http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13046 Upon entering the second: sudo apt-get update it ...
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Installation of Serviio on 14.4

I have little Linux experience and I am completely new to Ubuntu. I would like to install Serviio media server so that I can stream media from my PC to my TV. Serviio, however, is not available in ...
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Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h

I am having problems with playing media on my Acer Aspire One AO751h on Linux. All media is laggy and jumpy, even MP3s and XVid-encoded video. I know that the laptop IS capable of at least playing ...
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pcmanfm nfts partition Some files cannot be moved to trash

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with LDXE. I have PCManFM preferences set to "Erase files on removable media instead of "trash can" creation. Now when I try to delete a file on a ntfs partition on my second ...
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problem in videos [duplicate]

When ever I tried to use banshee software, the following message appear: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer1.0-libav: Depends: libavcodec-extra-54 (>= 6:9.13) but ...
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Media Scanner Script

I am a beginner with Bash scripting. I have recently been working on a script to harden Ubuntu computers for a school project. Everything is going well, except that the students are not allowed to ...
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Why is my internal card reader on mini cq10-525dx not detected?

I want to first state that I have minimal knowledge of Ubuntu, or any other flavor of Linux for that matter. I ask for your patience while trying to help me solve my internal media card driver issue. ...
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VLC Media Player display problems

I installed VLC media player 2.2.0-pre2 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.0-pre1-15-g5178b24). When I'm on normal view there's a random green line displaying at bottom, right, and left. Even if Im on full ...
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How can I transfer media files from an Ubuntu PC to a Windows Phone?

I am trying to copy media files from an Ubuntu computer to a Windows Phone (Lumia 520), but cannot get it to work. Instead, the device always behaves as a mass storage device and the media copied or ...
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minidlna on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cannot access /media folders

My minidlna program is attempting to access the /media folder to get the drives mounted there. I have adapted the minidlna.conf file to look specifically for these drives. I get to them and recieve an ...
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Package depencies error for 12.04

I'm getting these depency issues while downloading VLC media player and other depency issues for other downloads too. I'm on 12.04 lts. I'm a noob at this. tried a lot of things. help me out. the ...
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Unable to read HDD content Lubuntu 14.04

I had a pretty old computer laying around (Dell Dimension 1100) and last week, when I heard about ''Plex Media Center'' I tought it would be a perfect computer to install the server on it. So I've ...
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Can not install Mobile Media Convert on Ubuntu 14.04

After installling 14.04, I have tried several .deb versions of Mobile Media Converter but all have unmet dependencies. like this: $ sudo dpkg -i mmc_1.7.4_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected ...
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Ubunutu server - 14.04. Upload files directly to server

I have converted an old laptop to an Ubuntu server. My aim is to be able to stream films / music and other files from the server to other computers in my house. The laptop has a DVD / CD drive. I ...
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Partition names in /media change frequently, how to force stable name?

After an unexpected shutdown (due to a power outage), partition names in /media folder has changed, in fact it happened twice before the shutdown , /media included only one sub-folder named ...
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How can I use pitch and speed control for audio CDs?

On the inner flap of a CD I just purchased and encoded to FLAC, there was a note saying that in order to experience the music at the appropriate pitch level (important for classical music), the pitch ...
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What is the media-key command in 14.04 for sound and brightness?

I am using a laptop and with vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 I was able to control my monitor brightness with super+F5/F6. Now I want to switch to i3wm and I need to manually bind those keys. What is the ...
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Configuring arrow keys on media

I just installed Ubuntu and I'm extremely happy about it, I can see myself switching to Linux from Windows permanently. There's a slight problem however, when I'm watching a movie, arrow keys skip ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ?