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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Why might videos be an unfit source of information and assistance? [migrated]

After this question came up several times in comments to my regular recommendation to ban videos as source of information and assistance I'd like to give some background information which don't fit ...
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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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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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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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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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How to add “Add to VLC playlist” to the right click menu of Nautilus?

The Problem While you are playing any song or other media file on VLC and open another such file, then another instance of VLC opens. (You aren't going to hear and understand anything until you are a ...
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XBMC Live TV setting to “grab” network iptv channels

Im currently running Linux Mint 17-qiana cinnamon, and i wanted to test something that later i want to configure in a home media server that i will build. I don't know if this is the right place to ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 media player does not show video? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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Can an Android phone control Ubuntu like a remote?

I am looking at making a budget media centre. I am new to Linux and have not yet installed it but think I can manage. I want to use Ubuntu and would like to use my Android phones to control or work as ...
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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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Will moving music to another folder mess up Banshee's metadata?

I'm about to move all of my music into another folder called Music, and I've spent a lot of time organizing the metadata of it. When I move the music into another folder, will my custom metadata be ...
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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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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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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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Maximum sound level differs between Ubuntu and Windows

Recently I've been watching lots of .mkv or .avi files in my Ubuntu and I realize that the maximum sound level is lower than what is in the Windows with KM Player. This difference is very noticeable ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I extract audio from MP4 or FLV video files?

Is there an application that allows me to extract the audio from a MP4 or FLV video file and store it as an MP3 file for use in a portable media player?
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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 to install all existing media codecs?

How to install all possible media codecs from console? Is there a way to load and save them for some cases without Internet connection? Thanks in Advance!
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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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convert video file to .ogg

I've been having trouble with this because I'm new to Linux: I would like to convert different video formats to ogv. I found some terminal commands like this: ffmpeg -i input.avi -acodec libvorbis ...
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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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Sync ubuntu - youtube or media

Does anyone know of a way to either: sync youtube videos across multiple Ubuntu desktops. sync media (movies/music) across multiple Ubuntu desktops. Ideally, one would be able to have media play ...
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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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Any way to “play to” tv from ubuntu (not a media server)

Like the title says... i'm looking for a way to play music/videos from my media player TO a Tv on the same network. Basically like you can do with windoze media player and have been able to do for a ...
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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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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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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 ?