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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
141 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
589 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
861 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
264 views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
58k views

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!
0
votes
1answer
173 views

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 ...
2
votes
5answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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:~$ ...
3
votes
1answer
9k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
271 views

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 ...
-3
votes
1answer
94 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

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 ?
0
votes
1answer
617 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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
2
votes
1answer
516 views

Media buttons on keyboard with spotify

I've added spotify preview as my defualt music program, by doing this. As doug suggested, simply add this line to your >~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list file in two places, like so: ...
2
votes
1answer
339 views

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
5
votes
1answer
507 views

Media library management and video bookmarks

I am looking for a media library management software which will allow me to: Edit video/audio tags Add video/audio bookmarks, like: Name: Shutter Island Time: 1:41:43 Comment: Lighthouse encounter ...
0
votes
2answers
91 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
645 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
266 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
251 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
85 views

How do I write articles without infringing on OSS project's logos and brands?

I am sorry if this is not the place where to ask and if so, I would appreciate any of the moderators move this question to the right place in order to get the proper answer. I am the webmaster and IT ...
0
votes
2answers
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
363 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
529 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
730 views

Image viewer with mousewheel scrolling

Is there an image viewer which allows the user to scroll the zoomed image using mouse wheel? It's a crucial functionality, which I miss in EOG, gThumb etc...
2
votes
2answers
245 views

Is there a media center application that uses the native gui?

I've tried a fair number of media center apps like Boxee or XBMC. They all seem to use their own UI. Is there one that uses the native UI, more like rhythmbox or banshee? I'm looking for something ...
8
votes
3answers
8k views

Getting files to/from android phone

I am having trouble to access the filesystem on my phone (it's a samsung / google galaxy nexus). It just worked in previous version of Ubuntu, but now it appears empty whether it is mounted with MTP ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Ubuntu 12.04 Can't Play DVDs with Libdvdcss installed

I've installed VLC, libdvdread4, libdvdcss, Medibuntu and Ubuntu restricted extras AND ran this line of code... sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh ...on my Ubuntu 12.04 but whenever I ...
0
votes
1answer
923 views

Stream to Apple TV?

I would like to be able to do AV streaming and (or) mirroring with my apple TV from Ubuntu. I'm running 13.04. Is this possible, or will I have to do the outrageously inconvenient task of using an $20 ...
3
votes
1answer
12k views

DVD-RW does not mount in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I try to use CDs and DVDs in my Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (12.04 LTS), but the system doesn't mount the DVD-Recorder when the DVD or CD is ready to use. What is the solution for this problem? How Ubuntu ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

My WD 1TB external HDD is not mounting

I am getting this error when I click on devices list: DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending and when I remove the device, it says: Error mounting: ...
1
vote
1answer
893 views

What (input) types of files can ffmpeg convert and to what (output) files?

I like to use simple commands (added to Thunar custom actions), like ffmpeg -i %f %f.mp3. I can replace mp3 with flac for example - but what other output extensions can be used? Also, in Thunar ...
0
votes
2answers
183 views

what media won't play?

Leaving aside DRM media, are there specific codecs or filetypes which simply won't play on Linux? I've installed ubuntu-restricted-extras but didn't get libavcodec-extra-53 for example. While ...
12
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there an IRC client for Ubuntu with inline media?

Does any IRC client exist for Ubuntu which displays media inline (perhaps via plugin)? A few IRC clients for Mac OS X (e.g. Textual and LimeChat) support inline media and will auto-embed linked ...
1
vote
1answer
620 views

How do I enable extended attributes support on a wubi install?

I am trying to install the netflix-desktop app and when I start the app up, it shows me the error: "Unable to set extended attribute: Operation not supported." Ok, so I see the answer to this ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

syncing folders between wine and windows for foobar2000

I use foobar2000 on windows to manage and play my music and and looking to get foobar2000 working under wine on ubuntu. Ive gotten the program to run fine and am just looking for a way to not have to ...
0
votes
1answer
125 views

what plugin is required to hear audio on this page

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit Chrome Version 24.0.1312.52 on following page http://swargarohan.org/ramcharitmanas/bal-kand/ there are audios Ramcharitmanas - Bal Kand : Mukesh Ramcharitmanas - ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Firefox Video Links - Open as VLC Network Stream

If I click a link in Firefox and select open with vlc, it downloads the entire file, before opening it in vlc media player and playing it. Chrome is even worse and will keep the file in your downloads ...
0
votes
1answer
324 views

installing wine without internet

How to install wine application on ubuntu12.10 without internet. I have already downloaded wine 1.4, but I don't know how to install it.Please be sure any answer for me.
1
vote
1answer
396 views

iPhone 3G does not see transferred songs

Please help! Ive transferred a few songs to my iPhone 3G 8GB phone using a variety of apps. Rhythmbox and also gtkpod. Both transfer the songs to my cell just fine, but when I try to view them on the ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Setting up Ushare (Xbox 360 File Sharing)

I recently tried installing Ushare so I could share media between my laptop and Xbox. Could someone direct me as to how to change the settings so it can be recognized by my xbox. Ushare.conf file: ...
0
votes
1answer
590 views

Video streams requiring Windows Media Player plugin stopped working

Video streams requiring Windows Media Player plugin stopped working. (probably after VLC or/and GNOME Media Player installs - uninstalling did not help) I have gstreamer installed. I have Totem, VLC ...
-1
votes
1answer
845 views

Video server for PS3

I am trying to get my Ubuntu desktop to be able to share videos so my PS3 can watch them over my network. I would like a folder,or something similar that I can share as a media center so all of the ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Mounted Devices History

Does Ubuntu keep the history of the devices that were mounted (i.e. USB devices, external drives etc...). If this is the case where can I find it?
0
votes
3answers
377 views

video file to .ogg

Ok So I have raw video file and a audio track that I want to put in container, as far as I know .ogg is an Container format so I want to know if there is a way to put my media files in this Container ...