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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Media keys disable external monitor

Recently on my Dell XPS M1330 with Ubuntu 12.10, after some updates (I could not figure out which one caused the problem), if I press the media keys on the keyboard or the remote control, they turn ...
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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 - ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Sound Not Working Until Manually Enabled/Disabled

Alright, so I'm running Xubuntu 12.10, and whenever I close the lid to my laptop, or turn it off, I have to go into my sound settings-> Configuration-> then manually switch it from Analog Stereo, to a ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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Is there a work around to get PlayOn media server to work on ubuntu?

Recently, a Netflix on Ubuntu solution was posted at Is there a way to stream Netflix? Is there a similar solution for PlayOn media server? PlayOn (not playonlinux) is a media server that lets you ...
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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: ...
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Simulate media keys in terminal

I have a new android phone that has a number of apps for communicating though an ssh connection. I would like to know if I can use ssh commands if I can simulate key pressed, specifically the media ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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...
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Help with getting an older WinTV-PVR-150 to work in Ubuntu 12.10

I admit I am completely new and green to the world of capture cards. At the moment, Id only like to view the stream coming from my old VCR as opposed to recording anything (for now). The VCR is ...
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is there a small music video player, fixed on desktop to play music videos while doing other things?

Is there a way to play music videos in a small window on top of everything. Basically I have some mpeg music videos and would like to play them while I am browsing, but I'd like to pin it to a part of ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Media Player folder path to Ubuntu server issue

I just installed my first Ubuntu server as my main media hub. I have Samba installed. My problem is that I am not able to browse my folders in the server from my media player (popcorn-a110 find the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 / media playing problem

I recently upgraded my OS and I have now Ubuntu 12.10 ( the Gnome 3 version ). Since I installed this OS, I have a problem in playing media files or video/audio in general. At random times, ( usually ...
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How do I make music and videos from an external hard drive show up on the lens filters?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Unity. I keep all my music and movies on an external hdd and I was wondering if there was a way to make the media on the hdd show up on the dash and its lens filters.
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Locally stream media files

Is there any easy way to locally stream media files over a network (to other Ubuntu machines)? I tried using ssh, but that's too slow for anything, and I can't figure out anything that would allow me ...
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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: ...
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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: ...
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“Play All” option in Ubuntu that's similar to Windows 7?

Is there any GUI(gnome3,kde,xfce etc.) or PPA with an addition to Unity or other GUI userland to have the same functionality as Windows 7? For example- in Windows 7 you can go to a folder with movie ...
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How can I play “.msv” audio file?

.msv is a Sony audio file type. How can I play this file on 12.04?
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Help finding good players that would display music library as folder structure

I have a big music library. Nothing special there. But I very much dislike the way usually music library is displayed in most recommended players, according to Artist/Album/Year/Genre tags, ignoring ...
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Nautilus and file command in 11.04 don't show metadata for WebM files [closed]

The file-name extension .webm is used for media files using the WebM multimedia format, which consists of the WebM container (a subset of the Matroska container) and audio and video streams with ...
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How to buy videos, ebooks, music at ubuntu?

What's the solution for that? The Amazon Kindle Reader is only for Windows and Mac, für Linux there's only a MP3 downloader from amazon, but only for older systems and 32-Bit. Is there something ...
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choppy streaming audio

I could use some help troubleshooting choppy streaming audio. The problem is jerky playback regardless of audio or video with audio. Both Chromium and Firefox have the problem, however files played ...
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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 ...
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What music player for Ubuntu is *most* like Cog?

Cog is, far and away, my favourite music player. File browser on the left panel, pull a folder into the right panel, it plays the files you pull into the main box. Simple! Easy! Nice! Especially since ...
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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 ...
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Simple audio/mp3 player for small files

I have a new voicemail system that attaches mp3s to emails and sends them to me. I'm using Thunderbird for IMAP email. When I try to open them with Rythmbox, I run into trouble because of the ...
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Can I use Ubuntu as a wireless media server which performs all decoding/processing server-side?

I want to setup UBUNTU 12.04 desktop as Home media server. I have window 7 netbook and UBUNTU 12.04lts laptop even a samsun galaxy note tablet (android). Two desktop in other room with dualboot win7 ...
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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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How to install latest version of Totem Movie Player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I get the latest version of Totem? The one thing I've found in Ubuntu is how the default apps are not usually or easily updated. Apps like Rhythmbox and Totem ...
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How do I make dvd::rip not freeze halfway through a DVD?

When trying to rip a DVD, it freezes after 30 minutes. When I try to transcode a small part of the dvd, I get this error.
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Create a launcher icon for PS3 media server

Hi I was wondering how I could create a shortcut for PS3 media server on my unity dash instead of having to load PMS.sh every time I want to load the app.Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Software center not downloading anything?

It is simply stuck as "Enabling component of distribution" and "updating cache" in the waiting mode? The download never starts. Kind of let down as I was expecting an easier interface. I am ...
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Every time I boot my laptop I get asked to remove any media and restart, like you do after Ubuntu installation anyone know why this happpening?

I have Ubuntu fully installed on my laptop with no installation media in or attached. Everytime is boot my laptop it asks me to remove installation media and press enter to restart, like what happens ...
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GUI-less music player with auto-updating library

I've reached the point where I want to write my own music player (it comes to us all). However, all the things I want to do are UI-based; it would be daft for me to have to reimplement managing a ...
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How to install Windows Media Encoder 9 series

I want to install Windows Media Encoder 9 series on Ubuntu, but wine is not running the .exe file. A popup says, This version of Windows Media Encoder can only be installed on a computer running ...