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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...