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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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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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 ...
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Flash stopped working in firefox after I installed VLC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? Flash Aid does not help, nor does uninstalling/reinstalling VLC, Flash, and Firefox Tried disabling other plugins on firefox that may have ...
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How can I install codecs on my Ubuntu iso?

I would like to install codecs and all the restricted media jazz for all my non internet connected Ubuntu users who would like to upgrade. How can I best do this?
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Sony e-reader opens Shotwell and displays content of /Media/Setting

When I connect my Sony PRS-T1 e-reader Ubuntu 12.04 opens the Removable Media's default photo app (Shotwell) and then displays the contents of one of the two drives: /Media/Setting. The other drive is ...
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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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What's the best way to burn a video file to a DVD?

I have a few high quality video files in a number of formats. I'd like to burn them so I can watch them on my DVD player. I'd like a program similar to Nero, which can transcode the files and burn ...
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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 ...
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I need help with Ubuntu and my Xbox 360

I am trying to integrate my Ubuntu system with my Xbox 360. Does anybody knows an application (like Windows Media Center) for that?
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How can I get a ubuntu box to appear on the network as a streaming device for a iPad

We're creating a solution which is basically a ubuntu desktop connected to a projector and managed by a iPad, is there something I can install on the ubuntu box so that I could play a video from ...
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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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how to download “rtsp” flow

I could download a conference from this link (rtsp://real2.infn.it/webcast/2012-esploratori-invisibile/esploratori-dell-invisibile.rm). How can I do it? Thank you previuosly..
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How to make a video call using Facebook? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I do Facebook video calls? I need to make a video call using Facebook, but I can't. Can anyone help me with this. Thank you.
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How do I get the Ultimate Ubuntu Home System?

Good Day, I am relatively new the Ubuntu world but I am loving it. I am a huge supporter of open source software, open access, and anything that can relate to these concepts. I am tired of paying big ...
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How do I get my mp3 and video codecs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install the flash player and Mp3 plugins? I've recently replaced my hdd, and installed Lucid Lynx, but while setting up my environment I realized that I can't ...
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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 ...
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Movie player to play unrared .rar files

I have a ubuntu server with transmission set up. I download most of my movies and series in .rar format. I have to unrar the movie and then look at it. Do anyone know about a movie player who can play ...
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How to get/edit EXIF meta-data of multiple images?

I ran into big problem yesterday night. I took out my old digital camera, and started using it without setting current date and time. All photos clicked now have date as Jan 01, 2009 I want to ...
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How can one control Quodlibet through media keys?

The last time I used Quodlibet I found out that one had to enable 2 plugins for the media keys to work with it. One had something to do with DBus and the other one with an MPRIS thing. I enabled ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...