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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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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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 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 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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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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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 ?
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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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Which app scans all disks searching any kind of media files (photos, videos, etc.)?

Is there an app which scans disks looking for all kinds of media files (photos, videos, etc.) the same way Picasa does for pictures? I could write a bash script to perform such thing, but I'm not ...
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CD/DVD Drive Not Responding

I'm currently running 13.10, which is incredibly more responsive than other operating systems I've used. However, I'm having trouble with my DVD Drive (TSST-T633A). Bios recognizes the drive, and it ...
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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
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Dolby sound effect

I am using a laptop with DOLBY advanced audio support. I was using Windows 7 before installing Ubuntu 13.10. I could feel DOLBY sound effect while using KM player. I can not feel DOLBY effect in ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 media player does not show video?

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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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
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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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Pre-Authentication on HTTP before Playing VoD

I did not know where to post this question. In case I am in the wrong place, please advise where I should have posted this instead. Moving to my issue... The Setup Set Top Box <--1--> Mediating ...
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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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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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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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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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An error occurred mp4 files

plz help me to read my mp4 files and mov files i can't read it a error message apparre say An error occurred This file contains no playable streams. this is the picture from my lap ![error ...
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How do I push media to a TV that is not on my internal network?

So a business partner and I have a idea. We are trying to push media to TV's that are not on our local network. Let's say I want to push media from my house and I have a device at my friend's house, ...
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No sound on MKV through ps3 Media Server

I've setup a media server using ps3 media server on Ubuntu ¿13.04?. I'm able to view the mkv videos on my ps3 but there is no sound. I tried tweaking the settings on the ps3 ( left + right) for sound ...
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MP4 Player Not Detected in Ubuntu 12.04

When I plug my New Sony MP4 Player into the computer it is suppose to be recognized as a Flash Drive so I can drag files into it. Ubuntu does not Recognize it at all. I Also noticed Ubuntu does not ...
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media center home theate?

I'm setting up a media center for my TV, tried several different systems with same outcome, Xface, easy peazy etc. Now i have 13.04 thinking its the latest and greatest version, works fine as a cpu ...