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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...