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Questions tagged [media]

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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Is it possible to directly mount an iso or img file stored on Google Drive

I have the Google drive mounted using ocamlfuse and I have a number of images (DVD and disk) that I would like to directly mount, but I so far have not been able to do so unless I download them and ...
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Modifying photo's date stored inside the photo file from files name?

I am using Google's PhotScan app to scan all my old photos that are taken before the digital cameras age, and I am saving these photos using the date of the photo (example: 19821011_trip.jpg, ...
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Hide loop partitions / snaps in Krusader

I have installed Ubuntu for my dad instead of Windows recently and he really wanted an alternative to his favourite file manager Total Commander, so I went with Krusader which I myself have been using ...
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busybox initramfs ubuntu 18.04 system crash repeatedly

I hope you all do not mind, I am flabbergasted and need assistance. I continuously install Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 on a Lenovo desktop as it's only operating system. At first I had no issues for months. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 can't play any video or audio in any browser?

Suddenly, my Ubuntu 18.04 is not capable of streaming any media online through a browser (any browser). But I still can play any kind of video through VLC if I download them. I can also stream videos ...
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Boot directly into Kodi

How could I make a media center with Kodi by directly booting into Kodi and hiding Ubuntu interface? I have no idea how to do that. Thanks.
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Problem with playing media in Ubuntu 18.04.1

I downloaded Ubuntu today, and after a while decided to watch a series but when i reached the media player it displayed this message. I also tried other websites like crunchyroll but no luck there ...
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Could not play media on kubuntu installed on ASUS E200H

I recently bought an Asus E200H that came pre-installed with Windows 10. Due to a storage problem, I installed Kubuntu 18.04 on the system after removing Windows 10. But I am unable to play any ...
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Filter high-pitched sound on live audio

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 Sometimes, I'll play a media file and it would have been encoded badly and there will be a very high-pitched whine in the background. Is it possible to block sound from ...
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cannot mount mount 64 GB Volume

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/sda/6332-3433: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,namecase=0,errors=remount-ro,umask=0077" "/dev/sdb1" "...
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Using the media controls on my earbuds

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 18.08 and I use my Samsung earbuds as headphone for it, now the laptop definitely has a 4-pin jack as I can use the microphone, but I can't seem to find any ...
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ls < text.txt (with files in subdir and resolution of files)

Long time lurker, first time questioneer! I can't find the following: I would like to make a textfile which is filled with filenames including the ones in subdir's, their path and and metadata (...
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Use thunar and not Caja to open CDs and DVDs

Using Ubuntu Mate 18.04 When I insert a CD or DVD, I want thunar to open it and not caja. When I go to media handling under Caja preferences and pick use Thunar for CD and DVD, it stays at Do ...
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VLC opening when inserting audio CD despite autoplay being disabled

Whenever I insert an audio CD, VLC opens, despite the CD Audio action in Settings/Removable Media being set to “Do nothing”. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with gnome-shell. How can I prevent VLC from ...
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Headphone volume button to control ubuntu volume?

Background I am using bluetooth audio a lot at work to play music to my wireless headphones. It could be spotify or other tools such as youtube, local video playback, etc. As headphones goes as a ...
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Set up Media Driver on New Computer [duplicate]

I just made my gaming computer which has no systems on it and I was wondering on how to install Ubuntu on it as a media driver
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No HD Option on YouTube (for Purchased content) for Ubuntu

I'm not sure if it's a DRM-related issue (because a year ago, I remember HD working just fine) or something else, but I can't play HD videos on YouTube (from movies or shows I purchase through Google ...
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Multiple graphics problems

I've been toying around all day with ubuntu shell extensions and themes. I've now noticed that my mouse image is corrupted (i.e., the loading image above is stagnant) and my media players only play ...
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Lubuntu 18.04 and Windows 8.1 dual boot, cannot delete files in windows from Linux

On a dual boot laptop with Windows 8.1 and Lubuntu 18.04, Partitions C and D are on the same HDD. I can see the D folder under the name Data in /media, and I can access every single file, but I ...
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Problem copying Plex data files from a windows pc to Plex on ubuntu server

I have a plex media server on windows which i want to migrate the data to Ubuntu Server. I have copied the Plex data files from windows onto a hard drive on the ubuntu server. Now I would like to ...
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Sony Bluetooth Headset freezing media

I am new to Ubuntu. I have everything else working perfectly on the new OS, however it doesn't seem to work well with my Sony MDR-ZX003BT Bluetooth headset. I can connect just fine and it shows the ...
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Prevent mpv from opening maximised

Is there a setting I can add to ~/.config/mpv/scripts to prevent mpv from opening in a maximised window?
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Is there any way to install Musicbee on Ubuntu

https://getmusicbee.com It's my favorite music player/manager. I tried a lot but can't seem to able to make it work on Ubuntu using Wine. I use Ubuntu 17.10 and wine-2.0.2. I downloaded the .exe ...
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I changed my username and it deleted everything in /media/. How do I repopulate it?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. I changed my username following these instructions. No problem. I then used these instructions to configure wifi (I've done this many times before but not ...
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How do I share a file by link?

My son made some "thank you" videos that he would like to send to his friends. Each friend gets a different video, and they all reside in a single directory. Is there an easy way to email a link to ...
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Secondary disk got duplicated in /media/username

I just ran my system like everyday and permissions for my secondary disk changed, my user wasn't able to access to it, so I changed ownership of the disk. After that I checked in /media/username/ and ...
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Installing plugin to play media files [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu, when I want to play a media file it requires to install plugins to play media files. how to do that?
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Media player recommendation for automatically playing files in the folder

As the question specifies, I am looking for a player that can play next video file present in the folder. It should also sort the files in a good manner.vide For example:- If the files present in a ...
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How to change keybinding of mpv player?

I want to increase/decrease volume with up/down key instead of 9/0 which is default in mpv player.
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Media Server on ubuntu [duplicate]

I had an extra laptop in my cupboard for a few months now and yesterday my friend told me that I could store my films on the laptop and set up a media server on ubuntu using the laptop instead of ...
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Clean install of 16.04 won't work [duplicate]

I have an old Toshiba Satellite C55-B5201 that I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on. With a clean install from USB, I have gone through everything 3 times. I reach the point where it says "take out your media,...
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Removable Media -Never prompt or start programs on media insertion- for all users

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop. I would like to know where (filename) the settings under All Settings-> Removable Media are stored. I would like to have the settings "Never prompt or start programs ...
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How to deactivate media-scanner [duplicate]

I observed that when I plug a USB hard drive, Ubuntu starts a service called mediascanner-extractor and mediascanner-service-2.0. What is this? It looks like its kind of new, because I didn't noticed ...
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Any way to view current Song and media controls in XFCE?

When running Spotify within Unity, the audio icon in the top right of the screen shows the currently playing song as well as media controls to go back, forward, play and pause. I'm assuming this is a ...
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How can I make this drive not user mountable and mounted by default?

Been a while since I did this manually. The whole drive is an LVM volume. Ext4, I think but everything I can find says ext4/ext3 or something non-specific like "Linux file system". I want to put ...
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Two direcories.. Two capacities.. One drive.. How to fix this?

This is my predicament You see here one drive (the Intel SSD shown on disks app) which is labeled as /device/sdb yet some how an other drive (WD HDD) labeled as /device/sdc link to the same directory ...
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Where to start with creating a server from which I can retrieve pictures/videos? [closed]

My end game is that I'd like to have a server with pictures and videos from which I can request to an iOS app. I currently have a CPU for the server aspect but I don't know where to start. I have ...
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Miro for Ubuntu 16 +

Is there a way to install Miro for Ubuntu 16? the latest version is only compatible with ubuntu 15. I know it has many alternatives but imo, any of them comes close when it comes to GUI. TomaHawk as ...
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disable accessing cdrom for specific user

My question is how do I prevent a specific user from accessing cdrom? I removed this user from cdrom group in /etc/groups but it still can access cdrom! (am using ubuntu 14.04) Thanks in advance
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Can Ubuntu be installed from a USB memory stick with bad blocks (or clusters) on it?

I have spent a few days trying to install Ubuntu from a USB memory stick with at least one bad block (or Cluster) on it. I have tried formatting it from an existing Ubuntu machine and from Windows ...
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How can I convert a .MXF video file to .MKV with Ubuntu?

I have some videos recorded on a Sony PXW-X70 camera that I wish to convert to something else, possibly an .mkv file. What program or command line utility can I use to do this?
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Why are media mounted under /media/<user>/ & how do I grab the <user> part?

Why are mounted media mounted under /media/<user>/ in Ubuntu 16 counter to how it used to be under /media/? And, how can I grab the <user> part if I want a script to work in case of ...
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VLC player is not opening in ubuntu 14.04

I installed vlc media player which is not opening after clicking on the icon, I also tried with different player like SMPlayer to play media files but it is also not working in my system. how to fix ...
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Prevent mediascanner from scanning USB devices

Is there a way to prevent mediascanner from scanning usb disks? I don't want or need my 5TB external drive to be scanned for media every time I boot (or it's connected).
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Python3.5 Windows Media Audio 8 decode when reading .wma via Quod Libet [duplicate]

I use Quod Libet as my music player and lately it stopped loading .wma files with the error message "python3.2-minimal requires an additional plugin to decode this file. The following plugin is ...
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Automatically open iPod with GTKpod instead of Caja in MATE

I have an iPod 2g. It automatically opens Caja. But I want to open it with GTKpod. GTKpod also doesn't open my iPod however I don't know if that is related to the problem. And yes I know that alot of ...
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Ubuntu 16.0.4 won't recognize phone as media device when connected with usb 3 cable

So when I plug my phone (Samsung galaxy note 3) into my computer using a regular micro sd cable, Ubuntu recognises it as a media device, and all is well. But when I connect it using the USB 3.0 cable ...
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Input/Output error while writing specific file to /media/<user>/<deviceName>

I transferred file f to an USB and when the transfer was complete, I ejected the drive but the system showed an error. When I reinserted the drive and did ls -l in it, it reads -????????? ? ? ? ...
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video player on ubuntu touch?

I got a bq m10 tablet and I found that the desktop media player app "VLC" doesn't run normally because of low hardware. So I have to find another tablet app to play my videos and I cant find one ...
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Can't play media file in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Whenever I try to play media file, it says "required plugins couldn't be found"..... I installed Ubuntu via flash drive...how can I install MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) decoder? I just installed Ubuntu and ...