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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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What media players are available?

I'm trying to sync a subtitle in VLC but it doesn't work. Syncing is working in Kodi but I don't like that player. I don't want to install a lot of media players and test them.
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Media player display

Just updated to 22.04 and noticed that the media player no longer displays a JPG file that's in the same directory as the MP3 files. Is there a setting somewhere to correct this? I like to display ...
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Settings to allow Rygel through ufw firewall

I have installed Rygel as per (https://www.devmanuals.net/install/ubuntu/ubuntu-20-04-focal-fossa/installing-rygel-2.6-dev-on-ubuntu20-04.html) I have also installed Rygel Preferences. The media ...
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Unable to play media files from windows server

I have a problem to play any media files from my Windows server sharing folders. When I try it by opening (Nautilus or DoubleComm) it returns the error "SMB protocol source is required to play ...
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Ubuntu Studio 21.10 Removable Devices doesn't notice on the second "Drive-in"

After many attempts, it appears that the 'Removable Device' notifier doesn't notice on the second "Drive-in" of an Audio CD or a DVD. Here are the steps. Insert a Media on the DVD-RW Drive =...
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Can I set a password for ubuntu's media sharing feature?

Can I add a password to the media sharing, make it necessary to enter a password to access the files? The media sharing option on ubuntu: Here I can view the shared media on a different computer:
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I cannot increase a .vdi container size using Virtual Media Manager. Do you know why?

I get message: Result Code: VBOX_E_NOT_SUPPORTED (0x80BB0009) Component: Resizing to new size 96306790400 is not yet supported for medium 'D:\VirtualBox_VMs\Ub_20.04.01\Ub_20.04.vdi'.
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What is the /media/username squashfs volume?

I just noticed this volume showing up in files. Is this some new backup system in Ubuntu? On 21.10. Had not seen it before. Searched online but no good hits so far.
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Deleting folders in /media/username/

I am using kubunu 20.04 from an external usb 3.1 HDD. That means that any time I connect my kubuntu in a new pc/laptop, new folders appear under /media/myusername, depending on the hard drives or ...
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KDE KIO caches all network media before viewing

What is kioexec? Why does it run every time I try and open a picture or video? It appears to copy the entire file to ~/.cache before viewing. Same happens w/ VLC and other media applications as well....
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Ubuntu only sees the first partition on an external (USB) disk drive

I connected an external (1TB) hard disk drive to my computer. It is automatically mounted on /media/$USER/Seagate Backup Plus Drive. However this drive has two partitions: an NTFS partition, and an ...
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Rygel 0.38.3 drops cabeled connection after 30 minutes

I installed rygel and it starts upp fine and shows on my TV as it should. Choosing a video (any playable type) runs fine for about 30 minutes or so and then the connection are dropped and the share ...
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how to set default media (paper size) for a printer using lpoptions

I want lp to print to a default printer and can set this using lpoptions -d , but I can't find a way to set the default media size. Is there any way to do this with some lp... command or do I need to ...
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Need help managing disks

I have 4 drives in my laptop 2 ssd and 2 nvme. For some reason I'm getting "ghost" drives showing up in my system and it's throwing everything off. Here's what my /mnt/ looks like: ls /mnt/ '...
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Ubuntu 20.04 media sharing / rygel stops and starts randomly but less than 3h ervery time

I've been having an issue with Media Sharing in Ubuntu 20.04 running on a old laptop Asus n550j (and also happens with 18.04). Rygel just stops working at random while serving music through an DLNA ...
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SD Card Reader Not working - Ubuntu 20.04

I have Ubuntu 20.04, freshly installed. It is not able to access any SD Cards if used with the SD Card Adapter. I tried multiple adapters, and tested the same with other computers as well. The SD Card ...
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How do I play blu-ray discs in Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS?

From search I can see that this question has arisen a few times in the past. But the answers are all old and/or out-of-date. The "official" documentation seems to have been written back in ...
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How can I change the /media folder to other one [closed]

In the system (Ubuntu 16.04) I am using, serveral development sdk folders created previously by different people are put under /media folder. roughly I know /media fold is being used for special ...
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Unable to mount DVD external hard drive

My external DVD hard drive stopped being recognized by my laptop. Originally, it was automatically recognized by just plugging in the USB cable. Here is what the terminal tells me: me@me-thinkpadx1:~$ ...
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Change application media keys are refering to

I have multiple applications opened at the same time that are registered as playing media on Ubuntu in Gnome. In my case both Spotify and a YouTube tab in Firefox are opened. When I use the media keys ...
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Command to get list of all media playing

I want to get a list of all media playing. Somewhat like the notification bar shows you. Is there a command to do the same?
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Media keys on Keyboard don't work during games

How do I make media keys work during fullscreen game play? The media keys on my keyboard i.e volume up, volume down, mute don't work during game play. If I want to adjust the volume I have to exit the ...
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Play/stop media from locked screen

I set keyboard shortcut to play/pause music (Keyboard Shortcuts -> Sound and Media -> Play (or play/pause)). I was able to use this shortcut also when screen was locked on Ubuntu 18.04. I have ...
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Cannot create a folder in Data (disk /D)

Today I tried to create folder in disk /D or folder Data... There is folder "/media/adilbek/Data" and I can read files from it. I wanted to move somefiles between directories, so I wanted to ...
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Help to grab Gnome Settings Media Keys focus by "force"

I'm trying to create an application that listens for events sent by Gnome's gsd-media-keys,what I have already achieved, but other apps like VLC and Chrome are "stealing" my app’s focus when ...
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Using MakeMKV to view blu-ray in VLC

I have been trying to use MakeMKV to watch blu-rays in VLC. From what I've read, this should be possible using the libmmbd.so.0 library included with MakeMKV (https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic....
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Keyboard media keys no longer work after upgrade to 20.04

Media control keys (play/pause, next, previous) no longer seem to work after I updated from 19.10 to 20.04. Tested with both spotify and gsconnect controlling music playing on my phone. None seem to ...
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Media keys not registered

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I am using a Creative Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 keyboard. I have issue that media keys not working for me. It worked before with windows and manjaro. I want to ...
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Control point for DLNA renderer and Minimserver library?

At home I've got a Raspberry Pi running Minimserver, with a 4 TB hard drive connected, as a music server. In the family room I have a Google Chromecast Audio hooked up to my old audio receiver (...
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Why does my Minidlna server not work

I installed minidlna to play local media files over my home network. I symlinked my ~/Videos/ folder to /var/lib/minidlna/Videos, and DLNA peers on the network can see what files are available, but ...
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Determine if DVD is DVD-R or DVD+R

Is there an Ubuntu/Linux command or app that will determine if a DVD is a DVD-R or DVD+R (DVD-RW or DVD+RW etc.)? Or that will display all the Media Identification Code information of a disc, ...
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How to play Google Drive video (in Cloud) like stream without download by using a application (in Local)?

Is there a application that is able to access videos in Google Drive cloud and play them like local videos without download them?
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External blu-ray drive not working ubuntu 19.04 [closed]

I have a generic external Blu-ray drive enclosure I purchased off eBay that I use as my only optical drive. It works just fine on windows, but I can't seem to be able to get it working on Ubuntu 19.04....
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Not playing media issue

I've installed Ubuntu 1 week ago and it was working fine so far. This is my computer at work and I never used Ubuntu before. Today, after logging in, I noticed double sign-in into my profile, Chrome ...
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disco upgrade sound mutes after login, vlc doesn't close properly

I've discovered, that after my Upgrade to Disco, a few seconds after Login I can see that my sound get's muted from something. Additionally if I play a video with vlc, and close the window during ...
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Airmedia on Ubuntu

Hi i am using Ubuntu 18 and need Airmedia to connect to a monitor at our office, I can't seem to find a Linux client, is there anything that will suit this need? Thanks
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How to make Windows USB on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have tried just dropping the files but its not booting so how can I put the iso on the usb and its bootable to where it works. UNETBOOTIN DID NOT WORK FOR ME.
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VLC player is not opening in my ubuntu 18.04?

~ $ vlc VLC media player 3.0.6 Vetinari (revision 3.0.6-0-g5803e85) Qt: Session management error: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported [0000000001174be0] skins2 interface error:...
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Is there a media player that maintains watched / unwatched / progress status for video files?

For example, if I have a TV show series with files for episodes S01E01 through S01E10, I'd like to be able to see what I have watched, what I have not watched, and for anything partially watched be ...
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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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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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