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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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Ubuntu bluetooth auto pause on XM4 not worikg

There is a feature in the WH-1000XM4 that the current media playing automatically pauses if you remove the headset (read the full description on Sony's website): When you listen to music while ...
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Installed libre office from snap, need to grant removable media access

It seems if you install application from snap they are sandboxed from removable drives. How do I grant removable media access to all libre office applications?
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/dev/sda2 4TB hardware isn't writeable

My work environment is Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS. My path to /media/yueli/Data directory is a 4TB hardware mounted at /dev/sda2. It isn't writable. Data: 4TB:
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drive access (udisksctl mount) won't work after changing uid and gid

On Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS, I have one additional disk (ext4.2) one user (user.1) can't access easily anymore (No problems with his /home folder). I've changed the UID and GID of user.1 to eventually share ...
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How do I remove the media player controls from the notifcations box? Ubuntu 23.10

There are media controls in my notifications box that just seem to pick up random garbage and add it to the notifications. I never use it, and want to disable it completely. How can I do so? This is ...
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Accidentally deleted folder containing system volume information

I am unable to see folders or files. Please see the attached image and give me a solution.
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Ubuntu 22.04.4 media sharing not showing videos

Ubuntu version is 22.04.4 I enabled sharing via Settings -> Sharing -> Media Sharing There are images and videos inside the same folder, all images and videos have the same access rights When ...
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Steam installation library in other storage device

I tried to install games from Steam in another storage media. (process:19380): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 23:11:39.869: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed reaping pid: 19523 -- ...
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Permission denied on /media

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 on Dell Alienware R13 desktop (multiboot with Windows 10). My problem is that permissions are denied on /media directory. I don't know what caused this problem. As I recall, I ...
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Easy Effects 7.0.5 is preventing media from streaming

I've been using Easy Effects for some time with no issues, using Ziyad Nazem's presets. I'm using Ubuntu 23.04 with GNOME 44.2 When I start easy effects, any media such as youtube, spotify, netflix, ...
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Can I configure Play/Pause button to work systemwide, regardless of the app playing the music?

Using HP pavilion laptop, and there's a Play/Pause button on the keyboard, I want to work and pause/play the app that is currently playing music. I had windows before, and it worked just fine. Right ...
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Error when getting information for file "folder/": input/output error

I've searched for some similar questions for my problem but couldn't find solution. I've flash drive that I copied some files from window OS for a long time ago,and I cannot open them on ubuntu, ...
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How to revert permissons of /media/username directory?

I, by mistake, ran the command: sudo chown -R username:username /media/username/* While I intended to run: sudo chown -R username:username /media/username/586e1a3e-80c3-4057-81bz7-bbfe7662c6ff How can ...
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How to get media information in Dolphin?

I can select media information entries to display in details view, but the listed columns are empty. Width, height, duration, or any other information for pictures, sound-files or videos can't be ...
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VLC media player is not opening

I have downloaded VLC from Snap but its not opening after double clicking and I deleted it and reinstalled it from Ubuntu app store but still, i am not able to open it pls help me
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mpv player: combining mouse button and wheel?

Trying to use right click + mousewheel to up the volume, but it doesnt seem to work? Not possible? MBTN_RIGHT+WHEEL_UP add volume 5
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Okular not printing the right paperformat?

Okular does not communicate properly with Canon MF 3010 concerning papersize? I try to print a pdf-document, papersize a5. Okular selects a4 paper in printing, resulting in misplaced text. Evince, e. ...
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Help with understanding permissions for folders

I'm rebuilding my Plex media server. I have a single HDD with my first installation of Ubuntu. I'm slowly moving media from an old external drive into folders; Documents, Music, Videos, etc. I need to ...
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Volume keys stopped working

Recently had a power outage in my area and my desktop was rebooted. Running Ubuntu 22.04. When the system came back up the volume keys that I configured (F2 - Volume down; F3 - Volume up; F4 - Volume ...
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How do I create H.266 / VVC files under Ubuntu?

How do I create H.266/VVC (Versatile Video Coding) files under Ubuntu? I am currently using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish).
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Correct ownership and permissions of /media folder and folders of external drives

I was trying to run a synchronization program to sync files on a drive and on my computer. The synchronization program said it could not access the files on the USB drive. I changed the permissions ...
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After upgrade to 22.04.1 media playback is slow

I upgraded to 22.04.1 earlier this week. I noticed that web based media playback (Youtube, Tidal.com, etc) sounded slow. I compared it to media play back on my phone (Android) and confirmed that the ...
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Audio and video keep skipping without any reason in Ubuntu 22.04

I just installed Ubuntu 22.04 and copied all my music files to the Music folder. Then, I opened Rhythmbox music player and clicked on song to play it, but it's constantly skipping all the music in ...
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How to re-install default media player on Ubuntu 22.04?

I installed Ubuntu 22.04 as a minimal desktop install, after a while I realised I could not play any media files due to lack of player. I assume, if I had chosen the option of a full install I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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