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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Can't drop URLs in MPV

Basically, I can't drop an URL into MPV if MPV is open 'on top' of firefox. Let's say I have grabbed an URL and have it grabbed with the mouse, MPV is also open and I can see it, but once I grab the ...
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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 But the answers are all old and/or out-of-date.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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Transfer playlist to Android with Rhythmbox

I'm running rhythmbox on Ubuntu 20.04. I've plugged in my Android phone, and the rhythmbox can see it. Which is great. In rhythmbox I can create playlists. But I can't see how to transfer the ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 media (Netflix, Spotify) working on wifi, but not working on Ethernet

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on lenovo thinkbook laptop. On wifi, Spotify and Netflix work perfectly (also on Chromium) However, when connected to wired Ethernet(different source than wifi), internet ...
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BBC iplayer not working

BBC iplayer is not supported very recently, anyone know why? YouTube is working okay, but when I try BBC iplayer or BBC Sounds there is a box that comes up and states system needs to be updated, but ...
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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 my case both Spotify and a YouTube tab in Firefox are both opened. When I use the media keys on ...
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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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unable to mount 4.1 KB Volume Linux 18.04

needing a little help, so im getting a couple of errors on my system and this is one of them, it constantly appears and i don't have a clue on what to do to stop it appearing. I am not very well ...
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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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Ubuntu sometimes doesn't play videos - not codec related

I've had my installation of KUbuntu 19.4 for a while now and I love it. I only have one issue with it, purely by chance I'll notice that a youtube video won't play. It'll buffer and indicate progress ...
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Media automatically playing

I am using Ubuntu 20.04. I am not sure this is an issue with Ubuntu 20.04, Whenever I pause the video or song anything playable, It automatically plays. Even I pause, It automatically plays. Could ...
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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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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 much ...
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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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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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