Questions related to storage media on which data can be stored such as hard disks, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, and tapes. It can also used for questions about multimedia files, for example, combine sound, pictures, and videos, all of which are different types of media.

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Windows Media Player, how to view playlist and video at the same time

Windows Media Player v.12.0.7601.18150 I cannot view both the "now playing" video while also viewing the playlist like in older versions. It can now only switch between "Library" mode and "Now ...
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What can I do with digital media renderer device?

I see my media player named "manool" in the list of devices in the following way: The name and the big PLAY icon alludes that I can DO something with this device. But what? Can I project ...
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Openshot and ffplay: no sound on video playback

I am experiencing some difficulties with openshot-1.4.3 (build from src with all deps) video editor: there is no sound on video preview. It seams that ffplay omits sound ether. I could not find any ...
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Installed Blu Ray drive, now regular DVD drive is messed up

I installed an LG Blu Ray drive. This drive only works reliably with the software with which it came ("CyberLink Mediasuite / PowerDVD"). Using, say WinDVD, results in wierd errors. My real problem ...
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Installing windowsXP or 7 from another partition, not a cd

I have both a copy of windows XP and windows7 pro available. I want to install either on a computer (prefer XP) But i don't have any CDROM drive at hand. I have another on another computer but it is ...
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No sounds on Apple devices after encoding videos

I'm having a problem setting up a media server. Everything works just great except the sound of Apple devices, I'm not sure if that's something with "mute" on iOS or our codecs are just not compatible ...
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Control ONLY media player volume with my media keys (not system volume)?

I have a Logitech G110 keyboard, if it matters. The volume scroller on my keyboard controls both my system volume and the volume of whatever media player is running at the time. Is it possible to ...
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Partitionable Media

This might sound like a very stupid question, but: Beside Tape, Floppy, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and Blu-ray, is there any storage media that one can't create a partition on? No matter what OS. I'm just ...
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omxplayer/ffmpeg error max_analyze_duration 0 reached at 0 microseconds

I have encountered an error with omxplayer that's usually an ffmpeg error When I issue the command omxplayer -info movie.mkv I get the following error: [matroska,webm @ 0xbc9450] ...
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How to improve media streaming when high server CPU usage

I am streaming a media file from my windows file server to my HTPC. All the streaming is done locally (on the LAN). However when the server's CPU utilization gets high (e.g. another process), the ...
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periodically unable to play media

So I don't know if this is right place to ask this at all but I've gotten good help here before so I thought I'd ask. For the last year or so periodically my computer would start refusing to play ...
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List of media files with its duration

I wanted to get a list of mp4 files and its corresponding duration from all the folders matching the pattern below e.g: LO1/LO1.MP4,LO3/LO3.MP4 I tried following but I get multiple entries as well ...
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HDD Sata vs usb

Ok I have a couple external HDD that I put into my home made media server. One is a 3tb seagate external HDD and for some reason when I have it connected by the USB adapter it has transfer rates of ...
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Share local files over the internet on Linux?

I have 30+GB of video files, which I'd like to share with a friend overseas. I have xampp, installed on Xubuntu 12.10 in /opt/lampp/, and the drive containing the video files is on /mnt/MEDIA/. How to ...
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Output ffmpeg to certain format

I have a media file with the following format according to ffprobe: Metadata: major_brand : M4A minor_version : 0 compatible_brands: M4A mp42isom creation_time : 2013-03-21 ...
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Windows 7 Media Centre and TV

When I run windows media centre to watch TV, after a little while the picture becomes fragmented and the sound is out of sync. Will adding more memory overcome this problem? I currently have 3gb and I ...
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Freeware Video Editor [closed]

I am looking for a video editor that can add images to videos. I was hoping it could make white clear in images that I add to the video, like in paint. I am using Windows 8. I'm hoping for freeware ...
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Stream ISO video over network

I have a large collection of DVD and Bluray discs ripped to .iso format, and I'm looking for a method to stream them to a variety of end nodes. My current (functioning) setup sees the .isos in a ...
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Is it possible to delete unused media from the file system in Django, systematically?

I have a django project in which the admins are able to upload media. As items sell, they are deleted from the site, thus removing their entry in the MySQL database. The images associated with the ...
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Cannot add network folder to media library

I have a network drive (wd livebook), I cannot include a folder on it within media libary because it says it is not indexed. To index it I tried to add system to users authorization, but each time I ...
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what are the good media converter softwares available? [closed]

what are the good software out there to convert media (videos: avi, mp4,etc, audio : mp3,ogg) files from one format to another? Eg: I want to convert say a avi to an mp4. How do i do that? ...
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Windows Media Player

Windows media player has taken over my laptop. When I turn it on, the program comes on and no matter what I select. Windows media player open and runs. Is there a fix for this problem?
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How to see media files (namely `flv`) details/info in Windows 7?

I see that for many media files, under Properties/Details there are some needed info like audio/video bitrate, but it seems limited - for example it does not work for flv. Is there a way that would ...
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Does it make sense converting a file to a higher audio bitrate?

When a certain file (mp4, flv, etc) has a 95 kbps audio bitrate - does it make sense outputing to a higher bitrate when converting to mp3 or other format (be it lossy or not)? Would this result in ...
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How to append 2 video files

Is there any way to append one video file to another ? I've got a very large file (2GB) to which I'm trying to append some tiny files (~4MB). They all are in the same format. It's easy to concat ...
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Re-stream/Mirror HTTP Live Stream

I need to re-stream/mirror some HLS’s (HTTP Live Stream) using a Linux server. From input http://anystream.com/channel1.m3u8 To output http://127.0.0.1/abc.m3u8 I found several media servers ...
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Using Windows 7 libraries without automatic import into Media Player

Is it possible to use Windows 7 libraries for Music, Videos, Pictures and Documents, but selectively prevent images in the Pictures library (for instance) from being imported into Windows Media ...
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Commands for reporting media file metadata info on a linux(Red Hat) machine

All, I have a shell script running on MAC OSX that uses mdls command to report metadata information about media files (mp3, m4v, mp4, m4r etc.). I have to write a similar script for a linux ...
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How to “one-click” delete a file that is currently playing on Media Player Classic

Is there a way to do it straight from MPC or could I create a separate program that would detect the file that is currently playing and delete it (I know it is possible to delete files while they are ...
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Windows Media Player took control on my play button

I'm using Windows 8 and I want to play / pause my Winamp's songs. However, when I press the Play button, media player launches. I've changed the preference of Winamp shortcuts and it didn't help...
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Universally fix/re-embed embedded album art?

Hi I recently tried adding my music collection to XBMC and was (re)incensed when I saw that yet another program didn't recognize more than 50% of the album art in my collection (I have had this ...
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Server Software to stream Webcam to DLNA Digital Media Renderer

Idea I'm curious if it is possible to stream a webcam to an DLNA Digital Media Renderer... Here's the idea: We have a webcam attached to a small server running a DLNA Digital Media Server (DMS) ...
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Have to eject and reinsert DVD for it to show up in WMP 12 library

When I exit Windows Media Player 12 it forgets that I have a DVD in the drive. After restarting WMP I have to eject and reinsert the disk for it to show up in the media library. Is there a way to fix ...
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Auto-organise media folder structure using unusual metadata such as “Publisher” or “Copyright” ID tags?

Is there a way to auto-organise my media folder using unusual metadata such as "Publisher" or "Copyright" ID tags? I've been searching high and low, using many apps including MediaMonkey and can only ...
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Media streaming on Windows Server 2012 Standard?

On Microsoft's customer operating systems suchs as 7 and 8, they have included an ability to allow other devices to view local content. It's under Network and Sharing Center. Windows Server editions ...
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Film-archive storage hardware [closed]

My client has an archive of roughly 5,000 independent films, which vary in file size from 1GB to 5GB. All of these films are currently on disk, however, and the client wants a machine capable of ...
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How to use Darwin streaming server to stream over the internet?

How do you use Darwin streaming server to stream over the internet? I can only get it to stream over my home network with rtsp://{my ip adress}/sample_300kbit.mp4.
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media center for school

I have a problem with delivery quantities of videos throughout the school where I work in Thailand. Frankly, internet here is permanently miserable and unreliable, so YouTube, as great as it is, is ...
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Multi-Monitor video playback with controls one screen and video on another

I am looking for a free piece of software that will allow me to play a video/DVD on two monitors. I don't want to span the video. Ideally I would like to have the full-screen video play on my second ...
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Media player with history for windows

I need a media player which shows all music files which I have listened and how much times it is played. As I know Windows Media Player hasn't such functionality.
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Creating my own music server

The 256 GB SSD in my laptop is too small to contain my entire music library. What I want is to build my own music server, which will stay at home, online, from which I'll be able to stream music on ...
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WIN7 media play facility disabled by installation of Skype

I have been using Skype for some time successfully, but it just stopped, even the call test facility was disabled. On investigation I found that media play via WinMedia, MediaMonkey and Itunes didn't ...
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stopped a service but outgoing port still exists on netstat -aon

bit more detail.... I have a port, specifically port 2869 for Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service that uses UPnP port 2869, however even when turning off all the sharing possibilities I can ...
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Can I install Windows 8 Media Center Pack on multiple computers

I am upgrading multiple computers with Windows 8 upgrade. they have an option now to get the Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free. Do I need to get three separate keys, or will one suffice for all the ...
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Track down internet PCs communication using network media devices? [closed]

We have a little argue here about is there a way for internet providers to trace your traffic using the network media devices they are using. Some of the folks say that if you are using an other ...
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Send keystrokes simultaneously to both host and slave over internet?

I would like to watch movies with a friend who lives far away from me. For this, the playback should be synchronized on both our pc. However, we have some constraints: Due to our low bandwidth ...
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Using the same Windows 8 Upgrade installer on multiple PCs

As per the article How the new Windows 8 license terms affect you: You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. … You may not transfer the software to share licenses ...
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Which us best for Linux performance: install operating system on SSD and use HDD for media, or other way around?

I've a machine with two HDD's and a 40 GB SSD that I wish to install Ubuntu Studio on. Which setup makes more sense? OS installed on SSD. Media on HDD. Media on SSD. OS on HDD.
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Do you know a tool for media sorting/reformating? [closed]

I have a fairly decent amount of videos and music (legally acquired, of course :)) and I usually maintain them by hand. Lately, I have grown bored of having to do that manually when a computer would ...
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How to make a streaming server to stream media from computer to mobile phone in wifi?

Usually we have many HD movies in our computer, but we want to see them by our mobile phone. This requirement produces some questions: 1、the HD videos are too big to transfer to phone timely and it ...