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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How can I stream a video from a media playing program, into a file? (to retrieve video off a DVD with CRC errors)

I have a DVD with CRC errors. I have tried DVD shrink, it showed a CRC error and stopped. I tried Handbrake, it only copied 30min rather than 1 hour. I tried How can I copy files from a scratched ...
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How can I enable media button support in Opera on OS X?

I'm used to controlling Google Play using the media buttons which are part of a Mac keyboard's function key row. Switching from Chrome to Opera, it looks like these buttons don't work out of the box; ...
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How to add 3rd party tools to Windows installation media to use live from CMD?

For example, while running Windows installation media, it's possible to summon CMD and use tools like diskpart, bdcedit, etc from X:\Sources. The reason is a tool called gptgen, which converts an MBR ...
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Download Songs off Zune

I have a super old Zune player with a bunch of my music loaded on it. Is it possible to download the content of the Zune to my computer (it's a Mac)? I see posts about an app called Windows Phone, but ...
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Recovery of corrupt .mov file from dash cam

Yesterday on the way to work I was run into by a truck. I felt relaxed that I had my dash cam running only to find out last night when I tried to retrieve the commute file that it could not be opened. ...
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Connect TV to wireless network to play media files from network storage

I have a Western Digital MyBook external network hard drive connected to my router and part of my wireless network. I can access it from my laptop (Windows 7) and my phone (Samsung galaxy S4) and my ...
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All audio/video is stuttering

I am running Windows 10 Pro x64. Sometimes, without any obvious reason or trigger, all audio and video playback - no matter if it's youtube, VLC, Spotify, the Windows sounds - starts stuttering ...
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Seeking accurately in ffmpeg

I'm trying to trim a video from a given initial point in time and a duration. However, after researching, it seems that ffmpeg's seek accuracy is not sufficient most of the times, unless the video ...
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Trimming and joining media files using ffmpeg

I am trying to remove a segment (00:26:00 - 00:32:30) from a video file input.mp4. Since there is no way to do that directly using ffmpeg (as far as I know), I am instead cutting the segments which I ...
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How optical media type is identified by the burner?

How CD-DVD Burning apps & the drive are able to identify the media type in the drive i.e. whether the inserted disk is CD-ROM or DVD-R or DVD-RW and so on? I understand that the session info is ...
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How can I determine which track is played when I select an entry in a DVD menu?

I'm in the process of ripping some of my DVDs to my hard drive using Handbrake. Typically this is easy, I just rip every track of appropriate length (20-odd minutes for a TV show, 40-odd minutes for a ...
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media programes frequantly not responding/crash

media based programs like vlc,media player,kmp and youtube all crash in my windows 10 laptop.It started about last week.Other programs works without any problem .Only way to fix is restarting .But ...
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How do I get Windows 7 install media if I Microsoft site rejects my key

Several years ago I bought a desktop with windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. The hard drive died, so I got a new hard drive and want to do a clean install on it. I do not have an install cd. The ...
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If I compress my NTFS drive, will visual/audio quality of media (MP4, AVI) be changed in any way?

I have several terabytes of 1080p quality video on my NTFS drive in various formats, mostly MP4 and AVI. Will visual/audio quality of these videos be changed in any way by ticking the box to enable ...
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How do I play the media that appears on this site?

I'm trying to use this site for a project that I'm working on and having an immense amount of difficulty playing the videos that appear there. I have tried using Chrome which consistently gives me ...
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5.1 Channel Speakers turns on and off randomly every 10 minutes of usage with a 'crackeling' noise

I have 5.1 Channel Creative speakers (Inspire T6100) and they are working fine from last 3-4 years, nowadays after sometime of its usage they kinda makes a popping noise and shuts off automatically ...
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VLC Media Player - How do I hide the menu bar?

The one at the top of the window, which has "Media", "Playback", "Audio", etc... I know I can use the minimal interface, but that also hides the bottom menu. I want to keep the bottom menu but hide ...
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how to keep windows media player playing when output is disconnected

I use the output to troubleshoot things, so prefer that the output keeps going - how to override the WMP stopping playback when the output wire is disconnected??
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My DVD+R (RW) is not erasable/rewritable [duplicate]

I just bought a Sony DVD+R, doesn't know it's either +R or +RW. I assume it is a DVD+RW since the mark "RW" is written at the bottom of the disc. Same for my built-in desktop burner, it has a "RW" ...
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media disconnected with DNS_PROBE

I am getting a DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET in windows 7. In Ubuntu 14.04, it just says I have no internet. I tried to use the ipconfig commands found on google,but most of them wouldn't work ...
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Media Streaming from Windows Server 2012

I have a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 which I would like to use as a media server. The storage disks are shared and I can access them from a Windows PC and from Kodi, but I also want to be ...
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Difference of meta-data between mdls and mediainfo

I was wondering what are the difference between the type of metadata returned by mdls and by mediainfo. Why are they different? For exemple why the creation date is different on the same file? ...
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Files are damaged after copying

One of my relatives gave me her laptob and asked me to change the windows,(lenovo ideapad Z600). First I made a backup of all data on the computer to a external hard, then I wiped everything ...
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My computer wont boot off of media

Im trying to boot off of a cd. i've changed the boot order, and it says press key to boot off of media, but when i press a key, it says LILO 22.3.4, then windows. Then it boots off of windows. How do ...
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What is the use of Media feature pack for N and KN versions of Windows 8.1?Also what is the N and KN editions in that?

I was facing an issue connecting my device to Samsung Kies for which the service guys have responded to download the Media packs for N and KN versions of Windows 8.1.Now I don't understand what is ...
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Play 2 media files synchronously with one set of controls for both

I have 2 media files: Video+(2x)audio (Movie). Audio (Commentary). Commentary audio track starts with an offset before the movie starts.* I need to be able to(simultaneously): See the video ...
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Media test failure, No boot device found, Works if start laptop again on a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition (7520)

It’s 3rd time, I'm starting my Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition (7520) laptop and it’s showing this error. Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Series v2.41 (06/08/11) PXE-E61: Media test ...
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Use the 'fresh' / unused area of a rewritable DVD?

When re-using a rewritable DVD, I want to use the unused area of the disc. So for example, when I burn a 1 GB Linux distro onto a rewritable DVD, and then burn other distro(s) onto the same DVD, it ...
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Kurento, WebRTC and p2p browser to browser media streaming

I wanted to know, if there's a way that, I can configure Kurento as media recording server, not media stream relay. I want to keep the p2p essence of WebRTC between the browsers, and just use Kurento ...
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Media file won't play from the flash drive, playing from HD

I have a number of media files (avi, mp4) which are working properly and can be played on my PC. (Windows 8) However when I copy the files to a flash drive (exFAT, fresh formatted) just a few can be ...
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Can't get LG BH16NS40 to play Blu-Ray

I have an LG BH16NS40 internal DVD/Blu-Ray player, but I cannot get it to play Blu-Rays. I have updated it to the latest firmware. It came with some "CyberLink" software but I uninstalled it because ...
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Windows media player does not let you save?

I opened a video (mpeg) from a web page link in Firefox and it by default opened it in Windows Media Player. There did not appear to be any save button in the player !!!! Does this mean I have to ...
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Subtitles not showing

Yesterday, I bought a SSD disk and needed to re install Windows. Now I'm setting up the computer, but I have some weird problem: I cannot get subtitles show in any program, hve tried KM player, ...
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Alt+ 3 doesn't work after Wmpkeys (windows media player plug-in) installed

Alt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3 .... combos doesn't work after I installed wmpkeys which gives media player a global hotkey ability. If you guys could overcome this problem let me know please. Edit : This is ...
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Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied

I am getting the error message "Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied" when trying to access my Plex server through the web interface. How do I stop this happening?
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Making my own NAS/Web server

I currently have a PC with 8GB RAM and haswell pentium cpu. I need to it to serve these purposes: Act as media PC for my TV. Will store my media files Need to be able to access the drives over ...
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How do I relay an audio/video stream?

I want to be able to upload an audio/video stream to a server in the building, and then any computer in the building can connect & view the stream. How can I achieve this? EDIT: Okay. So the ...
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Send chrome tab from w7 laptop to w7 HTPC? (Like with iPad to AppleTV)

For the last couple days I've been trying to figure out how to get open tabs syncing between chrome installs on different computers to no avail. (if it's supposed to work the way I think it should, ...
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Display audio/video stream title and duration of file in Nautilus folder

Nautilus can be configured to show metadata about a file, such as a thumbnail of the media, the timestamp, the file size, etc., accompanying the file's icon in the folder view. Nautilus is also ...
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Streaming videos from a home Ubuntu server

I have an Ubuntu Server machine, where I store media files (films predominately). How can I stream those files to watch on my mobile device? I'd ideally like a really lightweight solution as I ...
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Windows Media Player, how to view playlist and video at the same time

I am running Windows Media Player v.12.0.7601.18150. I cannot view both the now playing video while also viewing the playlist like in the older versions. It can only switch between Library mode and ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...