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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VLC Media Player displays still from previous video

I am using VLC Media Player V2.1.5 Rincewind. It displays a still from a previous video at the start of opening up a video file and the still remains on audio files. I uninstalled VLC and deleted the ...
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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. It came with some "CyberLink" software but I uninstalled it because it was really obnoxious, running all the ...
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sample_full_transcode , Video is not converted properly using Hardware acceleration

On going through sample_full_transcode provide @ https://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/MediaSamples_Windows_5.0.491.98719.msi I observed trancoding video is good with Software acceleration, ...
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convert / share live meeting recordings

This question is much like this other one: How do I process my LiveMeeting recording into an actual video?. The problem that I am having though is that the link provided in the answer no longer works ...
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How to check if installation of IIS will work without media

Is there a way to check whether the installation files for IIS are present on the system? (W2008 - W2012 R2) We plan to develop new software which will need IIS. We have to check if the installation ...
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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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Microsoft Media Server: Streamed mp3 files are garbled, while source is perfectly fine

I've taken over some media duties for my church, and I'm having issues with our webhost's streaming system. They are using Microsoft Media Server to stream audio, and when streamed, it's coming out ...
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Link to a media resource (audio, video) located on a personal streaming server

I have a mediatomb DLNA server up and running. My question is : is it possible to get the link to a specific media resource and then later use some media player (I don't know which ) to play the ...
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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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Windows 7 deleted media folders on boot

A weird thing happened to me tonight. I installed serviio on my computer and needed to reboot. On the reboot the 2 folders with my media in them deleted all the files and it took forever to log on . ...
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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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is it possible to convert .nmf audio file to .wav format

Can audio files in "nmf" format be converted to "wav" format? If so, what is the appropriate tool to do so? If it cannot be converted, then what is the workaround? Some sites on the net say that ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...