Media players can run audio video files. Many media players also support library management for audio & video files.

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How do you convert FLV file format to a format that Picasa recognizes (e.g. AVI, MPEG, WMV)?

I use one of the Firefox plugins for embedded video to download content from Youtube and other sites. The program downloads these videos in FLV format, and I have VLC Media Player to play them, which ...
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Playing VCD[.dat] in linux

Currently i am using gxine for playing VCD .dat files. For that i have to use a command gxine vcd://Track Number I havnt found any useful GUI tool for playing vcd dat file on double click. My OS ...
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Does Mac OS X store the names of DVDs that have been played?

I would like to see what DVDs have been played on my Mac OS X Tiger laptop. Can you tell me how to view the file that contains this information?
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VLC core video players?

I'm looking for a media player that uses the VLC core technology. VLC can handle all my media files greatly, however I'm looking for an alternative media player that uses VLC code and has a better ...
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How to get a smooth playback for high definition videos?

How to get the maximum number of frames processed in real time despite hardware limitations? In 720p I am getting less than 12 fps in VLC Media Player in a specific hardware, for a MKV encoded video.
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Remove/Delete from remote Media Library

I have a Media Center PC on my home network and I access the music library from my laptop through Windows Media 12 as a remote library. I have assigned read/write permission to the library for the ...
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Radioplayer with up-to-date (updated on regularly basis) stations (streams)?

Up until now I'm using RadioSure as my online radio player, but I'm fed up with their long cycles between updates and the negligence regarding updating radio stations. Is there an alternative, ...
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Player that can fade out/in a song

Organizing some party soon, and I need some player that can fade out after a song has been played for 2 minutes, and then fade in a new one (I'm not sure "fade" is the offician term - down volume the ...
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Software for watching TV

So, I just got a new ENUTV-2 USB TV Tuner Box, and it works fine overall. The driver seems to be OK, but the utility provided by encore doesn't seem to be working 100% in win 7. The only real issue is ...
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How to shuffle pieces of large video files?

For a party we want to show film-fragments using a projector. We have around 50 full-length movie avis and would like to shuffle them in shorter pieces. So every ca. 2-5 minutes another piece should ...
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Mac .flac player that organizes folder structure? Can Songbird write to a ntfs drive?

I have a bunch of music in .flac format on my pc. I would like to put that music on an external drive which I can access from both my Mac and PC at work. I have the drive formatted in NTFS using ...
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What media player application can remember where you last paused/stopped the track?

And that, even after closing the app. A friend of mine is looking for that functionality to be used when listening to audio books. [Update] He's on Windows (Vista -- but something for XP will do, I ...
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Why don't keyboard shortcuts e.g CTRL+P for play/pause work on flash-based media players?

I use netvibes to listen to podcasts when I am home. It can stream a podcast so I don't have to download it, or subscribe to it like iTunes, Zune etc. It uses a flash-based player to do this. ...
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Need Firefox add-on to download embedded asf media

I am looking for an add-on which would me allow to download embedded asf media (without having Windows Media Player installed, or under Linux). NOTE: The plugin DownloadHelper doesn't help ;)
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Video playback very white contrast with multiple video players

So here is the deal, all my video players, EXCEPT winamp, are displaying the video with a very white contrast. I have the community combined codec pack installed, I have tried reinstalling the codecs ...
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I upgraded to the latest version of VLC Media Player and now I can no longer play mp4 file types. Why?

I assume this has to do with codec issues? EDIT: I'm sorry, let me clarify. I can open mp4 files with VLC, I just have no video. Just a black screen. BUT I do hear the audio just fine.
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Music player on Linux without playlists, just a directory navigation and file playing

I am searching for a mp3 player for Linux that resembles 1by1 on features: light, free, with no playlists, just selection of files to play using a directory navigator. Any suggestion?
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Shockwave player/plugin for Linux?

I remember reading, a few years ago, that there was no Macromedia Shockwave player that would run on Linux-based operating systems. I have recently done some searching, but have only been able to ...
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Alternative to Windows Media Player [closed]

Does anybody know any alternatives to windows media player which will play dvds in high defintion?
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Best media player/center that works well with FTP server

Im looking for a Media center/player that lets me connect to my FTP server. This is what I know so far. XBMC is great however its too much of a media center and when working in word its anoyly hard to ...
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What is a good lightweight webradio program

I am currently using Screamer Radio but it is a little bit buggy. It freezes a lot if internet connection is bad and can not continue if there are interruptions in the internet connection. I am not ...
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Alternatives to Real Player

I'm looking for a program that can open Real Player files (.ram). Real Player stinks, and I don't want to install it on my computer. Unfortunately, I have to open some .ram files for an online class ...
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DVD won't play in Ubuntu Jaunty after codes and css support has been added

Using Totem Video Player v2.26.1 on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04, dvd's won't play after I've installed libdvdread4, added the Medibuntu packages, and run sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh If I ...
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Linux: Portable MP3-Player syncing on commandline

I'm searching a console-application which helps me managing my portable mp3-player. The player is a simple mountpoint so nothing special here. My Wish-Application would work as following: I provide ...
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Video Player/Library for Ubuntu with ratings and thumbs [closed]

I've just made the switch to Ubuntu on my main PC and I've been looking for a media player that can: Play all the usual video formats Rate (and ideally, tag) each file Display thumbnails for each ...
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Video players that have frame by frame playback feature [closed]

What video players out there exists that have frame by frame playback feature ?
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Gnome equivalent to Windows Media Player's taskbar controls

Is there anything on GNOME that allows you to have controls for a media player in a panel? Like what Windows Media Player has that lets you minimise it to the taskbar, and use volume and playback ...
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Get XMMS2 to call outside script on automatic playlist advance?

Is there a way to get XMMS2 to call an outside script when it advances in a playlist - either automatically or via manual intervention (e.g. xmms2 next)? The goal is to have balloons pop up on my ...
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Media Player Classic Homecinema display problem

Recently I started having problems with Media Player Classic Homecinema. As far as I know, I didn't install any updates (or any new software actually). Also, I'm using default Windows 7 RC codecs; I ...
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How To Play FLV Files?

Whats the best free video player that will play .flv files on my PC?
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RealPlayer Standard does not allow to position within a track

I am listening to a preaching of one hour long, recorded in one large real player file. It works fine, but as it is very heavy stuff to keep up with, I at a certain point tried to just skip back a few ...
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Stop wmplayer.exe from running in the background on Vista

wmplayer.exe is always running on my Vista Laptop (Dell XPS M1530).I tried killing it but it comes back again and eats up a lot of memory.I checked windows services and did not find any windows media ...
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How to set up or where to find my ideal free Windows 7 media player?

I want the following features in a media player, or a combination of media players (ie: one for music and other for videos): When open, start playing please Configurable global hotkeys (next, ...
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What's a good audio player for musicians?

Can you recommend any free audio players (for windows) which are well suited for musicians? Some of the features I'd like to see in a player are: change the pitch of a song (e.g. transpose songs in ...
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Music player for linux

I need to choose a music player to use under linux after having fallen out with Banshee*. What would you recommend based on these requirements: Ability to import/export ratings Automatically picks ...
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Cannot play WMV files in Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2

Currently at work I have a workstation with Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2 and I cannot play WMV files. No, I wouldn't be slacking, we have internal webcasts that I need to view. The Windows Media ...
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Remote Controlled / Network Media Player

I am looking for a Media Player that can be remote controlled with a Desktop Software (or even Web based) over the network. I know that there are tons of streaming servers and clients but that's ...
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Play Mp4 (and possibly DVDs) in Windows Media Player 11 on Server 2008 (x64)

I use Server 2008 box as my primary machine (I'm a developer) so I've tried to configure it as much as is it can to a behave as a Vist Desktop. I've attempted and failed to convinve Media Player 11 ...
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Non-portable MP3 player (hw)

I would like to get a cheap device that could be plugged into wall electricity socket and play MP3s from a flash card or internal flash memory or hard drive. It does not need have speakers, I would ...
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App / protocol to tune into live audio and video based on schedule or subscription

Many of us have embraced the podcasting revolution enabled by rss feeds and podcatchers. Alot of sites now broadcast live streams of what is eventually edited into a podcast. In most cases ...
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Linux Media Player

I have a SYABAS-based NAS Multimedia Server, which is connected via LAN to a PC running embedded Linux. I can get a list of content on the NAS device, but when I press play, it does not play, but ...
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Open .MP3 in Media Player by clicking link

How can I get my media player to open when clicking an .MP3 link in Internet Explorer? It used to do this, but now it just starts downloading the file before playing it. Edit - None of the ...
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Save a view in Windows Media Player

I like to view my library in various ways in WMP. For example, I usually search for Podcast and order the result by date added. This gives me a list of my podcasts by date order, newest to oldest. Is ...
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Looking for a SECURE Audio Player for Windows

I know there are dozens of audio players for windows, but which one has: the best security record (least reported vulnerabilities) the least number of security exploits the best security ...
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Good storage for media? [closed]

I currently have two regular USB drives to store all my media (audio/video/images). I'm thinking about "upgrading" my media storage facility to something more usable: Hopefully does not need a ...