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

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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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UPNP/DLNA music player for Windows? [closed]

I'm looking for a UPNP/DLNA Client for Windows. The server is MediaTomb on a Ubuntu box. The clients are Windows (any, XP and up). I'm looking for a simplistic music player program but failed to ...
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Disable prompt to convert videos copied to media device

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II, which when connected to my Windows 7 computer acts as a "Portable Media Player" Whenever I try to copy a video onto the device, it prompts if I want to convert it, ...
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How to play multiple videos side-by-side synchronized?

I've got 3 videos, all 3 have the same time, same amount of frames, and they only differ in terms of encoding quality. Now I need them to run side-by-side in synchronized fashion for evaluation ...
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Is there a media/music player program that has a “biased” shuffle?

I know in iTunes and a few other apps you can get playlists for just "highly rated" songs, but that's not quite what I want. I want to hear the lower-rated stuff, too. If I didn't like the song at ...
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Windows 7 shortcut to play/pause mediaplayer from anywhere?

Does somebody know this kind of shortcut or way to do that, I'm tired of having to search for my media player in my taskbar each time a colleague ask me something..
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Office jukebox systems [closed]

We're looking for a good office jukebox solution where staff can select songs via a web interface to be played over the central set of speakers. Must haves: Web Interface RSS / easy to scrap ...
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Are there any expert configuration guides for VLC Media Player?

Are there any expert configuration guides for tweaking the best out of VLC Media Player? I know that there is the documentation but I'm looking for a guide that takes you through the most important ...
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How can I change the subtitles font size in VLC Media Player?

That's my question: How can I change the subtitles font size in VLC Media Player? I try with Preferences > Video > Subtitles/OSD, but I can't find an option to change the font characteristics.
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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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In search of a good audio player for Ubuntu 9.10

If this should be marked Community Wiki, please let me know. I'm switching from XP to Ubuntu, and I have been very disappointed with the selection of media players available. I'm primarily ...
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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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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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Is there any Windows-based media player software that allows you to pause a video, and then un-pause a few seconds earlier?

I often use my laptop in the kitchen for following along with pre-recorded real-time cooking recipes. Sometimes the chef in the video gets too far ahead of me and I need to pause the video for a ...
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How to get subtitles automatically?

I would like to use a movie player that downloaded subtitles in the language of my preference automatically. There is anything like it? And plugins?
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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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Set default Ubuntu video player as VLC?

Is there a way to globally set the default video player in Ubuntu 10.04 (and soon 10.10) to VLC? (unless you really think there is another, higher performance player, in which case do let me know)
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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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How to remember positions within multiple files in Media Player Classic?

I tend to have many instances of Media Player Classic (Best Player in my opinion) open because I switch from one video to another, then pause and go back to it later (as in, hours or days). Is ...
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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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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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How do I watch 1080p video on this setup computer without lagg?

My hardware: CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4GHz RAM: 4GB GPU: Radeon HD5750 OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Codecs: K-lite codec pack default install I'm trying to watch a 1080p bluray movie backup ...
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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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How do I get my Logitech media buttons to control Spotify

I have a Logitech diNovo keyboard which includes media buttons for play/pause, stop, next, previous. I would like to let those buttons control Spotify. I've tried to add Spotify to the players.ini ...
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Access media collection with metadata over DLNA

I've got a big media collection on my main PC, and would like to be able to watch it on different devices (TV, laptop), without having to manually copy files around. A good way to do this seems to be ...
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Copy protect music

I would like to use a PC as a rent-able karaoke machine. Given the files will be stored as mp3s, how would I copy protect them? I was thinking of encrypting them and getting a plugin for a music ...
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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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Is there media player with support of multiple genre tags

A lot of songs have multiple genre, for example a song can be jazz, electronic and vocal. I'd like to be able to find the song when I look at either of the genres. I use foobar and it doesn't have ...
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Multiple instances of Media Player Classic in multiple windows

How can I set Media Player Classic so that new instances of the player are opened when a new file is opened. Right now, the newly opened video starts playing in the already opened instance.
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which is the best media player to watch playlist video

I have many video tutorials and i want simple player , where i have playlist visible on left and video on right. i could not found any good player. Usually all player have separate window for ...
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Ultimate low-footprint music player for Mac OSX?

My Mac at work has 2GB of RAM total, and I'm constantly using enough middleweight programs simultaneously that I wind up in Rainbow Circle Hell. I've been using Songbird, but it frequently runs into ...
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Can I browse by Artist, then by Album, then by Song in the Xbox Music app for Windows 8?

Most music players allow you to browse like this: Select an artist from the list of artists Select an album from a list of the artist's albums Play the album or view its songs In the Xbox Music ...
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Which is the best video player for HD, BrRip,BdRip,H.264? [closed]

I am looking a video player hopefully one that works with Windows XP and only for HD, BrRip, BdRip, H.264 quality movies. I am using CyberLink but not really happy with that. Tried VLC but the picture ...
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What is the best (free) way to play or convert .amr files on a computer? [closed]

I record numerous sound files (record notes) on my sony ericsson cell phone. I would like to play these files continuously one after another on my computer but they are .amr audio files which windows ...
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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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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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Can I send keystrokes to a specific application?

I have a multimedia keyboard with Play/Pause, Next, Previous, etc. buttons on it, and use Rhapsody for my music. There is an issue, however, where the program will not recognize (or OS will not pass) ...
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Not able to see Videos in Windows Vista

I can run all different formats of videos in all different players but i dont get to see video in any, i can just hear the audio. Is it because of some codec or some missing driver? Also, i can see ...
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Most songs in my media collection play twice. Corrupt media?

Whether I'm playing the media with Rhythmbox on Ubuntu, Winamp on Windows, or my Nokia N95's media player, most of my audio files (OK, maybe only 40%) play twice. I have a 500GB external 2.5" WD HDD, ...
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play avi, mp4, flv in 1 software

I'm looking for a software that can play mp4 (quicktime), flv, and avi, rm (real media). Other criteria is the ability to fast forward and fast rewind.and the ability to play at speeds greater than 1. ...
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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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Media file can be played after deleted?

I have experienced the following paradox many times, and I don't understand how it happens. I open a big music/video file (say 100 MB), and when it starts playing, I delete it (permanently). In spite ...
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Video players that display audio waveforms

Are there any programs that can play video and display the audio track as a waveform? I need one for either OSX, Linux, or Windows.
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How to play all media in the library in Foobar2000?

I configured my Foobar2000 to monitor some folders for media. How to play those folders? I'm not finding the button....
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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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Auto analyze audio and rename ID tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I used several applications for iOS platforms such as: Soundhound, Shazam. They work like that: First records music from mic, then searches it over ...
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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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HD video is slower than audio output

I have an HD video files (1920x1080 H.264 DUAL AUDIO FLAC) file type: MKV file size: 1.25 GB file length: 24 minutes the problem is the video output is not synchronized with audio output, something ...
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How to play a 'disc image file' in Windows 7 64-bit?

How do I watch a 4GB film in 'disc image file' format on my computer? I tried VLC but only one "extras" clip is working but without any audio and when I click on any other options on the home screen ...
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osx media player which can skip forward/backward 5/10secs

I am using OSX 10.6 and just wondering if there is any media player that can skip forward/backward 5/10secs like what Winamp can do in Windows platform? Currently I am using Quicktime player, and it ...