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

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Do most music CDs contain the needed info about their tracks?

I see that many audio players (I mean multimedia software like Winamp or Foobar2000) have the ability of searching music information on databases like CDDB. Shouldn't such info already be available on ...
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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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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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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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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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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 Windows Media Player from anywhere?

What is the kind of shortcut or way to to play/pause Windows Media Player from anywhere? I'm tired of having to search for my Windows Media Player in my taskbar each time a colleague ask me something....
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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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How to get subtitles automatically? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to play a movie listening to two sound tracks simultaneously?

I have movie files with multiple audio tracks (in the MKV container). I want to watch a movie while sending one language to the speakers (for the kids) and another language to the headphones (for ...
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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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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 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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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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How To Play FLV Files?

Whats the best free video player that will play .flv files on my PC?
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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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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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How to keep VLC player in minimized mode?

I'm using VLC media player which can play almost all kinds of audio and video formats. While listening to audio, I keep VLC in minimized mode and can work on other windows. But when I select to listen ...
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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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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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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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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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How to configure Skype to mute media players when in a call?

I have heard that Skype can mute other programs during calls. I would like to configure it to do so automatically. I use Windows XP and Foobar2000
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Auto stopping windows media player when headphone is unplugged

Is a way to configure windows or at least the windows media player to auto stop playing when the headphone is unplugged from the jack ?
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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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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....