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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Can I install Windows 8 Media Center Pack on multiple computers

I am upgrading multiple computers with Windows 8 upgrade. they have an option now to get the Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free. Do I need to get three separate keys, or will one suffice for all the ...
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Track down internet PCs communication using network media devices? [closed]

We are having a little argument here about whether there is a way for internet providers to trace your traffic using the network media devices they are using. Some of the folks say that if you are ...
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Send keystrokes simultaneously to both host and slave over internet?

I would like to watch movies with a friend who lives far away from me. For this, the playback should be synchronized on both our pc. However, we have some constraints: Due to our low bandwidth ...
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Using the same Windows 8 Upgrade installer on multiple PCs

As per the article How the new Windows 8 license terms affect you: You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. … You may not transfer the software to share licenses ...
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Which us best for Linux performance: install operating system on SSD and use HDD for media, or other way around?

I've a machine with two HDD's and a 40 GB SSD that I wish to install Ubuntu Studio on. Which setup makes more sense? OS installed on SSD. Media on HDD. Media on SSD. OS on HDD.
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Do you know a tool for media sorting/reformating? [closed]

I have a fairly decent amount of videos and music (legally acquired, of course :)) and I usually maintain them by hand. Lately, I have grown bored of having to do that manually when a computer would ...
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How to make a streaming server to stream media from computer to mobile phone in wifi?

Usually we have many HD movies in our computer, but we want to see them by our mobile phone. This requirement produces some questions: 1、the HD videos are too big to transfer to phone timely and it ...
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System volume vs Media player volume?

Consider i want to listen to music in medium volume. Is there any difference between the following two scenarios? keeping System Master Volume to medium and Full Volume in my media player and full ...
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Windows Media Player Object with Video_TS Files - No Sound Anymore

I copied a bunch of my DVDs (yes, owned) to a drive and created a basic webpage to be able to search and play them. I am using the code at the bottom to create a Windows Media Player object and then ...
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Does putting media files in archives help save space?

For example if you used WinRAR or Winzip on .mp3 or .wmv files would it save disk space? I thought the answer was no because the compression was already built into their encoding. But then I red this ...
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Long-term storage reliability of various media

I’m looking for a reference of statistics on long-term storage/archive reliability for various types of media. That is, I’m looking for information, comparisons, charts, graphs, test results, etc. on ...
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Need wireless screen clonning and streaming media

I have a LG TV which has USB input (play divx, xvid, mkv, everything) and I would like to connect it wirelessly to my notebook so I can play files directly from it's hd. I have found some solutions ...
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What is an effective way to get the count of file types on the drive?

I have a 2TB drive with a ton of media from the last 10 years. Audio, video, photos, etc... Ton of files. Is there an effective way to summarize the file types on the drive? For instance, I'd like ...
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How can I access my home media from the internet?

At home all my media (audio, video, photos, etc...) are on an external drive. This external drive is plugged into a router (which happens to have a USB slot) and is exposed to my home network via ...
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Cheap read-only storage media?

I am looking for a cheap read-only storage medium with around 4 GB space, in most of my cases 1 GB is enough. The idea is to make the device bootable and use it as an replacement for a live CD ...
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How do I make subsonic (media server) work with SSL?

The roughly out-of-the-box setup as a regular user works fine (meaning the site appears at http://myserver.com:4040). From ps aux java -Xmx100m -Dsubsonic.home=/var/subsonic -Dsubsonic.host=0.0.0.0 ...
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How to get media info with PHP? [closed]

I have several movies with "mov" and "mkv" extensions on my server and I want to get media info like size, time, audio streams, video streams etc. via PHP. Is it possible?
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In Windows Media Center, is there a way to use both digital and analog audio simultaneously?

I have a PC in my living room (HTPC) running Windows 7 Media Center. It has a Gigabyte motherboard and I am using the embedded audio. I have the analog audio output to a SONY TV and digital output to ...
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Windows media player stutters at the beginning and end of each song when streamed from a network library

Windows media player (on Win7, 64bit) shows "Other Libraries" - so I can play music from my desktop machine on my laptop. This is great, except the music stutters for maybe the first 15 seconds and ...
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MythTV: SSD recording - HDD storage

Does anyone know if it's possible to configure MythTV to store on a local SSD while recording, but on a HDD (alt. locally mounted network disk) after the recording has finished? (I'm using MythTV ...
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Backing up my Bluray collection

This may not be the place to ask this question but I thought I would give it a shot. Is there a device that I can take the HDMI output from my bluray player to a device that will record full 1080p and ...
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Different Spotlight kMDItemKind metadata values for same file on different drives

I have run into an issue where I find the same video file to have different values for the kMDItemkind Spotlight metadata depending on the drive it resides on (same machine, of course), which makes ...
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Windows Media Centre Download For Windows Home Basic

How and from where can I download Windows Media Center for my laptop running Windows Home Basic as it does not come pre installed with it. Help in this regard, if no any alternatives you would like ...
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Conditional conversion of media

I have a collection of videos in various formats. While all of them play perfectly on my computer, it's a different matter when I put them on a stick to watch on my TV. I would like to convert them ...
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Fast DLNA sharing server

I'm using AllShare software for my Samsung TV. The problem is, my media library is very large, and after adding something, Allshare PC application needs to be updated. Updates goes very slow: ...
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Using a phone Bluetooth headpiece to listen to music from computer

I have a Bluetooth headset (Handsfree) HipStreet BT Lite, this supports phone audio but does not support media streaming. I downloaded an app for Android (BTmono) that changed this behavior and ...
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Free DVD Burning Options but for DVD Players not data

I used to use ConvertXtoDVD which was simple and awesome got the job done. But are there any good free options that allow you to burn a DVD video to a DVD that can be played in a player?
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What is the best way to organise media sharing amongst multiple devices on a home network?

I have a home network consisting of the following devices: Windows 2000 Server - for file sharing Asus RT-N56U Router - supports USB external HDD Synology DiskStation DS212j - NAS - ordered but ...
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Streaming media from linux server - low footprint is crucial

I recently pre-ordered the Raspberry Pi. http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs For those of you who don't know it, it's a machine with 256 mb ram and a 700 MHz processor for $35. I plan to run linux on an ...
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Ways to have audio output without wires

I'm trying to find a way of using my home speakers/amp without actually having to connect them. There are two laptops that use them normally (so I don't like changing the connection all the time) and ...
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How to effectively share music, photos and video around the house?

I have a large external drive with all my media (video, photos, music, etc...) connected to a MacMini. The MacMini is running PS3 Media Server (essentially a DLNA server), which allows DLNA compliant ...
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mp4 files in Windows Media Center

I have Windows 7 box acting as my media server using Windows Media Center. Trying to change to using mp4 files but Windows Media Center does not see the files, and therefore I can't play them using my ...
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Where is lighttpd.conf? Mybook world 2 whitelight webserver

I'm attempting to get my Roku streaming box with a channel called Roksbox to stream content off my MyBook World 2 whitelight. I want a directory listing of a certain folder of a share, Media. It's ...
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Seeing part of a clip before it fully downloaded

Is there any way to see the part that been downloded of a clip (wmv, flv..etc) from any download site like mediafire.. I mean to see the clip before it fully downloaded.
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What exactly distinguishes a “streaming” container format for audio/video data?

Some AV container formats (like MPEG-4 part 14 and Matroska) are supposed to be "streaming-ready" or "streaming file formats", while others like AVI are not. What does that actually mean? Does that ...
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No sound in any media player

No media player has any sound. If I try to play any video file there is only video, and no sound. This happens with Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic. I have K Lite Codec Pack version 8 ...
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Best method to stream multimedia content from Linux to iPhone/iPod/iPad?

I recently set up a Linux server to play around with an host all my media. What is the best method to allow streaming of that content to an iPhone/iPod/iPad?
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I want to serve media across my LAN via HTTP with a nice interface

I've got a huge digital video library and a ton of devices I use to watch content. I want to be able to stream content from my library to my devices, and generally the easiest mechanism I've found is ...
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How to automate the process of organizing audio files on Windows

My library is a mess and manually organizing it in Windows Explorer is painful. I know MediaMonkey Gold provides tools to automatically organize your library folders, however are there any ...
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Media Encoder w\ Merge Files & SandyBridge Hardware Encoding Support

So i have a Z68 chipset that allows Quick Sync encoding on my i7 processor. I want a media encoder that supports both Hardware encoding and allows me to "merge files". My problem is Fraps breaks my ...
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Autoplay not working

The auto play on my DVD drives suddenly stopped working for some reason. Even with store-bought DVDs it does not work, although I can watch movies quite successfully if I run Windows Media Player and ...
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Windows: downloading of a wmv file (is it stream)?

Win7/x64. I saw a website that containing a report. http://www.dunatv.hu/gazdasag/varga_istvan_szerint_milliardok_hianyoznak.html It is uses Windows Media Player plugin that I installed under ...
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Stream media to remote client (native desktop client, web, anything is fine)

There is a server (Intel Atom dual-core CPU with Windows XP installed on it). The 'server' got a huge bandwidth, which I could easily use to stream media to my home PC where I have a simple ADSL ...
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Update music files with track information in Windows Media Player [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto Music Tagging Software Is there some way I can get WMP to retrieve track information from its internet sources and update tracks in my CD rips? I have several where ...
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Can I activate Windows XP Pro installed from Retail (or VL) media with OEM key?

I have Windows XP Professional OEM key on the sticker on the computer, but I don't have a OEM media to perform reinstall. I could obtain (it doesn't matter how) an installation ISO images from MSDN ...
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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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What is naming convention for subtitle files?

I use VLC that automatically opens subtitles with same name as movie: Movie: [Name].avi Sutitles: [Name].srt But i wonder how should i name subtitles if i have more than one.
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Corruption-resistant file system that works across Windows and OSX?

I'm planning to build an external RAID-based media drive, and I'd like to use it across both my Windows and OSX machines. exFAT works for both operating systems, but from what I've heard, it's much ...
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Do NAS extension bays over eSata slow down transfer speed

I am considering getting a NAS for home use (file hosting & media hosting (1080p) to ~ 3 devices simultaneously). I would like to set up 4 drives with RAID 0+1 and am wondering whether to buy a 4 ...
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Linux CLI tool or script library to query media files properties?

Does anyone know of a tool that would allow me to get the properties of any media file, in a parseable way? Something similar to what ImageMagick's "identify" does for images: $ identify libre.jpg ...