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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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Assign custom keys to keyboard media buttons

I've a Microsoft Wireless 800 keyboard that has media keys such as Play/Pause, Volume Up/Down/Mute, etc. But it doesn't have any for Previous/Next song/video/whatever. I'm looking to map a couple of ...
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Pando Media Booster

Has anyone ran across a program "PMB.exe" labeled Pando Media Booster? According to their website it is supposedly here to help me stream HD content. I am trying to figure out if it is legit or not. ...
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How to learn about media encoding, decoding, formats, etc

While engaging in some media processing (ripping DVD to .avi to watch on my laptop), I became interested in all the technicalities I encountered regarding the video and audio encoding etc. What are ...
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How to get Blu-Ray video from Windows 7 computer upstairs to HDTV downstairs

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 desktop computer upstairs, which has a BD drive, and an HDTV downstairs which has no BD player. I also have a spare computer (which is currently running Linux, but I ...
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Add / Convert my physical DVD collection to M4V or iTunes Library?

I have a whole bunch of DVD's, and want to put them into a personal media server / file server (could be any OS - Mac, PC, or Linux). I want to be able to "map" this media repository with my iTunes ...
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Is there a robust way to vaccinate removable media against autorun.inf malware?

Where I live (Bolivia), it seems that around 2/3 of USB sticks that I encounter have malware that executes via autorun.inf and tries to infect the host machine. Most internet access here is conducted ...
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Accessing Media From a Linux Server Anywhere

I have a linux media server at home. What I'd like to do is to access the media from school in a way that makes sense. For instance, I'd like to play my music (probably in iTunes or VLC) and watch ...
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How can I share my Zune with other PCs?

I'm interested in listening to my Zune music collection with another PC. Ideally this would include Zune pass content. Is there a method, technique, or app that I can use to do this? My Zune ...
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How can I edit song metadata in Songbird for music streamed via daap/firefly?

I right click on a song, click View metadata, and it says at the top "Metadata for the selected item cannot be edited". I am sharing via samba and have it set to allow anynomous access. Does ...
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In situ Photo organiser/viewer: looking for app that organises photos without adjusting original location or requiring import

I'm looking for a photo organiser/viewer that allows me to view photographs, organise them without adjusting their location or requiring to import them. For example, if I want to simply view ...
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Windows Media Player will not play files compressed with winLame using LAME encoding

We have a client who cannot listen to audio files we are compressing with winLame using the LAME mp3 encoding. Anyone have any idea what is happening here?
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Auto Music Tagging Software

Is there any software out there that will completely and automatically clean and organize a music library? I have tried MediaMonkey, Songbird, Foobar, iTunes, TuneUp and various other programs I have ...
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Hooking a TV up a computer using A/V cables? [closed]

I'd like to connect my old desktop to my (even older) TV, but I'm not 100% positive how. Can anyone point me towards some info on how to do this?
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dvd writer taking 35 minutes to finish a 4.3GB DVD+-R disc. should it take only 10 minutes? should I replace the drive?

dvd writer taking 35 minutes to finish a 4.3GB DVD+-R disc. should it take only 10 minutes? should I replace the drive? its writing in 8x speed my computer is new dell vostro 200 cpu with 2gb ram and ...
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Which program can I use to make slideshow with embedded sound?

I'd like to make a slideshow with an embedded music which plays in background. A time for each slide should be fixed because it is bound to music melody. What program can I use to do it? I've thought ...
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Is there a 'global media cache' in Windows 7 that may be used by third party media players?

Here's the background. I don't use Windows Media Player or Media Centre, in fact both components have been 'turned off' via the 'Programs and Features' option. My media player of choice is a nightly ...
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How can I play raw audio/video tracks extracted from mp4?

I used mp4creator -extract to get the raw audio and video tracks from an mp4 file. What players can I use to play the raw tracks?
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Windows 7 / Media Center lock problem

we have a Win7 with Media Center that is connected to a large screen. It displays a corporate slideshow near the coffeemachine. When the computer is started it automatically logs in and starts the ...
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Video format for both iPhone and Android?

Is there a format that plays both on iPhone and Android? I have been trying to encode videos in MP4 using ffmpeg - however, using libx264 or mpeg4 - the videos either only work in Android, or in ...
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Streaming problems between XBOX360 and Windows 7

Can I get the optional media update for 360 without xbox live?
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Best way to “stream” music / video to my HDTV from my pc?

My requirement is simple: I have a laptop and a desktop at home that I often use for various media (music, videos etc.) and I want to know what the best (quickest, most seamless, best quality etc) ...
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How to convert subtitles from IDX/SUB to SRT?

My WD HD Media Player supports only SRTs. How to convert subtitles from IDX/SUB to SRT?
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How to see only specific folders of the media library in the Foobar2000 library viewer?

I want to start using the media library feature of foobar2000 v1.0 and added one music folder, which contains a couple of subfolders with music of different albums. I restricted the filetypes to ...
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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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How do I get a listing of music files on a specific drive

I'm helping someone setup their iPod, but they are using Windows 7, and I know XP. I don't see the music in the directory listing on his computer that I see on the iPod. So I'm trying to search for ...
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Can Spotlight or Media Browser index metadata contained in iPhoto or Aperture in Mac OS X?

It seems silly to go to all the trouble to assign "Face" data to thousands of photos, but not make it possible to use that data to locate them outside of that application. Is there any way to get ...
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External hard drive and Xbox

Is there any way of playing movies on the Xbox from an external hard drive?
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Feasible to use a laptop as a Digital Media Receiver/Extender?

Since the price of many dedicated hardware Digital Media Extenders is only slightly lower than that of a cheap laptop, is there any reason you couldn't use a laptop as a Digital Media Extender? I'm ...
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Unhappy with performance of GBit Ethernet to Fiber converter

I just bought a TP-Link MC200CM GBit Ethernet (1000-T) to Fiber (1000-SX) media converter. The device works but I'm unhappy with the performance: When connecting my computer over 1000-T (twisted ...
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Dual-screen Multimedia Control Suite for Linux (like Screen Monkey)

I'm looking for some linux software to manage and control a dual monitor/multi screen setup for use in professional-like presentations (ie: monitor1=control, monitor2=projector/audience). I have the ...
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A Media Player that increases the sound volume?

I have some movies that they have low sound volume , thus I'm looking for a Media Player that increase the sound volume by itself. Would be OK if you introduced me the Media Player that could do it? ...
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Manage song metadata on CentOS from command line

I am making a simple Pandora.com alternative for myself and a few friends where the user can upload his/her songs and listen to them anywhere. My intent is to make a lightweight, simple player in ...
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Volume control tools

Sometimes I feel watching some youtube in Chrome has very low volume even if I turn everything to 100%. Is there any tools can increase volume above the system's maximun? I know IndieVolume does, but ...
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How to share text, pictures and video to restricted set of users

I want to share pictures and videos of my kid growing up but I don't want it to be open to the public. I just want me and my wife to be able to add material and then share with grandparents and ...
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how to stream audio and video files, but use any media player on Windows (without using Windows file sharing)

I want to access and play media files on machine S (Windows XP) from machine C (Windows XP). Using Windows File Sharing ("share this folder" stuff), if it works, I would share the folder containing ...
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What is the default mount point on Linux systems (all)?

My question is very basic in nature. Is the mount point for external media (like USB) always /media? Because in a Debian system, if I plug in any USB device that goes to the /media folder. So is it ...
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Stuttery 1080p playback on decent system

We have a media center system that was recently built. It works well for all types of content, however it has issues with 1080p content. 720p plays fine. I have tried VLC, ffdshow and finally, ...
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how to make netjukebox work without winamp

I found this tutorial on the internet and I'm disappointed because it needs winamp to work. Anyone in here who have tried this one without using winamp? Or do you have any tutorial that can turn a ...
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System freezes for 5 seconds when seeking in or skipping to songs and videos

When I start playing a new video or MP3 or skip to a time when playing them, my system hangs for a couple of seconds. A restart solves this problem, but only for a while. It does not matter which ...
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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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Disable multimedia scanning in Windows 7

Whenever I open a folder with more than just a few pictures or videos, Windows 7 becomes slow and takes several minutes to scan every single file for media information such as resolution. Is there any ...
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forcing itunes tags to the file itself

How do I make itunes save tagging information to the file itself? I tagged a file and then loaded it into a different itunes library on a different computer via a NFS share. The tagging info wasn't ...
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Utility to optimally distribute files onto multiple DVDs?

I have a bunch of media files which I want to record to DVD, but since each DVD only fits 4.5GB, I have to find the optimal way to organize the files to use the minimum number of DVDs (otherwise the ...
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Is Flash a secure content delivery technology for password protected digital content?

We are working on a project that would be a competitor to Yudu for online publishing and what we are debating is whether to use Flash for content security protection as Yudu does. See for example ...
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Where is Blu-Ray on Linux

I'm considering picking up a Blu-ray drive for a PC that will be used as my home entertainment center, but ideally, I'd like to keep a Linux based OS. Are there currently any players in the Linux ...
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Easiest way to playback jpg on a stand-alone LCD monitor

I have an LCD on a stand and I want to playback some pictures. One way would be to get an LCD with a media card reader and just put those pictures on there. Are there any other solutions out there? ...
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Is a multimedia PC just a computer with video and audio output suitable for a television?

I'm just trying to figure out what's so special about a multimedia PC. I have an older computer, few years, that's not too too slow and I wanted to use it. To me the multimedia PC just looks like a ...
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Why does iTunes make 2 copies of my music when adding to library?

I set iTunes to "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" and to "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library" because I prefer to keep my music consolidated, organized, and consistent. ...
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What to do with old OS install media? [closed]

I'm doing an end-of-the-year clean up and found some old OS install media - Mac OS X 10.3.5, Windows 2000, Windows XP. It seems wrong to just throw them out but they can't have a home with me anymore. ...
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How to get the 'rating' of an artist?

I'm using MediaMonkey, and I'm looking for some way to get "the rating" of every artist in the library, something like the average rating of the songs of that artist. So I know the best artists and ...