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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How can I stream a video from a media playing program, into a file? (to retrieve video off a DVD with CRC errors)

I have a DVD with CRC errors. I have tried DVD shrink, it showed a CRC error and stopped. I tried Handbrake, it only copied 30min rather than 1 hour. I tried How can I copy files from a scratched ...
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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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How can I enable media button support in Opera on OS X?

I'm used to controlling Google Play using the media buttons which are part of a Mac keyboard's function key row. Switching from Chrome to Opera, it looks like these buttons don't work out of the box; ...
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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 *.mp3;...
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How to add 3rd party tools to Windows installation media to use live from CMD?

For example, while running Windows installation media, it's possible to summon CMD and use tools like diskpart, bdcedit, etc from X:\Sources. The reason is a tool called gptgen, which converts an MBR ...
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How to download a video file in Google Chrome

I like to download some of the shows from Channel 9. This was no problem in Opera, but in Google Chrome I'm not quite sure how to do this. When I click on a link to a wmv file it starts to stream it ...
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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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Download Songs off Zune

I have a super old Zune player with a bunch of my music loaded on it. Is it possible to download the content of the Zune to my computer (it's a Mac)? I see posts about an app called Windows Phone, but ...
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My keyboard has no “media” keys; can I control media without them?

My USB keyboard does not have "media" keys -- that is, dedicated keys for play, stop, next, prev, volume up/down, etcetera. For the sake of this question, I would prefer not to install additional ...
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How can I repair a broken AVI file?

I have an .avi file that is about 110mb. When I try to play it with VLC Media Player it says something like "This file is broken. Attempt to repair?" and after it does its thing it is still unable to ...
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Recovery of corrupt .mov file from dash cam

Yesterday on the way to work I was run into by a truck. I felt relaxed that I had my dash cam running only to find out last night when I tried to retrieve the commute file that it could not be opened. ...
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Connect TV to wireless network to play media files from network storage

I have a Western Digital MyBook external network hard drive connected to my router and part of my wireless network. I can access it from my laptop (Windows 7) and my phone (Samsung galaxy S4) and my ...
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All audio/video is stuttering

I am running Windows 10 Pro x64. Sometimes, without any obvious reason or trigger, all audio and video playback - no matter if it's youtube, VLC, Spotify, the Windows sounds - starts stuttering ...
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Does it make sense converting a file to a higher audio bitrate?

When a certain file (mp4, flv, etc) has a 95 kbps audio bitrate - does it make sense outputing to a higher bitrate when converting to mp3 or other format (be it lossy or not)? Would this result in ...
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How do you create a QR codes that creates an email that includes pre-drafted information?

A friend wants to create a QR code that sends an e-mail with the subject line and body of the e-mail pre-drafted. Can that be done?
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What is an easy, reliable way to determine the type of container a video file uses on Windows?

There are a lot of different video file containers floating around (AVI, WMV, MKV, OGM, etc.), and I've found you can't always trust the file extension. Too often, some confused individual changed it ...
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Seeking accurately in ffmpeg

I'm trying to trim a video from a given initial point in time and a duration. However, after researching, it seems that ffmpeg's seek accuracy is not sufficient most of the times, unless the video ...
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How can I determine which track is played when I select an entry in a DVD menu?

I'm in the process of ripping some of my DVDs to my hard drive using Handbrake. Typically this is easy, I just rip every track of appropriate length (20-odd minutes for a TV show, 40-odd minutes for a ...
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Trimming and joining media files using ffmpeg

I am trying to remove a segment (00:26:00 - 00:32:30) from a video file input.mp4. Since there is no way to do that directly using ffmpeg (as far as I know), I am instead cutting the segments which I ...
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disable 'play' key on media keyboard opening files in windows media player

Okay, this is admittedly a little obscure. I have a standard Microsoft keyboard that includes 'media' keys - play/pause and volume adjust / mute. If Windows Media Player is open, pressing these keys ...
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Media file won't play from the flash drive, playing from HD

I have a number of media files (avi, mp4) which are working properly and can be played on my PC. (Windows 8) However when I copy the files to a flash drive (exFAT, fresh formatted) just a few can be ...
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How optical media type is identified by the burner?

How CD-DVD Burning apps & the drive are able to identify the media type in the drive i.e. whether the inserted disk is CD-ROM or DVD-R or DVD-RW and so on? I understand that the session info is ...
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media programes frequantly not responding/crash

media based programs like vlc,media player,kmp and youtube all crash in my windows 10 laptop.It started about last week.Other programs works without any problem .Only way to fix is restarting .But ...
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Server Software to stream Webcam to DLNA Digital Media Renderer [closed]

Idea I'm curious if it is possible to stream a webcam to an DLNA Digital Media Renderer... Here's the idea: We have a webcam attached to a small server running a DLNA Digital Media Server (DMS) (...
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Difference of meta-data between mdls and mediainfo

I was wondering what are the difference between the type of metadata returned by mdls and by mediainfo. Why are they different? For exemple why the creation date is different on the same file? ...
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How do I get Windows 7 install media if I Microsoft site rejects my key

Several years ago I bought a desktop with windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. The hard drive died, so I got a new hard drive and want to do a clean install on it. I do not have an install cd. The ...
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How to learn about media encoding, decoding, formats, etc [closed]

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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If I compress my NTFS drive, will visual/audio quality of media (MP4, AVI) be changed in any way?

I have several terabytes of 1080p quality video on my NTFS drive in various formats, mostly MP4 and AVI. Will visual/audio quality of these videos be changed in any way by ticking the box to enable ...
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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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Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied

I am getting the error message "Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied" when trying to access my Plex server through the web interface. How do I stop this happening?
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How do I play the media that appears on this site?

I'm trying to use this site for a project that I'm working on and having an immense amount of difficulty playing the videos that appear there. I have tried using Chrome which consistently gives me ...
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5.1 Channel Speakers turns on and off randomly every 10 minutes of usage with a 'crackeling' noise

I have 5.1 Channel Creative speakers (Inspire T6100) and they are working fine from last 3-4 years, nowadays after sometime of its usage they kinda makes a popping noise and shuts off automatically ...
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VLC Media Player - How do I hide the menu bar?

The one at the top of the window, which has "Media", "Playback", "Audio", etc... I know I can use the minimal interface, but that also hides the bottom menu. I want to keep the bottom menu but hide ...
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how to keep windows media player playing when output is disconnected

I use the output to troubleshoot things, so prefer that the output keeps going - how to override the WMP stopping playback when the output wire is disconnected??
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Why Windows Live Photo Gallery stopped displaying thumbnails, and how to fix it?

I now get this instead, for most (but not all) photos. This is the icon which represents the WLPG application, I think. Some observations: I can see the thumbnails fine in Explorer, which is ...
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My DVD+R (RW) is not erasable/rewritable [duplicate]

I just bought a Sony DVD+R, doesn't know it's either +R or +RW. I assume it is a DVD+RW since the mark "RW" is written at the bottom of the disc. Same for my built-in desktop burner, it has a "RW" ...
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media disconnected with DNS_PROBE

I am getting a DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET in windows 7. In Ubuntu 14.04, it just says I have no internet. I tried to use the ipconfig commands found on google,but most of them wouldn't work ...
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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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Media Streaming from Windows Server 2012

I have a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 which I would like to use as a media server. The storage disks are shared and I can access them from a Windows PC and from Kodi, but I also want to be ...
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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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How to stop Automatic MP3 importing + playback when downloading using Safari

I wish to retain the 'Open "safe" files after downloading' check box, as it contains things like images and pdf's that I do want to automatically open using Preview. Although am sick of downloading ...
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Files are damaged after copying

One of my relatives gave me her laptob and asked me to change the windows,(lenovo ideapad Z600). First I made a backup of all data on the computer to a external hard, then I wiped everything ...
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My computer wont boot off of media

Im trying to boot off of a cd. i've changed the boot order, and it says press key to boot off of media, but when i press a key, it says LILO 22.3.4, then windows. Then it boots off of windows. How do ...
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Media test failure, No boot device found, Works if start laptop again on a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition (7520)

It’s 3rd time, I'm starting my Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition (7520) laptop and it’s showing this error. Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Series v2.41 (06/08/11) PXE-E61: Media test ...
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What is the use of Media feature pack for N and KN versions of Windows 8.1?Also what is the N and KN editions in that?

I was facing an issue connecting my device to Samsung Kies for which the service guys have responded to download the Media packs for N and KN versions of Windows 8.1.Now I don't understand what is ...
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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 pair,...
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Play 2 media files synchronously with one set of controls for both

I have 2 media files: Video+(2x)audio (Movie). Audio (Commentary). Commentary audio track starts with an offset before the movie starts.* I need to be able to(simultaneously): See the video ...
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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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Kurento, WebRTC and p2p browser to browser media streaming

I wanted to know, if there's a way that, I can configure Kurento as media recording server, not media stream relay. I want to keep the p2p essence of WebRTC between the browsers, and just use Kurento ...
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Use the 'fresh' / unused area of a rewritable DVD?

When re-using a rewritable DVD, I want to use the unused area of the disc. So for example, when I burn a 1 GB Linux distro onto a rewritable DVD, and then burn other distro(s) onto the same DVD, it ...