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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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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Blocking images/flash/gifs on specific tab in firefox?

Is there any way (possibly an add-on) to block images/embedded youtube video links/gifs on a specific Tab in firefox especially in a chat room of one of StackExchange's web site as an example?
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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LAV filters and Audio Processor Replacement?

I want to watch videos but I don't care about video quality, only audio. But for certain reasons (please don't ask), I don't want to install or register filters onto windows (for example an .ax file) ...
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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 ...
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Running Windows 8.1. Why would moving a files location damage the file?

Just now i moved large amounts of music, some albums and some just single songs, from my downloads folder to my music folder via the drag and drop method. Pretty sure they were all .mp3's. I just went ...
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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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Display audio/video stream title and duration of file in Nautilus folder

Nautilus can be configured to show metadata about a file, such as a thumbnail of the media, the timestamp, the file size, etc., accompanying the file's icon in the folder view. Nautilus is also ...
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Can't get LG BH16NS40 to play Blu-Ray

I have an LG BH16NS40 internal DVD/Blu-Ray player, but I cannot get it to play Blu-Rays. I have updated it to the latest firmware. It came with some "CyberLink" software but I uninstalled it because ...
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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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Is there a way (maybe via the registry) to force a WMC extender to startup in a particular menu item, if so how?

I was following a tutorial: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=GWNBsqnY to force my WMC extender to launch into Media Browser upon startup BUT I don't have lusmgr.msc (Local Users And Groups) snap-in. I ...
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Streaming videos from a home Ubuntu server

I have an Ubuntu Server machine, where I store media files (films predominately). How can I stream those files to watch on my mobile device? I'd ideally like a really lightweight solution as I ...
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Freeware Video Editor [closed]

I am looking for a video editor that can add images to videos. I was hoping it could make white clear in images that I add to the video, like in paint. I am using Windows 8. I'm hoping for freeware ...
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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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VLC Media Player displays still from previous video

I am using VLC Media Player V2.1.5 Rincewind. It displays a still from a previous video at the start of opening up a video file and the still remains on audio files. I uninstalled VLC and deleted the ...
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Recovering information from bad CDs/DVDs

Over the years i have archived lots of information to CD or DVD discs but never really did more than verify that the disks manifest was readable by my OS. Now as i go back and look at these disks i ...
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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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sample_full_transcode , Video is not converted properly using Hardware acceleration

On going through sample_full_transcode provide @ https://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/MediaSamples_Windows_5.0.491.98719.msi I observed trancoding video is good with Software acceleration, ...
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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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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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Alt+ 3 doesn't work after Wmpkeys (windows media player plug-in) installed

Alt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3 .... combos doesn't work after I installed wmpkeys which gives media player a global hotkey ability. If you guys could overcome this problem let me know please. Edit : This is ...
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convert / share live meeting recordings

This question is much like this other one: How do I process my LiveMeeting recording into an actual video?. The problem that I am having though is that the link provided in the answer no longer works ...
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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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Hide Media Device from Network

On my network at work, my laptop shows up as a Media Device with my pc username next to it. How do I hide this from them?
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Windows media player does not let you save?

I opened a video (mpeg) from a web page link in Firefox and it by default opened it in Windows Media Player. There did not appear to be any save button in the player !!!! Does this mean I have to ...
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Subtitles not showing

Yesterday, I bought a SSD disk and needed to re install Windows. Now I'm setting up the computer, but I have some weird problem: I cannot get subtitles show in any program, hve tried KM player, ...
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Microsoft Media Server: Streamed mp3 files are garbled, while source is perfectly fine

I've taken over some media duties for my church, and I'm having issues with our webhost's streaming system. They are using Microsoft Media Server to stream audio, and when streamed, it's coming out ...
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How to get files opened in Firefox 3.0, instead of only being saved?

I currently use Firefox 3.0, under Ubuntu 9.04, and whenever a picture, media file, or MP3 file is attached on my web mail, all I can do is actually SAVE the file, Firefox does not give me the option ...
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Link to a media resource (audio, video) located on a personal streaming server

I have a mediatomb DLNA server up and running. My question is : is it possible to get the link to a specific media resource and then later use some media player (I don't know which ) to play the ...
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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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Media streaming on Windows Server 2012 Standard?

On Microsoft's customer operating systems suchs as 7 and 8, they have included an ability to allow other devices to view local content. It's under Network and Sharing Center. Windows Server editions ...
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is it possible to convert .nmf audio file to .wav format

Can audio files in "nmf" format be converted to "wav" format? If so, what is the appropriate tool to do so? If it cannot be converted, then what is the workaround? Some sites on the net say that ...
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Making my own NAS/Web server

I currently have a PC with 8GB RAM and haswell pentium cpu. I need to it to serve these purposes: Act as media PC for my TV. Will store my media files Need to be able to access the drives over ...
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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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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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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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Windows 7 deleted media folders on boot

A weird thing happened to me tonight. I installed serviio on my computer and needed to reboot. On the reboot the 2 folders with my media in them deleted all the files and it took forever to log on . ...
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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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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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Windows Media Player, how to view playlist and video at the same time

I am running Windows Media Player v.12.0.7601.18150. I cannot view both the now playing video while also viewing the playlist like in the older versions. It can only switch between Library mode and ...
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What is a good layout for a somewhat advanced home network and storage solution? [closed]

My home network/storage needs are changing and I am searching for some opinions and starting points on what a good network/storage layout would be that can serve my needs for a few years into the ...