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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Windows Media Player 12 Library import keeps dying

I cannot get WMP 12 to import my library. I have searched around various forums and tried all the common solutions like disabling Media Sharing, deleted my %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player ...
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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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Send chrome tab from w7 laptop to w7 HTPC? (Like with iPad to AppleTV)

For the last couple days I've been trying to figure out how to get open tabs syncing between chrome installs on different computers to no avail. (if it's supposed to work the way I think it should, ...
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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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Streaming videos from 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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External hard drive and Xbox

Is there any way of playing movies on the Xbox from an external hard drive?
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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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What is the fastest way to rip DVDs to my PC?

I have quite a slow PC with only 2GB of RAM, Intel Pentium Dual Core 2GHz, Windows 7. I'm using the latest version of handbrake to try and rip a 2 and a half hour DVD but it says it will take 11 ...
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Windows Media Player, how to view playlist and video at the same time

Windows Media Player v.12.0.7601.18150 I cannot view both the "now playing" video while also viewing the playlist like in older versions. It can now only switch between "Library" mode and "Now ...
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What can I do with digital media renderer device?

I see my media player named "manool" in the list of devices in the following way: The name and the big PLAY icon alludes that I can DO something with this device. But what? Can I project ...
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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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Openshot and ffplay: no sound on video playback

I am experiencing some difficulties with openshot-1.4.3 (build from src with all deps) video editor: there is no sound on video preview. It seams that ffplay omits sound ether. I could not find any ...
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Alternative to DVD Player on Mac OS X [closed]

DVD Player is probably the program I use that crashes the most. Are there any alternatives?
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Cannot add network folder to media library

I have a network drive (wd livebook), I cannot include a folder on it within media libary because it says it is not indexed. To index it I tried to add system to users authorization, but each time I ...
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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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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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Installed Blu Ray drive, now regular DVD drive is messed up

I installed an LG Blu Ray drive. This drive only works reliably with the software with which it came ("CyberLink Mediasuite / PowerDVD"). Using, say WinDVD, results in wierd errors. My real problem ...
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Windows 7 Media Player not playing MP3 files from USB drive

I have Windows 7. I plug in a USB stick containing MP3 files I open Windows Media Player and select the drive letter of my USB stick, I then see all my music nicely grouped into artist and album ...
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Installing windowsXP or 7 from another partition, not a cd

I have both a copy of windows XP and windows7 pro available. I want to install either on a computer (prefer XP) But i don't have any CDROM drive at hand. I have another on another computer but it is ...
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No sounds on Apple devices after encoding videos

I'm having a problem setting up a media server. Everything works just great except the sound of Apple devices, I'm not sure if that's something with "mute" on iOS or our codecs are just not compatible ...
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Control ONLY media player volume with my media keys (not system volume)?

I have a Logitech G110 keyboard, if it matters. The volume scroller on my keyboard controls both my system volume and the volume of whatever media player is running at the time. Is it possible to ...
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Partitionable Media

This might sound like a very stupid question, but: Beside Tape, Floppy, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and Blu-ray, is there any storage media that one can't create a partition on? No matter what OS. I'm just ...
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omxplayer/ffmpeg error max_analyze_duration 0 reached at 0 microseconds

I have encountered an error with omxplayer that's usually an ffmpeg error When I issue the command omxplayer -info movie.mkv I get the following error: [matroska,webm @ 0xbc9450] ...
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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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How to append 2 video files

Is there any way to append one video file to another ? I've got a very large file (2GB) to which I'm trying to append some tiny files (~4MB). They all are in the same format. It's easy to concat ...
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Server Software to stream Webcam to DLNA Digital Media Renderer

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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How to improve media streaming when high server CPU usage

I am streaming a media file from my windows file server to my HTPC. All the streaming is done locally (on the LAN). However when the server's CPU utilization gets high (e.g. another process), the ...
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periodically unable to play media

So I don't know if this is right place to ask this at all but I've gotten good help here before so I thought I'd ask. For the last year or so periodically my computer would start refusing to play ...
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List of media files with its duration

I wanted to get a list of mp4 files and its corresponding duration from all the folders matching the pattern below e.g: LO1/LO1.MP4,LO3/LO3.MP4 I tried following but I get multiple entries as well ...
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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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HDD Sata vs usb

Ok I have a couple external HDD that I put into my home made media server. One is a 3tb seagate external HDD and for some reason when I have it connected by the USB adapter it has transfer rates of ...
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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 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 to share my media over the internet?

I have a significant media library (video, audio, photos, etc...). It's all sitting on a 2TB external drive connected to a MacMini. The MacMini shares the media to devices within my house via a DLNA ...
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How to tell if media is a CD or a DVD

I have a disc burned and locked by my coworker with only a few megs of data. Is there a way to know if he used a CD or a DVD for media?
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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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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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Share local files over the internet on Linux?

I have 30+GB of video files, which I'd like to share with a friend overseas. I have xampp, installed on Xubuntu 12.10 in /opt/lampp/, and the drive containing the video files is on /mnt/MEDIA/. How to ...
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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 ...
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Is There IP Address File Resolver Plugin For Firefox And Chrome?

Let me explain. When i right click on image, i see its size and other properties, however i would also want to see on which host it is located. It would be nice to have such plugin for Firefox and ...
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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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What is a good layout for a somewhat advanced home network and storage solution?

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 ...
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Creating my own music server

The 256 GB SSD in my laptop is too small to contain my entire music library. What I want is to build my own music server, which will stay at home, online, from which I'll be able to stream music on ...
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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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Film-archive storage hardware [closed]

My client has an archive of roughly 5,000 independent films, which vary in file size from 1GB to 5GB. All of these films are currently on disk, however, and the client wants a machine capable of ...
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Is there a way to browse a media server (MediaTomb) with a media player (VLC)?

I currently have an EEE PC set up with LinuxMint as my media server using MediaTomb. I use VLC as my media player on another Windows computer to watch videos off the media server. It works fine, but ...
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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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Output ffmpeg to certain format

I have a media file with the following format according to ffprobe: Metadata: major_brand : M4A minor_version : 0 compatible_brands: M4A mp42isom creation_time : 2013-03-21 ...