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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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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Have to eject and reinsert DVD for it to show up in WMP 12 library

When I exit Windows Media Player 12 it forgets that I have a DVD in the drive. After restarting WMP I have to eject and reinsert the disk for it to show up in the media library. Is there a way to fix ...
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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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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 to stop multiple simple html audio players from playing at the same time?

I am using html5 for my website. I have multiple simple html audio players listed and want to be able to STOP one playing when someone clicks on another file. I have seen answers for this before but ...
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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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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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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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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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Using Windows 7 libraries without automatic import into Media Player

Is it possible to use Windows 7 libraries for Music, Videos, Pictures and Documents, but selectively prevent images in the Pictures library (for instance) from being imported into Windows Media ...
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Commands for reporting media file metadata info on a linux(Red Hat) machine

All, I have a shell script running on MAC OSX that uses mdls command to report metadata information about media files (mp3, m4v, mp4, m4r etc.). I have to write a similar script for a linux ...
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Multi-Monitor video playback with controls one screen and video on another

I am looking for a free piece of software that will allow me to play a video/DVD on two monitors. I don't want to span the video. Ideally I would like to have the full-screen video play on my second ...
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stopped a service but outgoing port still exists on netstat -aon

bit more detail.... I have a port, specifically port 2869 for Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service that uses UPnP port 2869, however even when turning off all the sharing possibilities I can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to “one-click” delete a file that is currently playing on Media Player Classic

Is there a way to do it straight from MPC or could I create a separate program that would detect the file that is currently playing and delete it (I know it is possible to delete files while they are ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to delete unused media from the file system in Django, systematically?

I have a django project in which the admins are able to upload media. As items sell, they are deleted from the site, thus removing their entry in the MySQL database. The images associated with 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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WIN7 media play facility disabled by installation of Skype

I have been using Skype for some time successfully, but it just stopped, even the call test facility was disabled. On investigation I found that media play via WinMedia, MediaMonkey and Itunes didn't ...
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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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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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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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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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Graphical annotation with media metadata?

Is there a tool that allows graphical annotation of media data (e.g. JPEG images) where the annotation is embedded into the media data's meta data? For instance, I would like to point out, i.e. ...
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Disable autohide in Windows Media Center (WMC)?

How can I prevent the time and playback controls from autohiding in Windows Media Center? I am running W7/64.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 Media Centre and TV

When I run windows media centre to watch TV, after a little while the picture becomes fragmented and the sound is out of sync. Will adding more memory overcome this problem? I currently have 3gb and I ...
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Windows Media Player

Windows media player has taken over my laptop. When I turn it on, the program comes on and no matter what I select. Windows media player open and runs. Is there a fix for this problem?
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How to use Darwin streaming server to stream over the internet?

How do you use Darwin streaming server to stream over the internet? I can only get it to stream over my home network with rtsp://{my ip adress}/sample_300kbit.mp4.
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media center for school

I have a problem with delivery quantities of videos throughout the school where I work in Thailand. Frankly, internet here is permanently miserable and unreliable, so YouTube, as great as it is, is ...
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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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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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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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How do I figure out which applications on my computer is using UPnP broadcasting?

I'm trying to get the media server TVersity to work, but when the service is supposed to start, it gets stuck on "Starting" and NEVER moves on. I've read that TVersity won't work if I've got other ...
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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 ...