Questions tagged [media]

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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Tool to download a media by getting preadjusted [closed]

What and how a net or web tool, e.g. yt-dlp etc, can download a media with resolution preset and predetermined, preadjusted so downsampling it and having the far more efficient or cut-cost actual ...
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How can I remap a generic USB foot switch?

I bought a USB foot switch that "works", but only as the button "enter". I tried to remap it the whole morning, but Windows is determined to only recognize it as enter, without ...
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Firefox media metadata/control support on macOS

As you can see on screenshot, Firefox doesn't provide thumbnail, video duration, and doesn't support seeking. Also the same in Touch Bar. With Safari it looks like this. Tested on this page and on ...
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How can .m3u8 and .ts streams or videos properly be saved, without any pixelated or corrupted frames? VLC or FFMPEG, or anything else

I was wondering how to save contents of .m3u8, generally any that works, using VLC at "Open Network Stream". I saw that these files often contain .ts files, that are named "playlist&...
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Is YouTube a good way to store personal videos on the long run?

I used to have my pics and videos stored on two hard drives as well as Google Photos. However, I'm reaching the end of my allocated space. My dad told me "the solution is simple, the videos are ...
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Disable Media Control Overlay in Firefox 89.0.1 *Without* Disabling Hardware Media Control (Windows 10)

Toggling media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled disables the actual hardware media control option. I would like to be able to control media outputted by Firefox from my keyboard, but without getting that ...
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Windows 10 media keys affect multiple apps at the same time

I have a problem on my desktop Windows 10 computer where the keyboard media keys affect every media application simultaneously. If there are for example multiple media players plus youtube in a ...
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Command-line tool to add a cover picture to mp3 / m4a files (Windows 10)

I'm using Windows 10 (which complicates things). So I have a bunch of music files and associated cover picture in the form of "x.m4a" and "x.jpg". I would like to associate them. A ...
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Windows 10 installation issue

I want to do clean install using windows media creation tool but after Getting files ready for the installation it need restart but after that it goes to the selecting language again keeps looping?
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Restore headphone pause/play button iTunes opening settings from launchctl?

I think I used the terminal line command from this page a while back because iTunes opens when you press the pause button on your headphones on macOS launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/...
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Can I disable Windows 10's media preview on volume change?

When I change volume using the keyboard I get the volume slide (which is nice), but on it's right there's a preview with controls. Half the time this is unrelated to what I'm doing (e.g. I'm on VLC ...
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Is there a way to get the Mac media buttons (previous, play/pause, next) behavior on Windows?

I was wondering if there was a way to imitate a Macbook's media buttons (see image below) on a Windows PC and subsequent keyboard. I've fallen in love with the Mac's media buttons and would love to ...
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Firefox stopped playing media in the background [closed]

Till the last update (79.0.5), media used to play in the background even if the browser is minimized (navigate to other apps), or android on sleep (press power button, screen off). But after the ...
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Windows 10 installation media on two different USB sticks

I have created two installation USB sticks for Windows 10. I used Media Creation Tool for that purpose. I noticed that the total amount of used space is different on those two sticks. The sticks are ...
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What's a good way to batch check media files for integrity?

I have some 15000 image, video and audio files (and also a few others) that I have been bouncing back and forth via FTP from my phone. After so many times, I found out that a few of them were ...
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Media keys to control only iTunes in windows 10

I have a Logitech MX Master mouse and have assigned media commands (play/pause, next, previous...etc) to the buttons of the mouse. However, any time iTunes is not the window in focus, I can't use ...
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How can I copy all OPEN VLC media files into a directory?

Sometimes I'll open six or more random video files using VLC media player. These videos reside in various directories on my hard drive. Is there some way to copy all of these OPEN videos into a new ...
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Same Album Art on All Tracks

I have an issue with WMP12 in Windows 10. One particular album cover shows up on ALL the tracks I have in my Music folder. I've searched the Net for solutions, tried them ALL, with no success. I know ...
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SSD no media on Windows 10

I have an SSD 1Tb drive in an external enclosure. When plugging it in on a Windows 10 USB port, it shows a 'no media' error. If I install the SSD internally it works fine. Tried on various machine ...
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FFMPEG video doesn't work on mobile and social media

So we are creating short videos from image sequences. The videos work on computer but on mobile they don't play, on instagram we can't upload, on WhatsApp it doesn't show thumbnails. Here is our code:...
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ffmpeg - Encode audio as list of samples

I would like to produce a numeric list of amplitudes from an audio file. I should be able to: Specify the sampling rate (16kHz, 44.1kHz, etc) Specify the data type of the amplitude samples (8 bit ...
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PDF Media Upload with Wordpress

I have a WP installation on IIS that won't let me upload a PDF to the media section, but it has the following weirdness: I can upload a smaller PDF (~22KB) Can't upload the larger one (~4.2MB), even ...
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Advanced photo and video import tool for Windows

I'm looking for a Windows-based tool that can reliably import a large collection of photos and videos. Windows Photo Import isn't up to the job - it keeps crashing. I have a library of 1.7 million ...
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could not enter folder /media/myuser/partitionname

My laptop has two hard drives: an SSD and an HDD. I put the root partition on the SSD and divided the HDD to two partitions, one for /home and the other contains my personal data. After installing ...
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Convert mp4 to mp3 with ffmpeg

I want to convert a whole folder of mp4 files to mp3. But I have no idea how to do that? But I want to keep the thumbnail. Can anyone help me?
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How can I make a file date modified static (not changeable)?

I want to sort the songs in my phone by date. The sort option that's available in my phone is on picture.. But the file modified time gets changed when i copy the songs to my phone and in the ...
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MediaInfo's 'Overall bit rate' vs 'Maximum Overall bit rate'

I'm comparing duplicate media files using MediaInfo, so that I can keep the one with the best quality and delete the other one. However, I'm confused by some of the information. One Duplicate ...
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MPV Youtube with Subtitles

How to play YouTube video with mpv with subtitles?
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Cannot render STL (3D file) in web browser, where it worked before

I have been using this 3D rendering of the ISS for months now for a project. All of the sudden it doesn't work. It looks like it's going to load, the progress bar starts moving but only gets to ...
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How to disable Suggested Folders on Windows 10?

Windows 10 scans the disk to find folders containing music, pictures or videos in order to generate a list of "suggested folders" for the Photos, Groove and Movies & TV apps. A quick internet ...
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NAS frozen when Media Server enabled. Normal or not?

I have a Network Attached Storage (NAS), with 8TB of storage. Currently 4TB in use. It's a Lenovo, model IX4-300D. Having recently bought a smart TV, I became aware that I could use the TV to ...
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How to use playerctl with mpd to control music with the media keys for mpd and other players

I used to have my media keys bound to prev/next/pause with i3 like so bindsym XF86AudioPrev exec --no-startup-id mpc prev But I wanted to also use other players so I set it to bindsym ...
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Windows default media icon

Windows 7 upwards (I think) uses a built-in set of default icons for all media types; images, videos, music, etc. When looking the icons more closely with, for example, FileTypesMan the icon location ...
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Digital preservation in M-Disk: is DVD burner compatible?

I'm planning for the future of my data, and would like to archive a copy or two in M-Disk (among others). Media is so cheap that having 4-5 copies of them is no big deal. Anyway, I wonder whether my ...
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SD Card not accessible with NO MEDIA ERROR [duplicate]

I have a Sandisk 16GB MicroSD card, few days ago, the card suddenly stopped working, and this has happened before, the entire card was formatted or erased by itself back then, I had to reformat it and ...
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How do I play a video clip in reverse

While watching Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash (2018), there is a particular sequence when Barry is visiting Dr. Fate. He meets with Zatanna there who, as is common in the DC Universe, speaks ...
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Key sequence cause song forward in windows 10

I have Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series with windows 10. Every time i type the sequence "hui" on the keyboard , windows is forwarding a song , it happens both in spotify desktop and windows media player. ...
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Meaning of "You do not own that mountpoint" when switching to and from root?

I recently installed a new debian OS (replacing my old ubuntu) and kept the same home directory. Whenever I switch into and out of root (via the su command) I get a message that says "You do not own ...
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can't connect to main routers

plz help me ... i can't connect to the main router through fiber media converter .. but it works perfectly in the daytime ....... starting at around 6 pm to next morning 9 am it works randomly .. i ...
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using media keys in ip netns

So im running Debian 9 with KDE, and since Spotify doesn't support offline mode, I just made a new namespace (ip netns add jail), and just run Spotify in this ns (ip netns exec jail su user -c spotify)...
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Remove all attributes/properties of mkv movies

I have too many movies in some hierarchical data structure starting from a directory. I need to remove all their attribute/properties, because some of them have wrong information, and honestly I don't ...
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Set Google Chrome media cache size

I'm streaming images and videos from my server, with a player that loops over them. Since thoose files can be very large, i need my client to load them from cache when the player plays more time the ...
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Change the audio device which the keyboard volume keys control

I have Voicemeeter Banana running normally, this means that it is my default audio device in exclusive mode so most of my sound is routed through it. This gives me great control over the audio devices ...
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Use DLNA of WHS 2011

I have some media on my WHS 2011 and I want to access them with my TV. Both should support DLNA and I can see the user accounts of my server, but if I go into videos there is no file. How can I ...
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How do I export VLC media library to file?

I can create folders and organize some http rtsp streams in media library but I can not export it to a file to be able to backup and transfer to another comp. or user. Do you have any idea how can I ...
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Single network share with directories from multiple drives

I have music and videos across multiple drives and would like to create a single share that has these directories available in a single share rather than multiple drive shares. Is there a way to do ...
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I'm looking for a Gigabyte Smile

I'm a film producer and I have in my possesion a 7.31-Gigabyte compressed file of raw footage. I currently have the file stored in my g-mail account comfortably. I have tried to extract the file(BDMV....
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DVD RW Disk Unusable after Quick Erase

I have noticed this a few times that the DVD RW Disk (even if it's relatively new) becomes unusable after a quick erase operation. The quick erase operation is successfully completed but the same ...
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Detect if an SD card has been inserted via PowerShell

I would like to use PowerShell to detect if an SD card is there. After an SD card has been detected, a PowerShell script should automatically copy some files to the SD card. I already found and tried ...
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Remap keypad keys to media controls (HIDMacros)

I recently bought a seperate numpad to reprogram the keys and use it like a programmable keypad. I read this article, it is very informative and it suggests you to use a program called HIDMacros. ...
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