Questions tagged [media-player]

Media players can run audio video files. Many media players also support library management for audio & video files.

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Video playback problems in Virtualbox. Watching on web works fine

I am running Windows 10 inside Virtual Box. Videos in a web browser can play fine. But when I download a video and try to play it, there are issues such as choppiness, no audio, audio out of sync, ...
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Small, medium and large jump distances in media player classic

In the media player classic there this configuration: but I can only jump medium distances by left and right arrow keys. Is there a shortcut key for small and large distances, I tried Shift/CTRL+ ...
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How to get the duration of a song from PLAYERCTL in linux

How to get the duration of a song from PLAYERCTL in linux? PLAYERCTL controls VLC media player. Is there any way to get the duration of the song from PLAYERCTL or VLC directly? Ι have a raspberry Pi 2 ...
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MPC HC toolbar in Dark Theme

MPC HC has a dark theme now, but it replaces the toolbar skin. https://trac.mpc-hc.org/wiki/Toolbar_images Can the toolbar skin be kept with dark theme?
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SMPlayer can't control mpv

On Debian testing after recent update of SMPlayer (19.1.0 revision 9191) I'm unable to control playing any media while using mpv (0.30.0) but mplayer works good. If I play video with mpv in terminal ...
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How can I create bookmarks in VLC Player that persist between sessions?

Using VLC Player & pressing Ctrl + B allows me to save a bookmark for a video, but the problem is that it disappears when the video is unloaded. Would be great if some solution existed to this!
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Is there a way to see a preview of all my video clips within Windows Explorer, just by hovering the mouse, like on YouTube?

I like to know if there's a way, maybe a tool/software that extends Windows Explorer in order to allow me to see a rolling preview of video clips when I hover the mouse over them, just like I'm able ...
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Video stream player on Windows with resilience to poor network

I want to stream videos on a network that has a broad variety of quality over time, and no matter how crummy it gets, whether in terms of latency or lost parts of the image, I want to continue to see ...
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How can I entirely disable browser media integration in KDE Plasma 5?

I'm using a fully updated KDE Neon, currently with KDE Plasma 5.16.3. Using Vivaldi as a web browser. Plasma has a feature that allows you to control in-browser media players (such as YouTube, but ...
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Disable media controls on the Windows 10 lock screen

Pretty simple question, but I haven't been able to find an answer. All I want to do is disable the media player controls that appear on the Windows 10 lock screen. The screenshot below shows what ...
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How to enable pitch shifting in MPC?

How can I enable pitch shifting in MPC? I read in Wikipedia that Media Player Classic has pitch shifting but it seems it's not enabled (doesn't work?). I was wondering I have to do something to enable ...
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How to reconfigure USB drive?

I had some Office documents and MP3 files saved in my USB drive. My staff connected the USB drive to a media player and played the MP3 songs for some time. When I took it back and plugged in into my ...
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MPV Youtube with Subtitles

How to play YouTube video with mpv with subtitles?
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Play YouTube video in VLC with subtitles (if available)

I want to play youtube video such as Authoritarianism: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) in VLC Player. As this video has subtitles, can I play it in VLC along with the subtitles?
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A suspected Windows audio driver interrupt issue

I have a projector connected to my PC via HDMI, which receives 1920x1080 59.94 Hz. The projector has a frame interpolation feature, but to run it completely smoothly it needs all frames to arrive in ...
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How to play media files from folder and subfolders or directory and subdirectories in Windows?

I would like to know how to play media (audio and video) files that are located in a folder and its subfolders using Windows. I don't want to create a music libraries first. I simply want to click on ...
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How can I save a playlist to a MP3 player using Foobar2000?

I am using Foobar2000 but have not been able to figure out how to generate a valid playlist that an MP3 player can use. For example, I have SanDisk Clip Jam MP3 player. It has 5 folders on it, two of ...
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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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macOS High Sierra media keys stop working

Since upgrading my Late-2013 15" Retina MacBook Pro to macOS High Sierra from Sierra, I've noticed that the media keys (play, next, previous) work for media in playing in Safari and Mail as well as ...
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How can I play a .psv file on windows machine?

I have a Windows 10 machine on which I want to play a .psv file. I've tried vlc, mpc-hc and windows media player in vain. How can I play a .psv file on my windows machine?
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How to play two videos side-by-side synchronously when they have different length?

Before going into the question, let's review what we have gotten on "How to play multiple videos side-by-side synchronized?". But the answer there supposed that the video files themselves were ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop types 'c's and 'b's when I use media keys? Can it not?

I really like the Win10 Remote Desktop, but when I hit the volume-down and volume-up keys while in the terminal session, it types out lowercase c and b, respectively. Mute is 'd'? It also prevents the ...
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In PotPlayer is there a way to move OR copy the current playing file to another directory (besides trash)? Or any way with AutoHotKey or similar?

When reviewing multiple video files for Video Editing, and library mgmt, PotPlayer ticks many boxes for fast reviewing, but can't find this. Thought i'd reach out here for anything I might have ...
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How do I see the FPS of playback in VLC and other video players in windows?

I play animated videos and notice a lag or frame drop. I learned later that this is due to Japanese anime being not fully animated due to low budgets. But I want to be sure. Nvidia Geforce FPS ...
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Increase MPC-HC cache

I use Media Player Classic Home Cinema to watch all sorts of videos. I have a NAS where I store my files. Usually my NAS gets overloaded with requets from my server and other operations on my Main PC,...
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How to Change Audio Pitch while playing

In the Audacity Audio Editor, in Effect, there is an option for Change Pitch. You can see in the below photo Down and Percent Change. I usually select Down and change the value of Percent Change to -...
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The Windows 7 volume slider (sndvol.exe) accesses files on my hard drive whenever I change the system volume

I'm running Windows 7 x64. Whenever I change the volume using the default taskbar volume slider (sndvol.exe), the program accesses files on my storage hard drive. This is extremely annoying because ...
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How to open a track without changing the playlist on foobar2000?

I would like to make foobar2000 my default media player but whenever I open a song my current playlist is replaced, it's not added to the current playlist. How do I change that?
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How can I play video, fullscreen, without keyboard and mouse interfering, on Linux

I would like to pull a prank, which basically plays a pre-made video full-screen, so it looks like my actual computer I would like to fake moving the mouse and typing stuff, but when I use something ...
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Video file codec cant play normally. Starting 3rd second Sound mutes and unmutes every few exact seconds

Strange file cant play normally. Sound jumps up and down after playing 3sec. Whats problem with theese files? They work normally only after converting. Im using Handbrake program for that. If open ...
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Why is TWINUI “the best music app for Windows”?

Something on my Windows 10 profile seems to be broken. Trying to double-click on an mp3 file yields "Class not registered": Selecting "Open with/Choose another app" in the context menu yields: ...
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VLC not minimizing or maximizing properly

I have got ThinkPad 13 with mint 18. When I try to minimize the VLC window the main part stays on its place, only the control panels will minimize. I can even click on the part that stayed and it ...
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Open a video at a specific time in Media Player Classic

How can I open a video file in Media Player Classic at a specific time in the file?
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How can you test a video with alpha channel before merging it with another video?

I am working on videos with alpha channel to be merged with a background video at a given position (for instance, [100,100]) . You can accomplish this by using: ffmpeg -i BACK -i OVER -...
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VLC or MPC-HC open video folder and wait for video selection

In VLC or MPC-HC is there a way (native ou a plug-in) to open the player pointing to a specified folder, and show all videos (thumbnails preferrably) waiting for the user to choose one to see... If ...
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Why does iTunes display a different total play length and size in the status bar in different views?

In iTunes 12 (.4.0.119) different total play length times and total media sizes are displayed in the status bar when in different views of the same media type, music. For example; when in album grid ...
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Use earphones remote controller on Windows

Luckily for me, my computer recognizes presses on the Apple EarBuds' remote: Each time the green bar goes up, it is because I pressed the middle button on the remote (The one between volume up and ...
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Trouble playing 1080p HEVC format on VLC, MPC, Potplayer

I am having trouble playing HEVC 1080p file on my system. I don't have a really strong PC, but I will give the facts: Ram: 2GB OS: Win 7 ultimate processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core T4500 @2.3Ghz Graphic ...
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Windows: Creating global key mapping

I'd like to create a global key mapping in Windows 10 to emulate a dedicated "next song" button (my keboard only has a play/pause button). How do I do this? Incidentally, I'm surprised this is so ...
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How to open second instance of program with a hotkey?

I used to remember how to do this, use some sort of hotkey to open a second instance of a program that doesn't support it, for example windows media player 12. I have tried WIN+Shift+(number) to open ...
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How to play a movie listening to two sound tracks simultaneously?

I have movie files with multiple audio tracks (in the MKV container). I want to watch a movie while sending one language to the speakers (for the kids) and another language to the headphones (for ...
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Media Player Classic HC (K-Lite Codecs) Mutes my system when playing some files

As the title states, I'm trying to play some videos in K-Lite Codec Pack (12.0.1) MPC-HC (1.7.10.101), and when the track is playing my system stops being able to produce sound on my speakers. (pause ...
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How can I make mpv show the duration counter constantly?

I use the mpv video player in Linux. With the keys Shift+P, I can see the duration of the video I am watching. How can I set mpv to show the duration all the time (without the need of pressing Shift+...
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Keyboard media keys force assigned to Grove Music (Windows 10 and Logitech K400 Plus)

My keyboard's media keys recognize Grove Music as standard media player and I can't change it. I'am using "Logitech Options" manager, because "SetPoint" manager not compatible with this keyboard. I ...
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Do most music CDs contain the needed info about their tracks?

I see that many audio players (I mean multimedia software like Winamp or Foobar2000) have the ability of searching music information on databases like CDDB. Shouldn't such info already be available on ...
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How to prevent VLC from opening a window that is too big? [duplicate]

Sometimes VLC may open a small window. But sometimes it will open a window that is like 90% of the entire screen making clicking the controls very hard. Is there a way to set a consistent size for ...
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How to do ReplayGain for music videos?

I have a playlist of several music videos, but the videos have different loudness. I want to play the playlist so that the loudness of each video would be the same, without the need to manually ...
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Is there a Media player that can skip the silent parts of an audio/video?

Is there a Media player that can skip the silent parts of an audio/video? While watching lectures, it is annoying to be stuck in the real time and going at the same rate of the actual thing, where ...
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How to shuffle videos with specifics videos in between

I have nearly 1000 video songs and i want to shuffle them and add specific video (Like Ads) in between them. So when i play videos with shuffle, after every 2-3 songs Ad video will be played. Is it ...
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How do I temporarily disable video output on PotPlayer?

I'm using PotPlayer in workplace. It is allowed for people to listen to an audio file in the background here, but I think it may cause a problem if they see me watching video. Is there a way of ...

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