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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Quicktime Player Resizing Window

How can I resize the window while a video is opened with Quicktime Player freely? For instance resizing the width resizes the length along with it, vice versa. I wouldn't mind to have black bars on ...
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How can I play a Blu-Ray movie on Google TV without first ripping it to another format?

If I put a Blu-Ray disc into the Blu-Ray drive on my PC, is there an easy way to cast\stream it to my Goolge TV dongle that does not involve ripping the movie first (Just playing it live straight from ...
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Why are subtitles not showing in SMPlayer?

My OS is ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I am using SMPlayer 19.10.2. Randomly some videos do not display subtitles, gives no error when loading subtitle file… Recently, one of the videos that should display ...
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why smplayer don't show subtitle?

When I try to load the subtitle or drag and drop the subtitle on the movie, it does not show any reaction and the subtitle is not displayed. Does anyone have a solution?
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How can i play different music playlists through different output sources on the same media player?

How can I play different music playlists through different output sources on the same media player? So one Bluetooth speaker playing nirvana. Headphones playing Led Zeppelin. And network speaker ...
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How to create playlists of local media files without relying on paths?

I'd like to create playlists of locally stored media files, and synchronize these playlists between my devices (desktop/laptop/phone.) However, there's one major point of friction: due to some changes ...
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How to I disable browsers from registering as Windows 10 media playback sources?

I have one native music streaming application which I keep open almost always and use media controls (play/pause, skip, etc). This app registers with Windows 10 as a media player - awesome. Frequently ...
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pause media player on specific playback time

Watching movies with my friends, but friends request pausing movie and go out to get smoke. I want to pause movie in pre-selected point where break do not destroy movie atmosphere. Thinking about some ...
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Does anybody know how to save and import shortcuts in Windows Media Player Classic?

I find myself resetting Windows a lot and the biggest pain in the neck is setting up Media Player's shortcuts. I wish I could simply save my shortcuts and import them later, without inputting them ...
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Subtitles do not appear immediately after I have stopped them and enabled them again

I am using VLC media player to watch movies, and sometimes I enable subtitles with the V hotkey. And they work fine. But if I accidentally press the V key again, and then one time more, the same line ...
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How to infinite loop every video I play as defaut on MPV player without having to press shift+L hotkey every single time?

I think the title is clear without filling the body. Every time I play new video the inf loop is gone and I need to press shift+L again each time. How to just make this my default setting. As far as I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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