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Mouse volume control via designated scroll wheel

I have a mouse with a designated scroll wheel which on windows controls volume by default, no driver install needed. So far every distribution (which includes Ubuntu, Arch, Fedora) I tried doesn't ...
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Is it possible to use the PlayStation's media player as a standalone program on PC?

I'd like to use the PlayStation media player (the one with SoundScope) on a modern operating system (GNU/Linux) instead of the default player. Is it possible? Note: this Q&A has been moved from ...
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Keyboard play/pause button not controlling Microsoft Teams

My keyboard's play/pause button played the MS Teams ringtone rather than controlling Spotify. I followed the instruction as listed here: How to avoid Microsoft Teams to act as a multimedia application?...
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G19 Mediakeys not working on Ubuntu 20.04 but on 18.04

I have a Logitech G19 Keyboard with multimedia keys (Play/Pause, Volume+/-, etc.). They work fine on my private Workstation which runs Ubuntu 18.04LTS, but not on my Working Notebook, running Ubuntu ...
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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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How do I properly stream media from a local http server running on my laptop to other devices on my WiFi network?

So I am running a simple http server on a certain directory on my laptop (say Music/), with python -m http.server - the command starts up a server on my machine with port 8000. I proceed to look up my ...
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How to avoid Microsoft Teams to act as a multimedia application?

I use Microsoft Teams in my corporate environement. I have a multimedia keyboard (Logitech MX keys if it matters) that have a play/pause button. When I press the button, it triggers the Microsoft ...
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Synology NAS Multimedia content migration

I'm about to replace my current DiskStation with a new one with more disk space. In the process, I'll move from 6GB JBOD to 10GB RAID storage. Since my current NAS is nearly full, I have a lot of data ...
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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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What is this dllhost.exe process doing with my video files?

On my Windows 10 Home x64 machine, I noticed an unknown instance of dllhost.exe using a high amount of CPU. Upon further inspection, I noticed that it had one thread using most of its CPU time. Here's ...
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software to edit keyboard multimedia key bindings [closed]

my Datalink's prodot keyboard has 10 multimedia keys, but it didn't come with any cd having software to edit these, nor is there site having any download for this. I don't use multimedia so I want to ...
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How to add a ntfs 8TB HD to Ubuntu 18.04 without needing to format?

I'm quite new to Ubuntu or Linux world. I spent few weeks struggling to find a way to access my media files over the internet. After trying many systems which all failed to work, I managed to set a ...
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What is the format of the mpeg-dash (.m4s generally) segment?

I'm new to the multimedia programming, I'm trying to produce live mpeg-dash content from a transport stream buffer by parsing the packets individually. I want to create .m4s segments but i'm confused ...
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ffmpeg video trimming without freezed starting frames

I am using the following commands for cutting videos using ffmpeg. However, they are presenting weird results. When I am using the following command, the output video has its frames freezed for ...
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Linux/BusyBox multimedia Server

I bought an EMTEC Movie Cube Q8000 some years ago. Now it has no use, and I have recently realize I can use it as multimedia server. It is a Linux/BusyBox system. I changed a file so now the NAS mode ...
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How can I control Spotify with a multimedia keyboard?

Windows 10. Corsair Raptor K50 keyboard. On my keyboard I have a couple of multimedia keys and a scrollwheel which controls the Windows volume mixer. This controls the overall volume of all the ...
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Find duplicate media files and auto organize, on Linux

Is there an application similar to MediaMoney (on Windows), but on Linux (Debian or Ubuntu) that given when a disk-drive or a root directory, can search across it thoroughly, identifying duplicate ...
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How can I edit video (specifically mp4) metadata?

I have a few video files that are 1080p video files, but for some reason, they don't have any metadata for bitrates (audio, video, or total) or anything like that. I first noticed this when I looked ...
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JPGs seem corrupted on Arch but are good on Fedora and Windows7

I re-installed Arch on my computer (clean install). Since then when copying images (JPG) and movies (mov) from SD card they seem to be corrupted. When rsync-ing to the computer some of the files ...
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Use external DVD player with computer to play movies

I have a Sony BDP-S5200 Blu Ray player. It works fine with TVs, but I would like to connect it to my computer and watch movies using my computer monitor and speakers. Is that possible? The player has ...
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What does "Multimedia Devices" section mean in Windows control panel?

My multimedia devices section in control panel enlists some devices, including other computers. What are this entries for? What can I do with them? Various of devices are marked with various icons. ...
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Is it possible to stream live audio/video safe from duplication/copying?

What I'd like to do is play an audio file exactly once and then it should not be possible to play it again. Is there such a file format or function? The scenarios I had was 1) Some famous music group ...
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What is the lowest FPS at which the human eye can notice a flickering image? (testing this with ffmpeg)

I wanted to check what the lowest FPS is that the human eye cannot notice as flicker. I created a white jpg and a black JPG. I started with 25 fps which means that I have 24 jpg of white and 1 of ...
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Changing default behavior of a Keyboard Multimedia Keys

Today I've got a Dell KB522 keyboard, which has 7 multimedia keys on top. I was wondering if it's possible to change the behaviour of those keys due to the lack of official Dell app to do that (for ...
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Change VLC multimedia icons (Windows)

I want VLC as my universal player. It has a lot of qualities that everybody acknowledges and a few shortcomings which made me use other players in time. But in the end I have to concede it is still ...
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Synchronizing two multimedia devices on Windows 8

I've connected two multimedia devices to my PC, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy S3. I would like to synchronize two folders - one on the first device, one on the other. Is there a way of doing so ...
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How to improve the functionality of the multimedia keys in Windows

I'm using an SK-8135 Dell keyboard- the one with the volume knob. I was wondering how I could improve its 'integration' in Windows. for example, when I'm using RythmBox in Ubuntu pressing the next key ...
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How does multi-media keyboard control media/volume?

In my keyboard there are F5-F12 which have multi-media function when click them with Fn key together. I tried the volume control in windows, it works just fine. I wonder how does the keyboard wire ...
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How to extract an audio track from an MP4 video file on Windows?

Having an MP4 video file I'd like to get just the audio track of it. What makes my question different from the others is that I don't want to convert it (like to MP3 or anything) - I'd prefer to keep ...
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Which multimedia container format is the most suited for storing/streaming uncompressed audio + video?

I want to pipe uncompressed audio+video from one process to another. It means it should be packed into some container. Which one is the best suited for the task? I tried ffmpeg -i ... -vcodec ...
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Stop motion video on Ubuntu

Is there a software to create a stop motion video with a webcam connected to my computer? All software, that is offered in the Ubuntu Store has mentions in the ratings, that it doesen't work well. I ...
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How can i map Fn+[keys] to emulate multimedia keys (prev, pause, next song...) in a laptop?

Background: I have a new laptop than comes as usual, with a Fn key, and in the keyboard, the row with the regular function keys also is used for other functions like brightness, volume, turn wireless,...
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How do we call the line on video/audio player where we see how much of file has been loaded? [closed]

Look at the example image taken from YouTube When I watch video file or listen to audio file, there is always a horizontal like which shows how much video/audio has been cached as well as my current ...
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WM ASF Reader::Raw Video 2 codec

i am trying to play a wmv file on the latest version of Media Player classic, and i am getting the following error: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema could not render some of the pins in the graph, ...
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AMD media foundation hardware decoders and encoders

I use the K-lite mega codec pack. I guess AMD's are the same as k-lite, but I'm truly really unsure. Should I install it together with K-lite? Sincerely, I don't know what is it. I have searched at ...
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Why would an audio recording acoustics be different for the same codec in a different application?

Environment is as follows OS: WinXP App: Sound Recorder, Audacity, Media Player Codec: Lame I typically use Audacity to record, and then export the recording as an mp3. The issue that arises is ...
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All media stopped playing

Something definitely went wrong somewhere along the way. I had several videos in Windows video/audio format. Suddenly, none of them play correctly. The audio plays OK, but the video display is ...
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Is there a multichannel digital TV tuner? [closed]

Is there such thing as multichannel digital tuner? I have a digital TV at home and I want to capture 10-11 channels. All tuners I've found support only once channel at a time. The only solution I ...
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Encode video into *.F4V file with h.264 video and AAC+V2 / HE-AAC audio

I need to encode a video into a *.F4V file with h.264 video and AAC+V2 / HE-AAC audio. I seriously doubt that any free software can do that, especially the audio codec which is patented. The only ...
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How to make a video wall?

I want to have a wall of TFT monitors, maybe as many as 10x10, and display a video on the wall. That means that each monitor should display a part of the video. Her's a bad ascii art example with ...
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Could exiting the media player without stopping/closing the file cause damage?

Just what the title says really. A multimedia file (movie/audio-cd/whatever) may be stopped by simply exiting the media player (windows media player/vlc/Qt/...) instead of going through the whole ...
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What is faster for multimedia performance? Leaving a NIC to do checksums or the CPU?

I noticed a NIC from Realtek has an option to "offload" some of the CPU work for checksums onto itself. However, this has some - I would say - humorous effects on opinions of people on the web: Some ...
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How to stream the PC desktop to a phone with VLC?

I got this famous handy VLC player. I want to stream my PC screen over RTSP to my phone. Here are the details: My PC is connected to a DSL router via ethernet LAN cable, which has a built-in WiFi ...
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What DBus signals do I send to players to imitate Gnome's multimedia shortcuts?

I have Xubuntu 11.10, XFCE. I want to send DBus signals to the players so that they worked like in Gnome: you press 'play' key, it plays, 'next' - it forwards, and so on. For that, I need to bind to ...
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Looking for software to mix up photo slideshows with up to two tracks of audio/include text, etc

I've been messing around with Picasa and PowerPoint to create brief, 1-4 minute slideshows with text slides, images, and a music background. I'd like to take that one small step forward and have two ...
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Where is synchronization information stored in container formats?

Multiple audio streams, video streams and subtitles are stored in one container. These are played back together. Where is the synchronization information stored in the container format? In meta-data ...
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How to control media player while playing a game with Logitech Keyboard?

Hey I've been trying to play games and play music in the background. I have a multimedia player keyboard from Logitech. When you press <FN> on the keyboard, you can press buttons <F1> to ...
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How to watch cell phone videos on Linux (3gp, mov)

I'm probably missing something obvious, but I have huge trouble watching .3gp videos (taken with my Android phone) or .mov videos (my friends send me from their iOS devices) on Linux. I'm running ...
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How can I enable multimedia keys of an Apple keyboard under Windows?

I am using Windows XP, with an Apple aluminum keyboard (the full one). It has multimedia keys at the top, and those work just great under Linux, regardless of the multimedia player I use. But I can't ...
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Multimedia streaming box with internal storage (built-in or can be added) [closed]

I know there are many media players around but I don't know which one would suit my requirements and frankly I rather ask existing users about their experience than reading pages and pages of flashy ...
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