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My keyboard has no "media" keys; can I control media without them?

Another option (for laptops) is to setup your trackpad finger gestures in Windows 10. Settings > Devices > Touchpad This is how i set mine up since I don't have media keys. Although this isn't ...
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My keyboard has no "media" keys; can I control media without them?

Windows Powertoys Keyboard Manager allows you to define such shortcuts. My keyboard does have Pause/Play, decrease and increase volume and mute. But it's missing previous and next track, so I've ...
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Trimming and joining media files using ffmpeg

The trim filter does not work with HH:MM:SS currently. Specify in seconds. This method re-encodes the video, so there is a reduction in quality. You can specify a CRF value e.g. -crf 20 to control ...
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My keyboard has no "media" keys; can I control media without them?

As others have said, AutoHotkey can help in this case greatly. For example, this script will remap Previous/Next buttons to Winkey + < / >, Volume Down/Up to Winkey+ [ / ] and Mute Toggle to Winkey+...
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avisynth (or a like tool) for linux

Since no one mentioned it yet: There's VapourSynth, a cross-platform toolkit very similar to AviSynth, which uses Python as its scripting language. http://www.vapoursynth.com/ Example syntax: ...
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Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied

This typically happens if you are behind a corperate or school firewall. This is a browser setting that needs changing. IE: Go to "Internet Options" > "Secuirty" > "Internet" > choose "Custom Level" ...
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If I compress my NTFS drive, will visual/audio quality of media (MP4, AVI) be changed in any way?

No, MS uses a lossless, content agnostic compression algorithm, so a decompressed stream of bits is exactly the same as if it had never been compressed in the first place. Some video and audio ...
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My DVD+R (RW) is not erasable/rewritable

There are 2 types of DVDs you can buy at the store, R and RW. It says DVD+R, so that just means it's only a 1 time writable DVD. You want one that says DVD+RW or DVD-RW (+ and - doesn't matter in ...
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Use the 'fresh' / unused area of a rewritable DVD?

In principle, it is possible to modify an ISO by inserting a big enough dummy file. mkisofs even allows (via the -sort option) to put that dummy file at the beginning. There are 2 problems remaining: ...
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Files are damaged after copying

You might want to try using Recuva to restore what can be restored. Make sure not to install it on the same disk. There is a portable version available, and I recommend using that. As usual, don't ...
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How to “one-click” delete a file that is currently playing on Media Player Classic

I'm not sure when it was added, but version 1.7.13 (MPC-HC) from 2017 has a Move to Recycle Bin command which works on the currently playing file. You can change the default hotkey in the settings ...
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What is an easy, reliable way to determine the type of container a video file uses on Windows?

Best application I know of for this is Mediainfo which is free, open-source and available on almost every platform imaginable. Gives you container format, codecs, encoding libraries and much, much ...
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MPV Youtube with Subtitles

Add the following to ~/.config/mpv/mpv.conf sub-auto=fuzzy ytdl-raw-options=ignore-config=,sub-format=en,write-sub= Note: You can change the sub-format to other language.
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Is YouTube a good way to store personal videos on the long run?

Setting aside whether it's "right" or not in the moral sense, let's look at the practical side of things and ask "Does it make SENSE to store my videos on YouTube?" I'd say no, for ...
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Utility to optimally distribute files onto multiple DVDs?

Overview Jeff Shattock's answer is correct that this is equivalent (or isomorphic, as mathematicians write) to a combinatorial optimization problem, but it's equivalent to the 1-dimensional bin ...
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How can I repair a broken AVI file?

All good ideas for how to repair the broken AVI index (my preference is ffmpeg), but contributing here a way to find avi files that have the broken index to test them and proactively repair them. ...
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How can I repair a broken AVI file?

I had some AVIs which VLC didn't even attempt to repair and DivFix++ gave me seek errors for. Passing them through ffmpeg didn't work, but mencoder did (it's very quick): mencoder -idx input.avi -ovc ...
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My keyboard has no "media" keys; can I control media without them?

I found that "Snip" software not only displays current song played but also allows you to control your player. It currently supports: Spotify, iTunes, Winamp, foobar2000, VLC, Google Play Music ...
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My keyboard has no "media" keys; can I control media without them?

Windows 10 has quite robust Speech Recognition. Set it up and activate it, then use these commands to control media: switch [name of open media software] next previous pause play volume, press right ...
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How do I relay an audio/video stream?

You can look into DLNA solutions. It is a set of standards to perform multimedia contents playback across devices over a network. In the DLNA specifications, there are mainly three roles: Digital ...
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Display audio/video stream title and duration of file in Nautilus folder

Try this: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nautilus-columns Then open nautilus, go to View -> Visible Columns... and tick whatever ...
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My keyboard has no "media" keys; can I control media without them?

In case anybody still struggle with this, Microsoft PowerToys provides a powerful tool for this. You can map any keyboard combinations to control Media (Play/Pause, Volumn up/down/mute). I mapped Ctrl+...
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How do I play the media that appears on this site?

The problem is that the videos are in a folder that is protected. When you try to play them, they return a "403 Forbidden" message. It is possible that this will work if you are logged in, but that ...
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Detect if an SD card has been inserted via PowerShell

When you open a USB or SD Card in Windows it logs the start of the "Virtual Disk Service" to the System Event Log in Windows. With that in mind: Insert your SD card and then open up the System log ...
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Change the audio device which the keyboard volume keys control

Took some time looking around but I found a program which both lets you set the volume keys to control another Sound device & views an OSD with the volume when you change it. Its called Volume2 (...
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MediaInfo's 'Overall bit rate' vs 'Maximum Overall bit rate'

But what does Overall bit rate mean? Is this the average? Average bit rare of the whole file (all streams + container overhead) If so, how can the Maximum Overall bit rate be lower than the ...
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ffmpeg - Encode audio as list of samples

All formats require some kind of a parser/decoder, however, the parser needed for the PCM format in your example is actually even simpler than that needed for CSV. -f u8 is a very straightforward ...
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Firefox stopped playing media in the background

After a few days of poking around my device to find a cure, i tried installing the pre 79 Firefox and it worked! So something is off with Firefox-79+, that makes it not to play media in the ...
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Disable Media Control Overlay in Firefox 89.0.1 *Without* Disabling Hardware Media Control (Windows 10)

I didn't find how to do this, so I created a utility that hides the media part of the Windows 10 volume control (system wide), maybe it will be useful to you.
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Is YouTube a good way to store personal videos on the long run?

Is YouTube a good way to store personal videos on the long run? You have no control over YouTube and no guarantee what they'll do in the future. YouTube is a private company and has no obligation to ...
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