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Integration of animation, audio, graphics, text, and full-motion video through computer hardware and software for education, entertainment, or training.

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What does mediainfo mean when it says a video is truncated?

I have two ways of checking for damaged video files. The first is using mediainfo and runs instantly: mediainfo "$1" | grep --color 'IsTruncated' The second is manually going through the ...
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No sound via HDMI on a 4k TV on Fedora

I've had issues with Debian on my USFF HP ProDesk 400 G5 and the connected 4k TV (Screen tearing, resolution and sound issues), so I wanted to give Fedora a chance. I've booted the latest Workstation ...
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Unable to access contents of only certain DVDs

I am using the NexStar DX Bluray drive enclosure with LG WH14NS40 internal Bluray drive with Pop!_OS. For some reason, there are some DVDs which simply do not seem to work. Usually, when I insert a ...
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Microphone Static Noise ALC269VC

While recording audio there is a static background noise while using external and internal microphone both Audio sample : https://voca.ro/1cfFs2eKwagt Device information : http://alsa-project.org/db/?...
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audio confort how to regulate avergae sound level (any sources) : automatic sound volume adjustement

how to always have the same average volume of sound whatever the source can be (web/mediaplayers/games/etc...etc...) ? I tryied to set /etc/pulse/default.pa referening to this troublshooting use-case ...
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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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To protect mp4/mp3 file from copying

How protect mp4/mp3 file from copying but must be able to normally be opened to play ? (if known primarily in NAND memory media filesystem to be shown point of their capabilities)
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Viewing Images, PDFs and Video content without X?

I was toying with the idea of going "terminal only" - completely ditching X, WM and DE. Apparently Richard Stallman does this (he doesn't run a graphical environment on his laptop). But I ...
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Can I play a playlist of rear and front dashcam videos in MPV?

I'm trying to play both front and rear footage from my dashcam at the same time as a playlist in mpv. Front and rear video files are in F and R directories. I can easily add all files from e.g. F ...
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How to configure per-directory view-settings in KDE dolphin? (For a media center / movies folder.)

I'd like to set up a multimedia center within the dolphin file explorer. For this I would need to simply configure view-settings specific to the movies folder. In specific I would need to change the ...
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Extract audio from mp4 video using command line

Is there any command to extract audio from mp4 video?
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Lenovo ThinkPad mute LED stopped working

I have a ThinkPad X280 running Gentoo. I do some periodic updates, but I don’t reboot very often, and since my last reboot I don’t have the mute LED following the sound state anymore. It can still ...
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How to make mpv have the slider when playing an audio file

I wanna have controls just like I have when playing a video file in mpv. Is there a way to do it ? I tried for e.g. $ mpv --fullscreen music.mp3 but didn't get anything which works. I even ...
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Make multiple directories from Mediainfo information to put music in

I have a bash script that goes through my music folder, gets all the song metadata with mediainfo and is intended to make folders out of all the artists' names, but it fails. This is the code so far: ...
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Why is VLC Media Player playing videos like this?

Please see the short GIF recorded screencast of the problem in action. This is how all videos open and play, I cannot see a darn thing, just these big colored bars where the color is taken from the ...
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Install UniversalMediaServer on Linux Mint 19.1 [closed]

How do I install UniversalMediaServer on Mint? The instructions are somewhat unspecific and long not tested, do I have to take care of certain specialties on Mint? Or should I use the instructions ...
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How to disable audio sink notifications from Firefox on Cinnamon?

Using Firefox 64 with Cinnamon (4.0.8) on Arch Linux. Since upgrading to Firefox 62, I'm getting a system notification saying "input AudioIPC Server x%" whenever I start or stop playing media in ...
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[Error while Running the Gstreamer Example on Development Kit]; "File descriptor in bad state"

I'm running a basic application on Orange-Pi DVK with Gstreamer-1.4.0. While running the application it throws this error: AL lib: (WW) alc_initconfig: Failed to initialize backend "pulse" AL lib: (...
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"H.264 (High Profile) decoder is required to play the file"

I'm trying to play videos I recorded from my mobile phone (the stock video / photo app on a Samsung Galaxy On7). When I click them I get the following error message from Totem on Fedora 28: H.264 (...
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H.264/MPEG-4 from PNG frames: how to, and how to tune compression

I often create digital animations by preparing all the frames in .png format (with minimal compression), that I need to convert to video format for upload to websites such as reddit, instagram, gfycat....
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How to retrieve audio channels, bit rate and other quality measurements for a given track ID

I have this code : track1=$(mkvmerge -I sample.mkv | sed -ne '/^Track ID [0-9]*: audio ([^)]*).* language:eng.*/ { s/^[^0-9]*\([0-9]*\):.*/\1/;H }; $ { g;s/[^0-9]/,/g;s/^,//;p }' | cut -c1) It will ...
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Remap an apparently non-standard multimedia key

The key in my keyboard that's supposed to works as XF86AudioMedia —through an Fn key combination— doesn't open the default music player in Linux, but in Windows it works, opening the Windows media ...
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"Stretching" subtitles with command line tool

I got a video file with a duartion of e.g. 30 mins and a subtitle file that belongs to this video. But the subtitle file only lasts 25 minutes. Now I'm searching for a way to achieve the following: I ...
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How do you make Amarok skip video files when scanning your library?

I use Amarok as a music player; and it scans a bunch of folders of mine for files to include in its catalog. The thing is, some of these folders have video, rather than audio, files in them. These ...
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how to convert audio (.3gpp) file to video file?

I've a pure audio file having extension of .3gpp. How to convert it into a video file? As it doesn't contain any video, so a blank screen would suffice. I'm working on Ubuntu 16.04. Also I'm ...
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Problem with Mediaplayer and 1 mp3

I have a mp4 Video, from that I extract the audio. I use mencoder, mplayer and ffmpeg directly. ffmpeg -i Videos/Spiele/ZBOF4.mp4 -vn -acodec libmp3lame -ab 144k /home/alex/Musik/Spielemusik/bof.mp3 ...
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PCManFM: edit the list of applications available on auto-mount

The file manager PCManFM has an option (enabled by default) to ask what to do with inserted/mounted volumes (cd, dvds, iso files etc) which is lacking in elementry OS' file manager. That's why I m ...
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Multimedia Files on Linux

I'm very new to Linux environment. I have installed parrot security on my Acer Aspire E5 573G. I'm not much aware about using "linux as my daily driver" so when I try to run any multimedia file they ...
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How to Change the Default .ppt viewer on Debian 8.5?

I would like to change WPS office's presentation the default viewer instead of LibreOffice in my system. However, it could not find anything related to it in Search and not by TweakTool. One-liner ...
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How do I prevent my cd ripper from overwriting Unknown Album when metadata can't be found

I'm starting the longish process of ripping my CD collection. I've got abcde installed with the config from Andrew's Corner. It seems to be working ok but when the metadata fetch fails, the MP3s get ...
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Testing if an audio file is corrupted

I have a folder full of audio files. Some of them are corrupted: At some point while playing them, Clementine shows an error saying that it failed to parse the stream; VLC just stops playing without ...
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Live Streaming and Broadcast Video Server

I am trying to setup a live stream multimedia server something like Youtube live stream or https://twitch.tv that users can stream their webcam their desktop and so on. I am searching a lot in the ...
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Document Management System for Linux

So I got a problem and I hope someone knows the answer. Basically I am looking for a DMS (document management system) for my music and movies. I have a huge amount of files, currently in folders but ...
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Is it possible to play the VIDEO_TS DVD folder with a generic command (mpv)?

I want to use a command for mpv video player that would play the VIDEO_TS folder (which in the case of MPV means starting directly the main video of the DVD. The main advantage of this is that in ...
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How to watch a DVD video with external subtitles in Linux?

There are video players in Windows that can use external subtitles when playing a DVD movie, but are there in Linux too? (MPC-HC and PotPlayer are the most obvious solutions for this in Windows. I ...
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How to re-encode file A.mp4 with the same settings as B.mp4?

I have a MP4 file with AAC audio and H264 video, let's call it B.mp4. I also have file A.mp4 with the same picture resolution, but: different FPS possibly different audio/video bitrate different ...
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What's the canonical way to get individual stream size in a video file?

I have a video file. It contains a video stream, and a couple of audio and subtitle streams. I want to get the size of each of these streams. I've already looked at ffprobe/avprobe and mediainfo, to ...
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Choppy media playback

I experience choppy media playback just like when one hits an old CD player while it's playing back a CD. The audio skips back maybe about 200-500ms. The frequency in where this behavior occurs is ...
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Media Player with automatic File Scheduling

I'm looking for a media player/script possibility which allows me to implement the following possibility. I've got a list of long video files(movies and such with play times on the order of the hour) ...
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Adjust volume using mouse multimedia buttons

I know that there are many questions on the internet about setting keyboard/mouse multimedia keys/buttons in Linux, nevertheless my question is more specific. My wireless input devices: Logitech ...
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toggle vlc fullscreen using dbus and mpris

I am programming my keyboard shortcuts in awesome wm. At the moment I use qdbus to control media players and they all work except for full screen of vlc. The command I use is: qdbus org.mpris....
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Firefox browser works badly with multimedia, Fedora 22

At first, a short pre-history: After unsuccessful upgrade with fedup from fedora 20 to 22, I reinstalled fedora 22 with live usb. I had partitions for /, /boot, /usr and /home, so I rewrited only /...
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Generating a long sound file with SOX without actually playing the tone

I know how to play a tone for a specific amount of time using SOX. play -n synth 5 sin 347 I know how to save a tone using SOX. sox -n note.mp3 synth 5 sin 347 Question is : How can I save a ...
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Transport keyboard/mouse events to a keyboard/mouse-less remote host

I want to send keyboard and mouse events from a small ARMv7 computer board to a remote one, which has no keyboard nor mouse. I'm planning to send these events on a locally implemented CAN bus. The ...
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mplayer couldn't find audio filter 'resample'

I've been converting a bunch of mp4 files to dvd format with movie-to-dvd (from videotrans). Most of the converting went fine, but some files can't be converted and fail with the following message: ....
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Help with script over a list of files

I am using the following command mkvmerge -o newfile.mkv 1.mkv +2.mkv +3.mkv +4.mkv etc... this command collates the video files in the list. Usually I have this files in a folder, the ...
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Command not working anymore in Thunar custom actions

I used to create a Thunar custom action as presented here in order to extract audio without transcoding from selected (multiple) video files . The command to be added in Thunar custom actions list ...
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Resources usage in x-forwarding

AFAIK, it's possible to forward X-Window sessions, i.e. a computer ("client") may work as a (dumb?) terminal for another ("server"), displaying the desktop, GUI, etc. (and playing sounds, etc.) This ...
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How to add ffmpeg/avconv command to Nemo actions?

I would like to have a command like this one ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -vn -acodec copy audio.m4a into a Nemo action (context menu). But that would mean using variables instead of real names of files. (...
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Shell script to download info about movies from imdb/thmb and putting it into an .nfo file for per-use

Does anybody know of a tool which will extract info from imdb.com/themoviedb.org and dumping it into a text file? I have been searching but with no luck. I usually get the movie name but want to have ...
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