Questions tagged [multimedia]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
17
votes
4answers
10k views

Is it possible to merge video files using `cat`?

I wonder if it's possible to merge video files using the cat command? I mean will the resultant file play seamlessly?
4
votes
3answers
12k views

Handbrake for wheezy?

Has anyone figured out how to install/backport a Debian Handbrake package on Debian wheezy? The only version of Handbrake currently in Debian is in experimental, and the dependencies are not available ...
4
votes
2answers
16k views

How to add the RPM Fusion and livna repositories to Fedora?

RPM Fusion and Livna are common third party package repositories for Fedora. You need them if you want to install media players, codecs and/or DVD playback libraries that are not part of the primary ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

What does GNOME do with multimedia keys?

GNOME makes multimedia keys, such as fn+directional keys on my laptop, maybe dedicated keys on your keyboard, into very useful keys. They seem to work with a large number of application. What can I do ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

“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 (...
3
votes
3answers
191 views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
955 views

Is there a working H.265 encoder implementation available for Linux?

I've read that the new H.265 video encoding algorithm can encode the same video with same quality in about 2 times smaller bitrate. Obviously I'd like to encode all my videos with this algorithm to ...
3
votes
0answers
264 views

“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 ...
3
votes
0answers
527 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
757 views

Logitech G110 Multimedia Keys in Linux Mint 14

I know that plenty of questions have been asked about multimedia keys, but I'm having trouble finding a solution for my specific problem. I have a Logitech G110 keyboard, which (besides the macro ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Multimedia keys (Fn+[F1..F12]) don't work anymore after upgrade

I'm experiencing a strange issue with the multimedia keys on Archlinux with XFCE 4. I used to change the sound level with FnF11/F12 keys but after a reboot, I'm not able to use it anymore. Moreover, ...
2
votes
0answers
366 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
315 views

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....
2
votes
0answers
406 views

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: ....
2
votes
1answer
616 views

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. (...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

DLNA server on Linux

I just bought a TV with DLNA support. I already have a machine dedicated to file server (with 8 disks) and I would love to use this machine as DLNA server if possible. Are there any usable Linux ...
1
vote
1answer
411 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
556 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
968 views

How good is gnash as a replacement for flash? [closed]

Fedora suggests the Gnash plugin as a replacement for the Flash plugin and I am seriously considering it. My question is: how good is the Gnash plugin as a replacement for the Flash plugin? In my ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
526 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
808 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
773 views

MediaTomb fast image resize

The goal is to setup MediaTomb to (almost) instantaneously resize a 4-7MB jpeg from its original 8 or 12MP resolution down to somewhere about 1280x* so that it can be viewed on a mobile device. ...
1
vote
1answer
217 views

Program for making a complete ISO-image of damaged DVD by multiple readings? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a program that (tries to) makes a complete ISD-image of a damaged DVD or CD. This is (AFAIK) done by reading the damged media time and time again, until the program is able to put ...
1
vote
2answers
266 views

Changing soundtrack in a movie clip

What is the easiest way to change soundtrack of a movie clip? We recorded a clip using our camera, but the sound is not very interesting, hence we would like to use some music instead (we have an mp3 ...
1
vote
0answers
93 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

Use secondary keyboard for multimedia keys

I just managed to set up a mini Bluetooth keyboard, along with my regular USB keyboard. I want to be able to press a single button on my Bluetooth keyboard and have it control various multimedia ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
74 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

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) ...
1
vote
0answers
111 views

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 /...
1
vote
0answers
237 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
390 views

Playing an ogg format video using gstreamer in an embedded system

I created a pipeline to play an ogg formatted video on an embedded system. I used the gst plugins like libgstvorbis.so, libgsttheora.so, and libogg.so, and copied them to the /lib folder on my ...
0
votes
2answers
211 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Capturing image from webcam

I want to capture a image through webcam in Linux. So I searched on the Internet and found out it's can be done using mplayer or vlc. Following is the command for capturing image by mplayer and its ...
0
votes
2answers
861 views

Which linux distribution is best for multimedia and gaming? [closed]

I am looking for a Linux distribution which has good multimedia and gaming support for my laptop.
0
votes
1answer
45 views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
544 views

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....
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

[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: (...
0
votes
1answer
269 views

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 ...