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Questions tagged [mediaplayer]

A media player is an app that plays back video files, audio files, or both.

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Why iOS m3u does play first file only? Open Network Stream - Play streams directly without downloading

Issue native Safari or iOS VLC does allow to play only first song of m3u file see VLC for iOS issue m3u does play first file only Safari error example repo Question how to play file playlist with ...
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Does macOS Picture-in-Picture have any kind of keyboard shortcuts?

I love using the Picture in Picture feature for use cases like : Learning some stuffs, while doing the thing. Not switching windows/apps anymore. Binging some shows, movies, while working. But the ...
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BBC iPlayer ToolTip stays on screen

In MacOS Monterey, the tool tip stays popped-up on the screen and won't disappear. For example, here: Is there anything that can be done? I have recently formatted the hard drive and reinstalled ...
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MacOS sound output to DLNA renderer - what are the options?

I saw this question (with no answers) from a few years ago: Options for DLNA output of audio? It's now 2021 and I find it hard to believe that things haven't moved on. I want to be able to stream ...
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Invert polarity of audio output

Is it possible to invert the audio output polarity to headphones on MBA M1? If so, how? I have a music track which seems to have some issue with mastering on the left side of the sounds. I just want ...
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media keys stopped working

I have a MX Keys keyboard, connected via bluetooth, and recently, the media keys just don't work anymore. If I use something like BeardedSpice, it does, but I don't get why it doesn't work without it ...
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Change default behaviour of play/pause button

On my Macbook, if I press the play/pause button (F8) with no other context, MacOS (Mojave) seems to default to opening up iTunes, and playing a particular track. (Maybe the first alphabetically in my ...
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Are there video players that display milliseconds on Mac?

I need to view a video in "mp4" format with an accuracy of minutes, seconds and milliseconds for a specific task - analysis. Operating system: macOS Catalina, version: 10.15.7 As I ...
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Is there a good app/service for listening to private audio files? [duplicate]

I have a lot of audio lecture mp3 files. They tend to run 30-90 minutes long. I've uploaded many of them to Google Play Music, and listen to them on my Mac and iPhone using the Google Play Music web ...
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Audio player for transcribing and taking notes of meeting recordings

I am looking for a macOS audioplayer that helps me to relisten to my recorded meetings and at the same time make notes. The player should support global hotkeys (without requiring the app to be in ...
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how to set afplay as default media player for wma files in mac OS

Hi I am using a vim plugin named eblook which turns vim console into a dictionary. The problem is that the implementation of the plugin is using a default player for WMA file to play the sound file (...
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How to prevent VLC from setting as default player?

I have VLC & Elmedia players. I want to use Elmedia as a default player, but VLC is set as default for all extensions, and I can't change it. If I choose "Always open with" for some media file, ...
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Make media key control only one app

I want to use my media keys exclusively for Spotify. Currently, media keys have undefined behaviour - sometimes they control to most recent active media app (vlc, youtube), sometimes they control two ...
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Video player for macOS with jumping by subs and speed control

I'm looking for a video player for macOS with the function of jumping from one subtitle phrase to another with video following the text. For example, the video jumps to the beginning of a phrase when ...
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How do I make the play/pause button (F8) on my mac keyboard play/pause in the Amazon Music app

How do I make the play/pause button (F8) on my mac keyboard play/pause in the Amazon Music app. I'm running Catalina. I have an apple wireless keyboard. https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MQ052LL/A/...
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Control Mac Mini via iPad

To make things clear: I don’t want a way to control my mouse pointer via iPad, but insted I want to view my e;tire movie library on iPad (without it actually being stored on my iPad) and then when I ...
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Use keyboard media buttons for Spotify, not YouTube [duplicate]

Ever since I updated to macOS 10.14.4, I've been having trouble with media buttons working with YouTube and not Spotify. Is there anyway to write a script to remove YouTube access or is there a way ...
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Why won't transferred video files get detected in PlayerXtreme iPad app?

I just bought an iPad. I have been Windows and Android user all my life. In Android I could just transfer a video file to the device and any video player such as VLC or MXPlayer would automatically ...
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iTunes automatically pauses when VLC plays a file

I noticed that if I have some background music on iTunes and I start playing a VLC video, iTunes automatically stops the music. Although this can be a very useful thing, I would prefer to have ...
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iOS 12 replacement for default Music-app which can "remember playback position"

I upgrade from iPhone 4GS 16GB iOS 7.0.6 to iPhone 8 Plus 256GB iOS 12 so i can put all my audiobooks on my phone. but in new Music app remember playback position does not work anymore. In iTunes it ...
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Play/Pause option for iTunes instead of global media for TouchBar [duplicate]

I have always liked my play/pause button to always affect my iTunes music and never any other application. Since before macOS High Sierra, the media keys on the function bar always used to control ...
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How do I revert a change I made to a specific file type's default application?

A few days ago, I was trying to play a .mkv video that was giving me a hard time. VLC wasn't agreeing with it for some reason, so I ended up shifting my efforts to a slick media player I found on ...
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How to change multiple file type associations on the Mac at once?

I want to change my default media player in macOS. (In my case, I want to change it to my own AppleScript-created instance of VLC that I exported as ‘VLC-New-Window.app’, which is scripted to always ...
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Media keeps pausing randomly MacOS High Sierra. Spotify/iTunes/Quicktime

I'm on a mid-2012 MBP and I've started having this issue since upgrading to High Sierra. Sometimes it'll pause the media and start back on its own or sometimes it'll just stop it completely and I'll ...
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There is one video which plays but sound not coming in Mac

I have one video which is playing well in Windows machine and also sound is coming. But, while I am playing same video on Mac or iPad, sound is not coming. In my Mac and iPad, I have tried other ...
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iOS 11 not displaying media control

When I play media in iOS 11 (e.g. spotify), media control doesn't recognize it and show it on my lock screen or in control center. If I do a hard reset, the problem goes away temporarily. I am using ...
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How can you listen to Youtube videos on iOS, while the phone sleeps?

I'd like to listen to Youtube videos without the video, while the phone sleeps, just like we usually listen to music. Is there an app that will play the audio of a Youtube video, but behave like the ...
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get media keys to always play latest media run

I don't use spotify, but I do use apps from what I'm guessing are 3 different categories that handle media keys in different ways: chrome apple apps (itunes, quicktime, etc) everything else (mplayerx,...
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How to disable 'A new version of DivX is available' pop-up? [duplicate]

Everyday I see the annoying popup message in the upper right corner saying: A new version of DivX is available Update Now / What's New I'm closing it using X button, but it's appearing again after ...
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How to get rid of my spamming notification?

The DivX player has installed a junk notification on my Mac saying: A new version of DivX is available. as shown below: This stupid notification bumps up every hour or so, and there is no way to ...
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QuickTime Player crashes on startup

Suddenly I can't get QuickTime Player to work anymore because it crashes right after opening it. I do not know if this is the right error message from the log: Application Specific Information: ...
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List core audio devices

Using some old audio software that has buggy dialogs and I can't seem to be able to properly select my sound card. It just would stop responding when I click it. I found the software has a ...
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Apple TV play media stored on Airport Extreme hard drive?

The current gen Airport Extreme (802.11ac, you know... the tall white one) is capable of having a network accessible hard drive connected directly to it. Now that the new Apple TV can run apps, can I ...
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iOS Media player

In Android all audio and video players you choose the directories you want the app to show media from. In iOS all audio and video players show ONLY media from its own data (if it's a downloader app) ...
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MPlayerX on OS X suddenly doesn't interpolate video anymore? (fullscreen = ugly pixelated output)

I always favor MPlayerX as my video player, it works perfectly. However since a few days, when playing fullscreen, it seems to no longer interpolate the video content, resulting in a 'pixelated' ...
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Listen to music while watching videos on the browser

How can I listen to music from the Music app or others (Spotify, etc…) while browsing with Safari? I know that I can put Music in background but it stops whenever I start watching video on Safari. Can ...
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Audio intermittently goes out of sync

I'm experiencing playback issues with all media, streamed and local. Whenever I play a video or listen to music, the audio will occasionally go out of sync with the playback. (A lot more of an issue ...
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To show videos in some CHM viewer

CHM is an extension for the Compiled HTML file format. There are many viewers with different quality. xCHM has been my choice because of robust search, here their homepage. I however just noticed ...
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iphone Audio Book Reader

I am using my iPhone to listen to audio books. When the iPhone stays on, I can stop listenting and when I restart it remembers which file I was last listening to, and where in that file I was. However,...
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OSX Auto Audio Adjuster?

On many smart TVs or Windows computers, there is a feature called smart audio adjustment. It basically prevents the audio from going too loud or too quite when playing files that has audio output, ...
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How to watch movies on iPad?

Here is the setup: I have an iPad air 2 and a server in my homenetwork that runs torrent client Transmission and a Plex-server. I use the server to stream media to the iPad while i'm home, direct ...
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Is it possible to make iTunes write rating on the file itself?

I'm on Yosemite (10.10.2) and using iTunes (12.1.0.50). I read that iTunes saves the rating of the songs on its own database, not the audio files tags themselves. Is there a way to make iTunes to ...
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How can I guarantee that audio only from my media player hits the speakers?

I'm DJ-ing and I want to make sure that my music and nothing else is getting pumped out the speakers. Undesirable things that may hit the speakers include: Calendar.app reminders Messages.app alerts ...
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Audio player that can adjust playing speed

Please recommend an audio player for Mac that has features like freely available can play .wav files Adjust the playing speed (ex. 1.1x speed etc) (if possible) truncate the audio file (ex. removing ...
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Music player program that reads star ratings from Windows

I used Winamp on Windows. This allowed me to rate songs using a 5 star system. These star ratings are stored in the files as metadata. I could view the star rating in file properties in Winamp and ...
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Looking for a video player with capability to maintain a long list of Recent Items

I've tried VLC and MPlayerX and I was disappointed with their "Recent" menu. VLC maintains very little history and it sometimes even randomly erases itself. I switched to MPlayerX -- it doesn't erase ...
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Which video player can play 1080p mkv on iPad Mini Retina?

The iPad Mini Retina comes with the new A7 chip. However, playing back of a 1080p MKV is still sluggish using VLC. I'd like to know whether other paid video players are better in handling 1080p MKVs? ...
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Selecting from a list of applications using an Apple Remote

I have a 2009 Mac Mini running Mavericks that I am planning to use as a media center. There are a few apps that I would like to be able to launch using the Apple Remote (Plex, Netflix via Safari ...
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Free media player with jump-to-specific-time option for big mp3 files

I'm listening to some mp3 files, some of them lasting 5 hours or more, and I'm looking for a player which allows to jump directly to a specific point in time in the mp3 file. VLC has an option "jump ...
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I can't find 'Add all tracks' in the add to playlist section in iOS 7

With iOS 7 the "Add all tracks" option, when selecting a playlist, seems to have vanished. Now the user has to select each song in the playlist individually, which can be very tedious with a long ...
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