With a Motorola Droid Razr HD, is there a way to silence incoming phone calls and/or texts so that when using a bluetooth speaker, the music played from an internal playlist is uninterrupted?
posted by morganannie
on Aug 16, 2013 -
Is there any free (or swedish free) DJ software for Windows or Linux that lets you add tags to tracks in your library and then search using those tags? [more inside]
posted by Fermin
on May 5, 2013 -
I'm looking for a small speaker capable of playing audio files (mp3, wav, etc), that has a set of buttons that you can program each to play a particular file. [more inside]
posted by bosco_costanza
on Dec 4, 2012 -
I can't view thumbnail images in playback mode on my Nikon D7000. What is wrong? [more inside]
posted by bumpkin
on Oct 25, 2011 -
I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone. I use it to listen to music. But the music player is set up to include a brief gap between each track. This is particularly a nuisance when I'm listening to albums with segued tracks (such as live albums). How can I set it up so there are no gaps between tracks?
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Jul 17, 2011 -
[Yet another Android app question]
Android music app choices look to be slim. Looking for recommendations for playback, streaming and recording apps. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Jun 22, 2010 -
I am completely electronics illiterate, and I am trying to rig a playback device that will play a piece of music when someone enters a room. Can someone smart help me? [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes
on Mar 5, 2010 -
Why would an MP3 play at a significantly different speeds in Audacity and Windows media player, respectively? Specifically, Audacity is playing the file waaay to slow. [more inside]
posted by chocolate_butch
on Apr 19, 2009 -
Really strange mp3 playback problem, music "sticking" like a scratched vinyl record on a vista pc using 2 different media player programs, Itunes and Mediamokey. I am baffled, can anyone suggest a fix? [more inside]
posted by mrbenn
on Dec 2, 2008 -
I am trying to play some Mini-DV tapes, which were sent to me from Lebanon and, I am told, shot in PAL. When I play them, all I can see is a blank screen. Why is this and what can I do? [more inside]
posted by sswiller
on Jul 31, 2008 -
Very poor, sometimes non-functional, video DVD playback on my Dell laptop. The related features have no problems in any other context. I don't even have any idea what could be wrong, so no idea what to Google for help... [more inside]
posted by rhoticity
on Dec 12, 2007 -
I'm in the UK. I need to play R1 and R2 DVDs on my laptop - can it be as easy as buying a £15 external DVD drive and setting that R1? [more inside]
posted by oxala
on Nov 27, 2007 -
I recently recovered the Windows XP (Home) SP2 installation on my VAIO VGN FS415E now I no longer have sound when I play video through my Firefox (or IE for that matter) browser. My system is fully patched with the latest versions of all software. I also have the Windows Media Player plugin for firefox installed. The video itself plays fine (in both FF and IE), but no sound. Can you help?
posted by Blacksun
on Nov 23, 2007 -
I need to optimize x264, VC-1, etc. playback. Forgive me if I'm missing the glaringly obvious, but I have been googling for over an hour and haven't found anything. Most of the guides I've found are more geared towards encoding. I'm looking for a conclusive source on how to configure my computer for the smoothest and least-CPU intensive playback of next-gen HD codecs (yes, even accepting small reductions in picture quality!). [more inside]
posted by nervestaple
on Nov 19, 2007 -
Why does iTunes stop playing my CD when I re-focus on the program? Win XP, iTunes 7 [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Aug 12, 2007 -
So I procured an HD copy of "300" in 720p matroska (.mkv) format, but the 5.1 audio track won't play on my 2.1 speakers. Is there any way I can configure VLC or another media player to convert the audio to 2.1 format? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Aug 2, 2007 -
On my Linux-based laptop and desktop, I've been having trouble reading DVDs that have even the slightest scratches. It seemed that Windows was a bit more tolerant of imperfections--is there any way to modify my [Ubuntu] settings so that it doesn't hang at the first missed bit? [more inside]
posted by zachxman
on Jul 31, 2007 -
Is there a portable mp3 player that can adjust tempo during playback without affecting pitch?
posted by irv4oh
on Jul 29, 2007 -
I have a great sounding USB MXL.006 Microphone, but I can't figure out how to make it playback through my sound card without latency. [more inside]
posted by elkelk
on Feb 26, 2007 -
I'm looking for something that will be able to play back either an uncompressed WAVE file or that will record an actual audio signal for later playback. It has to be totally shock/shake-proof, and it must be able to automatically stop after every track/file and wait for input to start again. Preservation of sound quality is absolutely essential. If any of you have experience with such a device, please share. [more inside]
posted by gaiamark
on Feb 16, 2007 -
Is there work in NYC for someone who is excellent at programming Dataton Watchout? If so, where?
posted by idledebonair
on Nov 29, 2006 -
I'm having issues playing back music. It all has to do with the left or right channel being washed out: Sometimes the lead vocals or lead guitar from a radio signal isn't heard, sometimes its the same for listening through an ipod with headphones and through a computer with headphones. There is a bit > [more inside]
posted by premortem
on Sep 26, 2006 -
Does this device exist: standalone video player with a builtin harddrive, component video outs, menu system & remote, ethernet/wifi. Does not rely on computer in the house. Can be turned off/made silent like a normal device when I'm not using it. But when it's on I can watch shows and movies I've transferred to it over the network without excessive hacks-- hopefully it can decode most common video formats and play in HD if necessary. Does not need video in--I don't want a recorder. [more inside]
posted by neustile
on May 16, 2006 -
I downloaded a video of a space shuttle launch
from the Internet Archive for classroom use. Because my bandwidth at university is massive I opted for the 400MB 'HDTV' file.
But – you guessed it – I can't get it to play. All I get is a green smear across the bottom of the WMP playback window. I've tried using QuickTime and the media player with the coffee bean logo in Mandriva (the name temporarily escapes me). I've googled like mad but I'm swamped with information.
My best guess is that I need a new codec of some sort but the only one I can find is 'Newtek HDTV' which is included in one of the (huge) codec packs that are available and I'd rather not clog up my system with codecs I'm never going to use.
Can MeFites point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by alby
on Nov 5, 2005 -
I have a problem playing a particular quicktime movie in the Quicktime 7 application itself even though the video plays fine when I "preview" it in the Finder under Mac OS X 10.4.2. [more inside]
posted by gyc
on Jul 18, 2005 -
I bought recently a DVD recorder and burned a few of my old video tapes on DVD. I played them back on my laptop's DVD drive but when I tried the same on my desktop's DVD drive, I couldn't play it. Can anyone explain why?
posted by gazoo
on Mar 4, 2005 -
iTunes problem: I get a lot of intermittent static-y, crackling sounds when I play certain tracks in iTunes. The same track, played at the same volume in Winamp does not give me such problems. This seems to happen with about 1 in 10 files. What causes this and what can I do to fix it?
posted by skwm
on Dec 14, 2004 -
I'm new to the wonderful world of DVDs, and am at a bit of a loss. A friend recently installed a PD dual format drive on my Win2000 machine, and successfully burned a test disc. However, when I go to play a purchased DVD, I receive an error message stating that I don't have a compatible encoder installed. I could choose and install one, but quite frankly, I'd be picking one at random. Help me out and suggest a good one? If more system info is needed, please just let me know...
posted by vers
on Jul 16, 2004 -
Video geeks: I am looking for either a MiniDV deck, or camera to act as a deck. All the reviews I find on cameras seem to focus on video quality, but I'm in the market for playback
features and compatibility. Help? [more inside]
posted by plexiwatt
on Jul 1, 2004 -
My dance group is looking for a way to play CDs at variable speeds. There are a few variable speed CD players
on the market, or, it's likely that a laptop could be used to play CDs and .mp3s at variable speed. (Variable speed is really useful for teaching dances.) We have raised $600 so far. Experiences? Recommendations?
posted by theora55
on Jan 19, 2004 -