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How enforce IE ( v8+) to use a predefined Encoding and direction

We have an application which uses Internet Explorer internally to show some type of data. The web content it shows using a meta tag for ASCII and left to right. Right click is disabled so I can't ...
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How to know current encoding in Firefox?

I use to on website which have some issues with local chars encoding ,but for one second it switch it up to the normal encoding, but I cant detect where/from encoding was made. Is it possible to see ...
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FFMPEG / x264: Single pass: how do you raise start time bitrates?

When using single-pass mode with a VBV size specified, libx264 will initially "sandbag" the bitrate, presumably due to lack of evidence (or perhaps even a bug). (This is an ironic followup to this ...
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FFMpeg image sequence to video using VP9 encoder

I'm trying to transcode mp4 to webm format in a lossless way. I tried two ways to do that. For that purpose, I extracted mp4 video to image sequences (png). Then, I converted image sequence(without ...
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Save username and password of openvpn in encrypted format

While searching on internet I have found that we can automate vpn login via editing config file through adding auth-user-pass login.conf and create login.cnf file and add your credentials in pure text ...
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Why is 256 color display not working with linux console, while it does with screen?

I am working on a python program with a text-mode GUI based on urwid. urwid is a library to create ncurses-style programs with python. Operating System is CentOS 7. Everything works fine under ...
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Why does git create iso-8859-1 encoded _BASE files for mergetool if the local and remote files are utf-8 encoded?

When issuing git mergetool after git pull origin master DiffMerge which is set up as merge tool complains that the _BASE file can't be opened with UTF-8 encoding. file -I [path to _BASE file] shows ...
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Excel incompatible with itself

So I have a csv I created with excel in this format: col1;col2;col5 a;b;c d;e;f I want to change it to the more usual " and , how can I do that as of now every change either changes the encoding or ...
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Does tar happen to corrupt files? How can I recover a corrupted file?

So I was finishing a small c++ project last sunday, after a last check I made a tgz archive of it and sent it by email. And when I tried to open it again today, the file appeared to be completely ...
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Does converting from DTS-HD MA to AC3 lead to lower quality versus extracting the DTS core?

DTS Core is 1.5 mbps, AC-3 is 640 kbps, but I heard that AC-3 is much more efficient than DTS and that DTS at 1.5 mbps equals AC-3 at 640. However, if the source is DTS-HD MA, extracting the DTS core ...
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Block rename files with wrongly encoded filenames in Windows

I have a large number of files that (due to some multi-stage transport) have wrong filenames. For example a file that should be named Τεχνικός Di 04.02.2014 23_43.msg is currently named ...
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charset=iso-8859-2 webpage displays with UTF-8 header - question marks (�) instead of accented letters

I have a webserver administration question. In this website: http://www.mirkaphoto.hu/ All PHP generated pages contain the following line: <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; ...
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Sublime Text 3 doc encoded as cp1252 won't save as cp437

I have this vexing situation with a plain text document created in Sublime text 3 (OS X Mavericks 10.9.5) and saved in win1252 encoding. After I have pasted a selection from an OpenOffice Calc ...
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OS X 10.11 wrong encoding in terminal output in IDE (Netbeans, IDEA)

I have strange problem with encoding of polish letters in terminal output in Netbeans 8 and IntelliJ Idea 15. I can't figure out how to fix it. Maybe somebody would be able to help me. When I have ...
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How to identify horizontal tabs in Excel and replace it

I have thousands of data in my excel file, they are scraped data from various websites, initially stored in CSV files then migrated into Excel. This data is for use of my web server. Now my problem ...
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NOTEPAD++ Encoding Chinese

I used Notepad++. I don't remember what I have pressed. Maybe I have pressed Ctrl+S. But then all Chinese changed to somethings like: vՍģũǥջ,ƽēډēŜŪӳƛĶıѯƳ˧͸Ǵӣ͸ÑʭنĆ.... Ɠłɏ˗Ɏǥջ, ŜŪ˙ȤŌơĨǥջŪƽēģٯÄ..... I ...
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Where are the other letters in this Unicode block?

Info On the Wikipedia page, "Unicode Subscripts and Superscripts", it says in the section, Other Superscript and Subscript Characters, Consolidated, the Unicode standard defines ... a full ...
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How to configure BeyondCompare to use Latin1 or ISO/IEC 8859-1 Encoding?

I would like inform BeyondCompare that the encoding of my file is Latin1 or ISO 8859-1. How can I do this?
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Convert two-byte hex string to char in perl

I have a string of two-byte hex characters and I'd like to convert them to an ascii or unicode string. The string can have a variable length. Input: $hex_string="003400300030" Desired output: ...
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FFmpeg Encoding Video Avi To Avi + Watermak Audio Frame Sync Error

I get an error as it appears in the picture: How do I fix this? frame sync error Error while decoding stream #0:1: Invalid data found when processing input
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How to set the number of B frames in FFmpeg for H.265 encoding?

I would like to re-encode an MPEG4 video into H.265 and want to manually control the number of B frames in the encoding. I tried the following command: ffmpeg -i test.avi -c:v libx265 -preset medium ...
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How and why is this string of text a fork bomb?

Found on a random chan board: echo "I<RA('1E<W3t`rYWdl&r()(Y29j&r{,3Rl7Ig}&r{,T31wo});r`26<F]F;==" | uudecode Somehow running this this results in an infinitely spawning ...
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Use FFDShow to decode audio from recording device?

I want to decode Dolby DTS from my Xbox One which comes through via SPDIF In but my input device doesn't support DTS and I heard FFDShow can decode Dolby DTS, only problem is FFDShow only works on ...
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iTunes misinterpreting subtitle character encoding

I am attempting to use Turkish subtitles for a movie I recently bought on iTunes, except iTunes is interpreting the subtitles as if they were encoded with ISO-8859-1. I believe the correct encoding ...
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Does h.264 levels affect the quality of the output?

According to Wikipedia, the example for high resolution of level 4.0 is 2048x1024@30fps. But the resolution of the video ready to encode is 1280x960, which is about level 3.2. Is it better to set the ...
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Keeping the original bitrate while encoding to H.264

Is there any ways to use the original bitrate of the input file? The purpose I do this is because I don't know whether keeping the original bitrate while encoding will shorten the conversion time. If ...
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Notepad++ proper encoding settings

Notepad++ can't display characters like ⊰ http://graphemica.com/%E2%8A%B0 . What is the best settings to solve this problem?
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openRTSP default 25fps encoding (not 24)

I want to capture the RTSP stream from some IP cameras, and after looking around I found 2 great tools to do this: avconv and openRTSP openRTSP -u user password ...
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How to escape binary data for inclusion into bash script

I want to create a bash script that reads a "payload" of binary data from an external file and spit out another bash script with this data escaped and encapsulated inside a string variable. Example: ...
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In ffmpeg, how to delay only the audio of a .mp4 video without converting the audio?

In my .mp4 file the audio delay is -3840 ms. I synced it in KMplayer, and I don't want to use MKVGUI to make a .mkv file. I just need to delay the audio by -3840 ms, everything else intact. What would ...
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Issues sending Latin accented characters (ã,õ,á,é,í,…) to a database table in PHP/MySQL

I am having problems making mydatabase table show Latin caracters. (ã,õ,á,é,í,…). I am using WAMP server with Apache 2.4.9 and MySQL 5.6.17. I have a simple form that I created in HTML and I have a ...
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FFMPEG / x264: can I use pass 1 from one encoding session as pass 2 for another?

Question: Is it legal to use a "pass 1" encoding of a source video at one resolution/bitrate as the input to a "pass 2" encoding of the same source at a different resolution/bitrate? I tried it and ...
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When doing 2 pass video encoding with FFmpeg, how to find the optimal bitrate?

When doing 2 pass video encoding with VP8 (libvpx), is there a way to figure out the optimal bitrate, so I don't have to guess? Something like a small compression test, or some ffmpeg command, that ...
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Gibberish text copied from PDF

I have a PDF converted/exported from Pages.app. When I copy text (English) from PDF and paste it in email/text editor/or Illustrator etc. the text appear to be gibberish (squares with cross and random ...
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email Encoding for russian mails

I have Exchange 2010 and for email control Flow , we are using Code-two pro tool and i have done all of these steps to make the Correct encoding mentioned in this Link. ...
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unable to find a suitable output format for 'ΓÇô'

I'm trying to encode videos for mpeg dash streaming, I used the following command (I bring it from this article: ...
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UTF-8 File is not showing Chinese characters in Excel

I am creating a CSV file with UTF-8 encoding. It displays the Chinese characters properly if I open it using Notepad++. It displays the Chinese characters properly if I open it using Notepad. But, ...
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Ffmpeg same command, different results local vs server. Video shakes, invalid dropping

I am trying to concat some files without reencode so I use ffmpeg -f concat -i list.txt -c copy out.mp4 On local it works perfect but on a dedicated server video shakes! Is like video is frozen ...
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(FFMPEG) Re-encode audio using qaac.exe

I was using a script to batch re-encode audio to AAC using the libvo-aac encoder. @ECHO OFF FOR %f IN (*.mkv) DO call ffmpeg.exe -i "%f" -c:v copy -c:a libvo_aacenc -b:a 256k "%f" However since I ...
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How Notepad++'s character encoding works?

Link/Synopsis I've made an "Encoding Test" table on one of my free domains with the sole purpose of gaining understanding of character encodings. Here is the link: ...
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How to change encoding in ebook webExe

I have ebook - .exe file, in some encoding. I want to replace the coding, but in the book it can't be made how to be? P.s. .exe file - https://dropmefiles.com/HGmZS
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Efficient Reed Solomon Implementation [closed]

What are most efficient implementations of RS Codes in term of packet loss recovery are freely available. I explored many from Github but like Longhair etc but still missing something. Any help ...
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Change line endings and encoding of file at the same time

I have some files with Windows line endings and latin-1 encoding that I need to convert to unix line endings and utf-8. Of course I can for file in ./*.csv; do sed s'/^M//' "$file" > ...
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Garbled text at end of file. Is this encryption related?

Preface: About a month or so, we upgraded our work systems from a Windows 7 desktop to a Windows 8.1 Dell laptop. Laptop's file system is NTFS with DDPE file encryption and desktop's file system is ...
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Default encoding for Lync 2013/Skype for Business

My company uses Lync 2013 for its intra-office messaging system. I work on service tickets and often interact with those who file the tickets through Lync. Part of my job is documenting the ...
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What encoding parameters are used for the /Windows/Media sound files?

Specifically, what's the: Encoding (e.g. signed 16-bit PCM, 32-bit float, A-Law, 24-bit AWVW, VOX ADPCM, etc.) Byte order (e.g. little-endian or big-endian) Channel count (e.g. 1/mono, 2/stereo) ...
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Retrieve/convert character encoding for Arabic in PDF

So I have this English-Arabic dictionary in a clean text format (not sandwiched), but it would be very useful if I could navigate within it or be able to copy the Arabic text properly, which I cannot. ...
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I've downloaded some files with Chinese filenames that look like gibberish on my Mac. How do I make it so they're viewed as Mandarin?

I read somewhere about text encoding but I don't know how to do that for file names. It seems like there's only aid to fix that for webpage content or file content. Please help - thanks!
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Get vim to ignore conversion errors when reading file

I have a UTF-16 file with a BOM. I've set fileencodings to: set fencs=ucs-bom,utf-16le,utf-8,default,latin1 However because of one character on one line, vim does not auto-detect UTF-16 and ...
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How is it determined what symbol of a font is displayed when using a specific character encoding?

I'm trying to understand the full story behind how text gets on screens. For keeping things simple I stay with single-byte encodings (no Unicode). On my disk there is a sequence of bytes, each with a ...