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Why do Cyrillic letter in URL domain appears so strange?

Short explanation: Why does russian characters in domain name in URL перезагрузкаопмо.рф get mapped to some randomness like this: http://xn--80aaigamcyttbbjfe2c.xn--p1ai. Please note, I am not ...
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How to Embed Subtitle to MP4 Without Re-Encoding or ( Is it possible to show Softcoded Subtitle in Web Flash Player )

I have mp4 videos. I need mp4 videos for my website so i dont want to re-encode my mp4 videos to mp4 to add subtitle. I can add subtitle to my videos with MP4Box (with CMD) but it is softcoded. ...
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How to convert to binary? [on hold]

I'm trying to encoding each char input from textbox and then convert it to binary my question is how can convert to binary in byte if A=1 the convert must be 001000001 Dim Binary2(8, 8) As Byte ...
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Can iconv convert the 'symbol' encoding?

I need to convert some files in greek that are encoded to be used with 'Symbol' font to Unicode. Can I use iconv for this? And if so, what is the name of encoding that is used in 'Symbol'?
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Display multiple language subtitles in WMP using an SMI file

I have an SMI file that contains subtitle translations for 9 languages. The original file is using UTF-8 encoding, so viewing the text file in Notepad displays fine. I have the SMI file and a WMV ...
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H.264 Pro Recorder Files not closed properly

I have several files that were recorded using a BlackMagic Design H.264 Pro Recorder. It would appear that somewhere in the process the recorder did not close out the file properly when the recording ...
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FFmpeg on Linux Video Size in Preset

Hi everyone I am trying to create a preset to encode my videos with ffmpeg through this file: #video options s=716x402 vcodec=libx264 minrate=900k maxrate=1100k bufsize=1500k vprofile=high level=4 ...
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Interruptions on the encoder output stream

I have next scheme: input video stream --> SDI converter --> encoder (that delivers HD content to CDN). I got a problem - when i increase the bitrate of outgoing stream to 4000Kbps - there are ...
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Encoding audio in vorbis with Handbrake

My understanding is that the vorbis algorithm uses a variable rate of encoding. So, what exactly is Handbrake doing with the Bitrate information when it encodes audio in vorbis format (an option only ...
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What is the optimal codec and encoding parameters to encode Video Podcast?

I've got recorded PowerPoint presentation (video podcast) - static slides, mainly texts, some static infographics with voice of the presenter (speech only). It lasts about 1 hour and encoded to .avi ...
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ffmpeg -sample_fmt error under Windows

I was tasked to convert a simple audio track on windows using the following command: ffmpeg -i mySound.mp3 -acodec libmp3lame -ar 48000 -ab 128k -ac 2 -sample_fmt s16 out.mp3 However it fails ...
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How do I open files sent to me in a 'document envelope'?

I just got an email whose X-Mailer is "X-Mailer: Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000". It has as an attachment a .sgn file, whose content is an XML with one field apparently being a base64-encoded PDF: ...
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How to encode a text string into QP?

I would like to encode some basic text strings into QP. I have tested several online encoders on the web, and none of them worked. One of them can be found at Webatic. I can use it to decode QP into ...
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Firefox encodes some characters as squares filled with numbers

Since a couple of days I'm experiencing this problem: Firefox (and Light too) displays a lot of strange characters in different websites. Something like: 🎂   And so on. I realized that those ...
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What are these strange characters? [duplicate]

I couldn't put them in the title because they actually seem to have many bytes: I took some screenshots:
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How to install SublimeText3 EncodingHelper

I'm facing some issues with encoding in sublimetext I need to apply UTF-8 without BOM! How can I do that?
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How to change character set of text in Excel 2013

I have the following issue with Excel 2013, which is still surprisingly lacking proper multilanguage support despite it being, you know, XXI century. I have a text in Excel 2013 which is displayed as ...
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What encoding is Banned Suffix List?

Mozilla maintains a effective TLD or banned suffix list at Public Suffix List and its wiki Public Suffix List. Most entries are straight forward, but some are confusing to me since I don't work with ...
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Ffmpeg Sync when extracting parts of video

This question can be seen as an extension of this question. I am using the ffmpeg 2.0.1 . The following commands is useful when you want to extract parts of one big video file given time makers. ...
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GNU screen lost encoding settings after detached and reattached

I set the defencoding and encoding in the .screenrc, defencoding GBK encoding GBK GBK After I detached and reattached the session, the encoding settings don't work. screen -r -d -S session How ...
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Batch convert to UTF-8 a directory having both UTF-8 and CP-1251 files

I have a directory containing files, some of them are UTF-8, some are CP-1251. I want to convert the ones that are CP-1251 to be UTF-8, but without corrupting the UTF-8 files. I tried using iconv -f ...
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Add watermark to ffmpeg MP4 encoding process in Windows?

Want to apologize off the bat as I am by no means familiar with working with ffmpeg and after trying countless times unsuccessfully to accomplish adding a PNG image watermark to my videos I'm hoping ...
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Can't extract file with non-ascii name from zip archive

I am using Linux Slackware 14, downloaded a zip archive with a file, containing Russian characters in it's name. Now when I try to unzip it in console, it prints an error and doesn't unzip: bash-4.2$ ...
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How to encode mails in UTF-16 in recent thunderbirds versions?

I've got problems with sending a mail formated in UTF-8. The is not recognized at all and the special characters of my language aren't displayed proprely... The same thing append when I write the ...
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Displaying Korean characters properly on a computer with English Windows XP

I have Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP 3 English version I have installed the required input methods in Regional and Language Settings and as far as I know all the other options provided there ...
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ffmpeg stripping out third stream not working

I have files with a third stream which could be some metadata from FCP. This is the output of ffprobe: ffprobe 00700.mov ffprobe version 2.0.1 Copyright (c) 2007-2013 the FFmpeg developers ...
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Filename encoding on Mac OS X Mavericks FTP service

I was trying to transfer some files from my Windows 8 machine to Mac OS X via FTP (don't ask why everything else failed, but it did - in every piece of software for file transfer computers don't see ...
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ffmpeg minimal requirements configuration for encoding and decoding h264 files

I'm trying to compile ffmpeg with minimal requirements in order to encode/decode with h264. So far my command line configuration is : ./configure --disable-yasm --disable-everything ...
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What encoding to get Å Ä Ö to work

I'm writing a small application in VB.net that will enable me to easy create a user "Windows 7 account" with a password, instead of going though the control panel. The problem I'm having is that when ...
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Files saved in utf-8 shown broken in browsers

Now every time I save a file with utf-8 (default, like I did it the last 8 years) my browsers (Chrome, Firefox) can't read it properly any longer. If I use encoding utf-16 it works fine, but I don't ...
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encoding that is compatible with both latin1 and uft-8?

I use vim to edit files and I can make it display Korean only if I set the "Current language for non-Unicode program" to "Korean". I can accept that thtat is the way it supposed to be. But then if I ...
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unicode double latin letters (ligatures)

What unicode characters are there where two latin letters are joined together in a ligature to form a single unicode character? similar to this type of character: ㎐ or æ I looked in the unicode ...
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Convert .txt. file from windows-1251 to utf-8

I'm trying to read the cyrillic text that is stored in .txt format. Once I open it with OpenOffice, it is OK. Once I open it with Notepad++, it shows unreadable symbols. Setting Windows-1251 prior ...
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Can I see/change text encoding in Word 2003?

I received a Word document with Bulgarian text. When I copy-paste it to our web based CMS some letters change (possibly to Russian??). If I copy and paste special (from Word 2003 to Word 2003 as ...
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Possible to determine filename encoding (en masse)?

Using Windows 7, is there a way to search for files that contain non-ANSI encodings in their filenames? I was stumped to find a document with a first letter that was encoded in UTF8. I have no idea ...
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Can't install gems with Ruby: “invalid byte sequence in UTF-8”

I'm using Mountain Lion. I've installed Ruby first with RVM, then with rbenv. I can assure it's running the latest one with which ruby, it correctly points to the one installed with rbenv. gem won't ...
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Expression Encoder 4 (free) Error how to workaround?

I have problem with Expression Encoder 4 when I render captured PC screen. At the end of coding it says: "Error: Problem encoding this file using two pass encoding" Source capture is okay. In the ...
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subtitle encoding issue with mkvtoolnix

so I've attached a few subtitles to a MKV with mkvtoolnix, but it appears that after muxing the character encoding is messed up. The input subtitles were UTF-8 encoded. I don't know what's the ...
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How to multiplex two videos with ffmpeg

I'm converting videos using the -s option for multiple resulutions and I want to include a short intro at the begining of the video. but for some reason it skips the second -i so i'm only getting the ...
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Is there a way to use Tamil in Windows gVim?

Whether I type in new Tamil text or open a previously saved file, gVim displays only ??? characters in place of the Tamil characters. As I understand it, this is mainly a font issue, so: Is there a ...
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Can Intel Xeon Phi improve ffmpeg performance?

I'm building a server for video encoding and I'm planning to use the latest Xenon e5-2697 v2. Can Xeon Phi help me improve ffmpeg encoding performance? a bit confused by this new "processor" ...
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How to add watermark when converting to more than one video with -s option?

I have a problem adding watermark to my video. I'm converting a video into 5 different resolutions using the -s option. what I've tried: waterMark="\"movie=/watermark.png [watermark]; ...
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Is there a Notepad++ addon to add an option to change / set character encoding on the save dialogue?

It really confuses me how Notepad, the crappy Windows application, has this feature and yet Notepad++, the amazingly useful third party alternative, doesn't. Also, because I know people are going to ...
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Does regedit cleanup any issues with data it exports?

After seeing the following stacktrace from a django/python application I requested an export of a user's registry; Traceback (most recent call last): File "django_offline\networkaccessmanager.pyc", ...
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Notepad++ doesn't show Russian letters

I'm trying to setup the translation file (.php) but can't get Notepad++ to display the Russian text. The file was created on a PC with Russian Windows 7 (Windows Notepad) and everything looks fine ...
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Subversion character encoding coversion error

I'm getting the following error when trying to do "svn up": svn: E000022: Error converting entry in directory '/home/testuser/svn/test' to UTF-8 Followed by some valid and invalid UTF-8 data. My ...
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Special characters in Emacs dired and attachment paths on Windows 7: “\374” instead of “ü” displayed

I want to use dired+ in Emacs for browsing directory paths on Windows 7. I'm having problems with special characters like äöü in dired mode and in attachment paths: dired When I'm trying to ...
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Converting iTunes m3u file to be readable by mpd (special characters and encoding issue)

I have generated a iTunes m3u file because it is easier to create specific playlist (with intelligent playlists). It needed a little conversion to replace ^M characters to newline, but now I have ...
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Encoding Issue in Notepad and ePub Files

Whenever I open a text file in notepad or an epub file in Mobi Pocket Reader, all the apostrophes appear as Chinese characters. In the .epub files, many of the capital letters are replaced by Chinese ...
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An asp.net connection string in a html source have been encoded

I have an html file generated from an .aspx file in an .NET 4 application, it includes the following lines of code: <script language="javascript"> function SaveImage(){ ...