The fine art of converting letters into numbers. ASCII, ISO Latin-1, Unicode, EBCDIC… There are dozens of currently used encodings and converting between them is now a witch craft.

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How to add extra text encodings to TextEdit on Mac OS X?

When saving a file as in TextEdit on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), you can choose a text encoding for the file. There are a few options and then at the bottom “Customise Encodings List…” However, the ...
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How to replace multiple lines of text (with special characters) in multiple file extensions with multiple encoding in windows?

Is there any way or simple program how to replace multiple lines of text (with special characters) in multiple file extensions with multiple encoding in windows? Example: There are multiple files ...
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Default character encoding for Excel Text Wizard?

A large part of my job is to run an SQL query, save the results as a UFT-8 encoded csv file then import it into Excel for further manipulation and distribution. When I import the csv file into Excel ...
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.zip made on Mac OS, .jpg files with weird characters on Windows

I received a zip file from a Mac OS user with several hundred of .jpg files, some with very long names. Opening the .zip file wit 7-zip on my Win 7 machine, lots of these files have very weird ...
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How do I encode a video file using a specific codec in Adobe Media Encoder?

I search high and low across the internet and this questions is NOT answered in a straight forward way anywhere! I have an assignment where I have a short ProRes video file that I must encode with ...
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ffmpeg pause video every 10 seconds for 3 seconds

Is there a way to use ffmpeg to halt a video for 3 seconds every 10 seconds? For example, I use a 30 seconds video, the video should stop at 0:00, 0:10, 0:20 and 0:30 for 3 seconds. The length of ...
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Join all content in one file in a good quality with Expression Encoder 4

I've made a job with Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 and I've added some context to the job. I've place the xej file and the other content into the same folder. You can see here what I've done. ...
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Notepad++: I messed up with encoding of a file

I messed with up encoding in Notepad ++ probably by editing the same file by standard notepad.exe and/or by switching encoding in Notepad++ itself. However, almost everything looks good but some text ...
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How to set the default encoding to Unicode?

How do I set the default encoding in Firefox/Iceweasel to Unicode (instead of Western)? I'm particularly interested in the default encoding for *.txt files. Firefox/Iceweasel seems to always choose ...
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Why does Sublime sftp report encoding error?

In Sublime Text SFTP config, I list /htdocs as my remote path. I need to download everything (i.e. the whole website). My local folder is called Z:\sftp. I want everything from remote /htdocs to go ...
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What happened to these characters?

I obtained a file from someone and don't know what its encoding is. I mean, it's mostly readable as 7-bit ASCII characters, but there's an occasional 8-bit character that throws me. For example: ...
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FFmpeg - video re-encoding and remuxing

I am using FFmpeg C API to re-encode a video and to remux it (I have been following the official samples, that work after some modifications). Since I only have to process (modify) some video frames, ...
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Recursively download website on Windows preserving Unicode filenames

Normally I use GNU wget to grab websites recursively. But I want to fetch some websites with lots of Unicode URLs for various languages and I'd like to keep the Unicode in the filenames. (Here's an ...
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Subtitles in VLC are wrong

I have an .MKV file and the subtitles are incorrect I tried with different encondings as this answer states, but I with no luck. The subtitles are embedded inside the file so I can't open them in ...
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How to encode .mkv video to .mp4 in ffmpeg while retaining the video subtitles and add additioinal watermark?

I want to encode .mkv video to .mp4 using ffmpeg while retaining the subtitle in .mkv format and add additioinal watermark, the current technique that i know is this will convert the .mkv video to ...
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How run Teamcity buildAgent with UTF-8 by default encoding on Windows 10

When I started buildagent on Windows 10, it uses the system default encoding, which I can manage by control panel Regional and Language Options. How can I setup buildagent to use UTF-8 by default?
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“no such file or directory” for filenames with accents on ntfs hard drive on mac os x

I'm on OSX El Capitan (10.11.3) and i plugged an external hard drive in a NTFS format. I have troubles reading some files with 'accents'. bash> ls Document re´ponse - Partie 2.docx Test ...
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How can I extract an RAR whose file names are non-Unicode in Linux?

I have an RAR archive whose file names are in GB2312 rather than Unicode. So after I extracted it, there were many "invalid encoding" warnings. It's said that the official utilities can handle the ...
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MeGUI H.264 - Always encode with 4 reference frames

I had already set the number of reference frames to 16 but the final output keep showing 4 ref frames. I tried to use 15 ref frames instead but it still won't work. Any ideas how to solve this?
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Encoding issue with JIRA Trac Importer

while using the JIRA Trac Importer I have a problem with special characters (in my case they are mainly german umlauts.) The problem already occurs in the postgres db in table 'jiraissue': table ...
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Font issue in Chrome

I have been having trouble displaying text on some webpages in Google Chrome recently. Instead of having the text, I get like ugly checkboxes. I don't recall having installed an extension that could ...
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Merging several videos with audio channel and without audio

I need to merge very different videos into a one output video. Input videos can have different resolutions, framerate, channels and so on. So some videos can be without audio channel and should be ...
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How can I convert .mov to h.264 video MPEG-TS container (with DVB subtitles) using ffmpeg

I have to achieve these results: Vídeo ID : 481 (0x1E1) ID in Menu : 1 (0x1) Formato : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : High@L4 Format config, CABAC : Yes Format config, ...
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get timestamp of a keyframe exactly before a given timestamp with FFmpeg

I want to cut lengthy segments of a video file and then join them. But without re encoding precise cutting isn't possible as ffmpeg seeks to the key frame before my listed time stamp and cuts from ...
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FFmpeg encoding to H265

I read that the new H265 is supposed to have around twice the compression efficiency of H264 and supposed files around half the size http://x265.org/hevc-h265/ All of my results trying to encode to ...
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windows-1251 looks like windows-1252

I'm using Windows 10 and I have some problem with encoding. When I got a file in windows-1251 it looks like windows is trying to encode it in winsows-1252 instead. So cyrilic is unreadable for me and ...
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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 ...