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Video encoding application for a two-processor, 16 core system

I need to perform some video encoding, but most of the applications (or settings) that I've used will not take full advantage of my workstation. I'm using two Xeon processors, 8 cores per processor ...
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Pasting Periods into Putty Instead of Apostrophes (from MS Word)

When I'm trying to paste text from Word (or even other MSFT applications) that use an apostrophe (') or double-quotes (") into a PuTTY session, the apostrophes or double-quotes get turned into periods ...
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X-Terminals don't show UTF-8 character correctly when using Likewise-Open authentification

I have this really weird problem with X terminal emulators. I want to use UTF-8 and it works everywhere else in my system, but not in graphical terminals. When I start e.g. Urxvt and press öäå-keys it ...
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Vim upside down question marks on whitespace

I've installed spf13-vim on my Vagrant machine with Ubuntu. The issue is that when I log into Vagrant with vagrant ssh and run Vim then I get all these upside down question marks on either making a ...
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ssh backspace deletes one character instead of two (utf-8 symbols)

Im accessing a remote computer using ssh and running a bash command to input symbols using standard input stream: read test;echo $test It's ok to input english letters and use backspace to ...
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Arabic Filenames messed up after backup. How to retrieve?

I needed to back up a computer with mixed Arabic and English (Roman) filenames because the computer hard drive was about to fail. The files copied over successfully, or so I thought. When I went to ...
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Encoding Problems On Linux

I have a file on Oracle Linux Server 5.9 where its charset is utf-8, but when I want to print it with cat, less, tail, nano etc. I can't see some characters. When I copy file to Windows 7, I'm able ...
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EGit (Eclipse) wrongly interpreting file names with non-ASCII characters?

I recently switched to using a Git repository within Eclipse (Juno SR2), using EGit. In our project, some file names contains umlauts and other special non-ASCII-characters. On the command line, git ...
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FFmpeg streaming: problems with device name

I'm trying to stream web camera and microphone in Windows using FFmpeg. First, I get my devices names (to specify -i parameter in streaming command) using a command like this: ffmpeg -list_devices ...
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Can't handle convmv

Description: Ubuntu 11.10 Release: 11.10 Codename: oneiric I have a lot of folders and files with ??? ???? ??.txt - like file names when I do $ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 ...
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opensource vp6a encoding

I am looking for a way to encode a movie with vp6a. I was hoping I would be able to do this with ffmpeg using this command: ffmpeg -i test.flv -loop 1 -i bg.tga -vcodec vp6a -vframes 1037 -b:v 1024k ...
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Sublime Text 2 - Encoding UTF-8

How do I change the file encoding in Sublime Text 2? How do I change character encoding of a text file in OpenOffice.org writer? http://www.sublimetext.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3541
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All text files copied to my pc have encoding problems

No matter what their origin, if I copy/download a text file to my PC, polish characters are replaced by some weird ones. I've tried converting the files to different encodings, but it was not of much ...
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What does the “cutoff” option do in FFmpeg?

I am encoding some FLAC files into AAC and I came across the -cutoff option. I do not see this option in the documentation, however I did find it in the help $ ffmpeg -v warning -h full | grep ...
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ffmpeg - How to copy|extract encoding settings from existing media file?

I wished to be able do this multiple times now so I ask. If I have an existing video or audio file, ffmpeg, mplayer and other media players can detect at least some of it's "propreties" like ...
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“-r” parameter affecting duration

Starting with this file Input #0, flac, from 'bar.flac': Duration: 00:02:52.48, bitrate: 503 kb/s Stream #0:0: Audio: flac, 44100 Hz, stereo, s16 running this command yields similar output ...
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Efficient, automated way to re-encode a large number of videos?

I have a lot of videos, mostly 1080p, that I want to re-encode / compress. A lot of them are, like I said, 1080p - however, they're also very high bitrate (I believe), and are just otherwise encoded ...
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How much larger does UUENCODE make binary files?

I remember reading somewhere that any binary files sent attached to an email must be first UUENCODEd, which makes the file sizes considerably larger, hence why it's better to send files via some other ...
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How to export html from emacs org-mode that can be opened in Microsoft Word

I created an HTML file using Emacs (org-mode export), which I want to open in Microsoft Word. However, Word says it cannot open the file. In the details of the error message, it says: Reference ...
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What is wrong with these filenames?

I can't seem to get my filenames in a format that is recognizable. I originally had them in ANSI format and tried to convert them to UTF-8, but they are still not recognizable. The filenames are in ...
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PHP exec iconv doesn't work

I have an .sh script and an iconv command inside. I can't use the PHP iconv function. I don't knwo why but with my script the iconv command doesn't do anything. It's creating an empty file without ...
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Convert ANSI text file(s) to UTF8 on Windows command line

I would like to convert (an) ANSI-encoded text file(s) (Win 1252) to UTF8 without BOM, ideally via a command-line call. My use-case: I export .tex files from Stata which I want to compile with ...
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Change encoding of txt file

When I write : file file1.txt I have this output : Little-endian UTF-16 Unicode text, with CR line terminators Then if I write : file file2.txt I have : ASCII text file2.txt is created by ...
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How to switch back text encoding to UTF-8 with emacs?

Suddenly some of my text files, I'm editing with Emacs had changed and special characters were shown in a strange way, e. g. \344 instead of ä \374 instead of ü ... and so on. In another file I now ...
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Where do I find the character encoding of a Word document?

I'm working with the Smooks framework for Java and having an issue when loading in a Word document. The document is from a non-english source and I need to figure out what the character encoding is. ...
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Firefox displays weird encoding icons on websites like GitHub

On Mozilla Firefox (on GNU/Linux) with default font and UTF-8 encoding, I am seeing some websites, such as GitHub, display weird characters across the page. Under a different browser, such as ...
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Excel csv encoding default

Ok here's the deal I exported a csv in UTF-16 format via PHP and open it in excel...All the encoding works perfectly. My question is, suppose I edit this csv and then just hit save in excel and ...
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How to bulk-rename files with invalid encoding or bulk-replace invalid encoded characters?

I have a debian server and I'm hosting music for an internet radio station. I have trouble with file names and paths because a lot of files got an invalid encoding, for example: ./music/Bändname - ...
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Save UTF-8 without BOM Visual Studio 2012

It seems that Visual Studio 2012 hates UTF-8 without BOM and always adds it, resulting in an empty line in PHP pages. How can I change the encoding to UTF-8 without BOM (or at least to Unicode...)
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Fix encoding of German umlauts in directories and filenames (ü = u╠ê and so on)

I have many zip-files where there are encoding errors for the German umlauts (äüöÄÜÖß). They show up in both the filename.zip as well as in the included directories and files like this: Fünf = ...
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Can Outlook 2007 tell me which encoding an email is in?

I'm having an issue (in a different application) with an email supposedly in UTF-7 encoding. If I have received that email in my Outlook 2007 inbox, can Outlook confirm the encoding of the email? ...
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What video codec puts the CPU/GPU under the least possible load while decoding?

I'm interested in transcoding a video I own for use as a screensaver; size isn't an issue, but I want to stress the processor and video card as little as possible as far as video decoding goes. What ...
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Keep formatting while pasting to Visual Studio 2012

I'm having trouble keeping special formatting while copying from Notepad++ to Visual Studio 2012. I can't paste it here either, so I've made some images. Notepad++ Notepad The characters in ...
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How to convert .it file to .mp3? [closed]

I tried numerous googlings, but found only software that isn't free. I did this once, but I forgot how! What is the free app to do this?
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How does the Java VM determine its default file.encoding?

I'm running a Java program on Mac OS X 10.8 (from the Terminal), and the Java VM's file.encoding is defaulting to "SJIS". I even tried a tiny Java program that does nothing but print out the system ...
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Encoding Problems with dropbox on fat32 used on Windows and Debian

I am using an encrypted (Truecrypt) data-Partition (fat32), on which my Dropbox folder is located. This Partition is mounted on Windows 8 as well as Crunchbang (Debian wheezy) and Ubuntu 12.10. When ...
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How to encode audio with Opus codec?

The Opus audio codec looks like the best thing ever for compressing audio. It has recently become supported in the latest ffmpeg and VLC players. However, there is no documentation I can find on how ...
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HTML encoding settings in Firefox

Whenever I open the Jargon File site the encoding is wrong. See @-Party entry. Every page sets it to "ISO-8859-1" but that doesn't seem to work. Setting the view to "Western" (which is "ISO-8859-1" ...
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file-name encoding problems

I googled over this topic but couldn't find what I was looking for... the following "happend" to me: I had my files stored on a NTFS-USB Harddisk, because of space problems I moved them to an ext3 ...
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JM H264 Reference Software quality drop

I've just started messing around with the latest JM 18.4 tool for a bit but after I encode a sample yuv file the video comes out poor.(Everything is on default, I did a clean compile just to make sure ...
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Is it possible to rename files in a zip archive before extracting?

I pulled a zip file from the web which was packed on a system where filenames were encoded in a format my unzip program fails to read. Perhaps the file-system does not support those weird characters, ...
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General guidelines / workflow to convert or transfer video “professionally”?

I'm an IT "professional" who sometimes has to deal with small video conversion / video cutting projects, and I'd like to learn "the right way" to do this. Every time I search Google, there's always a ...
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how do i view unicode characters on command prompt

I read this post on superuser on how to view UTF-8 characters on command prompt in windows.I tried the steps in the answer which were : 1. Start->Run->regedit 2. Go to ...
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Unadvisable to use UTF-8 for mails?

Thunderbird (in German) uses the charset ISO-8859-15 (or -1, can't check right now) by default for outgoing and incoming mails. (If you want to change the default, see Change Thunderbird default ...
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Encoding over SSH Issues

I have a Linux machine and a Windows machine, both using Vim with the Powerline plugin. They both work great with patched fonts. Next, I want to SSH onto an OSX 10.6 machine and also use the Powerline ...
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WinMerge & Encoding

I have a problem with WinMerge (or more specific: WinMergeU). I have several php files that have the same content up to the chosen encoding. How can I tell WinMerge to ignore the encoding? If this is ...
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Shell wrong encoding

Somehow I managed to screw up my shell-encoding. An example: root§server:ç£ cat --help Usage: cat ¡OPTION¿... ¡FILE¿... Concatenate FILE(s), or standard input, to standard output. -A, --show-all ...
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Change text encoding into Filelocator Pro?

I'm having problems viewing Cyrillic characters in FileLocator Pro. There isn't a language menu option in the program's settings. Is there a solution?
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FFMPEG: Convert .rgb images to video

I want to create a video from .rgb files. These just contain the pixels, no header. I'm able to cerate a video from pngs: ffmpeg -f image2 -r 30 -i %%06d.png -vcodec huffyuv video.avi But ...
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Automated script to change page encoding after page has been downloaded in Google Chrome

guys! My Chrome doesn't properly recognize page encoding of our local TWIKI site. So, every time i enter the site i have to set suitable encoding manually (Settings -> Tools -> Encoding -> Cyrillic ...