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CTRL-[keys] and arrows not functionning in terminal / ipython

I'm using ipython Inside the python shell, when I press up instead of showing the last command, it prints ^[[A also CTRL-[keys] are fubar. CTRL-p prints ^P Everything is normal under ...
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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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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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Find all UTF-16 encoded files on Windows

Is there a tool available for Windows (command line, gui, script, etc.) that can recurse a directory and identify all files encoded as UTF-16?
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Rendering videos slower

I've got some movies which should be used for tutorial aspects. Problem: the shown stuff is too fast, I need to slow down the movies. Does anyone know a tool / programm which can do this? The movies ...
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Why does xvid encoding lag/lock up windows 7?

It seems to encode just fine. If you look at the mouse cursor you'll see firefox locks up once i click it. Calculator seems fine but when i try to move it, it locks up. The resource monitor and task ...
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Why do I get files downloaded with %20 instead of spaces?

I need to download the notes from the school website, it is a easy task. But the file I downloaded always get a ugly filename on OS X, such as D1.5%20-%20Software%20testing%20strategies, it should be ...
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Loading a chinese encoding file in vim, conversion errors

I can view http://hosting2.phor.net/~bolomi/ and save this to a file. In Chrome, I can view source and see the title of the page is 波羅蜜. If I open the saved file in vim to edit, I see question marks ...
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Audio driver on Mac OS X sounded like it had a bit crusher on it… reset SaffireMix parameters and it went away. What happened?

Does anyone else use a Saffire Pro 24 audio device, or similar Focusrite/Saffire device for an audio I/O? Gradually over the last week it has sounded like my Mac's audio system has descended deeper ...
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RMVB encoder for Mac

Is there an RMVB encoder (RealVideo 9 & RealAudio 8 64kbps 44.1khz) for Mac? I am currently running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4
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ImageMagick cannot use identify on remote image if it contains a port number

I am having trouble using exec identify on a remote image with imagemagick if the url contains a port number. So the url appears like this: http://isite.com:81/image.jpg If I remove the :81 it works. ...
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Job queueing in Toast Titanium 10?

I have a bunch of .MP4 video files I'm burning to DVD-Video using Toast Titanium 10 on my MacBook Pro. Right now, I'm doing them one at a time. Because my computer is several years old, encoding video ...
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Video Encoding questions

I have a lot of .mov and .m4v files of various sizes. I want to encode them to play inside and HTML5 video container. the element is interesting and pretty advanced. I know that Safari/WebKit can ...
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Create a video file from PGM files

Is it possible to create a video file (playable in VLC) from a collection of pgm files. I would like to do this in Python.