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Why does Chrome have two encoding settings?

I can change the encoding for Chrome under settings→advanced→web content→customize fonts. I can also change it via Menu→More tools→Encoding. One setting does not change the other. So why are there ...
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Yahoo mail in google chrome - language codification not working for sender name - PT BR symbols (portuguese brazilian)

On yahoo mail on google chrome, the symbols of portuguese language (such as "´" or "~") appear correctly on the subject of the email and on basically everything in the website except for the sender's ...
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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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GNU screen is displayed differently on different machines

I am running $ screen --version Screen version 4.03.01 (GNU) 28-Jun-15 on Debian Jessie via SSH. If I create a screen from a machine running Gentoo and then use it from there, Unicode characters (...
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in notepad++ the encoding of a file is set to UTF-8 but the encoding is actually ASCII

I need some text files to be encoded as UTF-8 text files when I use them with Notepad++. However, sometimes I have UTF-8 selected as the encoding in Notepad++, but the file is actually in ASCII. I ...
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decompress ZIP with given encoding

I got ZIP file(s), which contains files, which filenames are in some encoding. Let's say I know encoding of those filenames, but I still dont know how to properly decompress them. Here is example ...
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encoding image into text… resulting: smaller 'raw' text

i'm trying to encode an image into text and i've tried base64' and the result is a LARGE 'raw' text. is there any other algorithm (?) which will give me a smaller 'raw' text!? tnx in advance
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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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Excel reconcile encodings

This question is more tricky than other questions related to encodings The story is, a csv was exported without the utf8 BOM, and opened in Excel. The data was not recognized as utf8, and accents ...
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́╗┐' is not recognized as an internal or external command

When executing certain files (mainly batch) using PsExec I get these weird ́╗┐' symbols before my command. My initial thought was, that I were using wrong encoding, but after checking, I realized that ...
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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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Streaming / Transcoding failed

I installed VLC, and works well apparently, on Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3, but when I streamed some video (.flv format) I get this error.- Streaming / Transcoding failed VLC could not open ...
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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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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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.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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What is this '°͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌' strange character?

I saw this °͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌ strange character online. I also noted that: It needs 26 backspaces to delete but behaves like one character when selecting. It is drawn vertically covering ...
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OS X: Base64 encode via command line

Is there a terminal command in Mac OS X which will base64 encode a file or stdin?
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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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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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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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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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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 métier....
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Accelerate Sony Vegas Studio with ATI/NVIDIA?

Is there a way to accelerate the encoding in Sony Vegas Studio via GPU (ATI/NVIDIA)? ATI preffered!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Firefox shows Chinese/strange encoding characters on pages

This happens on Google Accounts like Gmail, Twitter.. a few other SSL pages and some non SSL pages. I have tried those pages on Chrome and they work fine. I have tried following the View > Character ...
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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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7zip filename encoding problems

I have problems extracting files from 7zip archive with non-ascii symbols in filenames. I have identical versions of 7z on two computers, which differ only by the system locale. If I compress on one ...