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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
8 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
9k views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
12k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

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 > ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

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, ...
4
votes
2answers
934 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
210 views

How to learn about media encoding, decoding, formats, etc [closed]

While engaging in some media processing (ripping DVD to .avi to watch on my laptop), I became interested in all the technicalities I encountered regarding the video and audio encoding etc. What are ...
2
votes
0answers
200 views

How is web form content encoded in Safari's cache?

A friend of mine just accidentally navigated off a web page where she entered a rather lengthy text into a web form. When navigating back to the page, the text was lost. (Spoiler: The page had an ...
37
votes
9answers
68k views

How to auto detect text file encoding?

There are many plain text files which were encoded in variant charsets. I want to convert them all to UTF-8, but before running iconv, I need to know its original encoding. Most browsers have an ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
15k views

Determining the encoding of a file on Mac OS X?

How can determine the character encoding of plain text files (such as html) on Mac OS X?
2
votes
2answers
167 views

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'?
1
vote
0answers
41 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
71 views

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; ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
172 views

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: ...
1
vote
3answers
59 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
381 views

Create new file in WinSCP with UTF-8 without BOM encoding

I'm using WinSCP in order to work via SFTP with a remote server running a Linux distro. I'm also using Notepad++ (latest version) as my text editor (when editing a remote file). When I use WinSCP to ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

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?
125
votes
3answers
10k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

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: ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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
9
votes
3answers
12k views

Which resize algorithm to choose for videos?

I'm using VirtualDub for encoding with those settings. However I record my stuff in 1920x1080 and resize it down to 1280x720. Now the question: which algorithm should I choose when making a balanced ...
1
vote
1answer
154 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
87 views

How to escape binary data for inclusion into bash script

I want to create a bash script that reads a "payload" of binary data from an external file and spit out another bash script with this data escaped and encapsulated inside a string variable. Example: ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Does h.264 levels affect the quality of the output?

According to Wikipedia, the example for high resolution of level 4.0 is 2048x1024@30fps. But the resolution of the video ready to encode is 1280x960, which is about level 3.2. Is it better to set the ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Keeping the original bitrate while encoding to H.264

Is there any ways to use the original bitrate of the input file? The purpose I do this is because I don't know whether keeping the original bitrate while encoding will shorten the conversion time. If ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Notepad++ proper encoding settings

Notepad++ can't display characters like ⊰ http://graphemica.com/%E2%8A%B0 . What is the best settings to solve this problem?
0
votes
0answers
71 views

openRTSP default 25fps encoding (not 24)

I want to capture the RTSP stream from some IP cameras, and after looking around I found 2 great tools to do this: avconv and openRTSP openRTSP -u user password ...
2
votes
5answers
16k views

MIME decoder for Windows

Is there a (preferably command-line) MIME decoder available for Windows (like ripMIME for *nix)? Someone sent me a MIME encoded message (this one with multiple MIME parts) that Google mail nor ...
8
votes
4answers
10k views

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 - ...
1
vote
1answer
266 views

In ffmpeg, how to delay only the audio of a .mp4 video without converting the audio?

In my .mp4 file the audio delay is -3840 ms. I synced it in KMplayer, and I don't want to use MKVGUI to make a .mkv file. I just need to delay the audio by -3840 ms, everything else intact. What would ...
5
votes
2answers
6k views

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 : Start -> Run -> regedit Go to ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...