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ffmpeg minimal requirements configuration for encoding and decoding h264 files

I'm trying to compile ffmpeg with minimal requirements in order to encode/decode with h264. So far my command line configuration is : ./configure --disable-yasm --disable-everything ...
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Why does this PDF appear to encode parentheses correctly but doesn't when using pdftotext or copying and pasting?

I have several journal articles here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3610797/malformed-pdfs/A897.full.pdf https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3610797/malformed-pdfs/B1264.full.pdf ...
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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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A less cumbersome way to specify encoding when opening encoded text files

In order to open an encoded text file with the correct encoding in OO Writer, the user goes through File>Open, then selects 'Text Encoded' from a long list of file types, which causes a dialog to pop ...
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tmux shows weirdly encoded history on OSX

If I do the "history" command in tmux, I get a really weird result. Anyone got a hint on what to do to get normal output? The output looks like this: 477 ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 478 c▒├ ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 479 ...
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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 ...
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Can't extract file with non-ascii name from zip archive

I am using Linux Slackware 14, downloaded a zip archive with a file, containing Russian characters in it's name. Now when I try to unzip it in console, it prints an error and doesn't unzip: bash-4.2$ ...
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How can I use a password with special characters in desktop programs?

At the moment I am concerned about the security of my Facebook account. I have taken advantage of Facebook's ability to accept very long passwords with special characters, and created a password that ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Gibberish text copied from PDF

I have a PDF converted/exported from Pages.app. When I copy text (English) from PDF and paste it in email/text editor/or Illustrator etc. the text appear to be gibberish (squares with cross and random ...
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Opening a “Unicode little endian without BOM” file from the command line with WinMerge?

I have a pair of "Unicode little endian without BOM" text files that I would like to diff each another via the command line. Unfortunately when I open them using the commandline in Winmerge they come ...
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How can I find out the encoding of this corrupted Chinese text, which an online tool fixes correctly?

I have a text in Simplified Chinese, which, when read as UTF-8 begins with ´ÓºÜ¾ÃÒÔÇ°¿ªÊ¼, which the online tool from MandarinTools (first search result for Repair Corrupted Chinese Email) fixes to ...
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filename encoding for windows and linux

My laptop has dual boot systems, one is win7, another is Arch linux, they share a disk. And I downloaded some files into the shared disk in Arch Linux, whose filenames contain Chinese, Korean and ...
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File names garbled in rar archive, possibly double utf8 encoded? Can't figure out how to reverse

I'm trying to restore the uploads folder of a wordpress installation. The folder went through some combination of ftp or sftp transfer and got compressed by rar. (I don't know the exact process, it ...
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Change encoding of a text file in Emacs?

Emacs shows in a text file: Given a finite alphabet \246\262, (empty set) \2016\3221 denoting the set \2016\3221. But it should show Given a finite alphabet Σ, (empty set) ∅ denoting the set ...
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WLMail displays messages correctly on screen, but prints  where there is =C2=A0 for some messages

There are many questions online related to this. And I understand that =C2=A0 stands for non-breaking space when it appears within a mime part with type: Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 My ...
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H.264 Pro Recorder Files not closed properly

I have several files that were recorded using a BlackMagic Design H.264 Pro Recorder. It would appear that somewhere in the process, the recorder did not close out the file properly when the ...
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GNU screen lost encoding settings after detached and reattached

I set the defencoding and encoding in the .screenrc, defencoding GBK encoding GBK GBK After I detached and reattached the session, the encoding settings don't work. screen -r -d -S session How ...
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Preserve text readability while encoding game screencasts

I have a bunch of (almost lossless) 3d game screencasts which now occupy considerable amount of my hdd space. I would like to reduce their size. Overall image quality isn't of great concern, except ...
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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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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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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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Extracting a tar file containing files with Chinese names will make the filenames illegible

On my Mac OS 10.6.8 I had a directory full of files that had Chinese filenames. I proceeded to run tar czf mydir.tar.gz mydir Now when I untar it with tar xzf mydir.tar.gz, the extracted filenames ...
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Email text encoded with ASCII+1 scheme?

Something extremely strange is happening to me. I receive an email newsletter (about film news) and recently most of its text has suddenly begun to look like gibberish. The corresponding article, ...
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Media Encoder w\ Merge Files & SandyBridge Hardware Encoding Support

So i have a Z68 chipset that allows Quick Sync encoding on my i7 processor. I want a media encoder that supports both Hardware encoding and allows me to "merge files". My problem is Fraps breaks my ...
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Fonts and encoding in windows live mail

Sometimes I have non-english emails (arabic for example). When I try to open them with windows live mail, it doesn't show them correctly.. for example such this: ...
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Is it possible to change the font encoding for a Windows GUI application?

I have an application to watch TV on the screen (ComproDTV) installed on a Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Russian edition. The app is localized and supports channel names, teletext etc. in Russian. However, ...
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out of sync video output from adobe media encoder

What do I do? The video is ahead of the audio after encoding it using adobe media encoder. I used the default settings and the video is also monster size(11Gb) The original video is not out of sync, ...
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Encode DVD in Adobe Live Encoder 3.1

Noob question: Can I encode DVD in Adobe Live Encoder 3.1 ? If so, how?
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How much MCPS a Video Decoder on target can consume if the clock speed at which the target runs is know?

Assume there is a hardware board having RISC CPU(e.g. ARM Cortex processor), and associated peripherals, Data cache/Instruction cache, DRAM, and some OS running on it (Say embedded linux) roughly what ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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FFMPEG / x264: can I use pass 1 from one encoding session as pass 2 for another?

Question: Is it legal to use a "pass 1" encoding of a source video at one resolution/bitrate as the input to a "pass 2" encoding of the same source at a different resolution/bitrate? I tried it and ...
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email Encoding for russian mails

I have Exchange 2010 and for email control Flow , we are using Code-two pro tool and i have done all of these steps to make the Correct encoding mentioned in this Link. ...
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Ffmpeg same command, different results local vs server. Video shakes, invalid dropping

I am trying to concat some files without reencode so I use ffmpeg -f concat -i list.txt -c copy out.mp4 On local it works perfect but on a dedicated server video shakes! Is like video is frozen ...
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How Notepad++'s character encoding works?

Link/Synopsis I've made an "Encoding Test" table on one of my free domains with the sole purpose of gaining understanding of character encodings. Here is the link: ...
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How to change encoding in ebook webExe

I have ebook - .exe file, in some encoding. I want to replace the coding, but in the book it can't be made how to be? P.s. .exe file - https://dropmefiles.com/HGmZS
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Default encoding for Lync 2013/Skype for Business

My company uses Lync 2013 for its intra-office messaging system. I work on service tickets and often interact with those who file the tickets through Lync. Part of my job is documenting the ...
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Retrieve/convert character encoding for Arabic in PDF

So I have this English-Arabic dictionary in a clean text format (not sandwiched), but it would be very useful if I could navigate within it or be able to copy the Arabic text properly, which I cannot. ...