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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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MySQL csv excel greek characters

I developed an application using Bottle web framework and Python, to import some data into MySQL database. Most of the data where in Greek characters. On my application side, i didn't any further ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...