A file format is a particular way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file.

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What encoding parameters are used for the /Windows/Media sound files?

Specifically, what's the: Encoding (e.g. signed 16-bit PCM, 32-bit float, A-Law, 24-bit AWVW, VOX ADPCM, etc.) Byte order (e.g. little-endian or big-endian) Channel count (e.g. 1/mono, 2/stereo) ...
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How to read Daisy format book on mac?

I have downloaded an ebook which as they had mention, is in daisy format. It is a zip file containing a number of files with strange extensions. How do I read it on mac?
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Creating bitmap fonts with just text editor?

I'd like to design a few icons for my window manager. For this purpose, I'd like to use bitmap fonts such as siji (which is too small for my needs, unfortunately): But instead of using large ...
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Is TIFF a good file format to scan my old photos in? [closed]

I'm scanning in my old paper photos from the 80s and 90s. From this answer I know I should use 600dpi. But the scanning office is also asking me if I want JPEG of TIFF. I know JPEG is lossy, so I ...
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Making An Image Background Transparent

I followed these two direction Making the background of an image transparent in Gimp and Gimp Tutorial – How to make an image background transparent You can find the image here on Bing Images. The ...
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Windows converted all files to .lwsdnrl format?

I have some problems with Windows XP. After scanning the whole file system with anti-virus program, each and every file got an extension ".lwsdnrl" ? Even if I try to open the file with the ...
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Decode settings file of Procmon

I would like to programmatically run Process Monitor with differences in its filtering settings. To do this I need to generate it a configuration file that will be loaded when Procmon starts. Procmon ...
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Player for playing .mp4sub files

I have just downloaded a bunch of .mp4 files, which are accompanied by .mp4sub files. There are exactly three .mp4sub (named b, c and d) files for each .mp4 (named a). Example pattern: a_Astra.mp4, ...
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How can I read .djvu files on Kindle?

I received some weird science books in .djvu format. Would like to put them on a Kindle. Found some obscure software which I can use for that i.e. http://willus.com/k2pdfopt/, but I have no way to ...
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Create your own file format [closed]

How do I create my own file format? I would like to create a file format similar to a text file but with metadata, etc. How do I do this in Windows?
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How to determine a .tib extension from acronis image file type

I have windows 7 64 bit professional OS in my laptop.Recently I have created a backup of my hard drive with acronis(http://www.acronis.com/en-us/) image creator. Now I would like to find the resultant ...
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Best format for compression of large amount of small files

I tried to use .rar and I get a great rate of compression. However it take a lot of time to show the folder structure when I open the .rar file (tried different programs), it looks it is needed to ...
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Prefered format(s) for data efficency in full rendered quality. (assumed raster) [closed]

I recently tried compressing a set of desktop wallpapers and found the compression ration not satiable for the access time. I have assumed there are some file format specific compression/optimization ...
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Most-playback-performance video-file-format?

I have lots of MP4 MKV MOV files of various lengths, resolutions, audio formats, audio and image quality.What should I convert them to to have most playback performance without quality loss? My ...
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What video format works both on Windows and all Apple products out-of-the-box?

What format and encoding should I use for video that would play out-of-the-box on both Windows and all Apple products (iPad, iPhone, etc.)? I know that the correct way to render an animation, is to ...
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Why does Microsoft Word open Word 6.0 Binary Documents and Templates in Protected View by default? Is there a reason I shouldn't turn that off?

I have a .doc file which, because of the format it's saved in, Word 2013 opens in Protected view. I can't edit, save, or print it: I would like to do at least one of those things with this file. I ...
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PNG file has different colours in different programs

I downloaded an icon from Icons8. With their tool I recolored it to dark blue (#2c3e50). After unpacking and uploading the 48px icon I got the following result: As you can see the color is not ...
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Playback for a PSF file

Note: This question was previously on serverfault.com and found out that was the wrong place for it so I moved it and the answer to here. I downloaded some footage from my apartment buildings ...
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External hard drive won't format due to “read-only” files

I have an external hard drive that has all of my media and files on it. It normally boots right up, but for some reason it's been having trouble. I normally use it on 2 computers, one with windows ...
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USB Drive Format for Reading/Writing 4GB+ Files on OSX and Windows

I am trying to settle on a drive file format which is compatible with OSX and Windows for reading/writing 4GB+ files. Linux support would be a bonus. Using FAT is a no go since it does not support ...
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“%1” in the “Open With menu” in Windows 8.1

While trying to choose the program to open some .TGA files, I clicked "Open with" and what I saw was that there is an option "%1", and it's selected by default. What is that? Is it a bug in registry ...
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Identify Mac circa 1993 Word Processing Application

We have some circa 1993 documents we need to access at work, but cannot determine the application used to create them. They were produced on Apple Mac, and the 3 1/2" floppy discs we have contain 3 ...
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.ddd file - Verity Documentum?

I work in computer forensics - one of the data sets that I have recently been asked to analyse contains a number of .ddd files that I have so far been unable to open. Reading through these files in a ...
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How to open a .flp file

I have a .flp file from http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Recorder-Planning-6181199/ which I would like to open. It seems that this is an ActivStudio Flipchart file. How can I open it in ...
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How can I convert a MUS file to a MIDI file

I have a bunch of .mus files to .mid format to import them into Guitar Pro 6. Does anyone know of a currently working method?
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How can we discover what programming language was used to make a software?

How can we discover what programming language a software was written in? For example: Office, Photoshop or any other application and their corresponding languages (C#, Java or ...). Does anyone know?
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Why are there no video formats that support transparency?

Why are there no [widely supported] video formats that support transparency? For example, the PNG image format supports transparency, allowing for some interesting effects in websites and documents. ...
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Convert CWP file (Cakewalk Studio) to MIDI/WAV/MP3

I don't own Cakewalk studio any more but I have a bunch of old .CWP files I'd like to convert to MIDI/WAV/MP3. How is this possible without purchasing Cakewalk
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Why do .avi formatted files tend to be larger?

I think this is a pretty common knowledge, but i'm just curious to know the cause. A little example. When i edit a video and export it to the .avi format, it resulted in a +600MB video file. However, ...
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Windows 8 - Photo app tile - Can't set picture for tile

Prior to the windows 8.1 update I was able to choose any given photo from my pictures library and set it as the tile to appear on my start screen. However, as soon as I updated my laptop, the photo I ...
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How can I render 3D objects from a list of triangular coordinates?

I tried asking this question on StackOverflow with slightly different phrasing. It wasn't answered and we determined that it was off-topic. It wasn't moved, so I'm asking here. I have a file (created ...
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What's the file format to move an html bookmark file into Firefox 26

Running Firefox 26.0 under XP, I exported my bookmarks to an Html file, to clean up and then import them to my new computer running Windows 7 64-bit professional. The file is down to about 2500 url ...
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Appending one file to the end of another

I know from guides like this that it's pretty easy to add a RAR archive to the end of a JPG. What I'm wanting to know is whether it's only JPG files that can handle extra data at the end, and whether ...
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Intellij 12+: is there a way to set default code style?

I work with a lot of javascript files that are not suffixed by ".js", so Intellij renders no code style at all (no coloration or auto-complete) unless I put <script> tags around the code (which ...
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Fix Linux-made png file for use on Windows

There is a particular icon library that I really like from DeviantArt. Now, I have downloaded the package that has the png files inside (I know the ico files are there, but I want the png files). ...
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Optimal file format for USB3 memory [duplicate]

Which is the best choice and why for formatting a USB3 memory stick? FAT32 was the out of the box, but the file size limit is a to small. FAT32 NTFS exFAT Size, speed and stability are good ...
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how to open file of extension pcxm and get details about them

I have a file with extension .pcxm. It is new for me I haven't heard about this file format. Can anybody guide me how to view/open such file and also explain what type this file is and for what ...
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How do I get Gimp to save by default in `.xcf.bz2` instead of `.xcf`?

I want to always save my Gimp images as .xcf.bz2 to save disc space, but I have to change it manually to.bz2 each type I save. Is there way to set to change the default save file format to .xcf.bz2?
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Recover a MicroSD memory

I connected my MicroSD Memory to a computer and when the computer was reading data from it, I suddenly removed it from the computer. Now there is no files in memory and it's empty BUT My Computer ...
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amr files properties - recording date viewer

I used my old Nokia phone to record some conversations. I copied the files to my computer. Files are in amr format. The problem is I don't remember when did I record those files. Is there a property ...
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What is the significance of these different width, height and resolution parameters?

An image with a pixel resolution of 640 x 480 has additional dimension and resolution parameters according to exiftool. I'm unsure what they mean. Why are the X / Y Resolution parameters the ...
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What vim settings do I need so vim ftp write does not convert to dos format?

This question is really about being able to write a file using gVim or command line vim without its file type (Unix) being changed to DOS. This problem is not happening in command line vim directly on ...
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How do I install PostgreSQL 9.1.4 on RHEL 5?

I specifically need version 9.1.4 --- unfortunately there are no ifs, ands, or buts. It's not my decision. I have downloaded the .run file available from PostgreSQL's SourceForge listing, but I can't ...
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Is there a single catch-all-features tracked music format?

I have an archive of old(ish) tracked music in various formats - .mod, .s3m, .it and Commodore 64 .sid files. Is there a single, well-supported, tracked music format with a super-set of the features ...
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Foobar - How to exclude non-music files?

I drop my "Music" folder to foobar2000, all songs are included in the playlist, but also the other files (like album-art.jpg) are also included. When I'm shuffling, those files appear on the list and ...
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Can VLC Player save an `.mpg` file?

I have a short family video on DVD. I've successfully used VLC player to save it as a file, but it has a file extension of .ps. I want to put it in a Picasa album, but Picasa only recognizes videos ...
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How to read Daisy format book?

I have downloaded an ebook which as they had mention, is in daisy format. It is a zip file containing a number of files with strange extensions. How do I read it?
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What file extension does a tab delimited file have?

Comma delimited files usually have a file extension of .csv. What file extension should a tab delimited file have? When doing an export from Excel, it saves it as .txt when selecting tab delimited, ...
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Unable to open DicomViewer file without CD

I don't know if this question belongs here or not but it is an emergency for me. I just got my father's angiogram report as a DICOM file but I am unable to view it. When I try to open the file I get ...
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Archive / compression formats or tools which support multiple file forks or streams?

Lately I've become interested in the ability of several filesystems including Apple's HFS+ and Microsoft's NTFS which support two or more data streams. In Mac terminology these were most widely ...