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

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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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Change line endings and delimiter format (permanently) when saving to CSV from Excel

I'm using Excel on Mac and it's always painful to have to reopen all exported CSVs in another text editor just to change the line endings from "CR" to "LF" and the delimiter from ";" to "," Is there ...
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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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Who is EmilyMarieDaunt or How to read/reverse engineer Master Clips DCF file

Many years ago, I purchased Masterclips 1,250,000. It is a set of about 14 GB of images split between 28 or so CD's. The included MasterClips browsing software still works, more or less, on a modern ...
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vim “modeline” equivalent for eclipse?

In our project different developers use different editing tools. Some use vim, some use eclipse. The nature of the project requires some files with DOS line endings, some with Unix line endings. It ...
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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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Is Workbook.FileFormat available to the Excel UI (specifically when the file type can't be saved)

As a programmer I eventually located the file type of a .d extension file loaded successfully by Excel 2007 by interrogating Workbook.FileFormat via VBA, but can a normal user determine it is a DBF4 ...
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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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.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 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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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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How to view LuraWave images on Linux?

I have a number of images I compressed as LuraWave before I knew about advantages of open formats in general and Jpeg2000 or c44 in particular. What is the simplest way to view *.lwf images in Linux? ...
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If you cancel a file transfer in the middle of transfer, then can you read the partial parts of the file that were transferred?

If it's a text file, can you do it? Maybe after using a HexEdit to edit out a few digits on the header or footer? What if it's any other type of file?
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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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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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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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What Audio Format Is This?

I'm having trouble finding something to play this audio file, can anybody help? All I know is its file extension and it plays via Androids MediaPlayer. MediaInfo and GSpot doesn't give me anything. ...
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Hyperlinking to other files in Word 2010

What I’m finding is that hyperlinks to bookmarks in other existing files still won’t work because standard Word 2010 file format appears to be .xml, which doesn’t support bookmarks. You get this ...
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Which file formats can be played slower (or faster) than normal in Windows Media Player?

Some file formats (or some files that are coded used some codecs) can be played in Windows Media Player "slow" or "fast". I can enable this by right clicking on the movie while watching, clicking ...
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Playlist file format for video segments

Is there a playlist file format listing segments of files instead of entire files? For example it would start playing a file jumping straight to 3'12", play it untill 5'42" and switch to the next ...
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Convert compressed SWF to AVI (or MPEG etc) via FFmpeg

ffmpeg -i compressed.swf out.avi gives the error [swf @ 0x10180b000]Compressed SWF format not supported so I tried swfcombine -d compressed.swf -o decompressed.swf ffmpeg -i decompressed.swf ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Opening Forwarded emails from Mac Users

I am running Outlook 2007. Whenever a mac user forwards me an email, it has a MIME type, "x-apple-msg-attachment" . What program can I use to view such messages? Outlook won't open them.
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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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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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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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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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Temp files of recorded meeting of webex are copied and unable to play the .DAT file (that has video + audio)

I found the files in Temp folder, when I opened the recorded session through the link provided and I copied them to my desktop but now I am facing an issue. How could I open and play these. I had ...
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Open source, command-line tool to convert Excel .xls to .xlsx without Excel

I'm looking for an open source, command-line tool to convert files from the old, binary Excel ".xls" format to the new (Excel 2007) Open XML .xlsx, without Excel installed, on a Windows PC. Ideas? ...