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Converting multipage TIFFs to smallest editable format

I support a medical office that has been scanning their patient files into multi-page TIFF files. They're huge, and will soon reach 1 TB of storage on their full server. I can batch convert them to ...
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Mac: script to convert a pdf file to Txt and convert linebreaks to cr to crlf

I'm trying to convert multiple PDF files to text and change their line breaks to CRLF, in order to make them readable on Windows. That's what I wrote so far, as a shell script: for f in "$@" do ...
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rsvg-convert rescaling ends up embedding image

I am trying to rescale the following svg image (stackoverflow.svg) <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" ?> <!-- Generator: Adobe Illustrator 19.0.0, SVG Export Plug-In . SVG Version: 6....
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Unable to import textures/models no matter what I do

I use Crafty (Source Engine map file viewer) to open BSP files. But I can't, no matter what I do, get Crafty to import textures, models, or props. The documentation is so limited and conversations ...
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convert mobi to epub

Can somebody help me convert this mobi file into a different format, such as pdf/epub? I've tried both online services and software, but it fails and even freezes in readers as the file is too many ...
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How to use ffmpeg to convert a G711 u-law or a-law file to wav

One of our applications allow user to upload several audio formats like mp3, G711 u-law or a-law etc. and it uses ffmpeg to convert those formats to wav. Convert mp3 to wav seems easy by using the ...
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Ignoring file extension when running program from Windows context menu?

I have added a "convert to JPG" option to my windows context menu. I have accomplished this by setting the context menu to run magick convert %1 %1.jpg. However, while this works, it will leave the ...
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Cropping PDFs for EPUB conversion using BRISS, Ghostscript and/or Calibre

I have a PDF file which is OCRed. I would like to convert it to epub. The main problem is that I'd like to crop my pdf so I do not have duplicate Headers or Page Numbers in my epub. I have tried first ...
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converting time in excel and/or adding +12 hours

I have this time in excel 2019-08-04T06:48:45.000Z It is in GMT time, how do I convert it to +12 hours? So what I want is 2019-08-04T18:48:45.000Z. That's an easier one(just have to change the hour) ...
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Why does ffmpeg's “tonemap” tone mapping filter give me different colors depending on the output format?

I have a source video that is a UHD HDR MKV file using the HEVC codec. Specifically, the input video stream as reported by ffprobe is: hevc (Main 10), yuv420p10le(tv, bt2020nc/bt2020/smpte2084), ...
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importing chapters into audiobooks with ffmpeg

We need to convert some old MKA audio books to the M4B format for our phones, but can't get the output to include the chapter info. We tried two ways to do this but neither one works. The first, ...
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How can I mass save a list of URLs to PDF?

I have a list of URLs for recipes that I want to save as PDFs before my subscription to the site runs out. A friend wrote an AutoHotKey script that will take the URLs and use the Print to PDF option ...
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old computer fonts not working

i will be as fast i can be for describing the problem i have... i have some very old greek fonts... they're supposed to have greek characters in but i can't make them work. Downloaded even a Font ...
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Converting m4a (alac) to flac using ffmpeg, output is lower quality?

I'm trying to convert my imported music collection to flac for compatibility reasons. Anyway, I'm converting using this command: ffmpeg -i file.m4a file.flac Now technically, this works fine, and ...
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MediaWiki 1.32: Error creating thumbnail: Unable to save thumbnail to destination

I've been running MediaWiki 1.19 on Fedora 24 for ~3 yrs with zero problems. Unfortunately my Linux box died, so was forced to move to MacOS + MediaWiki upgrade. It hasn't been fun. I've finally got ...
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How to batch convert a specific DTS audio track language of multiple MKV files to Dolby Digital?

I now the tool PopCorn MKV AudioConverter to convert all DTS audio tracks of a MKV file to DD. It is able to convert multiple MKVs in a folder as well. But it is not able to convert only if: - MKV ...
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Convert animated gif to animated webp using FFmpeg

How can I convert animated gif (with Alpha channel) to animated webp? I stuck with transparent background, I can't figure out how to convert gif with transparent background to webP with transparent ...
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Does converting 128kbps m4a to 128kbps mp3 mean anything?

So I have quite a bunch of these m4a files and I want to know if converting 128kbps m4a to mp3 will degrade it's quality in any way. For those who ask why I do it I have huge podcast library and it's ...
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How to convert multiple UTF-8 files to ANSI format?

I really don't know much about computer, but in order to use another converter I need my files to not contain any UTF-8 character, I thought this PowerShell command did the job: foreach($i in ls -...
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Need to convert DFF(old access file) to SQL or access file

I have DDF (old Access file) files that I need to convert to SQL file or Access file. Does anyone know which program I can use? "MDB Admin" & "Stellar Repair for Access" does not do the work (...
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Floating Point Wrong Mantissa

I have a question about floating-point numbers. I'm trying to convert some sensor data but the end value is a bit different for the real value (about 10% difference). I tried to convert the data with ...
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How to convert Codesoft .LAB files to parsable plain text?

I have ~1000 sticker label .LAB files. I would need to convert these to some plain text format so that the contents of the files could be parsed with Python. Codesoft has an option to choose from a ...
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ffmpeg wav to pcm and back (invalid data found)

I'm having problems getting ffmpeg to convert wav to pcm. I want to convert A WAV file pcm_s24le, 44100 Hz, mono, s32 (24 bit), 1058 kb/s to A RAW (PCM) file s16le, 48000 Hz, mono I've tried even ...
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Kdenlive convert 1080p to 720p text blurry

I have recorded video mp4 in FULL HD. If I render it with the same resolution 1080p - looks great. However, I have a requirement to convert my videos to 720p. If I select to render to 720p in ...
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Can I convert multi-files mkv with softsub to mp4 with hardsub?

I want to convert multi-files mkv with softsub to mp4 with hardsub.
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Why would a utility designed for file management work out of alphabetical order?

In an isolated environment, I am using an .EML to .MSG file converter, ReliefJet Essentials, to convert a large repository of files (in the hundreds of thousands), keeping directory structure intact - ...
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Hyperlink in PDF cannot open Excel files with macros

I am trying to convert a Word document (.docx) to a PDF. The .docx file has a few links to Word (.docx) and Excel (.xlsm NOT .xls) files. Both file types work when I click the hyperlink IN Word. ...
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How to batch process pictures to split and reassemble them vertically?

I have 6,000 pictures with two horizontal bars of text in them, one at the top, one at the bottom. The goal is to cut the top bar and put it under the bottom bar of text. How would I do that in a ...
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Converting USB keyboard to RS232

In my workplace we use an old software that accepts keyboard input, but only from a keyboard that's connected to a COM port. We have an old converter that has a PS2 keyboard input and converts it to ...
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ffmpeg gif frames overlapping when made from transparent images

I'm trying to make a gif from a series of transparent pngs but when I play the resulting gif back the frames overlap the first frame can be seen through. Here's the command I was using(as part of a ...
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Once BAT is compiled into an EXE, I can't get embedded EXE's to run properly

I have created a batch file that lets me change the static IP Address or enable DHCP of my network adapters. It works wonderfully. I execute several EXE files written by Horst Schaeffer. They are Wbox,...
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How to convert .xml to stardict dictionary format?

I can't convert .xml to stardict dictionary. It says ''permission denied'' when i try to convert via penelope. I tried this line as for an example: $ penelope -i INPUT_FILE -j INPUT_FORMAT -f ...
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Why are wav and mp3 files different lengths in some tools and frameworks?

Using Audacity, I have exported a mp3 file from a very short wav file. Bringing the mp3 file back into Audacity and viewing the wav and mp3 together shows the files as different lengths with (mostly!)...
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Unable to connect a TTL to USB converter to a phone

I have been unable to connect the USB side of a TTL-to-USB converter to a phone by using a Female-Female USB A adapter and a normal mobile phone cable (which can handle data). This is the converter ...
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convert youtube audio to wav for linux without ffmpeg or avconv

Is there a simple command-line utility for unix available to use to convert an .m4a audio file or .webm file (that I can generate from youtube-dl) to a wave (.wav) file? I tried ffmpeg and it gives ...
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Using ffmpeg to convert video: solution to rejected AMV container?

Someone at Reddit inspires me to try this command: ffmpeg -r 25 -i input.mp4 -c:v amv -vf scale=160:128 output.amv Sadly, that produces an error: Unable to find a suitable output format for 'output....
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Using 110-220v charger to charge laptop battery which says 14.8 v

I am sorry if this seems a silly question but I am worried about ruining my laptop. The battery of my laptop no longer worked. It was 14.6 V /2670 mAh. I had been charging this with 220v plug socket ...
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Wget - Convert links after download

I've downloaded a page with wget -m a good while ago. The internal links were not converted correctly so whenever the url includes a ? (GET parameters), the link is broken. If I change the ? in the ...
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Need basic help for extracting, then writing headers to .wmf from .rtf

Task: I have hundreds of binary rtf files with thousands of wmf files so ^c for these pics in the rtfs, then, then ^v in a graphics program (like IrfanView) works but would take months. By ...
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Formula to convert hours to days

name day1 day2 day3 day4 day5 totalhr DAY person1 2hr 4hr 1.5hr 1hr 2hr 11.5 Person2 3hr 2.4hr 2hr 2hr 3hr 12.5 Person3 3hr 2hr 2hr 2hr 3hr 12hr I have an Excel ...
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How do/can I convert .ebl files to any common audio format?

I have a number of .ebl files which I want to convert to any common audio format (wav or aif for example). Finder recognises them as "Emu EmulatorX Sample" while file (unix) says they are "IFF data".
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Excel: Converting horizontal table into vertical

I'm currently working on a table which has 900+ columns and 20 rows. For filtring and query search purpose, I want to convert it into a vertical table with the help of cell reference or pivot or any ...
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Lossless H.264 MOV cannot be opened with Quicktime

I believe that this question is not the same as Lossless H.264 MP4 file created from images cannot be played in QuickTime because that question, and its answer, pertains to converting a series of PNG ...
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How can I convert all texts in SVG to paths via command line?

I am looking for a cli tool which takes a svg file (and maybe font files) and produces a svg file which has all texts converted to paths (curves). I know it is possible to embed a font, but this is ...
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FFmpeg can't convert mov with alpha channel to webm with alpha channel

I am trying to convert a mov with alpha channel to a webm with alpha channel by ffmpeg. However, what I got was the webm video without alpha channel. My methods are based on those link: Alpha ...
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Add a new ImageMagick command in an existing batch file

I have this batch file: for %%f in (*.svg) do ( "C:\Program Files\Inkscape\inkscape.com" ^ -z ^ --export-background-opacity=0 ^ --export-height=256 ^ --export-png="%%~nf_256x256.png" ^ --...
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Flac to mp3 conversion offsets sound by a few ms

When running this simple conversion command: ffmpeg -i fileA.flac fileB.mp3 , the mp3 output is offset by about 5 ms. This does not happen if I try to convert to Vorbis/Ogg (i.e ffmpeg -i fileA.flac ...
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FFmpeg: convert an image's raw binary data to audio format (for databending purposes)

This article describes how one can mess with an image by converting its raw binary representation to audio PCM and applying audio effects to it, before converting back. The method it recommends is to ...
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What is the best method to convert a pdf file to word document that contains both English and Arabic letters

I have this pdf file https://www.dropbox.com/sh/thhjvtlzebe20ab/AADVLBVntblYi4Nyi_SlXVRNa?dl=0 which contains English and Arabic language. I want to convert it to .docx file and there are many ways ...
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MP3 File can't be properly converted by any program, always gets cut to <1 second in length

I can't for the life of me figure this out, there's an mp3 file I'm trying to convert to wav with 1 channel on a linux server. I always use sox however sox happily converts it exactly how I want, ...