Questions about with compression of files, often audio or video.

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Why does Google Chrome replace “fl” with blocks on all PDFs it shows, but Adobe Reader works fine?

When I open PDFs in Chrome that contain words like "files", the "fi" is replaced by a square block. Opening the same PDF in Adobe Reader or Preview works fine. Anyway to fix this?
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The excel doesn't show chinese characters

I download an excel file which contains chinese characters, but the excel on my macbookpro/osx/snow leopard is not able to show these chinese characters. However if I copy a chinese character from ...
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Are there known DTS or Dolby Digital encoded videos readily available on Apple TV for testing?

I am trying to troubleshoot playback of discretely encoded 5.1 audio on Apple TV. It is apparent that Apple TV can "pass through" Dolby Digital (aka AC-3). Are there readily available video clips ...
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How can I force iPod Nano (7th) to play 4:3 video without zooming?

Currently, I'm attempting to watch a video that I have in 4:3 aspect ratio. I've tried messing with the aspect ratio in Handbrake's picture settings but it always seems to zoom to what I'm guessing ...
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How to play .wmv file with a MSS1 stream encoded?

Just wondering if anyone know how to play .wmv file with a MSS1 stream encoded?
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Can TextEdit save as plain text?

When I try to save a new file in TextEdit, I always get a popup saying I can't save with ".txt" at the end of the file name. I want to save a plaintext file, but TextEdit insists on saving as .rtf ...
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What is the best way to convert MPEG-2 videos to MP4 H.264?

I've been playing around, trying to find the best settings for converting DVD files (MPEG-2) to H.264 so that I can store everything in iTunes and watch it on the TV. Most of the stuff I have has been ...
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Add permanent subtitles to a videoclip

I would like to add permanent subtitles to a videoclip. I don't want to use .srt files or similar formats, I'd like to attach the text I want to the movie. Is there a program that can do this easily ...
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How to change encoding on iPad or iPhone mail?

I use Mac OS X, iPad and iPhone. There are occasions when I receive mails send from people who uses Outlook written in different asian languages (Japanese, Korean, Chineses etc.). I could read them ...
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Is there an easy way to reduce quality of .mov files taken from an iPhone?

I've noticed the small movies I take on my iPhone 4 result in large .mov files. For example, a 1 minute movie results in almost a 100MB .mov file. This is running through my cloud storage (Dropbox) ...
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OS X tool to convert MPEG-TS into MPEG-PS

I have a cable tv settop box capable of recording the MPEG-TS bit stream on to a USB-drive similar to what I can do with EyeTV on my Mac. Unfortunately I have found that XBMC and VLC are the only OS ...
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Converting WAV to MP3 using LAME and Automator

I'd like to convert many WAV files to MP3 files using LAME and Automator. I need a script that I could right click a folder and convert all the WAV files inside the folder to MP3 files. I've been able ...
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Video broadcasting application for OS X

I need tips on a good application that you can stream "live" video and publish that on a website. The source is raw video from a video mixer and i will have my os x machine in the middle and then out ...
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Handbrake Settings for New iPad (3rd Gen)

What tweaks can be made to the existing presets for iPad output in Handbrake to optimize for new high resolution of the iPad 3rd Generation?
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Why does stock Mac OS X allow me to rip CDs but not DVDs?

When I insert a music CD into my iMac, iTunes opens and gives me the option to "rip" (i.e. import the content and save as files) the tracks using any of these encoders: AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, MP3, ...
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Problem with Non English(Farsi, …) subtitle

When I want see movie or video in mac os x (with VLC, DivX Player, Quick Time) and want to load subtitle these video player application can't load my subtitle correctly and show in strange text. my ...
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How can I avoid re-encoding of video in iMovie and use it for cutting only?

I have a video that was created on a surveillance camera with the (for video) unsusual resolution of 1280x1024. It's encoded with H.264 and encapsulated in an MP4 AVC container. The quality is rather ...
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Mixing h.264 and AIC video files breaks iMovie thumbnails

I have a set of six XviD .avi files. One of them is larger than the others. I converted them all to h.264 .m4v files with Handbrake, then tried to import them into iMovie directly. Five of the files ...
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Is there any way to bring back H.264 support in Chromium

I'm using Chrome on a daily basis or to be exact, latest-builds of Chromium. I recently uninstalled Flash, in order to increase battery life on my MBP and in general rid my laptop of the evil Flash ...
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Accented characters and terminal redirection

I'm having problems dealing with accented characters in file names in the Terminal. Consider the following: $ touch leão.png $ ls > test.txt $ open -a TextWrangler test.txt The accented ...
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How do you convert video within 10.7 without any 3rd party software

Is it possible to convert video resolution within 10.7 without the use of Handbrake.app or other 3rd party software? I'm not allowed to install any apps on this machine so hence not being able to ...
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How do I encode mp4 files with H.264 (or x264) codec in AVIDemux?

I am trying to get AVIDemux set up with the X264 codec using this tutorial. The following is what goes down when I get to the ./configure --enable-mp4-output command Thomas-Phillipss-MacBook:x264 ...
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Terminal Encoding Not Working For Certain Characters

EDIT This problem was solved in my case by changing terminal emulation from VT100 to xterm. Apparently the two programs I was trying don't behave properly when it comes to VT100 terminal line ...
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Encoding video for the new (2010) Apple TV

What applications are recommended for encoding existing videos from various sources (ripped DVDs, MKVs, AVIs ...) into a format playable by the new (2010) Apple TV?
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Video/Image processing on Apple iPhone4

I know iPhone 4 supports H.264 and MPEG-4 as video codecs, and JPEG and M-JPEG as image codecs. I'm looking to get some information on the iPhone 4's video and image codecs and processing chips/SoC ...
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How to play Apple ProRes 422 outside of QuickTime?

I've received a number of videos encoded in Apple ProRes 422, and it plays fine in QuickTime 7 or X. However, I can't open them in any other player (VLC, mplayer, etc. etc.). What can I do to let ...
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Concatenate two videos recorded with Snapz Pro

I've recorded two videos with Snapz Pro, and I'd like to concatenate them (i.e., have one immediately follow the other in a single file). What's the easiest way to do that? I have iMovie '08 ...
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Free (if possible) Video Converter

I've been getting along with VisualHub (defunct) for a while now, but recently I've needed an expanded set of Codec's, in particular Theora and VP8.1