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

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Character encoding in Safari Mobile

I've developped a website using JSF, which is accessed by Safari mobile running on Iphone 5C. Most of the Iphones behave correctly, send the text encoded as it should, but on one of them, text is ...
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How can I change the encoding of a subtitle file?

I have a subtitle .srt file. Is there an app which can change the encoding of this file. (I guess it's encoding is Arabic(windows-1256) but vlc and MXPlayer didn't open it.) The link of subtitle is ...
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Droplet with a progress bar?

First of all, apologies for my ignorance on the subject. All of this ffmpeg and automation is new for me and sometimes I cannot see even evident things. I am learning command lines to encode videos ...
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Can iTunes be made to play Apple ProRes files?

My videos encoded as Apple ProRes are playable in Quicktime but not in iTunes. Is there anything I can do to make iTunes play them? Apple's support page suggests to me that iTunes can play any .MOV ...
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How to paste Chinese/Unicode characters to Terminal?

I'm trying to paste some Chinese: 你好世界 to my Terminal, but instead I've got ^L or some other weird characters. The same happens for other unicode characters (such as £āēīōūśṣṭēīōū) when pasting or ...
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How do I simply import mini-DV content onto a Mac?

I have a number of old mini-DV tapes that I would like to import into my Macbook. All I want to do is for an app to read the contents of the tape and produce a single MP4 combining all of the clips ...
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iMac won't recognise .MTS videos on my hard drive, how can I play them?

We just purchased an iMac yesterday to view our travel videos. The thing is, all the videos we have stored on our external Hard Drive are in the .MTS file format (AVCHD). The thing is, the Mac or ...
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I am getting an error 'pack with invalid duration' using ffmpeg with concat on Yosemite

I am executing: ffmpeg -i concat:"intro.mp4|movie.mp4" -codec copy output.mp4 and am getting error: [mp4 @ 0x7fc5f984ae00] Packet with invalid duration -1975 in stream 1 I can't seem to figure ...
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how to add video title without re-encoding the video

How can I add a video title, in the start of a video, without re-encoding the actual video and losing the quality? is it possible in iMovie or Adobe Premiere Pro ? or even any Windows software? is it ...
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Why won't video from ffmpeg show in QuickTime, iMovie or quick preview?

I've been using ffmpeg for the occasional video conversion for quite some time, and recently discovered that H.264 (libx264) videos generated by ffmpeg aren't working in iMovie or QuickTime (nor will ...
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How to watch a .ts video file on an iPad

I've got a .ts video file on my harddrive, and I would like to transfer it to my iPad to watch it there. Here's some data about the file in question: Size: 3.5 GB 1 Video Stream: h264, 1920x1080 2 ...
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Mail.app showing odd characters instead of actual text

I have this problem happening on a new 2011 Macbook Air with the latest version of Lion. When viewing emails, the text is coming through as odd characters that look like a capital A in a box (see ...
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Multithreaded Video Converter on Mac?

Is there an app for Mac that can distribute a single video encoding job to several thread to utilize the full potential of the system? I used an application called iFlicks to do video encoding, and ...
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Is it possible to convert Blurays to my iPad?

Following on from my previous question, I was wondering if anyone could help me. I have a new iPad, so technically capable of displaying HD movies. And I own plenty of Bluray discs. So I was ...
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In iPhoto, convert MJPEG videos to H.264?

In iPhoto, I've got some old MJPEG videos that don't transfer to my iPod Touch. I've got new videos that I took with my iPod Touch that are in the H.264 format, so they transfer fine, of course. How ...
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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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iPod 2G not allowing sync of supported video

I have some videos that I would like to copy onto an old iPod Touch 2Gen for my daughter, so that she doesn't have to see the horror of YouTube. The specs for the device (as taken from here) show ...
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Auto add subtitles into the MP4 videos?

I am using Handbrake to convert various movies to MP4 format, so they can be played by iPhone/Ipad... but by default Handbrake does not include the subtitles inside the output files. I am looking for ...
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iTunes 12 Won't Play MP4 Files That Work in Quicktime Player

Mostly as the title says; I have a bunch of movie files that I encoded especially using Handbrake (veryslow preset, de-noise filter, nothing else changed) and which worked fine in iTunes 11. However, ...
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Rotate a video taken on an iPhone, and save it as an MP4

I was recording a video on an iPhone and I had it "upside down" by mistake, meaning the camera was in the bottom-right corner rather than the top-left. When I watch the video on my Mac in Quicktime, ...
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How to fully automate video conversion to mp4, iTunes friendly format?

I am looking to implement a fully automated solution that will pick video files from an incoming directory, process them and put the result to iTunes special "Automatically Add to iTunes" directory. ...
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Which encoding should I choose for Persian .srt subtitle?

I want to watch a video with MPLAYERX and add a Persian subtitle to it. Which encoding should I choose?
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Folder Action to convert with ffmpeg a whole subfolder of videos

In another question I have found a usefull script (below) that works on single and multiple files but only when they are added directly to a folder with action enabled. Problem is my program produces ...
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Converting Video using Handbrake for iPad Mini first Gen

I have recently received a first gen iPad Mini. My experience with Handbrake is limited. Can anyone recommendation what settings to use on Handbrake to convert HD source ( mostly 1280 x 720 ) to watch ...
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Help with batch encode using HandBrakeCLI?

I am trying to set up a system to batch encode a bunch of videos and the main problem with using the GUI is that I need to add subtitle tracks and occasionally two audio tracks so it is very tedious ...
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Converting AVCHD files to mp4

I have recently recorded some college lectures using my Canon handycam. The files I seem to have are in AVCHD format. I'd like to know if there is a relatively fast method to convert them into .mp4 ...
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Record long webcam video / avoid re-encoding / save video-capture instantly

I want to record a very long video, approximately three hours, over an external webcam. Short videos work very fine with QuickTime and its built-in "New Movie Recording" function. As long as they are ...
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Convert a bunch of MKV files to MP4 to read them in iTunes

I have a bunch of mkv files that are encoded as MPEG-4 video and AC-3 audio. I usually use Subler to convert the mov into mp4 to read them in iTunes, but the AC-3 audio is unreadable by Subler or ...
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How can I import GoPro mp4 video to iMovie 11?

I have video in an MP4 file from a GoPro camera. It imports fine into iMovie on my iPad Mini and I can edit it there, but I'd rather edit in iMovie 11 on my Mac (OSX 10.9). However, iMovie 11 won't ...
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iTunes suddenly rejecting mp4 downloads from torrent networks

For a while I have been able to add most videos coming from torrent network without problems unless they were avi encoded. But for a few weeks now, I have had to re-encode all of the mp4 videos that I ...
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What in the world is happening on Handbrake on my Mac?

I have used handbrake once successfully, to rip my first season of Boardwalk Empire to my Mac. But now any time after that first successful try, it gives me images like this: where it is all ...
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ffmpeg transcoding audio to MPEG-4 HE AAC instead of AAC

I have an Automator script that uses ffmpeg to re-encapsulate a video file into an mp4 container with its audio transcoded to aac while leaving the video as is. for f in "$@" do ...
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How do I convert an .mkv video to iPad format with subtitles?

I have a .mkv video with SSA/ASS subtitles & I want to convert it to .mp4 so I can watch it on my iPad. The video converts without errors but the subtitles are not there. How do I fix this?
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How to keep Mail from encoding messages with the old charset=windows-1252?

A few of my colleagues using Mail, and myself, are unwillingly and without any knowledge of this misbehaviour, sending messages encoded with a charset of windows-1252: Content-Type: text/plain; ...
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Unable to add self-ripped HD+SD encodes to iTunes 11

For a while now, iTunes has supported the concept of "HD+SD" files. Instead of having two separate files, one for the SD version and another for the HD version of a movie or TV show, iTunes can ...
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Automator Workflow - Convert FLAC to MP3

I would like to have an Automator Workflow that converts FLAC to Mp3. Right now I am using this shell script which works fine and preserves ID3 Tags: #!/bin/bash for f in "$@"; do [[ "$f" != ...
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How do I fix a bad file name encoding on an Intel Mac?

On occasion I get files that have names mangled (mis-encoded, often from an archive file) by the senders. How do I fix the encoding on an Intel Mac? I am aware of Apple's File Name Encoding Repair ...
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how can I write on my screen using terminal?

How can I write on my computer screen or open an application like notes and write on it from Terminal?? I can open up notes or any other app/document.
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Best way to import analog video (VHS) to Mac

I have some old VHS tapes that I would like to digitize. I have seen some expensive converter boxes, that come with proprietary software, that you can buy that will auto-encode and create a DVD for ...
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How to change encoding in Mail in OS X Mavericks?

Normally I would open Mail.app, click Message → Encoding → [One of the Cyrillic encodings]. But since the upgrade I don't see text encoding option in Message menu. How to change to use one ...
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Can you change an MOV to an MP4 without transcoding?

How can change video container from .mov to .mp4 without touching the video itself? Preferably a GUI app. I have a bunch of videos in .mov and since .mp4 is more widespread I want to use that, but I ...
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Increase Audio Volume of MOV-Video in OS X

I have a MOV-Video file and I want to increase the volume of the audio layer without reencoding the entire video. Is there a way to solve this problem?
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Utility to re-encode mp3s

I'm looking to batch re-encode 96-kbit mp3s to a higher rate (yes, sounds bizarre, but I'm sure it is possible). Would anyone know of such a utility? I believe Goldwave in Windows can do this.
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Apple Mail fails to interpret

I use Apple Mail Version 4.6 (1085) under OS 10.6.8. From time to time I find this kind of thing in my Inbox: --_004_366988BF4C7E3E47BD2D208797A90F7E01662044FD892008SERVERL_ Content-Type: ...
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How to convert mov to swf?

I have a QuickTime .mov file which I want to convert to swf format. Is there any tool for Mac? I already search here for a similar question but couldn't find any. The google search directed me to ...
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What format and encoding does iPhone save video clips in?

Using the default Photo/Video application. Tried to find any info regarding this on Apple's web site with no success. Does anyone have the specs on this?
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How can I rip a DVD so that it has multiple audio tracks and subtitles available when synced with my iPad?

I'm in the process of ripping my DVD collection to disk for backup, syncing with my iPad, and protecting from my toddlers. I'd like to have the commentary (if available) and subtitles with the video ...
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What's the optimal Handbrake setting to convert AVI for editing in iMovie/Final Cut?

A friend has a Canon still camera (the PowerShot G9) that has a movie mode. My research shows that the camera produces 30 fps VGA-sized AVI files (probably uncompressed). She wants to send the footage ...
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Free video converter where I can choose video/audio codec?

I'm looking for free (or < 10$) video converter on mac with following features: Another features which are welcome: option to choose file format (.mpg, .avi etc) option to choose video/audio ...
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Best video encoding to preserve Macbook Air battery life?

I am about to take a long flight and would like to take my 13" Macbook Air (late 2010 model) to watch some movies. I don't have a DVD drive, so I will be ripping DVDs (that I own), encoding them, and ...