the process of translating the data in a file from one format or encoding to another

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How can I convert JPG into PDF easily?

Is there any way to batch convert .jpg files into single .pdf files?
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Playing and editing DV-AVI files on a Mac

I have loads of video files that I have transferred from MiniDV tapes and onto my computer. I used firewire cable and something called WinDV to transfer them and as far as I know they are saved in the ...
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Batch command line “convert” tool corrupting first file in folder

-convert txt * -output * I am batch converting some RTFs to TXTs. For some reason, the first (only the first and always the first) file in the directory does not convert AND gets corrupted by the ...
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How to hear/view files with extensions .VOB, .IFO, and .BUP on a Mac

A friend of mine just got a new MacBook and is trying to look at some files she had from her old Wintel boxen with .VOB, .IFO, and .BUP file extensions. What Mac conversion or viewing utility or app ...
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Extracting data from old Mac resource files

What utility or tool that runs which under Mac OS X 10.6 can I use to extract data (icon images and strings, etc.) from old Mac OS 7 (and earlier) resource files/resource forks? (...files created ...
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How can I convert a DMG to ISO on Mac OS X (preferably for free)?

I have medical records within Windows software within a DMG disk image. How can I convert the DMG to an ISO format on Mac OS X? Is it possible to do it within Disk Utility or CLI easily, or do I need ...
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How can I convert a Word (.doc or .docx) file to a PDF on an iPad?

I would have thought this was one of Goodreader's many tricks, but it doesn't seem to be the case.
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How to Download m3u8 stream to local HD in OS X?

The file in question looks like this: http://​website.com/somenumbers/somenumbers/somename.ts.m3u8 The file in question isn't a live stream. It's a recording. I've tried using the ffmpeg library ...
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Are .apple files potentially synonymous (or a wrapper to) .dmg files?

We lost a .dmg file on an harddrive. Our tech guy was able to recover files from the drive but not one of them is a .dmg file. But they are a lot of .apple file. Can the .dmg file we are looking for ...
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Is there an app that will convert a movie to an image sequence?

Does anyone know a mac app for converting a movie (.mov) to a series of images ? I know quicktime could do this in the olden days, but that features has been deleted.
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What's the best way to extract audio from a video file?

I am a huge fan of HandBrake. It is the epitomé of simple. Select a video file (or DVD), select a preset, select an output path, click Start. A certain amount of time later relative to the ...
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doc to docx conversion in Automator

Can someone point me to an automator workflow that: Loops through finder items (I know how to do this) Converts each .doc file to .docx Save the converted file in the same directory as the original ...
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Convert XML to CSV or XLSX

I have a large XML file (11MB) which I need to open in Excel for processing. I have MS Excel for Mac 2011 and when I try to open the XML file, it just opens it as plain text (seems that this is a ...
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What's the best way to display (and print) rtf files

My son gets his homework assignments online as rtf files. On his Macbook, they are automatically opened with textedit which won't display graphics and other elements correctly or at all. So, he will ...
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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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How to decode a .chm file?

I'd like to extract content of old .chm file into individual html files. Is there an app or command line tool for this?
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Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?

What's the most efficient way to export tunes bought with iTunes that are protected aac to FLAC for playing on other music hardware (still for personal use)? 2 methods I can think of so far are: ...
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Xls to csv - Numbers creates multiple csv files for some reason

I have a small xls file which 200Kb of size. When I export it to csv format, Numbers creates multiple csv files. How do I make it create a single one?
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Are there any native tools for SVG conversion on OS X?

How can I convert SVG image to something raster? Are there any native [command-line] tools on OS X that can do that? I am able to open them in Safari or Firefox, but doing "Save as..." only proposes ...
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Convert bdf file to ttf

I'm trying to convert HelveticaCY.dfont to a ttf font. The MacOS softs that I used didn't work well so I tried Fondu which gave me this files : HelveticaCY-10.bdf HelveticaCY-12.bdf HelveticaCY.dfont ...
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Converting an SVG file, without using Imagemagick or Inkscape

I sometimes need to convert SVG files to a different format. Thus far I tried Inkscape and Imagemagick. I first tried to use Inkscape, but it failed to produce useable results (possibly because of ...
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Is there a drag-n-drop SVG to PDF converter?

I use Inkscape quite a bit to produce presentations. Since Inkscape doesn't handle multiple pages, I end up with a lot of individual .svg files. I then have to open each one and 'save as' a PDF to ...
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Simplest h.264 to mpeg-2 converter

I have a bunch of h.264 videos and an old standalone DVD player, which cannot play them. I would like to convert them all into mpeg-2 and just burn onto a disk. It seems, however, that it's somewhat ...
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How to use latex2rtf without root installation

This is a very basic question, as I am a newbie on Unix systems. I have installed latex2rtf following the OS X specific instructions. As I do not have root rights (university computer), I installed ...
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How to use automator to create a service which converts an ebook (using calibre commands)

I am trying to figure out a way to be able to right-click on an .epub file and convert it to a .mobi file. Currently (thanks to calibre command tools) I can to the following within the terminal ...
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Extract a sound from a Classic application for Mac OS X?

How can I extract a single 'snd' resource from a classic application into a form that Mac OS X can play? I can use derez to get the snd resource out, but from there I'm not sure how to assemble it ...
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How to convert .mdf/.mds to .iso?

I have an old Alcohol 120% CD/DVD image file that I'd like to convert to an .iso image. I have tried simply renaming the file thus (disregarding the 4 KB .mds file): video.mdf --> video.iso. This ...
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Creating video DVD from MP4 (1,7 GB) takes ages on MacBook 13" 2,16 GHz / 3 GB RAM

Is that normal? I downloaded a Video (MP4 format, HD, 1.7 GB) from the Internet and wanted to burn it on DVD to watch it with our DVD Recorder. I used Toast 11 to create the DVD on MacOS X 10.6 and ...
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Recursively converting files from dos line endings to unix line endings

I am looking for a command that I could use to run on an entire directory and subdirectory that will convert all line endings from DOS to UNIX. It should be able to detect if a file is text or ...
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Convert MKV to AVI

What's the best solution to convert .mkv files to .avi ?
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Keynote converter to pdf

I'd like to hide some parts of the pictures, that I import to keynote presentation (I use version 6.2 (1861)). To do this I overlay white rectangles without shades on top of these parts of the images ...
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How come Quicktime plays .avi files but iTunes doesn't?

I think I might be missing something but it seems like Quicktime is happy playing my .avi movies but iTunes isn't. So I have to go through the rigmarole of converting .avi to .mp4 with iTunes before ...
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How do I change a folder to a jar?

I play Minecraft like many gamers and I am trying to make a profile where I can read the enchanting table language and I cannot get it to work. How do I change the folder that I used to edit it into a ...
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What's the best way to deal with wmv files on iPad

I have bunch of training videos, mostly in .wmv format on my computer. Well, I tried to find a player in appstore to watch those videos right away, without converting them - I couldn't find any good ...
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Converting Apple app to Windows app

Is there any way to convert .ipa file to .exe or other windows application file? I looked for some converters, but I didn´t found any...
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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 to batch combine mkv and srt files to mp4 with ffmpeg

I'm trying to get an applescript to combine .mkv's with .srt's after i added those files to a folder. I've managed to do the automatic conversion from mkv to mp4 and add them to itunes. The only ...
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Export all stickies at once on OS X 10.8?

I am using Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8). I have a lot of stickies, but have been unable to find a simple way to export all the stickies at once as either text or HTML. Have I overlooked something ...
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How do I batch convert a bunch of pngs or other images into a single PDF on Mavericks?

I took a bunch of screenshots and I want to make them pages in a single PDF. Selecting all four in Preview and exporting to PDF only exports two (?), separately. The "Export to PDF" File menu function ...
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How to add still image to audio file to convert it into video?

I am using QuickTime Player. From initial research it seems i would need QT Pro to do it. Is there a free opensource tool i can use for a simple task like this? On opening the audio .m4a file in QT ...
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Convert audio to OGG format via Terminal

Is there an app or a method that I can use from Terminal to convert audio files to the OGG format? I know about afconvert but that doesn't provide the ogg format that I want.
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Duplicated pdf larger than original

I have a pdf which, when I duplicate it in Preview and save it, is substantially bigger afterwards: Before: $ pdfinfo manuscript-EditorComments.pdf Title: Subject: Keywords: Author: Rainer M ...
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How to take music from cassette tapes to iPod

So I have this large cardboard box full of hundreds of cassette tapes with music I absolutely positively had to buy in the 1980s and '90s. If I wanted to listen to the music contained on those tapes ...
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DVD Player bookmarks: old vs. new formats

At some point in the past, Apple switched its format for DVD Player bookmarks from .plist to .enc. I am teaching a class again for the first time in several years, and I have a whole set of bookmarks ...
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iTunes import settings for files on computer

I'm switching to iTunes for music management to make my life easier (mac, iPad, iPhone, ATV owner) and because I keep my library in the cloud via iTunes Match. I've noticed that .mp3 files won't ...
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Convert animated gif to mp4

I'm looking for a tool (GUI would be best) to convert an animated gif to a mp4-video to send it via WhatsApp. Do you have any suggestions that get this job done?
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iMovie video conversion

I imported all of my videos from a Sony HDR-CX550V camcorder into iMovie '11. I imported the video at the original resolution 1920x1080. I was planning on converting the video into some other codec ...
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How can I convert video and audio files into iPod/iPad playable formats?

I am quite a non-technical guy when it comes to such stuff and hence looking for "easy" solutions. On Windows, I had used Red Kawa Videora to convert the various audio and video formats to ...
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Using Hazel or AppleScript to Convert Word to PDF

I use Hazel to sort and rename files. I would like to use Hazel to automatically convert Word docs to PDF. I think this best way to do this is with AppleScript. I have searched extensively online, but ...
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How to open or convert old .efx (eFax) documents without PowerPC support?

I have a number of very old .efx documents (from 2004) that were sent to me from the eFax service. They are no longer available on eFax's website (so I can't just get them from there and change the ...