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

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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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Any way to edit metadata of MKV files (without re-encoding)?

When watching a MKV file from the web in VLC, the title bar (see "#1" in image below) seems to be pulled from metadata, not the filename. If you open the “Get Info” panel in VLC, you can change the ...
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How can I open or export a abcddb file in Windows 7 Excel?

I have a file in the abcddb format. This file was saved on a Mac. I am trying to open in Windows 7 in either Excel or Access. How can I do this?
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How to add export formats to Preview.app?

Is there any way to teach Preview how to export/save (and not just import/open) additional formats? If so, how? As you may know, Apple has removed several export formats from the default dialog in ...
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cupsfilter: Unable to determine MIME type of ““??”.**

I'm trying to convert html files to pdf files using the following command line for file in *.html; do /usr/sbin/cupsfilter “$file” > $file.pdf; done But I got the message as below and empty pdf ...
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Format of .data binary files for parental control logs?

Looking through the parental control logs on the path "/Library/Application Support/Apple/ParentalControls/Users/max/<year>/<month>/", I am finding a bunch of files with the extension ...
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How to convert WMV to QuickTime MOV?

How can I convert a WMV (Windows Media Video) movie file to QuickTime MOV on OSX El Capitan? If possible I would prefer to use an installed program rather than an online program. Neither VLC nor ...
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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 epitome 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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How can I convert a .mov into a .gif (or a .apng)?

I want to put a .mov file I have as the background for a website. I am guessing the best way to do this would be to convert it to a .gif file but I can't find any programs that do it. I have tried ...
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hditutil tool will not convert .iso to .img?

This is not working for me! Will someone clarify why? Here's the command I'm using: hdiutil convert -format UDRAW -o /Users/Jacob/Desktop/destination_file.img ...
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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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How to open Microsoft XPS document on OS X? [duplicate]

I got this XPS file from my teacher and I couldn't open it using my Mac. It should be a lecture presentation. Does anybody know how to open it? thanks you
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How to convert Apple Music M4P to MP3?

Is there any way to convert Apple Music M4P files to MP3? iTunes doesn't allow to burn discs with Apple Music files, is there any other method?
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Convert MTS video to OGV (OGG) format via Terminal

Is there a way to convert MTS video format to OGV? And how could you set desired size of output file or file resolution?
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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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hdiutil convert not working and not telling me why

I've been trying to create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive following instructions from multiple sites. I need to convert the .iso file to an .img using hdiutil. For starters, the syntax of the command ...
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xld crashes with El Capitan

After upgrading to El Capitan (No complains apart of this one) XLD does not work anymore. When I try to rip a CD, XLD crashes and I get the following trace back: Process: XLD [79196] ...
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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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Convert case-sensitive HDD to journaled insensitive?

Like everyone, I've search everywhere in the web about getting my brother's HDD converted to case-sensitive journaled. I have a back up HDD that I can transfer to, I have no idea why iPartition is ...
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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 ...
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Batch convert Power Point files to PDF in Mac

I'm looking for a way to batch convert PPT files to PDF for school. I've found that it's very easy to annotate and browse PDF files, and I'd like to be able to easily convert all of the powerpoint ...
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Good free audio converter for OS X Lion?

Am trying to find a simple audio converter to convert various m4a, wma, mp3, and flac files to standard mp3 128KB VBR (for an ancient mp3 player with limited storage). I'm probably only going to use ...
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Convert XPS to PDF

I have been given an XPS file which seems to be readily opened only on Windows based machines. I was under the impression that I could use Acrobat Pro to convert the file to PDF, but it doesn't seem ...
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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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Converting between a Mac file path to a Windows file path

I am working in an office that is dominated by PCs, but we are moving select designers to a Mac platform (testing). The biggest issue I have come across is sharing file paths to shared drives, and the ...
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Any OSX tool to batch remove (or convert) embedded album artwork in MP3 files?

my car audio system does not support MP3 album artworks embedded in PNG format.. unfortunately iTunes switched to this format a while ago. I'd need to find a way to remove (or convert to JPG) all ...
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How to convert a CorelDraw file to Adobe Illustrator CS5?

Assume I have a CDR file, Adobe Illustrator CS 5 and no CorelDraw. How can I convert this CDR file to AI file? What is the fastest and cheapiest way?
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open a file, hash string, and close - in MacOS X Yosemite

how do I open a file of strings, hash the strings, and close it in bash? I am using MacOS X Yosemite.
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Best audio converter for Mac

I'm searching for an audio converter for mac with wide capabilities. It should be able to: Convert to flac (not from flac) Split cue files into separate tracks Grab audio CDs Edit ID3-tags in batch ...
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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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Convert image type and save to relative folder with automator

I found a question and working answer here How to create an Automator service to convert images from one file type into another file type using the right-click contextual menu? but it is saving the ...
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TextEdit: is there a hidden preference setting to have it create .docx files instead of RTF?

TextEdit for Yosemite (and earlier) will open .docx files. More importantly, if you edit and save it will update the .docx file. It won't default to save as RTF. So is there a (hidden) preference ...
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Are there any native tools for SVG conversion on OS X? [closed]

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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Losing alpha when exporting raster graphics in Preview 8.0

In preparing various documents, I often convert images from one format to another via Preview. Since my last upgrade of Preview, however, it seems that when saving as a raster format (e.g., PNG), ...
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How Can I Convert A .TXT File To A .CSV File Without Losing Any Of The Content Of That Document?

I've been trying for about 4 days now to complete the seemingly simple activity of converting an OS X keychain text dump to a correctly formatted .csv with no progress, much less success. I posted a ...
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How to export Mac (possibly-compressed) sound resources to useable (WAV) files?

I'm working on an old project that originally bundled its sounds as Macintosh resources. I want to export these to regular files (preferably wav, but aiff is also acceptable since converting between ...
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Suggestions for copying iTunes songs and playlists to SDCARD/player and cleaning up the “name mess”?

This might be a bit of an odd one. I have a collection on songs in iTunes and I'd like to copy it to an SDCARD to play it on my car's radio, together with the playlists I have to listen to the music ...
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How to emulate Mac OS 8 (in a way that supports CD-ROMs)

I am trying to install old software on my either one of my Macs (Powerbook G4 and iMac 21.5 from 2011). This software contains old fonts in a very rare format, which I would like to be able to watch ...
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Issues playing/ripping DVD on iMac

OS: Yosemite 10.10.4 So, I have a kids educational DVD I want to rip to have on my phone for commute time. No problem in a DVD player. On my Mac, DVD Player has it blotchy and large amount of ...
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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 to convert multiple .caf audio files to .wav?

I have downloaded an iPad app called LaunchPad in which you put sounds into buttons aligned in squares so they can be easily played. The problem is that this LaunchPad app only accepts .wav audio ...
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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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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 can I batch convert image files and PDFs to TIFF?

I have a lot .jpeg, .png and .pdf Files and I want to convert all of them to .tiff all at once. How can I do this?
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How can I change the bit rate of MP3s in iTunes 11?

TL;DR I have a number of MP3 albums in iTunes that I would like to convert from 196kbps to 128kbps. I ripped a number of CDs into iTunes at 196kbps, but have decided that I want them to be at ...
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How to convert .VOC to MP3 or other audio format?

I am looking for a (free) way to transform .VOC files to, lets say, MP3? I just found Vidego, but I am not happy with the price of the software. I have .VOC files and want to transform them to a ...
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How to identify file type for a bulk lot of files and attach suitable extension to each

I have just over a thousand (1000) files whose suffix/extension has been changed by a database engine all to the same thing (eg. fileName.abcd where .abcd is on every file regardless of whether it is ...
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How do I convert .dmg to .img?

How do I convert DMG files to IMG files? I am trying to use 'Q emulator' to run XPpro and it requires an IMG file of the XP disc.(legal copy) I'm using a late model G5 PPC with Leopard 10.5.8
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Command line “convert” tool corrupting first file in folder

textutil -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 ...
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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 ...