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Questions tagged [encoding]

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

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About converting to UFT8 from a “Simplified Chinese” file having a “garbled” file name

I use Mac with English MacOS interface. I download a file from Chinese website(Simplified Chinese). It is garbled file name. The garbled file name: %E6%B9%96%E5%8D%97IPTV.apk The real file name: ...
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In AppleScript, how to open a URL location that contains a hash (#)?

I have a workflow written in Alfred that when opening a URL location in AppleScript, the URL will be urlencoded() which effectively breaks: open location "https://example.com/#hello" & ...
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Has anyone tried using FFMPEG for converting Slow Motion video captured on an iPhone to something usable on PC?

I was searching for how to move Slow Motion video from my iPhone 7 to my Windows PC. All the answers were coming up using iMovie and other Apple software. As I was not moving the video to a Mac this ...
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Can’t use convmv in right way?

I’m trying to convert name encoding of some path tree with files using convmv utility. Folders look something like this: Some names are typed with transliteration. This files is okay, and I ...
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How do I install FFserver on macOS?

I'd like to try FFserver. I've installed FFmpeg (4.0.2) with Homebrew. I've got ffmpeg, ffplay and ffprobe in my path, but no ffserver. In fact no files on my entire hard drive relate to ffserver. ...
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Mac Excel won't recognize Spanish/Portuguese accents (UTF8 or ANSI)

I'm working with Excel to open a delimited (tabbed) txt file that contains Portuguese and Spanish accents. As you can see below, in the third row there is a title "Último Año" that is correct. ...
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Opening .doc from Mac Classic on a modern computer

I have an old Macintosh Classic running Mac OS 7.0.3. It has Word 5 installed on it and contains a some .doc files created within it. The documents are in Czech language and contain letters like ěšč ...
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Encoding problems in file names during synchronization between Windows, Linux and Mac

I want to sync a folder between Windows 10, Mac (High Sierra) and Linux (debian 9) on my local area network using Syncthing. Although Syncthing showed in all devices that the sync folder is "Up to ...
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What will happen if I export a 720p video in Photos to 1080p?

I'm considering exporting all the videos currently stored in my Apple Photos library. These are made up of a mix of different video "qualities," including 1080p and 720p. When I choose the File > ...
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8-16 RAM update worth it?

I'm using Gopro Fusion Studio to render 5.2k content before editing with Adobe Premiere. I never had problems rendering 4k but 5.2k makes the app crash. My Mac: MacOS Version: 10.13.5 Model: MacBook ...
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I found but can't open eclipse.ini (bad parsing)

I know the trick with "show package contents" and I've gone to: $ECLIPSE_HOME/Eclipse.app/Contents/MacOS However, the file in there is 'eclipse', rather than 'eclipse.ini' Furthermore, when I open ...
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How to capture the H.264 stream of a Logitech c920 camera

I am using a Logitech c920 HD Pro Webcam with my Macbook Pro 17" (early 2011) and Mac OS Mavericks 10.9.5 I am able to record videos with Quicktime 10.3 where I have two options for "quality" with ...
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Create a text encoding conversion service in Automator

I was trying to make a Finder service to easily convert text encoding of some files. Because the default charset for Simplified Chinese in Windows is the Chinese national standard GB18030 (not the UTF-...
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High Sierra quicktime player does not support H.265 videos?

So I upgraded my Mac to high Sierra and I was about the H.265 video encoding standard but when I encode a H.264 video to H.265 standard and then when I attempt to open the video using quick time ...
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Does Handbrake on the Mac take advantage of OpenCL on a video card?

I recently upgraded my GPU to one that supports double precision floating point math and apparently is compliant with OpenCL 1.2. While I presume that most applications won't see any difference, I am ...
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Why does a video file get bigger after editing it with iMovie?

Input File: Kind: MPEG-4 File Size: 305 MB Dimensions: 640 x 360 Codecs: H.264, AAC Duration: 52:07 Audio Channels: 2 After using iMovie to trim a bit from the beginning and end of the file, I tried ...
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Encoding issue in Apple Mail

A coworker has Apple in a mostly Windows environment, she sometimes receives email that has Icelandic letters in the subject and sometimes (not always) they get decoded wrongly. I have tried to fiddle ...
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Excel, Chinese mojibake error

On Mac, the Excel show mojibake However with Numbers it can show the right content. How can I set Excel to show Chinese characters? My system language is English.
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UTF-8 glyphs are too small

I have been setting up my new terminal on both of my MacBooks Pro and I noticed that UTF-8 glyphs are way smaller on one of them. This holds true in every application and I can't find the setting that ...
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Can't open .html file with UTF-8

how could I change the file encoding using OS X? If I open a file on Windows Notepad I see all the symbols and everything is fine. If I open it using TextEdit or TextWrangler I see only question marks ...
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How to compress iPhone QuickTime screen recording's file size?

I've recorded my iPhone screen through QuickTime on my MacBook and made several recordings already. Unfortunately, the resulting files are too large. They get saved in .MOV format, and 10 mins takes ...
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Excel: how to change Default file option to UTF-8 away from Macintosh file option?

When I double-click and open a csv file in Excel, the OSX Excel always opens it in Macintosh format destroying the visualisation of UTF-8 files with malformatted umlaut characters such as ö and ä. I ...
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The parameters for ffmpeg when want to play in Windows7 with MediaPlayer

I always convert videos in Mac and let them can play in windows7 with MS media player, there is 50 to 50 percent chance that which cannot play with MS Media Player. I have no idea about it. The ...
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Mail encoding issue

I have a problem with Mail. My name is Oğuz and there is a Turkish character in my name. I set up a 'live' email address in Mail. When I send an email from a web browser my name appears as "Oğuz", but ...
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8k video on an iMac?

I'm attempting to view 8k footage on my iMac however quicktime refuses to open it. Footage is in H.264 AAC format at resolution 7680 × 4320, and when opened in quicktime results in audio but not ...
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Extract audio from a folder of mp4 videos [duplicate]

Any good apps/tools for OSX that will convert an entire folder of mp4 videos into audio files?
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iPhone Videos app only offer a single subtitle track

I rip my Blu-Rays and DVDs, convert to M4V with Handbrake, and create SRT subtitles through OCR, which I then mux into the M4V with Subler (which translates them to "Text 3GPP"). If I ever place more ...
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Can't open mov files in QuickTime, but can do it in VLC

After reinstalling the operating system (OS X EL Capitan) I can't open video files in .mov format. I can open them using VLC but I can't open them in QuickTime and Adobe Premiere - what could be wrong?...
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Encode video file using service, change creation time of new video to match original, delete original

When storing photos or videos from different cameras in the same folder the only option to keep some time-sequence is to sort by date. I am using the service ‘encode selected video files’ to convert ...
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Converting MP4 to PAL DVD

I have a dozen or so mp4 files I downloaded from youtube. I would like to put these onto a DVD for a relative (He only has a DVD player, no PC or USB slot on tv) I think DVD's have two folders ...
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Best way to import analog video tape to Mac?

I want to transfer my family's analog video tape collection to digital form on my Mac (mid-2014 MacBook Pro). Unlike the asker in Best way to import analog video (VHS) to Mac, my goal is not to ...
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Afconvert & 5.1 audio: “transcoding multichannel audio may not handle channel layouts correctly”

Whenever I buy a Bluray, I convert it to an mp4 using a combination of makemkv and ffmpeg. This allows me to store my films on a single large hard drive without using up shelf space I don't have. I ...
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Photos.app doesn't play audio from videos recorded by Olympus camera

Apple's Photo.app has no problem playing the audio from some videos (for example, videos recorded by an iPhone). But it does not play the audio from videos created by an Olympus SZ-31MR digital camera....
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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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Intel QuickSync on OSX

Are there any Encoder on OSX that takes advantage of Intel QuickSync? Its Hardware Accelerated H.264 Encoder built into Intel CPU. Obviously Apple has been using it themselves for AirPlay. But from ...
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Wine in OS X: Issues with paths that include spanish special characters

I have installed Wine via MacPorts on OS X El Capitan so I have a standard wine setup. I am having the following issue: My default language in OS X in English but I am Spanish therefore some of my ...
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Handbrake CLI Transcoded Video not Playable in Quicktime and Itunes

i am transcoding a bunch of videos with handbrake CLI. Therfore i use this presets: for i in `seq 0 10`; do f=$(($i-1)); HandBrakeCLI -i /Videofolder/ -t $i -O -f av_mp4 -e x264 -q 19 --h264-...
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Using wrong character set

I have an old text file from an old Mac, and I'm pretty sure I'm using the wrong character set. Opening quotes show up as Ò, closing quote as Ó, and apostrophes show up as Õ. I'm not sure where to ...
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Audio Formats That Function With Multiple Streaming Devices/Software?

I'd like to know which audio encoding format(s), as part of a video container file, will stream with all of the following devices/apps: Apple TV 3 Roku 3 LG 2012 Smart TV MediaLink (Plex front end) ...
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Excel Mac - Some txt files can't be opened/imported (“Grayed out”)

A bit of an odd one. I'm using Excel for crunching some data I have in several .txt files. When I'm trying to import them via Data > Get External Data > Import Text File: Like as I've done many ...
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On iMovie 10.0.9, how can I export smaller video files?

On my Macbook Air, I recorded a video using iMovie 10.0.9. Then I clicked Share > File. The resolution is 1280x720. At "High" quality, the file size of the resulting mp4 video was 1 GB for just 11 ...
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DV, QuickTime or iMovie

I have some video in .dv format. It comes from old VHS digitalized. The quality is not good, they are spots of 30 seconds and each one has around 300MB. I have a new iMac with the last operating ...
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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 these Chinese letters: 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 ...
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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 out ...
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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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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 ...