Questions tagged [file-conversion]

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

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How do I Export Apple mail database to Outlook 2016 for Mac?

I don't like the series Mail/iCal from Apple, reason why I bought Outlook 2016 for Mac. I was able to transfer the contacts but I am facing difficulties transferring the email database. It seems that ...
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iOS 'convert to pdf' tools produce incomplete conversions

On Mac, the print dialog 'Save to pdf' features captures all types of images and image-like things. On iPad, the tools I have tried run into problems, e.g.: On https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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How can I de-compress a source file on my basic MacBookAir (macOS Sierra Version 10.12.2)

I've downloaded the source file from https://arxiv.org/format/1610.01410v2 How can I decompress it to obtain the plain text (say, in a TextEdit file)? The file I downloaded is designated 1610....
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How to remove my email address, name, and purchase date from iTunes Plus files?

Any files that you purchase from iTunes (or obtain with iTunes Match) will contain your personal information: Is there a script that automatically goes through all music inside the iTunes Media ...
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What is the best way to automate PDF page extraction and conversion into jpg for downloaded files in iOS?

From time to time I need to check a webpage, download a PDF file from there, find something inside, extract that page and convert it to an image. I can do it easily on macOS, but on iOS it gets more ...
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How to create an image to GIF converter usable from the finder?

I would like to be able to quickly convert images to GIF as it can compress line art images much more than PNG or JPEG. The fastest way to convert is an Automator Service, and Automator does indeed ...
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MacOS and Kindle file Location Changed? [duplicate]

MacOS Kindle version 1.12.0 no longer seems to keep downloaded books in the My Kindle Library location, no new files are showing up there. Does anyone know where they are being stored now? Without ...
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Best Method for Converting An Executable to A Word Doc?

I'm sorting through a bunch of old writings & am running across a large number of files, which are exe's rather than doc or docx or txt or any other normal text doc format. I am almost positive ...
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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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How to open or convert .xwd image dump?

I did the image dump of an X window by using /opt/X11/bin/xwd, e.g.: xwd -root -silent > screen.xwd Now, how do I open this file or convert into JPEG file? Probably I could use pnmtojpeg, but it ...
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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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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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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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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 /Users/Jacob/Downloads/debian-8.2.0-...
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How to open Microsoft XPS document on OS X? [duplicate]

I got an 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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 .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 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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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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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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How to Download m3u8 stream to local HD in OS X?

The file in question looks like this: https://example.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 using ...
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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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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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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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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 ebook-...
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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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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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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 ...