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How to make archive manager recognize Cyrillic chracters?

I have some files with Russian titles that are archived in a .rar file . When extracting them with the archive manager in Lubuntu, their names contained odd characters and the comment(invalid ...
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How to read ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way?

Is there anyway of any media player that I can view Arabic ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way without converting them to UTF-8 encoding ? I tried VLC, Gnome mplayer and the default Movie player ...
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How can I install new locale to Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I customize a system locale? $ locale -a get output like this: C C.UTF-8 en_AG en_AG.utf8 en_AU.utf8 en_BW.utf8 en_CA.utf8 en_DK.utf8 en_GB.utf8 en_HK.utf8 ...
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Appletviewer character encoding wrong after ubuntu update

I ran the most recent batch of updates to ubuntu 12.04 and, after this, appletviewer started to fail to show chinese characters even with the JVM file encoding arg set to UTF-8. Before everything was ...
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Convert a (txt|srt) document from Western(ISO-8859-15) to UTF-8

I am having problems with subtitles in my language. They are encoded as Western(ISO-8859-15) and therefore some characters are not displayed correctly. I am tired of replacing manually using gedit ...
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Mass audio encoder

I have a few thousand FLAC files which I would like to transcode to OGG Vorbis, but I can't find any suitable tools for the job. To name a few I have tried so far and why they are unsuitable: oggenc ...
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How to convert 5.1 AAC streams to AC3 for S/PDIF output?

I connect my PC to my home theater via SPDIF, so when watching video files that uses AAC 5.1 channels, it is downmixed to stereo and the surround channels are lost. I would like to be able to convert ...
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How to convert AC3 6ch audio to HE-AAC? GUI solution?

I want to convert the audio track of a MKV file to HE-AAC (AAC+/AACplus). The audio track is AC3. But there seems no GUI for HE-AAC encoding? I only found out there is a Command Line Tool (CLI) from ...
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Rhythmbox and German umlauts [closed]

I occasionally stream radio stations from Germany and it appears that there is an encoding issue in Rhythmbox as umlauts are not displayed properly in this pop-up bubble in the screen corner. As I ...
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Replacing LF, NEL line endings in text file with CR+LF

I have a text file with a strange character encoding that I'd like to convert to standard UTF-8. I have managed to get part of the way: $ file myfile.txt myfile.txt: Non-ISO extended-ASCII ...
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How do I install the opus audio encoder?

I would like to try out the opus audio encoder, but can't find it in the repositories. Can anyone here help me get it installed on my computer? I have some wav files which I would like to convert to ...
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Is there any encoder for ubuntu like Windows Media Encoder

I`m looking for something like Windows Media Encoder. Which I use for broadcasting. The reason is that Windows Media Encoder series is for windows and no support Ubuntu OS. I want to boradcast the ...
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How to install Windows Media Encoder 9 series

I want to install Windows Media Encoder 9 series on Ubuntu, but wine is not running the .exe file. A popup says, This version of Windows Media Encoder can only be installed on a computer running ...
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Access locked files from Windows XP

Because of a problem in an XP computer I had to use Ubuntu Live CD to access and save data to an external USB drive. Now, some of the folders in the USB can be accessed without any problem but some of ...
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Tips for getting videos to run smoother on my poor old laptop?

I reinstalled xubuntu on my good ol' laptop from 2005, and everything works great! The only problem is that video is slow/choppy - on the order of 4-10 frames a second, depending on the video. I used ...
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Character encoding problem with filenames - find broken filenames

I have the problem described in this Q&A. Probably from quite old linux distros or from windows I have several files with broken filenames. ls displays a "?" instead of the broken character. I ...
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How to set default encoding for non UTF encoded documents system wide?

The title says pretty much most of it - I have some windows txt files, and most of them are Bulgarian with encoding windows-1251. When I open them (sublime, gedit, desktop generated icons) the files ...
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Accessing a folder that I can't “name” in the shell

I have a stubborn folder that someone must have created accidentally and that has persisted all this time. I can see it with: # find /var/www/html -maxdepth 1 -type d which gives me: /var/www/html ...
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Change File Encoding Info

I'm having some trouble uploading text files using sftp. The trouble is, that the files on my (windows) client are utf-8 encoded, but after the upload they seem to be us-ascii encoded (at least file ...
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How to set the different default character encoding of `gnome-terminal` from the system default locale?

It seems that the gnome-terminal program use system default local as its default encoding when it is started. For some reason, I can not change the system default locale setting. I want to use another ...
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Convert entire file system to UTF-8 [closed]

I have a volume in AFS format, in which the encodings are quite messed up. ASCII, Latin-1, ISO-8859-1 and UTF-8 all co-exist and it is more or less arbitrary which format is used. Some files are saved ...
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Screencast 1024x768, What is the recommended encoding?

Using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, what is the recommended encoding for a screencast recorded at 1024x768? The tools I used were RecordItNow (KDE package that works great on Gnome) and OpenShot Video Editor. ...
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Switch encoding of terminal with a command

One of the servers I quite often ssh to uses western encoding instead of utf-8 (and there's no way I can change that). I've started writing a bash script to connect to this server, so I won't have to ...
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Is gstreamer the best encoder for vorbis or is there a better encoding engine I should use?

I have sound juicer installed and I want to rip to vorbis.ogg. Is gstreamer the best encoder for vorbis or is there a better encoding engine I should use. The default gstreamer profile is ...
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What players do support flac files with embeded cue sheet?

I recently got some FLAC files with embeded cue sheet. Though, the info of the sheet file doesn't seem to show up in Rhythmbox; Banshee; Amarok or Audatious. Which media players support this kind of ...
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too long Filenames or missformat?

I tried to sync from local to ubuntu one files with filenames as: "176 - Deutsche Geschichte - Ein Versuch Vol 05-Von der Revolution bis zum Drei�igj�hrigen Krieg - 01.mp3 (ungültige Kodierung)" ...
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How can I encode and decode percent-encoded strings on the command line?

How can I encode and decode percent-encoded (URL encoded) strings on the command line? I'm looking for a solution that can do this: $ percent-encode "ændrük" %C3%A6ndr%C3%BCk $ percent-decode ...
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How can I find a file's path in the text encoding used by PosteRazor?

PosteRazor uses an apparently outdated GUI that is incapable of properly displaying my filenames: For the sake of convenience, I want to be able to open any file in PosteRazor by copying and ...
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Chinese encoding in names of compressed files in zip

Sorry for asking a question similar to my previous one. The difference from the last question is that now it is in a zip archive where Chinese encoding in names of compressed files are not ...
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Is there a way to tell what encoding is used for the name and content of a file?

Is there a way to tell what encoding is used for the name and content of a file? Both GUI and terminal solutions (preferred) are fine. Thanks and regards!
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Encoding and decoding error in non-English name of compressed file

I have a rar file. After extraction, it generates a file with Chinese name which is shown in Nautilus as: ��������ѧ.������.����������ѧ������.2008.djvu (invalid encoding) In terminal it is shown ...
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Unity “execute” dialog doesn't accept special characters [closed]

Why doesn't the "execute command" dialog (Alt+F2) accept special characters composed by '+a ("á"), +e (é), etc. in Unity? I'm running Natty with Unity 3.8.12.
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How to use alternative encoding in specific gnome applications?

Currently I'm trying to convert an Audio CD to ogg(s) using asunder, however, the encoding used in the CD (GB2312) is different to the current X session's (UTF-8): I tried to use a different one, ...
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Clipping video files

I want to cut some video files I got, basically remove individual pieces of every video, without making some mashup or anything like it. I tried OpenShot Video Editor and AVIDEMUX. The latter got ...
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Where & how to edit very large video files?

Question: Does anyone know of a good workflow for editing large video files via Avidemux, Blender, Openshot, Kdenlive and/or similar programs? Backstory: I shot a 2hr debate on my Canon 550d which ...
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How can I use Rhythmbox to rip high-quality VBR MP3s

I have a few CDs lying around that I'd like to rip and encode in MP3 format using Rhythmbox. After installing the ubuntu-restricted-extras package, one of the options that shows up in Rhythmbox's ...
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Using recursion with a command loop. What's the syntax?

I use the following loop to do .flac --> .mp3 transcoding: for file in *.flac; do $(flac -cd "$file" | lame --preset fast extreme - "${file%.flac}.mp3"); done The directory, of course, must contain ...
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Fast video stream encoder

This is not specific ubuntu/linux question but I hope someone can help me. I am doing some video stream server which on slow PC (CPU 1GHz, bad GPU (via)). Does someone knows which codec should I use? ...
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How can I make Banshee re-encode FLAC to Ogg Vorbis when copying to my player?

I have most of my music in FLAC on my large storage device, and would like to automatically re-encode it in Ogg Vorbis when copying it to my portable audio player (Sansa Fuze v2). I have set my Fuze ...
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Convert DVD to MKV (et al) without transcoding/recompression

Like a lot of people, I have a lot of DVDs. But we also have a stupid amount of disk space and a media centre (Boxee) so the DVDs are getting less and less use. It would be nice to convert our DVDs ...
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Split ogg-theora video files without re-encoding?

Good evening all, I have decided to rip my entire DVD collection to Ogg-Theora video, specifically a few different TV series' that I have so I don't have to keep digging the discs out. To do this, ...
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CRON is changing encoding?

I have a legacy Java program that outputs an SQL script. I then use Apache Derby to run that SQL on the target database (which is not on the same server as CRON). When run via putty, this works fine. ...
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App to create a Video from an MP3 File and GIF Picture(s)?

Is there a an app that allows me to create a Video from an MP3 file (as Audio stream) and one, or more Pictures, such as GIF, PNG, JPG (animated or not)? So far I've found Pitivi, which appears to do ...