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Questions tagged [file-format]

A file format is the way a file is set up. Use this tag for recommendations on tools for managing file formats.

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Software to unpack the components of an IFF file into separate files

I have a big ol' Interchange File Format (IFF) file that I suspect contains dozens of Interleaved Bitmap (ILBM) images. I know of software that can convert ILBMs to a more readily usable image format, ...
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JSON-like format which supports binary data

I search a Python library which supports a JSON-like format which supports binary data. Required features: Nested data structures like JSON Support for binary data (without additional base64 ...
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Files recovered but won't open

Let's get straight to the point, long story short: I opened my pc and a pop up asked if I wanted to delete directly a folder and all its files as it was too big for the trash. I clicked "No" but it ...
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Tool for Automatic Removal of `using namespace`

Is there any tool to convert: #include <iostream> using namespace std; using namespace foo; using namespace bar; namespace foo { int foo_value() { return 5; } } namespace bar { const ...
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FOSS Sketch to SVG conversion script

Is there a free and open-source script that would convert Sketch files (Sketch as in the popular Mac-only vector graphics editor) into SVG files?
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Appendable numeric file format?

I'm writing some remote monitoring software in Python 3. I currently gzip CSV data collected over about 8 hours for transmission to the server but I'm looking for something with lower bandwidth ...
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What, preferably open-source, program allows me to full format a secondary HDD on Windows 10 without creating a file system?

I've been using the built-in full format feature on Windows 10 However - after the full format - I feel uneasy when I see files displayed on a HDD in the Windows file Explorer that Windows ...
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Software tool to assist me in documenting a file format

There's this file format which I want to write some documentation for. It's intended for humans, but should be specific enough so that a person could essentially parse the format (if perhaps slowly) ...
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2d game engines that support reading external resources

I've been trying to reimplement some old simple 2D titles in a more modern, crossplatform friendly way, much like Gigalomania reimplements the MegaLoMania framework, loading in the original's graphics ...
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A GUI program to identify file types and fix extensions accordingly

Is there a GUI program that will allow me to determine the true file type of a given set of files and then change their extensions accordingly? The program must: Be a GUI Be able to identify a file'...
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Program to bulk handle files with invalid filenames in Windows

I used Photorec to recover the data from an external HDD that had been partially formatted for a minute or so. The data recovery was successful, but also included over 1000 files that had been ...
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Line-based 3D modeler (alternative to Sketchup)

I have seen plenty of parametric 3D CAD applications, like freecad and Autodesk, but only one that is line-based (Sketchup) and thus can easily edit STL files. Are there any other line-based 3D ...
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Tool for Cryptographic Message Syntax

I am looking for a software tool (preferably command line, open source and running on Linux) which is able to comprehensively handle the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) standard (formerly known as ...
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Determine file type from its content (not trusting the .extension)

I have millions of files like report.bin which are maybe a Word file or maybe a PDF file. I can not trust the filename extension. Also, I must distinguish between PDF/A and PDF/X, and other distinct ...
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How do I open .FILE extensions? [closed]

I have a lot of .FILE extension files on my work computer that I need to open. I am not sure which program would be best to download to do this. There are a lot out there so if anyone has any ...
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Application to manage videos library & show/ sort by video codecs being used?

For Audio, I use Music Bee. Would love something that can scan videos in specified folders and show a similar data view, and show video codecs of all the videos. PS: I did scan them in a MB ...
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Software that explains image file formats

I am trying to learn the internals of image file formats and I wonder whether there is an application that could explain a file byte by byte. I am thinking of something like Wireshark which actually ...
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Checksum utility that integrates into Windows Explorer properties as a tab

I once had a utility that integrated into Windows Explorer's file properties dialog as a tab and displayed some typical checksums, like MD5, SHA1 etc. Googling for it now, I just find HashTab, which ...
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Looking for Software that does “Part Oriented” Text File Encryption and/or Archive File Encryption

I am looking for an existing tool, preferably Open Source, that encrypt different parts of a file (text file or archive like tar), with different keys recursively, etc. I do not know of an existing ...
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Software to parse an .ics calendar file

What software can quickly and easily perform the following task: Separate the events from a single .ics calendar file that contains multiple calendars into separate .ics files, one for each calendar. ...
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Looking for Windows-based software for opening a WireShark .dump file w/o WireShark

Apparently there is a way in Ubuntu, but I'm on a Windows box. XP, to be specific. I want to import this data into Access, but can't figure out how to even open the file and Access won't recognize ...
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Tool to validate the integrity of my data files

I am a little concerned about one of my disk drives and afraid that I might be overwriting good backups of it with corrupt files. I would like a tool which recursively scans all directories and tests ...
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Android Image Viewer for Webp and Animated GIFs

Is there an Android application that can view webp and animated GIFs? It would be a plus if it could open .cbz files, or other archive formats, as I like to compress images on my phone. There are ...
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Non-GPL non-proprietary non-viral-licensed popular video codec?

FFMPEG is under GPL and there might be issues where a GPL-incompatible program uses it in some ways. Proprietary codecs like DivX however aren't the option because then I cannot manipulate the ...
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File format identification

Does anyone know software for File format identification? I don't mean identification by file extension but by analyzing the byte stream. I would be interested in an open-source platform on which to ...
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Is there software which detects Youtube/Soundcloud audio quality/volume?

I am in the process of setting up Nightbot for use in a Twitch stream. My goal is to build a "Personal Playlist," which is a music library derived from a combination of Youtube and Soundcloud links. ...
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Program to copy and get sizes for files, filtered by filetype blacklist

Problem: I have a a directory that is several GBs, I need to get the total filesize and copy the files to another folder, filtering out certain file types/extensions. I'm using Smart Copy Tool, right ...
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Software to change container formats of video files (remux), in batch mode

For video transcoding, there a number of programs I use, depending on the situation. Some of the most frequent are Handbrake, mkv2vob, Multi AVCHD, and VLC However, for changing container formats, ...
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Avro data file gui viewer/editor

while working with binary data format files - Apache Avro it would be handy to have some viewer/editor at least for QA. I tried protobuf editor which works great for protocol buffers and have some ...
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File signature detection tool

Is there a PE (portable executable) signature detection tool which allows commercial use? Here's what I tried so far: Exeinfo PE is free for non-commercial use. No information available regarding ...
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Samsung SVG audio format (of old voice pens, like SVR M920)

The problem is, that I have got a voice pen recording in *.SVG format. All I know is that it was recorded long ago and no CD with orginal voice pen software is available to find. Also there is no ...