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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ODT (LibreOffice) support on iOS

I recently started using LibreOffice Writer instead of Microsoft Word because of the hassle of reinstalling and reactivating Word on a new computer, and it's not too bad. Writer is not a perfect ...
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Program that can display real types of files in a directory

I am looking for a program that can show the actual types of files in a directory. The program would have to analyze the headers/contents of the files in the directory in order to determine their ...
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need software for unknown audio format

I extracted some files from an old Dos game for Nitemare 3d and identified them as .VOC audio and .MID, the Windows version has the same midi, and some strange format I can't figure out, importing it ...
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Software to convert bgeo file to vdb?

Does anyone know of some software that can convert a bgeo file to vdb? Or some software that can convert bgeo to some intermediary file format that can be converted to openvdb? Thanks in advance!
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Does it exist some tools to debug PE file format?

I am writing my own compiler for a self defined language. I am starting to generate a Windows binary in the PE file format, I do that by reading the official Microsoft documentation, but when I try to ...
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Data to/from XML transformer

My need is to transform variety of data structures into and from a custom XML representation. Think of "wrapping" data formats to a defined XML structure and vice versa. Think of data formats such as:...
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opening .gof files

I am using a program written in Fortran that produces outputs as .gof files. These are basically a series of concatenated maps. I am unsure as to what software opens or reads these files on a Windows ...
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.Net library to save 3D geometry to standard 3D formats

I am working on a project where I generate 3D geometry (Triangles, Quads, Lines, Text) and display it in particular colors on a stand-alone windows application using 3D WPF. I want to save this ...
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Guacamole recording

I'm using Guacamole project to provide a vnc proxy. I followed the Documentation to record a vnc session. it produce a file for me named "recording" without any format. I know I can use guacenc to ...
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JSon editor with schema and references

I'm looking for a Json editor that could assist someone not familiar with json (or any type of code/scripts/data formats) to generate json files following a strict structure. I looked around and found ...
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Software that helps reverse-engineering a file format

I'm working on a legacy software project. The software uses a file format which is not documented. Now, I need to understand that file format, i.e. I'm reverse engineering it. There are several ...
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Automatically extracting/ carving images data stream

I'm working with legacy word documents which are ole/ Microsoft compound documents. They are archives, and they store their images in cleartext in a datastream within the archive at different byte ...
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Automatically detecting and carving images from .doc, .docx and spreadsheets

I'm looking for a tool that can extract detect and extract any image format from word documents in both .doc and .docx formats for an automatic document classification use case. It is nice to just ...
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Automatic recognizing of the proprietary files type

I would like have sw/utility/library, what is able to recognize file structures of uknown (proprietary or not so usual) file types. So I have bunch of files of some proprietary file type (some ...
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Data recovery software able to use healthy samples

Please, does exist this kind of files recovery software? Actualy I would need: the software which will search 1TB ISO (the copy of the bad 1TB external NTFS harddrive). And will recover the files. ...
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What is TIDX File Format?

I just got a file from my client that has .tidx extension. He want to convert that file into PDF. I don't know which file format is this & how read it. If anyone can help me with this.
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GROBID-like software for segmenting / TEI conversion of documents other than PDF

GROBID is excellent software for recognizing various human-level objects in scientific papers (converting PDF into XML containing entities like table of contents, authors, titles, sections, chapters, ...
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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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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 ...