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 Post subject: Why are MPGs renamed as "MPEG" in IE? Weird file s
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:59 pm 
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Hi,

For awhile now I've had this problem - it's more of an annoyance, actually, but I'd like to get to the bottom of it. You see, what's been happening is that whenever I go to save a movie in IE, an MPEG movie , for example named:

catmovie.mpg

It ALWAYS renames it automatically so that the file is saved as:

catmovie.mpeg

Instead. Why is this, and can I fix this? It's just bugging me.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:02 pm 
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Well, you can just rename it mpg, but I don't have a real answer for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Why are MPGs renamed as "MPEG" in IE? Weird fi
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 6:08 pm 
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regalia wrote:
Hi,

For awhile now I've had this problem - it's more of an annoyance, actually, but I'd like to get to the bottom of it. You see, what's been happening is that whenever I go to save a movie in IE, an MPEG movie , for example named:

catmovie.mpg

It ALWAYS renames it automatically so that the file is saved as:

catmovie.mpeg

Instead. Why is this, and can I fix this? It's just bugging me.

FYI, MPEG stands for Motion Pictures Expert Group
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpeg

Just use the cli to rename the files.....

Code:
rename *.mpeg *.mpg

Try this in a seperate directory on some backup copies first.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:48 pm 
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Thanks a lot, the auto rename will help me with a lot of files.


But I'm wondering still why Internet Explorer is messing with MPG files from the net by adding that E in there! Other browsers don't seem to do it, so what in blazes is going on?


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 Post subject: Re: Why are MPGs renamed as "MPEG" in IE? Weird fi
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:59 pm 
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regalia wrote:
Hi,

For awhile now I've had this problem - it's more of an annoyance, actually, but I'd like to get to the bottom of it. You see, what's been happening is that whenever I go to save a movie in IE, an MPEG movie , for example named:

catmovie.mpg

It ALWAYS renames it automatically so that the file is saved as:

catmovie.mpeg

Instead. Why is this, and can I fix this? It's just bugging me.


Hmm maybe it is just a universal thing. I don't really know why. Maybe they couldn't decide which file extension to use and somewhere in the line both got used but nobody cared enough?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:38 pm 
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regalia wrote:
Thanks a lot, the auto rename will help me with a lot of files.


But I'm wondering still why Internet Explorer is messing with MPG files from the net by adding that E in there! Other browsers don't seem to do it, so what in blazes is going on?

Some things cannot be explained - IE is just that whack. ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 8:14 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:30 pm 
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I think its like .jpeg vs .jpg ... no difference really, just one less letter.

But no idea why it would change the file extension.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:51 pm 
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probably the IE standard for no real reason


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