Problem playing an avi file
jd1008 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 18:40:34 UTC 2010
On 07/15/2010 11:28 AM, Michael Miles wrote:
> On 07/14/2010 11:46 PM, JD wrote:
>> On 07/14/2010 09:24 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2010-07-14 at 19:45 -0700, JD wrote:
>>>> I have an avi file which when played with any of the linux players:
>>>> xine, vlc, mplayer, ffplay, totem, ...etc
>>>> displays the message in the video window:
>>>> Codec Error: Use Windows Media player.
>>>> then it issues the message: Redirecting to microsoft download page.
>>>> I have never seen this happen before.
>>>> Has anyone else seen it? How to get around it?
>>> What does "file youfile.avi" say? If it says "Microsoft APF", throw it
>>> away. It's almost certainly a trojan and even if not you can only play
>>> it under Windows.
>>> If it doesn't say that, you may simply need a Windows-compatible codec.
>> You are 100% correct.
>> I will warn the person who sent it.
>> I will also scan my drives clamav.
>> Should have scanned before trying to play it.
> I have seen this so many times and I have been looking at this thread
> and giving a little chuckle.
> These are put out I believe by the movie industry to use up bandwidth
> and frustrate someone to no end.
> Always read the comments on your torrents. Also if the movie is not on
> DVD yet then it is no surprise that you can't get it.
> READ COMMENTS.....That will tell you right away!!!
It was not from a torrent. It was a home burned dvd
sent by a friend.
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