Problem playing an avi file

Michael Miles mmamiga6 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 21:08:37 UTC 2010


On 07/15/2010 11:40 AM, JD wrote:
>    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.
>>>>
>>>> poc
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>          
>>> 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!!!
>>
>>
>> Michael
>>      
> It was not from a torrent. It was a home burned dvd
> sent by a friend.
>
>
>    
Wow, that's odd.
Have you tried to convert or play on a Windows machine?

I know that when it redirects like that it is malicious...

I've seen lots, some will say you need a certain player or codec and 
they are all trojans


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