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Old 05-03-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
wubai
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how do I know what a file really is after the command 'file' output "data" ?


Hi, everybody !

I download some movies those are with 'mkv' , but couldn't be played, I tried other players , like mplayer , dragon , xine, even swich OS to windows , didn't work . not all of those files , but some of them. one of them named 'the.other.man', 2GB.
I opened a terminal and executed "file the.other.man.mkv ", output is "data", and command 'strings the.other.man.mkv", output like as follow:
===========================
T5}.
\S!e
I| ez
,F s
;$dK56
(*ut0
8D8(
IhNg
)hwb
DU#i'
c7!uA
rG!r
yCm)
h1|Q/
UEw]d/ pO =================================

above are just part of output.

Can anybody tell me about that?

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Old 05-03-2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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This might be useful for you http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-debian.html
 
Old 11-12-2012, 08:20 PM   #3
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