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Old 03-13-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
JosephS
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Trying to play ASF files in xine


Using Debian Lenny

I downloaded a video and am trying to play it in xine. It is an
ASF file and I get the following error:
codec error: use windows media player
Aborting video, redirecting to Microsoft codec download page,
I also got the same error using Mplayer, and ffplay

It starts playing the video and I get sound, but then it stops.
Is there any way to fix this?
 
Old 03-13-2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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From the behavior it sounds like a phishing lure to me. It first pretends to be a legitimate video, but then pretends to error out and redirects you to a bogus "codec" site. And of course the codec you download and install is loaded up with a trojan.

Legitimate videos never give errors like that, since that's a function of the player, not the media.

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