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sasuke781

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Ok at first i thought this was a virus, i've scanned with 2 anti-virus programs, and malwarebytes....no luck. so i dont know what else to tell you other then the story behind it so...here goes.....first problem was when i got on the computer a couple weeks back and tried to open an avi file stored on my server via samba, when wmp opened it said there was something wrong with my sound device....thats a lie cause i have sound and nothing has a red X over it in device manager. So i thought oh well i never did like wmp anyway, so i started to use divx player....then a week after using it, it stopped working, but heres whats odd, it doesnt do it for everything like wmp, only certian avi videos?!?! so then i did some investigating, i tried the same files on my ubuntu laptop, and in my windows xp vm back on the desktop....both work fine, so im back to thinking this is some kind of weird virus.....all files are the same, avi dvix mp3 audio.....anyone have any suggestions on finding what it is?
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Hi sasuke781 and welcome to Geeks to Go!

Despite your scans for Malware, there is always a chance that something was missed. For this reason I would like to refer you to our team of Malware Specialists, who are much more thorough.

I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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umm....perhaps i wasnt clear enough....i went through all the steps >_> thats why i posted here go back and read my first post please, because it says what i've tried......

but i will post my hijackthis
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I've actually figured out that this only affects videos that are 700 mb's or more....this might help find the root of the problem..

i dont have any videos that are around 3-6 because oddly enough most of them are 700 - 1 gig
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This sounds like a codec problem. Go HERE and download Gspot. Personally, I use version 2.21. It's not as pretty as the later versions, but it's faster and easier to read. You can make the choice which version you like.

Launch Gspot and have it open an AVI file you can't play in WMP. Look at the audio information to determine what codec the avi uses. Since the files you're having problems with are 700mb, I'm guessing they're movies. What codec does Gspot identify for the audio?
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this is not a codec problem because all i ever needed to play my movies was the divx package and its still there, i even reinstalled it to make sure. and it cant be samba because i can use a virtual windows xp and it works but if you use my main xp then it doesnt work.
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There are several different codecs for the .avi files. I've noticed even the Divx player itself doesn't always have them. I agree with the previous advice with the codec check.
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if im making them then how are they going to have different codecs :) thats what i've been trying to say this whole time
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if im making them then how are they going to have different codecs dry.gif thats what i've been trying to say this whole time

No one here is a mind reader! If this is what you wanted to say, then you should have said it. We are all just trying to help. If you don't appreciate it, then ask somewhere else. :)

Edited by makai, 09 December 2008 - 10:55 PM.

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i did :) instead of complaining that i wasnt clear enough look at what i've told you so far and help me fix it, if i didnt want the help then i wouldnt have posted again
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BUMP, i still have the same problem
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Hello sasuke781,

Please post in the Waiting Room here and explain to them that this topic is still in need of a reply.
Once that malware topic is resolved and you're still experiencing the problem please post back and I will help you to the best of my extent.

Regards,
Olrik
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