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Re: XviD-WPi - What to do?

Subject: Re: XviD-WPi - What to do?
From: Graham Watkins
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2009 18:21:53 +0100
NoOp wrote:
> On 07/05/2009 02:14 PM, Brian McKee wrote:
>   
>> 2009/7/4 Graham Watkins <shellycat.gw@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>>     
>>> I recently downloaded the above from a torrent.  I have no idea how to
>>> play it or do anything else with it.  Ideally, I would like to burn it
>>> to a CD or DVD.
>>>       
>> Generally speaking, you have to be able to play it to transcode it for
>> a DVD.  So if you can't even watch it you are at step zero.
>>
>> I've never looked at one, but 'wpi' according to wikipedia is some
>> sort of windows installation tool which would make me pretty leery of
>> it, especially if you got it off an unofficial torrent.
>>
>> You could try running the 'file' command against it to see if it
>> identifies it better. e.g. file torrent.xvid.wpi
>>
>> Unless someone else has more info about these 'wpi' files, I'd go look
>> for a regular avi/mov/divx/xvid
>>
>> Brian
>>
>>     
>
> I guess that I'd first ask the question why the OP downloaded "XviD-WPi"
> from anywhere without first knowing what to do with it.
>
>
>   
Thanks for the replies.  It's turned out to be a weird sack of shit
altogether - a folder full of .rar files each containing an .avi file. 
Trouble was each .rar file contained the same 4 minutes of video
footage.  A virus scan revealed nothing untoward.  In the end I deleted
it.  Complete waste of time really.  Was expecting a complete Hayseed
Dixie concert.

Cheers,

-- 
Graham Watkins

"To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your Windows
box, you just need to work on it."
SecurityFocus columnist Scott Granneman.


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