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I have a movie and it is not working on KMP.

This message appears on the screen:

the video is encrypted
please download codec

How can I handle this?

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for those of you flagging this for deletion: see Sathya's answer, this is a net good for the internet, otherwise there are more people with compromised machines in botnets.. –  Jeff Atwood Feb 9 '11 at 5:39
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"the video is encrypted please download codec" this message appears on the screen.

Happens for most illegally acquired movies which require that you install a "decrypter" which is in reality a Trojan Horse.

My advice: Delete it, and purchase the DVD/CD/Blu-Ray or stream it from somewhere legal.

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Enrypted files needing a download to view them.... Run a mile. –  Joe Taylor Feb 8 '11 at 13:16
agree, any file with this kind of warning is extremely dangerous and people need to be warned. –  Jeff Atwood Feb 9 '11 at 5:39
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It means the codec for this particular movie is not installed. Try opening it with VLC. That one opens almost every movie file without needing any codec (they're built-in).

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I'd agree 'if' the op made it sound like it was coming from a popup. However it seems more like Sathya is correct as the op's response suggests the message is in the 'screen'. –  PriceChild Feb 8 '11 at 14:40
@Price: I don't know... for me, it seems like the OP means that his media player (in this case KMP) is showing him this message. I'm still no seasoned mind-reading ninja ;-) –  fretje Feb 8 '11 at 15:03
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I am assuming this is a legal torrent, and not a violation of the creators copy rights. If that is the case, in order to assist with what codec you need, I would need to know what the file extension is. There are multiple codecs for various different file types. What is the extension?

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The extension of the file has nothing to do with the codec. The extension only refers to the container. –  fretje Feb 8 '11 at 13:10
I should have been more clear. It isnt as cut and dry as I stated, but if I knew what extension his file type is, I could probably direct as to a 'suggestion' as to what codec to try. –  DaBaer Feb 8 '11 at 13:12
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If the video file consists of two folders, in which one of them is a Video TS folder, you can decrypt them using DVDFab. You can then convert the decrypted Video TS folder to a single file, such as an mp4, using handbrake.

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