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Encryption of a movie file.

I have downloaded an avi movie and I have been asked to look for the video codec in u website

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marked as duplicate by ChrisF, Bobby, Sathya Mar 8 '11 at 12:20

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What website is it directing you to go to? – Mokubai Mar 8 '11 at 12:15
"in u website"? – Svish Mar 8 '11 at 12:18

Try using VLC Media PLayer

It is capable of playing (almost?) any video file, and should definitely be able to play your video.

If you didn't want to try a different player, and you are on:

Windows: you should be able to use The Combined Community Codec Pack to play the video in your player of choice.
OSX: you should be able to play the video in Quicktime after installing Perian.

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If VLC won't play a video, chances are nothing else will. – MBraedley Mar 8 '11 at 12:04
@MBraedley: Exactly. I have never come across a video that VLC won't play. – Azz Mar 8 '11 at 12:07

I have heard of some "films" simply being videos directing you to go a random website on the internet and download a codec from there and install it, whereby they can potentially install a virus and other malicious software onto your computer. While this may not be the case for you it is a possibility.

I'd go with Azz and try playing it with VLC, if that can't figure out what the file is and play at least some of it then more likely than not the file is bogus.

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