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I can't find any information on this: I downloaded the VirtualBox DMG for Intel Mac multiple times, but when I click the DMG to install, it fails to mount "due to codec overrun."

My Operating System is: MacOS/x v10.5

What's the deal?

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@randalf: that edit is pretty hilarious, sorry to make you capitalize so many things. I just type faster that way so it seems more logical to me. Oh, and i meant to say "what the deal" to express a colloquial phrase implying both my frustration and confusion toward the topic. And technically we shouldnt be using contractions either. –  fightermagethief Mar 19 '11 at 4:57
    
for posterity's sake, yes it was SPI turned on in router –  fightermagethief Mar 21 '11 at 22:35

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No idea, but I googled it and found this: http://hintsforums.macworld.com/archive/index.php/t-25005.html

Sorry to bring up an old thread, but as its googles top hit for "codec overrun" I thought I would, for informational sake, chime in with my solution.

I recently had this issue, lots of downloads having Codec Overruns.

After much reasearch it turned out to be caused by the SPI Firewall thats built into my router. It was throwing away bits of information it didnt like, and corrupting files. Since turning it off everything has been perfect.

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yeah i think it might be something along these lines, i am on a network of a relative who didnt set it up for themselves. I DL'ed a couple files and checked their md5 and it was incorrect. –  fightermagethief Mar 19 '11 at 5:08

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