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Cheeseman
12-17-2002, 05:33 PM
I used to have the old version of Kazaa, it worked fine...until I received a virus and ended up having to reinstall windows on my computer! Now, I have the new Kazaa K2 - and I can't watch movies anymore (I am using real player and quicktime for codec), can someone please tell me if this is a problem or am I missing a step?

SSS
12-18-2002, 07:41 AM
Go here. (http://www.oldversion.com) Then click on Kazaa. Download a oldversion you would like.

SSS
12-27-2002, 06:24 PM
Also, Kazaa uses spyware. OldVersion.com reccomends for you to install [/url] that does not use spyware.


removed links: 2004-19-07 refer to [url=http://www.oldversion.com/sharman.php][Oldversion.com vs Sharman Networks (http://doa2.host.sk/)

igor
01-24-2003, 11:15 AM
If you had to reinstall Windows, you lost all of your old programs. Usually when you download movies off Kazaa (or any other P2P service), they are encoded using a DivX codec. You can download the codec at:
http://www.divx.com/divx/ (I recommend selecting the most basic of the three choices)

On a side note, version 2 of Kazaa comes with its own virus scanner in order to prevent situations like yours.

Hope this helps.

-Igor

The_Muffin_Man
06-06-2003, 02:02 PM
Yes, get Kazaa lite, it is faster and better.

I also recommend spending the money on and antivirus program like Norton antivirus if you like to download a lot of programs. I wonder though: Can a virus be executed by loading an infected MP3. (I doubt this, but I just want to make sure)

locustfurnace
06-07-2003, 01:40 AM
no need to buy an anti-virus, get one for free

http://www.f-prot.com/download/download_fpdos.html

its a DOS version, dated may 2003.
dont always need a windows version just to scan a file.

The Virii question.

"MP3 Files can Cause Code Execution under Winamp", read here.
http://www.securiteam.com/windowsntfocus/5...5EP0O2K6UC.html (http://www.securiteam.com/windowsntfocus/5EP0O2K6UC.html)

another page pertaining to JPEG's
http://www.cd-rw.org/news/archive/3034.cfm

The_Muffin_Man
06-07-2003, 11:05 PM
Just as I suspected, you cannot be infected if you don't already have the virus, but virus code can be implanted into jpeg and mp3 files...but that would only mess them up really. I feel sorry for those WinAmp users, he he. Good thing I have Wingroov.

locustfurnace
06-10-2003, 04:48 PM
foobar2000 is an excellent player for windows.
but CLI players such as ogg123 and mpg123 work much better, i feel.
much more control over playback, and ya dont need a playlist when ya can easily do a
#ogg123 -d esd -b128 - b64 Sl*.ogg

which would play all songs whose filenames start with an Sl.

no fancy visuals, but who needs em.

defragthis
11-27-2003, 04:44 AM
Ya divx but also xvid codecs they are the new hot thing.

Salopette
01-18-2004, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by Cheeseman@Dec 17 2002, 05:33 PM
I used to have the old version of Kazaa, it worked fine...until I received a virus and ended up having to reinstall windows on my computer! Now, I have the new Kazaa K2 - and I can't watch movies anymore (I am using real player and quicktime for codec), can someone please tell me if this is a problem or am I missing a step?
Because Kazaa just wants Windows Media Player 6 or above to play the movies.

The Dude
04-16-2004, 09:03 PM
Or you could get MAMMOTH (http://mammoth.sourceforge.net/).

It is like Kazaa LITE and is very good..........

The Dude :)

ebmocwen
04-26-2004, 06:08 PM
The Dude,

Will Mammoth run under Windows 95? Which version? I went to the link you left, but where do I d'load the program?

locustfurnace
04-26-2004, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by ebmocwen@Apr 26 2004, 05:08 PM
Will Mammoth run under Windows 95?
you could try one of these alternatives in this previous thread.

http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?a...&st=0#entry5206 (http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?act=ST&f=2&t=1530&st=0#entry5206)