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post #11 of 18
Its honestly common sense.. you launch a video and it trys to make you install some .exe to play it. Same thing with MP3s.

Anyone who actually does shouldn't be on a computer :O

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Originally Posted by 0xygen View Post
Convert your music to FLAC or OGG.
You mean redownload/rerip right?

Converting MP3s to FLAC or OGG is going to make it sound worse than it originally did and take alot more file space...

You can't gain quality from converting a low quality MP3 to flac. Lossy to lossless doesn't work.

Not sure if thats what you ment or not.

Lossless is the only way to go nowadays anyway... 30MB a song isnt that much... 500GB/1TB HDs are rather cheap now.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/11/08 at 9:11pm
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This is not suprising at all. They have already had exploits in the past that affected windows media player and quicktime by clicking malformed links. Once clicked they would download trojans and run them to take remote access of your system. That is one of the most common scenarios.

You can't rely on just an anti-virus/anti-spyware. It is not too hard for someone to take an old trojan and slightly recode it so it won't be detected by most anti-viruses. The chances of you getting hit by one of these undetectable viruses is lower but they do exist and do show up from time to time.

You need something that can detect changes to the system that are abnormal. For instance, Kaspersky has what they call Real-Time Behavior Analysis which can help even prevent an exploit from getting through to the affected application. I highly recommend Kaspersky or Nod32 plus a good firewall.

But, like someone already said, it doesn't help at all when you goto a highly infected site or click slightly obvious e-mail links.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
AMEN! Dear God, have you seen Limwire recently? Everyone uses 128kbs Mp3. 128!!!! Dear Lord, how can you even STAND that?!?!

And that works too! iTunes Plus FTW!
64kbps WMA pro ftw.
I know people at school who download .exe files off limewire thinking it is the new Jay-z album and then say limewire f'ed up their computers lol.
Edited by Somenoob - 5/11/08 at 9:14pm
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If someone gets a bunch of crap on their computer, I will fix it for them once and only once. If they do not heed my advice from then on they are on their own in dealing with the filth they put on their computer. The way I see it, if you do illegal things then you deserve your computer getting crapified.
I'm with you there.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Its honestly common sense.. you launch a video and it trys to make you install some .exe to play it. Same thing with MP3s.

Anyone who actually does shouldn't be on a computer :O



You mean redownload/rerip right?

Converting MP3s to FLAC or OGG is going to make it sound worse than it originally did and take alot more file space...

You can't gain quality from converting a low quality MP3 to flac. Lossy to lossless doesn't work.

Not sure if thats what you ment or not.

Lossless is the only way to go nowadays anyway... 30MB a song isnt that much... 500GB/1TB HDs are rather cheap now.
I like my entire music collection to be on my MP3 player as well, so I had to find a compromise. 320kb/s MP3s are a great compromise between file quality and file size. It may only be about 8MB per song, but I won't be getting anything else out of the music with an MP3 player, regardless of the quality. (For the record, I own a Zune 2 80GB, so it will play lossless WMA files.)
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64kbps WMA pro ftw.
I know people at school who download .exe files off limewire thinking it is the new Jay-z album and then say limewire f'ed up their computers lol.
Pretty much, OWNED
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Its honestly common sense.. you launch a video and it trys to make you install some .exe to play it. Same thing with MP3s.

Anyone who actually does shouldn't be on a computer :O



You mean redownload/rerip right?

Converting MP3s to FLAC or OGG is going to make it sound worse than it originally did and take alot more file space...

You can't gain quality from converting a low quality MP3 to flac. Lossy to lossless doesn't work.

Not sure if thats what you ment or not.

Lossless is the only way to go nowadays anyway... 30MB a song isnt that much... 500GB/1TB HDs are rather cheap now.
Nope meant from WAV/CD/LP sources.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Its honestly common sense.. you launch a video and it trys to make you install some .exe to play it. Same thing with MP3s.

Anyone who actually does shouldn't be on a computer :O



You mean redownload/rerip right?

Converting MP3s to FLAC or OGG is going to make it sound worse than it originally did and take alot more file space...

You can't gain quality from converting a low quality MP3 to flac. Lossy to lossless doesn't work.

Not sure if thats what you ment or not.

Lossless is the only way to go nowadays anyway... 30MB a song isnt that much... 500GB/1TB HDs are rather cheap now.
Lossless would turn my 21GB music collection into about 230GB, which would no longer fit on my iPod. No thanks. 192 kbps usually sounds great IMO. 128 kbps is pretty bad though (agreed with whoever said that earlier in the thread).
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