"We've seen similar exploits in the past and all a user would have to do is visit a compromised Web site hosting one of these malicious files, which could be an MP3, WMA or WMV file
, and they could become infected," said Ben Greenbaum of Symantec Security Response
We found out the hard way that simply saving a compressed WMV file
of a project before deleting the original footage doesn't cut it--it's fine for watching on a computer or hosting on a Web site, but the compressed video has lost too much quality to ever be viewed on a big screen or shown on a cable-TV station.
In order to make video more accessible to more people, the company recently added a slick feature to its Gamer software that will automatically convert the digital video file format into a WMV file
To test these functions, I created an MPEG-2 transport stream with embedded captions, an F4V file with captions in a separate SRT file, an MP4 file with captions in a separate SRT file, and a WMV file
for Smooth Streaming with captions in an SMI file.
The program has at least three tabs for each WMV file
: one for general Attributes, one for Video, and one for Audio.
"Basically, just think of 'WMV 9' and 'VC-1' in a WMV file
Alternatively, protected WMV files
use Media Player on Windows presented within a controller that allows quick or fine tune navigation to position the video.
The tablet played all of our MPEG4 and H.264 videos up to 1080p resolution, but there's no support for DivX, Xvid or WMV files
. In terms of music, it handled all the usual music formats except WMA.
Students can then save their stories in WMV (Windows Media Video) format and use any program that plays WMV files
, such as Windows Media Player, to playback their stories.
E-mail videos as AVI files or WMV files
One of the best features about this phone is the built in media player that allows users to play WMA, MP3, and WMV files
. Boxed with the phone is an ear bud and microphone headset, along with a set of ear bud headphones to listen to media files.
(Media Wizard is the first application capable of converting WMV files
to other formats.)