[MPlayer-users] Does MPlayer support .MEV files?

Phillip Pi ant at zimage.com
Fri Aug 6 14:22:34 CEST 2010

> > I got a copy of Da Vinci Code movie from a year old Sony USB flash 
> > drive. Its 922 MB movie's filename is "The DaVinci Code.mev", and dated 
> > and time stamped as August 03, 2008, 4:28:24 PM. There are player files 
> > too:
> > 10/04/2008  12:36 AM               120 config.bin
> > 09/05/2008  01:43 PM            32,647 MoDv.dta
> > 10/04/2008  12:35 AM             4,096 MODV.INI
> > 06/24/2008  11:53 AM            11,992 winopen.exe
> >               4 File(s)         48,855 bytes
> > 
> > For kicks on a test PC, I cannot figure how to play this video file. I 
> > ran winopen.exe and it didn't work. I don't think it is even a player. 
> > It took me to http://duckware.com/winopen/index.html which doesn't look 
> > like a player.
> > 
> > It looks like this has been out for about a year. Can the latest MPlayer
> > play it? I tried Sherpya-MT-SVN-r31170-4.4.0 in my old, updated Windows
> > XP Pro. SP3 machine and it didn't play. Both VideoLAN Client (VLC) Media
> > Player and the latest stable K-Lite Mega Codec players weren't able to
> > play it either. MediaInfo v0.7.34 can't determine the video either. :(
> It is Sony proprietary format that play ONLY from MicroVault drive and
> ONLY with included player.
> In root directory of that drive you should have autorun.inf and
> davinci.exe files. Check out autorun.inf file for clue how to run player
> but I could say that it is heavy Sony style DRM and I'm almost sure that
> you can't play it under Linux and you will have problem to play it under
> Windows even with included player ;P

Ah, there is a player (The DaVinci Code.exe)! I disabled AutoRun and 
AutoPlay for security reasons in Windows. I ran this file and it told me 
the file is corrupted? What the frak?

I looked at Autorun.inf and couldn't figure how it works. It runs 
winlogon.exe? I copied and pasted it into http://pastie.org/1079444 ... 
Stupid Sony! It looks like this movie is useless then if I can't even 
play it on anywhere.

It is a bummer that no one has cracked this DRM yet. Oh well. :(
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