Re: downloding MP3 FILES


Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
 

Several years ago, there was a bug in some mp3 players that would allow malformed headers to trigger some code execution. That was a result of the players, and the way they handled the mp3 headers, not the mp3 format itself. As far as I know, all those players have been patched, so that particular bug is no longer present
Since mp3 files contain no executable code, it's extremely unlikely that anyone could receive a virus from one, since there's nothing in an mp3 file that is treated as executable code, and you have to have executable code for viruses to exist/spread, so I'd have to agree on this one that downloading mp3 files by themselves poses zero threat to anyone.

On Fri, 24 Aug 2018, Hope Williamson via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi, it's probably not possible to get a virus downloading from Youtube
itself. It may be possible though, depending on the converter you're using
to download/convert the video to mp3 format.
On 8/24/2018 7:25 PM, Gene wrote:
You said it is possible to get a virus or malware downloading
from Youtube.  Do you mean possible or impossible?  For that
matter, if you would be infected by downloading, which I really
doubt, why couldn't you be infected by playing the file from the
site?  For reasons I stated in my previous message, I really
doubt you can be infected by downloading from Youtube.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:34 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] downloding MP3 FILES
It’s called WASAPI,, record the sound your speakers outputs
 
It is possible to get a virus or malware downloading fron youtube
 
E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee
 
From: JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 6:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] downloding MP3 FILES
 
Using “what you hear” or whatever it’s called in Goldwave is
definitely a neat trick and can certainly be really helpful.
 
You can’t really get a virus from an mp3 though.
 
The OP asked for a programme so I assumed he wasn’t talking about a
web browser. Surprised noone’s mentioned Soulseek yet, so I’ll mention
it now. Unfortunately the QT version, the only one being updated,
doesn’t seem very accessible from my standpoint, although apparently
some people have gotten it to work with NVDA…
 
 
 
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin
Sent: August 24, 2018 9:08 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] downloding MP3 FILES
 
I use GoldWave to record songs, that way I can listen to the song as I
rrecord it.  Also you don’t get any virus or trash that is in the
music information such as author, extra url of ads etc…
 
E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee
 
From: Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 10:44 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] downloding MP3 FILES
 
hi group
which is the best and most accessible program for windows pc to
downlode mp3 files using NVDA?
thank u
 
kerryn
 
 
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