Dom Player needed to play video file?

By DAVEO ยท 4 replies
Feb 5, 2008
  1. I have a video file my friend gave me that he couldn't open, so he passed it on to me to see if I could open it.

    When I open it, I get a message on the screen that I need to download the Dom Player from a website to view the video.

    I was under the impression that the Dom Player is actually a type of [​IMG] malware.
    Is this true?

    If it is true, can the file be converted or fixed to play in a normal media player, such as DivX or Winamp for example so the file can be viewed without the need for a Dom Player?

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    This does not answer your questions fully.
    But does it play on VLC Media Player

    What is the extension of the madia file exactly?
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Apologies for double posting.

    But after some searching, I've found that this media file will Not play on VLC media player, and is likely a trojan or virus (Not VLC, the dom file)

    It is advised to remove it (delete) immediately
  4. DAVEO

    DAVEO TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    The file extension is supposed to be ".avi"
  5. DAVEO

    DAVEO TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I have done a little research on Dom files as well and the file itself isn't a nasty but it appears the Dom player may be.

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