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  1. Well, that's what I figured, but it's not fetching in the background. It's launching my web browser, then filling in the browser's URL bar (and then failing of course). That's pretty strange behavior that I've never seen before. ffmpeg16.exe is dated 17 Jul 2014. In addition to code, it contains cp.bin (aka avcodec-54.nch.dll), dated 23 Apr 2013. Now, cp.bin is interesting: It's a CLI dll, it imports avutil-52.nch.dll (which, I assume, it will attempt to download next), and a person who may be named Hugo Klugman (handle: 'hugoklugman') thinks it's malicious (and 40 other people/entities apparently agree). I'm not an excitable person, and I've seen some awfully strange things, but never quite this strange. Like I 'said', I'm not an excitable person, and I want to use stamp and I'm not coming to any hasty conclusions but I wonder what the story is. Is there a story here?
  2. In my thread-starter, I noted that this: http://www.nch.com.au/components/ffmpeg16.exe is appearing in my web browser, on the URL bar. Is stamp trying to build a tool chain one piece at a time?
  3. Hi Josh, and thanks, Is stamp providing a friendly reminder that NCH also has a WAV editor? ...Oh, I think I 'get' it. I thought the 'Edit' context choice was to edit the metadata. It's not, is it? It's to launch an audio editor. Do I have that right? By the way, on a 3840x2160 display, the program's text rendering in the south-east panel's metadata fields is messed up. The labels (e.g. 'Copyright') are too narrow (e.g. 'Copyr'). Nice program though. I like it!
  4. I ripped an audio book to MP3. I used stamp's 'Set Title to File Name' context menu choice to give them distinctive title metadata. I now have 427 MP3s with title metadata that match the following regular expression: /\d\d\d ([^\.]+)\.mp3/ As indicated by the parentheses, I want to save only the middle part. If I wanted to do that with the file names, it would be trivial, but with the (internal) title metadata (?) ... can Stamp do this? How? Thanks a lot - Mark.
  5. Well, add to the list of failed fetches. http://www.nch.com.au/components/wpsetup.exe My browser launched with the URL above when I clicked 'Edit' in the context menu. What is stamp trying to do?
  6. DannR wrote: "NCH assure you that it is not a virus ..." Not to worry. Even if it had a virus, it wouldn't matter. As I noted in my thread-starter, my Win-10 cannot access the Internet. DannR wrote: "...that all he needs to do is disable the anti-virus to install and then enable when done ..." I was not installing stamp. The URL was launched when I closed stamp. I'm just curious why that is. I'm also curious about the other URL launches. too.
  7. Hmmm... I just closed stamp and doing so caused my web browser to launch targeted with this URL: http://www.nchsoftware.com/software/thanks.html?software=Stamp&appname=Stamp ID3 Tag Editor&version=2.40&base=tageditor&domain=nch&buyoffer=stamp&plus=Plus&pclass=free&rgst=0&svar=LLIBControloffLLIBShowSuiteButtonOff&antivirus=expired&instby=dl&help=1&usage=044DFF What is stamp trying to do? ...That one of the arguments is "antivirus=expired" makes me nervous.
  8. I've noticed that stamp attempts to fetch these: http://www.nch.com.au/components/soxdec.exe http://www.nch.com.au/components/ffmpeg16.exe via a web browser, and fails [1], but stamp nonetheless continues working. What is stamp trying to do? How can I help it? Does it matter? [1] It fails because my Win-10 Host is blocked from accessing the Internet. (FYI, I'm writing this in a Linux virtual machine Guest.) Even if I allowed it to succeed, what would I do with the downloaded files? Would I put them here?: c:\Program Files (x86)\NCH Software\Stamp\ Confused and slightly mystified, Mark.
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    My name is Mark Filipak. I'm a retired, 73 year-old, electronics engineer -- chips & circuits -- formerly of Silicon Valley in California. It's nice to be here. I'm favorably disposed to NCH Software, of which I'm completely green, a novice. In addition to hardware, I have coded in about 14 languages, roughly equally divided between various assembly languages, compiled languages, and scripts. I'm currently working on several projects: MP3 retagging of ripped CDs. I just started this. An MPEG-2/-4 parser so I can stop interpreting coded video metadata and macroblocks by hand. I've been working on this for a couple of years. Documentation for ffmpeg. I've been working on this for the better part of a year. A viewer-level movie documentation system (including bar codes) so ordinary people can quickly see which DVD/BD has best video, audio, and bonuses to guide their purchases. I've been working on this for about 5 years and have revised it hundreds of times to cover multiple versions, multiple movies per disc, cross referencing of box sets, etc. Based on only a few minutes of experience, it appears that NCH has crafted a very friendly site.
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