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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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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.

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NCH assure you that it is not a virus that all he needs to do is disable the anti-virus to install and then enable when done or better yet add the program as a trusted application after installing.  Would be better if you are getting issues, uninstall, and reinstall again Try doing again the installation from here: https://www.nch.com.au/tageditor/stampsetup.exe

If you have purchased previously any version, could be better request the information to the Technical support Team: https://www.nch.com.au/support/supportcontact.html?software=Stamp&support

 

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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.

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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!

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You are correct the edit option is to open an editor which is a separate program. Regarding the programs text, it seems this issue is caused by your screen resolution. Try changing or reaching out to NCH Tech team and see if you can correct this.

The link: http://www.nch.com.au/components/ffmpeg16.exe  Is to download the ffmpeg16 component. Sometimes this programs download componentss on demand when they need them.

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On 9/9/2020 at 9:46 AM, Fred28 said:

The link: http://www.nch.com.au/components/ffmpeg16.exe  Is to download the ffmpeg16 component. Sometimes this programs download componentss on demand when they need them.

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?

Edited by markfilipak
"Klugman" was "Lugman"
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