Playing/saving video news attachments

Playing/saving video news attachments

Post by Mund » Mon, 07 Jun 2004 00:51:58

I want to download, save, join and play video
attachments, but the only way I seem to be able to save
the attachments is within Outlook Express, which converts
the application to a format unreadable (i.e. .bbx) by
Windows Media Player.

Playing/saving video news attachments

Post by Michael Sa » Mon, 07 Jun 2004 07:02:18

If the attachments are large, the may be split into multiple messages. All message parts
except the first will appear as gibberish. This is very common with AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP3,
WAV and ZIP files. To recreate the original, all parts must be there. For news posts in
Outlook Express (and also e-mail messages in OE5+), highlight all the parts (hold Ctrl key
while clicking each part, or use shift-click for a range), then select Tools (OE4) or
Message (OE5+) then Combine and Decode and follow the steps. You will end up with a
message window with the decoded attachment file that you can then save, and use as desired
(File, Save Attachment).

If using OE5 and above, turn off the Preview Pane to avoid the delays with OE searching
for hyperlinks. You can add a button to the tool bar for this.

By BBX did you perhaps mean DBX? A DBX file is a database of Outlook Express messages.
It is not intended to be used by any other application. And attachment is embedded in an
encoded format in the DBX file and not directly accessible.


Mike -