movie file usenet downloads attachment problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Peregrine Maitland, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. mpg and avi files do not appear as attachments when downloaded from UseNet.
    I am using Vista for Business 32 bit. They appear inline in the message as
    binary data. Another individual reported this same problem (see below).
    There was no response to this other inquiry that can be found here

    How can I fix this so that the data appears as an attachment and not inline
    binary data.
    Peregrine Maitmend
    Peregrine Maitland, Dec 29, 2007
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  2. You need a different news reader, or a program like BinaryBoy, which
    downloads binary files from USENET.

    Dustin Harper

    Dustin Harper, Dec 29, 2007
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  3. Movie files are usually split apart into several files numbered (1/10),
    (2/10), ... (10/10). Download ALL parts, select them all, and click Message
    | Combine and Decode.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Dec 29, 2007
  4. Peregrine Maitland

    sterry Guest

    Any suggestion on sending small video clips via windows mail. will not send.
    sterry, Dec 29, 2007

  5. what happens when you try?
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Dec 29, 2007
  6. Vista Mail should handle this, as does Outlook Express, so I don't know why
    I'd need any other software to combine & decode wmv or mpg attachments in
    the Vista Mail newsreader. The suggestion to download all parts or select
    all the parts to combine & decode doesn't work, since the reader shows
    no paperclip attachment to download.

    Let me clarify, that when I look at the header list, I see nothing in the
    attachment column and when I view an item there is no paperclip signifying
    an attachment; and in the view pain is the binary data that I would expect
    to be be the contents of an attachment.

    Something is wrong, since the newsreader is rendering any attachment as an
    inline binary and is not representing it as an attachment.

    Lastly, I assume that for most, Vista Mail's newsreader can download mpeg,
    wmv files that are paperclipped attachments and that do not appear as inline
    binaries. So, what's different about my installation? It's a new HP laptop
    running Vista Business Edition...nothing really special about it---the OS
    came installed by HP, so I'm non-plussed by this.

    Peregrine Maitland, Dec 30, 2007
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