Vodei videos - Hopefully the "once and for all" answer to this subject
OK, I know that many people have had this problem in the past with the Vodei wrapper and videos which people would like to watch... Now, I’ve looked on Google for a week straight (and I even resorted to other engines including ones like DogPile)... I have found nothing that would work... I’ve tried everything from using a hex editor to re-encoding the video file(which came close, but if there’s something easier to do like this that would be great)... I just want an option that doesn’t take too much time to do, and I know somebody knows how to get rid of the stupid wrapper... Please help me get it off... ;_;
I have the same problem as greg73654. This stupid vodei thing isn’t really a codec, it is just a wrapper that prevents you from watching a video without paying a fee. It really doesn’t do anything it is just a scam. If someone could please help us alot of people have the same problem, I have tried alot of things i have read on different forums and nothing works. If someone has the answer please post it here so we can get this vodei thing resolved once and for all.
Unrar this file after you download it
Then Place the contents into your program Files folder.
doesn’t work for the new one
Apparently no-one has “fixed” the new one.
Did anybody find a solution to new vodei....
Use tunebite to re-record it.
Just an idea, I’m about to try it.
I wrote a command line tool to remove the vodei playback protection (encryption) from video files.
You don’t need Vodei installed for that, just VodeiMPAVI.ax from the installer (You can open the installer with 7zip etc). Decryption is very fast, just as fast as copying the video file.
I’m sorry I did not invest time to do a nice UI. It’s just a simple command line tool,
but it comes with full source code, in case you don’t trust my binary.
Get it, try it and plase spread it (for usage see readme.txt).
I tried your program. It finds the necessary files alright, but ends with the message: “Decode key won’t work”
devodei.exe gives the following:
Found key in VodeiMPAVI.ax: Key1
Found key in xyz.avi file: Key1
Decoding xyz.avi -> zyx.avi
Decode key won’t work.
And then it ends. The file I try it on is a “Vodei 2.0 or newer required” file.
I had the same problem, but took the source and ported it to Delphi (which is the environment I work in best) and got it working, thanks to the person that provided this fine piece of code.
I would like to acknowlegde this person in my program, which I will release in a day or two, but need the name/nickname (and e-mail?) of the original author, so I know who to thank.
(I prefer an e-mail, because I have a few questions I would like to ask about some of the key-data extracted)
If you dare... e-mail me at peter AT videoripper DOT org
Okay... here it is!
I’ve made a more user-friendly (and working) version from the code by “vodei remover” above, with wich all can decrypt Vodei-encrypted content.
You can download it at: http://vodecoder.videoripper.org/vodecoder.zip
My thanks go out to “vodei remover” for making rhis all possible!
VideoRipper, I tried your program but my antivirus software said it is “Trojan Backdoor” and wouldn’t let me run it.
So I turned off the antivirus and tried again. VoDecoder and gave some cryptic error and then all my avi files disappeared!!!
What the hell?!?!
There’s nothing weird in the program that could cause that...
Are you sure you downloaded it from my website?
I’ve used Delphi (a programming language) to create the program and
since a lot of viruses are also made with Delphi, some (cheaper/free) virus-scanners can report a false-positive.
I’ve also used UPX (an executable compressor) to make it smaller and some virus-scanners use that as an excuse to give you a false positive...
In any case: your AVI’s could never get deleted before the decryption is successful (and this is only done if you’ve set the “Delete source”-option, which is off by default) and a backup of the original Vodei-coded file is places in the same folder (if you’ve NOT set the “Delete source”-option).
Technically speaking: the original AVI-file is opened in “Read-only” mode while decoding and could never delete or harm the file if the program crashes and only deletes it IF you’ve set the “Delete source”-option AND the decrypting-process was successful.
BTW: I’ve only tested VoDecoder on XP, but it *should* work on Vista (and even Win98 if you have to), since I didn’t use weird code and followed the specific Microsoft rules of using paths (for instance: the copy of the key and your preferences are stored in “C:\Documents and settings\YOUR_NAME\Application Data\VideoRipper\VoDecoder\") and programming-rules.
The only thing I can think of, is that your virusscanner was still active at some point, saw the “Suspicious” (my) program read/write something to the harddrive and deleted everything, to be on “The safe-side”.
Or... you’re just pulling my leg here and work for (or are) that guy called Ron who invented this scam...
But I’ld like to think you just fit in the first category and actually are having problems with my program.
Great program Peter!
Works like a charm
Peter, very nice!
Works as stated to remove vodei wrapper,
very straightforward and easy to use...Thank you!
PS i dunno what program Kim23 was using, but your program does not contain a virus (i don’t know what AV he’s using, but I definitely would switch) and works great! It appears as though Kim23 may indeed work for Ron or is Ron, and is trying to scare those from using your program. Thanks again for your superb piece of work!
Do i still have to go the website vodei and download the program to get the VodeiMPAVI.ax?
where can i get the VodeiMPAVI.ax file?
I added this to MovieCodec:
Download VoDecoder - “Vodei MP” Unwrapper
I figured it out, thanks Peter and all you guys for the help.
PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!! and pass the ammunition IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!
by the way i have a x64 windows 7. i installed the 7zip program, opened that shit vodei, took the damn file out, used your program(by the way i have an original norton internet security 2010 which said your program is a virus) (i read your story about delphi so i agree with you)and it works so who cares just turn you AV off for 15 mins or so.anyway i removed all files after and backed everything up... thank you Peter piper