MPEG2Repair is available free of charge for non-commercial use only.(c) Mark Wilczynski.All rights reserved.
What does not
A crash is registered immediately...there is no other output/response. This occurs in WINE 0.9.46 and 0.9.54, and probably earlier versions as well. On 1/24/2006, an AVSForum member reported:
"Has anyone managed to run mpeg2repair using windows emulation under Linxu (wine)? Whenever I've tried, I get a Microsoft Visual C++ error, " This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it n an unusual way..."
I am seeing the exact same error:
Titlebar: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Window contents: Runtime Error!
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.
The application is also listed here:
The program works fine, without error, on Windows XP SP2.
What was not tested
Older versions of mpeg2repair were not tested because they had built in expirations and are no longer available. The tested version is the only version available at present.
No Linux equivalent exists. Discussions on this app are mostly held at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=442446
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 05 2010||1.3.6||No||Not installable||Garbage||Nathan.N|
|Current||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 29 2008||0.9.54.||N/A||No||Garbage||Haudy Kazemi|
User 'xrt' in the AVSForum thread had the following to say, something which may be relevant to why the program crashes under WINE (i.e. mpeg2repair is packed/compressed using PESpin. PESpin's homepage is http://pespin.w.interia.pl/ ):
"Just thought it would be useful to post a couple of notes,
say in case anyone wants to have a more detailed look at it...
as PESpin is a quite tricky packer to get fully unpacked...
someone needs to have quite a bit of knowledge regarding PE format,
in order to repair/get a working executable after general "dumping"...
But for basic examination,the repair part is not really needed...
1)The manual (and preferred) way,using OllyDbg...and your mind ;-)
2)The semi-automatic way,using pre-made generic unpackers, you'll might need to play with their settings a bit... Either with RL!dePacker...
Or alternatively,with QuickUnpack...
In both cases,you'll have to fix the unpacked result, in order to get a working executable...
but as already said,for basic examination,this isn't really needed... That's just the basic workflow that I generally use, when I come across packed executables that alarm my AV software, and give suspicious results when scanning online at VirusTotal service..."
Other virtualization software has had problems with PESpin.; See this:
VirtualBox (GPL) 1.4.0 (okay in 1.3.8): PESpin protected programs crashes in WinXP guest
More PESpin information: http://securityxploded.com/pespinplugin.php