Problem with Media Files in Windows

RiverWind riverwind at
Tue Dec 28 01:19:14 UTC 2010

I find myself facing a most perplexing problem, an anomaly for
which I can not find a solution. I generally use the windows
portion of the Debian system when playing media files, which mostly
consists of audio books and radio stations. The system I am running
roughly dates back to October of two-thousand and nine. Everything
was working just fine until I installed sox with the "aptitude
install sox -r" command. The installation seemed to have been
successful, so I downloaded the manual and prepared to learn how to
use the sox utility.

I later tried to listen to an audio book, only to discover that the
sound portion of my system no longer functioned. When ever I
clicked on the book file, which is in zip format, I got the
following error message:

"Couldn't display "American Gods""

American Gods part1 of course being the name of the file. Last week
I ran an upgrade, audoclean and another function that caused the
exact same problem. My system however, seemed to function perfectly
aside from the problem I am describing. In fact, I received the
same error message then that I received today when ever I attempted
to click on a file for listening purposes. Moreover, I am no longer
able to listen to radio stations whilst in the windows section of
my system.

I can however, listen to a radio station by running a script that
a friend helped me write. In order to fix this problem the first
time, I had to have my technical support fellow reinstall the
entire system from the CD. There has got to be a better way to
correct this problem than reinstalling the system every time
something of this nature happens. However, if such a solution
exists, neither myself nor anyone of my acquaintance can discover
or create it.

I am in the process of learning Linux, so I can most likely expect
lots of similar problems to crop up in the very near future. Any
help that any of you can provide would be most sincerely


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