Problem with Media Files in Windows

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Tue Dec 28 08:18:39 UTC 2010

Probably the biggest sticking point here is the windows portion of debian. 
Apparently making that limiting portion of the system accessible didn't 
necessarily do any of the media users any favors.On Mon, 27 Dec 2010, 
RiverWind wrote:

> 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
> appreciated.
> Ray
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