[vlc-devel] Bluray path not correct?

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sun Mar 11 08:56:05 CET 2012

Le dimanche 11 mars 2012 09:31:43 Konstantin Pavlov, vous avez écrit :
> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 11:09:09PM -0800, Tony Anecito wrote:
> > Thanks Naohiro I tried an earlier version like you mentioned and the path
> > is still incorrect. 
> > I found out something a lot more interesting and VLC team needs to know
> > about it.
> > 
> > Seems Norton Antivirus 2012 is treating the required libaacs.dll as a
> > virus and removes it from the disk when it spots it being used by a
> > program. This is quite serious and any user of VLC where that virus
> > protection is used will find the dll is removed. I know VLC does not
> > install it and you have to do it by hand but I figure VLC users will get
> > unhappy this is happening.
> You need to report it to the makers of your anti-virus software. It should
> not behave that way.

Well... I doubt that Tony would get an answer from Symantec. VideoLAN is more 
likely to get an answer. But even that errs on the optimistic side. If that 
does not work, then the problem could be made more public. But care should be 
taken for VideoLAN not to be classified as staunch supporters of piracy, I 
think. Interoperability is a more valid explanation on Linux than on Windows.

Did antivirii change their mode of user interfaction since I last used them? 
In my experience, antivirus software shows a big modal dialog whenever it 
catches caught something, much like a cat brings dead rodents and agonizing 
birds to his/her owner. In that respect, silent removal seems peculiar to me. 
For all I know, Symantec might do this on purpose, in cooperation with some 
Association of America and/or some branch of the USA government.

Anyway, thanks Tony for investigating it and bringing it up to our attention.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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