Binaries?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Kenny, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Kenny

    Kenny Guest

    Have only recently got access to broadband and binary groups. The one in
    particular I am interested is news:alt.binaries.sounds.karaoke
    I'm using OE and if I open any of the posts all I get is gibberish, I don't
    get a file with an attachment. I know that I have to get all the parts then
    combine and decode. OE Help says on the Message menu click Combine and
    Decode but it isn't there, only Unscramble (ROT 13). I posted a request to
    that group for FAQ's if available but got no response. Any help
    appreciated, I'm new to this particular thing.

    --

    Kenny
    Kenny, Aug 18, 2004
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  2. Kenny

    Thor Guest

    "Kenny" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Have only recently got access to broadband and binary groups. The one in
    > particular I am interested is news:alt.binaries.sounds.karaoke
    > I'm using OE and if I open any of the posts all I get is gibberish, I

    don't
    > get a file with an attachment. I know that I have to get all the parts

    then
    > combine and decode. OE Help says on the Message menu click Combine and
    > Decode but it isn't there, only Unscramble (ROT 13). I posted a request

    to
    > that group for FAQ's if available but got no response. Any help
    > appreciated, I'm new to this particular thing.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Kenny
    >


    The posts were likely encoded using the "yEnc" encoding scheme, which
    Outlook Express does not support. The reason yEnc is used, is because it is
    a more efficient encoding scheme, and reduces the upload and download
    overhead. It has become the defacto-standard in binary posting on Usenet.
    Unfortunately, despite this fact, Microsoft has yet to include yEnc support
    in OE. (I'm not sure whether the new version of OE included with XP SP2 adds
    support for yEnc or not though.) You either need to use a different
    newsreader which has yEnc support, or get a program called "Yproxy" that
    will allow you to view those posts with OE. I switched to Agent newsreader
    for binary downloads, when yEnc started to get popular a couple of years
    ago. Most yEnc encoded posts will say "yEnc" in the subject line so you
    should be able to determine if those are the posts that you are having
    difficulties with.
    Thor, Aug 18, 2004
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  3. Kenny

    Kenny Guest

    Thanks for the reply, have downloaded the trial version of Forte Agent which
    hopefully will allow me to get these files.

    --

    Kenny


    "Thor" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Kenny" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Have only recently got access to broadband and binary groups. The one

    in
    > > particular I am interested is news:alt.binaries.sounds.karaoke
    > > I'm using OE and if I open any of the posts all I get is gibberish, I

    > don't
    > > get a file with an attachment. I know that I have to get all the parts

    > then
    > > combine and decode. OE Help says on the Message menu click Combine and
    > > Decode but it isn't there, only Unscramble (ROT 13). I posted a request

    > to
    > > that group for FAQ's if available but got no response. Any help
    > > appreciated, I'm new to this particular thing.
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > Kenny
    > >

    >
    > The posts were likely encoded using the "yEnc" encoding scheme, which
    > Outlook Express does not support. The reason yEnc is used, is because it

    is
    > a more efficient encoding scheme, and reduces the upload and download
    > overhead. It has become the defacto-standard in binary posting on Usenet.
    > Unfortunately, despite this fact, Microsoft has yet to include yEnc

    support
    > in OE. (I'm not sure whether the new version of OE included with XP SP2

    adds
    > support for yEnc or not though.) You either need to use a different
    > newsreader which has yEnc support, or get a program called "Yproxy" that
    > will allow you to view those posts with OE. I switched to Agent newsreader
    > for binary downloads, when yEnc started to get popular a couple of years
    > ago. Most yEnc encoded posts will say "yEnc" in the subject line so you
    > should be able to determine if those are the posts that you are having
    > difficulties with.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    Kenny, Aug 18, 2004
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  4. Kenny

    Global_Killa Guest

    "Kenny" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Have only recently got access to broadband and binary groups. The one in
    > particular I am interested is news:alt.binaries.sounds.karaoke
    > I'm using OE and if I open any of the posts all I get is gibberish, I

    don't
    > get a file with an attachment. I know that I have to get all the parts

    then
    > combine and decode. OE Help says on the Message menu click Combine and
    > Decode but it isn't there, only Unscramble (ROT 13). I posted a request

    to
    > that group for FAQ's if available but got no response. Any help
    > appreciated, I'm new to this particular thing.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Kenny


    The file might be split into parts. You need to download each part and the
    select all the messages and combine them.

    --
    Global_Killa
    "You're a victim of the rules you live by!"

    http://punkthenation.tk
    Global_Killa, Aug 18, 2004
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