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Old 22 Jan 2008, 05:54 AM   #1
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A new version of super has been released as of Jan 18th! www.erightsoft.com is their main page, I suggest checking out this "super" encoder!
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Old 17 Feb 2008, 12:09 PM   #2
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Question SUPER 2008 Build 25 Not So Super

Hey folks,

Q1: Has anybody experienced Problem with "SUPER 2008 Build 25" not even initializing?

Since mine di dnot initialize I went back to "SUPER 2007 Build 23" and guess what now I get ERROR "I/O 103 Error".

Q2: Does anyone know what the heck is this SUPER Error Code?

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Old 17 Feb 2008, 05:04 PM   #3
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Sorry gonwk. My SUPER build 25,Feb5,2008 did initialise normally.
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 11:30 AM   #4
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Hi paglamon,

I am not sure what the deal is ... I used to be able to run SUPER in "Portablish" mode ... meaning I would put SUPER Folder on my portable 2.5" external and invoke it from there ... and it used to work FINE ... until I installed 2008 Build 25 0n my laptop and then copied the SUPER folder on my 2.5" ... and now nothing.

However, it does run on my laptop which has Windows 2000 on it ... but warns me that the darn machine is slow and has small HD.

Now when I try to load it on my Restricted XP machine (I am a lowly user on it, not even Power User) ... the installtion program Chokes 3/4 way in and it stops on loading "0014/E6/super.chm" file whatever that file is.

I wish SUPER would make a "PORTABLE" version of it's porgram.

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Old 29 Feb 2008, 05:00 AM   #5
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@gonwk

I seem to have detected the cause of your problem. I suddenly found that my SUPER(build 25) was not starting, just like you had mentioned. I uninstalled it and reinstalled. It was OK again.Then I started a quick scan by Malwarebytes' Anti malware. It found an infected file in the Windows/System 32 folder called smab.dll. I deleted it. Now I did a Google search on smab.dll and found it to be somehow related to SUPER. The pieces of the puzzle were slowly falling into place. As I had expected, SUPER was not starting again. So, smab.dll is indeed needed for SUPER to start. But is it safe? That is now the bigger question.

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cureit hails something in SUPER as a dialer or a trojan or something. I somehow doubt it, though.

My SMAB.dll is dated 14 May 2007, 385kb and is uninfected (at least by these, AVG and others). I suspect some progs are triggering on the name and not actually scanning it. Here's what virustotal says about it - http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/2...221c2b5178decd

Some of the virus scanners can be too aggressive. For example, DVD Remake Pro's little Computer ID program is flagged by cureit as adware - but no-one else says it is bad (see here).

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good detective work paglamon

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open quarantine and restore it

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Yes. I have reinstalled SUPER. I too think this to be a false +ve. It is a paranoid world out there !!

BTW, SUPER installation puts 5 hidden files in the System32 folder: cygwin1.dll, cygz.dll, AVSredirect.dll, smab.dll, x.264.exe. They all have raised some type of warning messages from different antivirus and antimalware programs. I just don't like the fact that these files are hidden and SUPER uninstallation do not remove them.

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v2008.build.30 (Mar 22, 2008)

Downloaded but I haven't installed yet. Hopefully it has more fixes for smoother
Vista operation.
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Maybe VISTA should have fixes for smoother operation of software that worked perfectly well before.

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Hmmmmm it looks like I need to join Vista Anonymous. As soon as something works perfectly it disappears. So XP will disappear eventually.

Funny because I was messing with a virtual machine so I dug out an old Win98 2nd ed CD. I created the virtual machine and I could run a browser on it. Only trouble is the downloads would probably be larger than the entire supported file system. It wasn't worth the effort of figuring out how to share an NTFS folder so I uninstalled.

Yup Vista can be a pita. I just wasted about 6 hours yesterday trying to get it to create a Restore Point via a .vbs script. The same script worked perfectly the first time on XP. I gave up. So I have to click through the stupid applet wizard thing.

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Implications of choices?

1. SELECTING FFMPEG vs. MENCODER. Is this a Baptist vs. Methodist thing - a decision based on "I'm more familiar with ___ so I prefer it"? Or are there file-types that are better suited for one or the other? Is there a 'decision-tree' that is used to select one or the other?

2. VIDEO BITRATE Kbps. By default, it's set fairly low (2000) while I usually record in 8Mbs mode. Since I want "Video Scale=NO CHANGE", I believe I should select an 8000 kbps setting since I'm basically 'fixing' MPEG-II files that have some errors detected.

3. VIDEO OPTIONS: HI QUALITY vs TOP QUALITY? What are the implications of this? Do I end up with more or less 'jaggies' of objects-in-motion? Other than CPU usage, time consumed or size of resulting files, are there smoothness-of-image issues solved by these settings?

3. AUDIO - when my recordings are at 224 Kbps, why would I want to pad that with 256k (or higher) settings?

This package has provided me with MPEG-II Fixes thus far, so I'm happy with my very limited knowledge of this product, but of course I'm hoping I can improve my end-products with some of your answers.
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Hi folks,

Evidently creators of SUPER(c) do not give a darn about their users ... and I am SURE that they are scanning our computers ... otherwise why would they be so generous and offer a "Freeware" that REFUSES to run "Portabelish" ... and without an Active internet connection.

Here is what I have found about this program among thousands of "Complaints" ...

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I think people should stop recommanding SUPER ©
As people mentioned in this malware Security Forums
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/i...=0&#entry13209
A lot of things SUPER © did pretty much what a malware would do.
Two things combine to make this “look” like malware .
First it removes next to nothing that it adds to windows and system 32 when you uninstall the program. At the very most their uninstaller removed 10% of this software and leaving all those hidden/read only DLLs behind.
Next a lot of these files are hidden from the user and many also have no version info.
And like people mentioned earlier and in the malware forum, those hidden/READ ONLY DLLs can make your system unstable and could break other programs that use those same DLLs.
Anyway, I myself have gotten rid of this piece of crap free software ... And in never converts stuff fast enough anyway ... so ...

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You are right about the uninstaller (and in fact it installs updates files you may not want updated) and yes, it's a basic converter for newbs. MeGUI or AVIDemux are steps in a more advanced direction.

For an interesting read, see here.

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You are right about the uninstaller (and in fact the install updates files you may not want updated) and yes, it's a basic converter for newbs. MeGUI or AVIDemux are steps in a more advanced direction.

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Thanks for the link to the Doom9 forum. I'm going to ask there too, as soon as I'm able: How hard is it to completely unistall SUPER? Is there a list somewhere of the registry keys and other changes to look for? I guess I've finally been persuaded of the need for a TrueImage type solution to this sort of mess.

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