1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Is there any way to create a fake video with a fake codec?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mightybh, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. mightybh

    mightybh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,029
    Likes Received:
    1,714
    Occupation:
    CEO
    Location:
    UK
    How do I create a fake video which will crash with an error telling you that it could not find the codec? Alternatively, maybe there is a way to encode the video with some very rare codec nobody will ever use. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. webmast

    webmast Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    238
    I just found this list with video encoders and how popular they are - http://www.am-soft.ru/fourcc.html

    As an alternative you can register a grey video stream.
    Protected .wmv files look similar when you try to play them in VLC.
    And write something like: "If you have problems with playing the video, download the codecs from here (your link goes here)" ;)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. mightybh

    mightybh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,029
    Likes Received:
    1,714
    Occupation:
    CEO
    Location:
    UK
    Great stuff! Thank you! I can't figure out what you mean by a grey video stream however. How do I go about making a video like that?
     
  4. webmast

    webmast Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    238
    Sometimes when I download a random video from eMule / Internet it's a fake, protected or whatever.
    When played in WMP or VLC all you see is a grey screen and maybe colorful squares due to DRM protection.
    You can search for a video like that and record it with Camtasia or something like that.

    Google for: play video grey screen and you will see what I mean. Sorry for my English ;)
     
  5. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    5,913
    Likes Received:
    7,150
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Geographer, Tourism Manager
    Location:
    Ghosted
    if it doesn't matter that the file can't be played no matter what, you can make a big dummy file with a tool like this:
    Code:
    http://www.mynikko.com/dummy/
    or simply change the extension of any bigger non-video type file (i.e. iso) to avi, wmv etc.