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What encoding is this?

moishy
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Below is a short sample of a encoded message, does anybody recognize what encoding this is? It is not base64.

JlYYzfs-3hyHap_HbzcpFWJCpbnYdoytv3SkfxmuOF-e1woYlCVm1dAaNc
Jun 19 '07 #1
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RedSon
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Looks like a bunch of jibberish to me. Where did you get it from?
Jun 19 '07 #2

drhowarddrfine
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Then it could be Digest or MD5 but it could be anything.
Jun 19 '07 #3

pbmods
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59 characters? It's not a standard md5 or sha1 hash. Probably proprietary.
Jun 19 '07 #4

RedSon
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Can you give us the hex dump of it instead of the characters?
Jun 19 '07 #5

moishy
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I just gave you a short sample, Below is the full version:

JlYYzfs-3hyHap_HbzcpFWJCpbnYdoytv3SkfxmuOF-e1woYlCVm1dAaNcUH
rWaswdFEj98WUgK75KZhYtKSGTmxilM75pI5opUmb4KJdWuIAX MxJQoIBPTv
M0dRuLayjUKG59MCFXCiJ8hPMbhh_FQOjne4tsLM1H1bqgEPqM nUMQdCBSfV
xoW5gcLZFLvtAerlJ2GjS7uikpD8fhKqp5q8N52XRH39LEpt_J Wez7Xy9cDh
3rFmNO5mwVarKTc0hpYXH-ABqq8VfVffTidkdtN_PcyyDlvpcSSaQ9tRpE7q
tNcM-iQ4tsrip1XXE1DBRnPWLjQqpxIeRNnnrRvs-lWXYYfASmpUSxpjhf0h
YLXxNWRSCZuZhW2w-rW8gWlvglNxCntwQdUmQAv8y6sVmWBycH0JkxzMsfKl
96bhxGhMyv0pz1d9zoJD7uM1ItxhxOI_A_8SRcQ4O_vhhnRf__ 43rzhi85DQ
rExFvk4-3Y7plH55bake9mT_NyjkQJQdzE6t0fk0LU-NQSUaOHwfYOYKrWtl
a_Aq54A-2FtZCN0U-iwz2s6qZUwvBaDoYcgq_3jK2xf8pYlrZ3YjYYX43g9V
OFF0KQmyoLv9ZhbDM6IOU653Y_331e8lSpyxhWF_TbxNcOO0PB nrIMebLViO
0j4_Vo5RkFvk9ecnAnLekg_KpFysJDaqTNUPypi8DDjiL2lGTh L0KU6m5ex4
NXL6zgQ0RpqXvc5WYh3pBmimgX3q7ijlcE4r5jZ-oQTJB-ZH8YVUJqoV1OMj
wqmKOGYD5BcBrQO-b4oiK4weJ-7KDu3OP9xxUPLV0tk5KfqlX8rHihUY-sE1
DZAEdANh-1rAxE3k1yfBTJWbzAJF8C0nAolQ5o1YMz4YA1oytwj8kvf5sYZ t
4QpL0jjQ97xoXSQDyHdHc978MLGGlwTXjEpHNI9HdrAGCumKGO nJhOV-0Azg
i5zSSahoZRC-ipaOzs059FYAgRs8x6YShk69SivWTlqKadzmeiUjBg2W7Xx6
xJvd-omty3ZZxR-mGDxvLxmixQQkR2NKk9NxI3r0LFfUSgN9z7Rge9JK_mUq
oaPAwO1V2KVlDNMEgjnvf3hrAw042sLo92q3HAYJs_pxqYeNex rj8gvTNBa0
akWUs8wMgjitP7udDJIf5Poas5VF14mN39XvMrKcKmAfk-dbgmw80s2v0C60
XGCUxaBReEaTDOt_fk90n8vyzYMNVwxAeI2NmRiBZnMB8Sr7Jk QAs3Xt_A3U
8nmjKXIhotDsfBsbCV46UD71PTa0uXPsvNtwZ4-AV025mFZwiK17MVVvXacR
WzpvzygvnERns1WM8HjEiPI0K3q2NpF4AjDqthmGyQ19xtibbW MF-nlKiFSy
Y1orGzYxgU3ZRKg9NwkaFC28OyZgL8iO1kqInqBKv2oqKcMgDa-L4TDQ7VBL

It comes from a YouTube internal error page and I'm eager to decode it!
Jun 19 '07 #6

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I just gave you a short sample, Below is the full version:

JlYYzfs-3hyHap_HbzcpFWJCpbnYdoytv3SkfxmuOF-e1woYlCVm1dAaNcUH
rWaswdFEj98WUgK75KZhYtKSGTmxilM75pI5opUmb4KJdWuIAX MxJQoIBPTv
M0dRuLayjUKG59MCFXCiJ8hPMbhh_FQOjne4tsLM1H1bqgEPqM nUMQdCBSfV
xoW5gcLZFLvtAerlJ2GjS7uikpD8fhKqp5q8N52XRH39LEpt_J Wez7Xy9cDh
3rFmNO5mwVarKTc0hpYXH-ABqq8VfVffTidkdtN_PcyyDlvpcSSaQ9tRpE7q
tNcM-iQ4tsrip1XXE1DBRnPWLjQqpxIeRNnnrRvs-lWXYYfASmpUSxpjhf0h
YLXxNWRSCZuZhW2w-rW8gWlvglNxCntwQdUmQAv8y6sVmWBycH0JkxzMsfKl
96bhxGhMyv0pz1d9zoJD7uM1ItxhxOI_A_8SRcQ4O_vhhnRf__ 43rzhi85DQ
rExFvk4-3Y7plH55bake9mT_NyjkQJQdzE6t0fk0LU-NQSUaOHwfYOYKrWtl
a_Aq54A-2FtZCN0U-iwz2s6qZUwvBaDoYcgq_3jK2xf8pYlrZ3YjYYX43g9V
OFF0KQmyoLv9ZhbDM6IOU653Y_331e8lSpyxhWF_TbxNcOO0PB nrIMebLViO
0j4_Vo5RkFvk9ecnAnLekg_KpFysJDaqTNUPypi8DDjiL2lGTh L0KU6m5ex4
NXL6zgQ0RpqXvc5WYh3pBmimgX3q7ijlcE4r5jZ-oQTJB-ZH8YVUJqoV1OMj
wqmKOGYD5BcBrQO-b4oiK4weJ-7KDu3OP9xxUPLV0tk5KfqlX8rHihUY-sE1
DZAEdANh-1rAxE3k1yfBTJWbzAJF8C0nAolQ5o1YMz4YA1oytwj8kvf5sYZ t
4QpL0jjQ97xoXSQDyHdHc978MLGGlwTXjEpHNI9HdrAGCumKGO nJhOV-0Azg
i5zSSahoZRC-ipaOzs059FYAgRs8x6YShk69SivWTlqKadzmeiUjBg2W7Xx6
xJvd-omty3ZZxR-mGDxvLxmixQQkR2NKk9NxI3r0LFfUSgN9z7Rge9JK_mUq
oaPAwO1V2KVlDNMEgjnvf3hrAw042sLo92q3HAYJs_pxqYeNex rj8gvTNBa0
akWUs8wMgjitP7udDJIf5Poas5VF14mN39XvMrKcKmAfk-dbgmw80s2v0C60
XGCUxaBReEaTDOt_fk90n8vyzYMNVwxAeI2NmRiBZnMB8Sr7Jk QAs3Xt_A3U
8nmjKXIhotDsfBsbCV46UD71PTa0uXPsvNtwZ4-AV025mFZwiK17MVVvXacR
WzpvzygvnERns1WM8HjEiPI0K3q2NpF4AjDqthmGyQ19xtibbW MF-nlKiFSy
Y1orGzYxgU3ZRKg9NwkaFC28OyZgL8iO1kqInqBKv2oqKcMgDa-L4TDQ7VBL

It comes from a YouTube internal error page and I'm eager to decode it!
Ah well then let us know how it goes.
Jun 19 '07 #7

Motoma
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Below is a short sample of a encoded message, does anybody recognize what encoding this is? It is not base64.
What makes you think it is not Base64? The character set is identical, so I would assume that Base64 is at least the first step in the process of deciphering this string.
Jun 19 '07 #8

pbmods
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It comes from a YouTube internal error page and I'm eager to decode it!
Erm...

http://www.thescripts.com/forum/faq....eptable_things
Jun 19 '07 #9

moishy
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What makes you think it is not Base64? The character set is identical
It is not Base64!
It contains invalid characters to be Base64

Decoding it using Base64 came out like this: (first three lines)
Expand|Select|Wrap|Line Numbers
  1. &V7!ڤvrV$*[hJG{\(bPW@hE?|YH
  2. JHd)LHT
  3. %ծ Ĕ( ӼF5
Jun 19 '07 #10

Motoma
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It is not Base64!
It contains invalid characters to be Base64
Oh?

Which ones?

Wikipedia's article on Base64 states:
...There are other variants that use '_-' or '._' when the Base64 variant string must be used within valid identifiers for programs....
so in this situation _ and - may very well be appropriate characters for the data. Judging by the character set, I am strongly leaning towards base 64 as the first stage of encoding.
Jun 19 '07 #11

moishy
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What are you talking about?
See for yourself, the decoded string using Base64 doesn't come close to anywhere!

If your so sure it's Base64 then go ahead and decode it! There are many online decoders, but the decoded string looks worse than the original string!
Jun 19 '07 #12

Motoma
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What are you talking about?
See for yourself, the decoded string using Base64 doesn't come close to anywhere!

If your so sure it's Base64 then go ahead and decode it! There are many online decoders, but the decoded string looks worse than the original string!
Unless you take a second to consider that the result might very well be binary data, in which case is is perfectly reasonable to base-64 encode it to incorporate in an error message (for logging purposes, in a database perhaps).
Jun 19 '07 #13

pbmods
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Deep breaths, everyone. Deep breaths.
Jun 19 '07 #14

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It's probably just a chunk out of the middle of a video stream or something.
Jun 20 '07 #15

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Deep breaths, everyone. Deep breaths.
Yes. Very deep breaths ...
Jun 20 '07 #16

RedSon
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It's probably just a chunk out of the middle of a video stream or something.
I would have to agree with this. I've had problems viewing links to .mov or ogg encoded video streams and if I do not have the proper filter installed in firefox all I get is streams of jibberish that would decode to video and audio had I installed the proper plugins.
Jun 20 '07 #17

moishy
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It's probably just a chunk out of the middle of a video stream or something.
It's definitely not.
On this error page they asked me to report this to then and give them this block of code.

So it's some real stuff, not an accidental chunk...
Jun 20 '07 #18

pbmods
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On this error page they asked me to report this to then and give them this block of code.

So it's some real stuff, not an accidental chunk...
Could be a portion of a movie file that caused the error. The YouTube staff might want to analyze it so see where the exception got thrown.

Why they need you to send them the data manually instead of using an automated logger, though.... Dunno about that one.
Jun 21 '07 #19

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Why they need you to send them the data manually instead of using an automated logger, though.... Dunno about that one.
It does seem a little odd, given that they had to transmit it to you in the first place.
Jun 21 '07 #20

Motoma
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It does seem a little odd, given that they had to transmit it to you in the first place.
Could be generated client-side.
Jun 21 '07 #21

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Could be generated client-side.
Yeah, I suppose so.
Jun 22 '07 #22

RedSon
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Just for fun paste the whole thing. I'm curious to see it.
Jun 22 '07 #23

moishy
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Ok guys.
Here it is.
When I got the error page I saved it, and now, by popular demand I've uploaded it!

Here's the link.
http://mendy.pellin.lost.kapota.butt....com/watch.htm

I was innocently trying to watch a video when I got this page.

So I turned here for help in decoding it....
Jun 22 '07 #24

RedSon
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Ok guys.
Here it is.
When I got the error page I saved it, and now, by popular demand I've uploaded it!

Here's the link.
http://mendy.pellin.lost.kapota.butt....com/watch.htm

I was innocently trying to watch a video when I got this page.

So I turned here for help in decoding it....
Looks like it can only be deciphered by highly trained monkeys.
Jun 22 '07 #25

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Looks like it can only be deciphered by highly trained monkeys.
Just superficially, it seems a lot like what you see if you look inside a JPG file.
Jun 23 '07 #26

Motoma
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Just superficially, it seems a lot like what you see if you look inside a JPG file.
Not quite.
I have an inkling, but I am not going to post it 'till I get this taken apart completely.
Jun 23 '07 #27

Mague
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It looks like one of theses really really really long urls lol
Jul 14 '07 #28

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