VLC Format Question

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  1. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    Hey guys,
    I downlaod a couple of videos for photoshop tutorials. Wierd thing is they arent .vi or .mpg, they are 25 .rar files. If I play the one labaled as PART1 it plays for a minute. I guess the 25 .rar files are different parts of the video, split up. How can I play it continuosly all in one? Sorry if im not explainin myself clearly, its kinda wierd.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Stuffit should know how to merge the .rar files back into their single original file.

    Note: Depending on the total size it can take a LONG time.
     
  3. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Is there any other way? Maybe like converting all the rar files into 1 .avi or into a .bin and .cue file?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Most multipart archives are designed to merge back together when opened by the right decompression program.
     
  5. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hmmm well neither dropstuff or stuffit worked- Maybe Im just using it wrong.
     
  6. Apple2Mac macrumors regular

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    Stuffit is your only choice, it may look like it froze or crashed but it is still working. just let it run if you on a DP G5 it will take 20 min if on a G4 it may take a hour...
     
  7. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    Stuff it expander jsut says "format error" and creats a folder thats empty. Maybe im not doing what im supposed to. I need to make these 25 .rar files into one so i can watch it on VLC player,
     
  8. thworple macrumors 6502

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    Try this app.

    http://www.unrarx.com/

    Seem to remember having the same (or similar) problem before and this fixed it.
     
  9. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Perfect! Thanks everyone!
     

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