What Kind Of Video File Is This & Can I Play It?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bali Cockfight, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Bali Cockfight macrumors regular

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    #1
    I downloaded a video file and it comes with two folders labeled 'CD1' and 'CD2'

    Inside the folders are files labeled XXXX.r01, XXXX.r02, XXXX.r03, etc

    Can I play this on my mac and if so, what application do I use?

    I apologize if this is in another thread but I am not familiar with video on my mac and I am trying to get acquainted. Thanks!
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  3. Butters macrumors 6502

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    they are compressed rar files or something like that.
    you need to uncompress them by opening XXXX.r01 with Rar Expander or similar.

    Then they'll most likely produce an .avi that quicktime or VLC Player can open
     
  4. Bali Cockfight thread starter macrumors regular

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    Once I unRAR them, do I have to piece them together with Quicktime? Or is there an easier way to view the movie uninterrupted?
     
  5. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    It's just the RAR file that's segmented, not the movie. The decompressor will expand the segmented RAR into the original, whole file(s).
     

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