File says wmv but downloads in unarchiver

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Michaelgtrusa, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Michaelgtrusa

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    #1
    I've had this happen a few times and if the file is broken into 2 parts, often the 2nd part will not open. I also discovered that it would only open and play in vlc. Need a little advice please.
     
  2. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    If they have been split clean then the second file would lack the header information that F4M might require. Since VLC reads the stream data directly it can play it anyway.

    Try combining the two files by opening Terminal.app, then write "cat [path/to/firstfile.ext] [path/to/secondfile.ext] > combined.ext" (without brackets/quotes; for the file paths you can just drag-and-drop the files onto the terminal window). The resulting file should appear in your home directory.
     

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