how to play .rar files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macdumb, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. macdumb macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2008
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Rar files are archives. You cannot "play" them.
  3. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    This might sound really nasty… :eek:

    But somedays you have to wonder if people have ever heard of Google.
  4. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    .RAR files are compressed archives.

    Use the Unarchiver to open it and extract any contents (i.e. the video file you are after).
  5. Uniquer macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2009
    Some people are just retarded. .rar is archive but you can play them like a video file too. Right click on it and select open with and open it with VLC. If you don't have VLC, google it and download it.
  6. PJL500 macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2011
    how to "play" .rar files

    Drop the file on Stuffit Expander and the vid will appear. (If the file is in parts 1, 2, 3, 4 etc have them all downloaded together so Stuffit can merge them.)

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