.rar files

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  1. PokerGuy macrumors member

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    How would I go about watching a .rar video using Quicktime? Or is there another program I should use?
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....rar is a compressed file (like zip) so you don't watch a rar video, you unrar the archive and then use the player you prefer....look for UnrarX or Stuffit Expander, they'll do the job....oh yeah!
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    .rar is not a video format. It is an archive format that is popular with USNET newsgroups and file sharing sites. There are many MacOS X utilities that will extract your video from the .rar archive. Stuffit Expander and The Unarchiver are just two.

    As for playing your video: With Perian and Flip4Mac QuickTime codecs installed, you can play darned near everything.
     
  4. Tyler76 macrumors member

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    quicktime is a very old video player, and the .rar file is not a video format so you have to unrar first. :)
     
  5. PokerGuy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys - tried Stuffit and it works perfectly. I had no idea that rar wasnt a video format - live and learn... :)
     
  6. HongKongPhooey macrumors newbie

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    I have .zip and .rar files in Winterboard after installing themes from Iconharvester. How do I access them? I've tried DiskAid, iFile, and openSSH/winSCP and all of these methods still don't show said compressed files. Anyone? Please help! TIA
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you tried any of the mentioned software titles yet - UnRar X, The Unarchiver, Stuffit Expander - or do they not work in your situation?
     
  8. HongKongPhooey macrumors newbie

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    No. The files are on my iPhone, not my Mac.
     
  9. spinnerlys Guest

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    How did you get the .rar files on the phone? Is it jailbroken?

    Anyway, I don't know of such software for iOS, maybe it would be easier to get those files onto your Mac OS X or Windows or Linux computer and use the respective applications to decompress those files and get the resulting files onto your phone again. Or don't you have access to a working computer? OS does not really matter, as the ones I mentioned have the ability and the applications to handle those files.

    Btw: "How to maximise your MacRumors troubleshooting experience" created by mad jew in 2006
     
  10. HongKongPhooey macrumors newbie

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    Hey Spinner, I noticed the .rar and .zip files after installing a few themes via Iconharvester. And yes, I have a MacBook Pro. I've tried all the aforementioned methods and even most recently, PhoneDisk, but still no luck seeing any of these files in private/var/stash/themes.
     

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