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Old 05-15-2005, 02:33 PM   #1
NoTiG
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Question about .rar, VLC, totem-xine and xvid


Hey i have a question. I recently DLed an xvid video file from torrent....

In the directory the files are listed like this :


alli-lit.2003.xvid.r00
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r01
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r02
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r03
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r04
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r05
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r06
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r07
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r08
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r09
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r10
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r11
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r12
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r13
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r14
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r15
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r16
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r17
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r18
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r19
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r20
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r21
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r22
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r23
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r24
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r25
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r26
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r27
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r28
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r29
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r30
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r31
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r32
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r33
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r34
alli-lit.2003.xvid.r35
alli-lit.2003.xvid.rar
alli-lit.2003.xvid.sfv

When i tried to play them with totem-xine... it says it doesnt have the plugin. What plug in does it need to play xvid?????

I dl'ed VLC.. another movie player. the only file itwould play in this directory was the .rar one... but it is only a piece of the movie.

So i thought the next step was to make them all one big file right?

i used the rar command:

rar -a Movie

and it made a movie.rar file... but when i try to play this file with VLC... it doesnt show video or audio .. or anything. and instead of it lasting the length of the movie it only lasts like 30 seconds... just wondering what i did wrong. Oh and also...

when i tried to unrar Movie.rar ..... it tries but they all "fail" .
 
Old 05-15-2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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You might need unrar-nonfree. The free version of unrar is at version 1 whereas unrar-nonfree is at version 3.x.
By nonfree it doesn't mean you have to pay, just that it's not open source.
unrar-nonfree is a command line thingy, though I have heard reports that it integrates with archive manager, but haven't found it to do so myself.
I've not come across a rar file that unrar could handle whereas unrar-nonfree has handled whatever I've asked it to.
Hope that helps.
 
  


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