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Opening a Downloaded Video File - help needed


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#1 Richardf77

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

I have recently downloaded a supposed video file from a file sharing website. The video was split into 2 parts and appeared to be a RAR file. When it downloaded i ran it through a RAR decompresion application (RARzilla free) that i have used to open RAR files before but it would not recognise the video file as a RAR file and could not open it. When i looked at the file properties the file type says 'File' not RAR or any other familiar type.

 

The files in question seem to be proper files, they took time to download and are of a signifiacent size, so there is apparently content within them. I would just like to know how to open them and play the video i (at least thought) i was downloading.

 

What do i need to do or what software do i need to download to make this work.

 

The website i used to access the videos is:

 

http://moving-gardens.com/

 

But the videos are actualy hosted here:

 

http://www.netload.in/

 

If this helps.... Thanks



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

Look at the file extention of the files you downloaded.It should end with a .rar,if it does not then rename the file.Doesn't matter what you name the file,won't change the packing.For example,if you downloaded 2 files rename them to 1.rar and 2.rar.If it's not corrupt it will unpack.Let us know if it works for you.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:44 AM

Couldnt beleive this would work but i have just tried it and it does!

 

Since posting i found the files as they were downloaded would open with 'WinRAR' but i can only have use of it for a 40 day trial  and the process of extracting the video was a bit long-winded, so not totally happy with it. i would have had to download and extracr all what i wanted within the 40 days or paid for the full version. Since there are perfectly good free RAR extractiors out there, i was reluctant to do this, particularly as its only certain files that have this problem.

 

Once renamed as you suggested, i ran them through RARzilla free and they extracted quickly and easily, althogh at first i was confused that only the part 1 file would extract. I later found out that the part 2 file, while needed doesnt need extracting to restore the video or data file contained.

 

Thanks for the help.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

You are welcome.






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