Extracting just 1 rar file

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#1

Hi, if there are 30 rar files with an AVI in it, is it possible to only extract… let’s say… .r10 to preview the AVI or to take screenshots of it ?

Whenever I try to extract one of those rar files, then I get the message “You need to start extraction from a previous volume to unpack Mountains.avi”.

Sometimes it’s possible to preview the AVI by playing the rar file with VideoLAN, but that often doesn’t work.


#2

Right click on .r01 and click extract here.

Then they should all extract and make the one Mountains.avi :slight_smile:

If that fails, highlite them all, and right click and etract here.

Hope that helps


#3

Thanks, kaybing27, but I know that you have to select the one with a rar, r01 or 001 extension to unpack the whole AVI.

What I mean is… what if you only have 1 of those rar files and you just want to have the little piece of AVI in that particular rar file ? Is there any way to extract the 30 second / 1 minute of video that is in there, so I can play/preview it ?


#4

I’m not sure myself, but if you manage to get any data from it, use AVIPreview to view whatever it can. It basically gets the video/audio streams it can from a data source and shows what it can (I used it with my pre-downloaded files off Kazaa back in the day…)


#5

Thanks, theone1_. If I manage to get the video out of the rar file, then I’ll try to play it with AVIPreview. Playing the rar file itself with AVIPreview doesn’t work. I guess AVIPreview is the same kind of player as VideoLAN.