Multiple .rar files

I am curious and confused about multiple .rar files.

Let’s use for an example a movie and it as 102 .rar files (for example, movieA.part01.rar through part46.rar and then movieB.part01.rar through part 56.rar).

When I open movieA.part01.rar through part46.rar, it apears to be the same file; same with movieB.part01.rar through part56.rar.

What’s the purpose of all the .rar files that seem to be the same and what do I do with them?

Thanks

Hi. Although your question about basic RAR information is well formed, and we would ordinarily love to help you… you should really phrase your question in a manner that doesn’t read:

“Hi I’m pirating movies and don’t know how to unRAR my illegal download… how can I do that?”

Its probably two discs

When a file is compressed with Winrar you can split the compressed output into multiple , equally sized components as happened in your example. With a large file of say 1.3gb you could split this into 2 x 650mb components so as to copy each part onto a CD. To restore the original file you copy the 2 parts back from the CDs & open either of the parts with Winrar & just extract.

I’ve tried to answer this as generally as possible as this forum does not condone the illegal downloading of copyright material as Gurm implies.

hey…

i guess that these files are usually made so that info can be transferred by CD or any other medium … like maybe a 2.1 Gb file can be made 3 files (x.part01.rar, x.part02.rar, x.part03.rar (x is my personal information) ) and they all need each other to extract data, its like istalling a game from 4 cds. they all need to be in the same directort too. if u extract file x from part 01 it automatally takes it from 2 and 3 also. for that movie of ures jus go to part 1 and drag and drop to the directory u want. itll xtract from all of the parts.

Hope that helped :smiley:

Chears
Sagar M

The files you download could just as easily be unzipped and stored as one big avi(XviD/DivX)/bin-cue(VCD/SVCD)/img(DVDR)/iso(Data) file, but it is stored that way for the early days of usenet (news) sites where people often used dialup which is non-resumable. If the download failed, say due to a line drop, they would have had to start a 700MB+ download again, with them zipped they could lose only upto 15,000,000 bytes. For CD it is normally 15,000,000 byte chunks, and DVD it is now 50,000,000 byte chunks. WinRAR also ensures CRC checking still, so even though BitTorrent checks the hash, it allows you to verify the original torrent didn’t have any errors in it, you can even tripple check this with the SFV files included with nearly all RARed releases. On movie releases the RAR files are not allowed to be compressed (so people can check quality not only with the common sample, but by dragging a single RAR onto VideoLAN, works with MPEG files (VCD/SVCD/DVDR). However with new game releases containing loads of dummy data (for copy protection, which is very easily compressed as it is not complex data) compressing of files is accepted (won’t get nuked) if the file size is reduced significantly, for example a 4GB game containing 2GB of dummy data could be compressed as it would be a waste of time and bandwith to download so much uncompressed junk data, and on newsgroups bandwith is far more impornatnt than P2P as users normally have to pay per GB they download.

i think it’s a pretty fair question, he’s not naming a movie in particular, etc.

in any case, what i’m confused about is this: once i have this huge avi file, how do i make hash marks? i’m done w/ the rar file, now i have the big avi file and want to break it down - can someone recommend a program? i tried windows movie maker but it is erroring out due to a lack of a specific codec, but all the programs on my pc which play avi files are not having any issue playing the file.

Note that this is a 2.5 year old thread.

For more specific help I’ve moved it to the [I]Music Download, Peer to Peer (P2P) & Legal Issues[/I] forum.

well download .rar software , extract the .rar files form to here. you could get the files you are able to get as individual files.

Like Sagar M said you just drag and drop any one to the directory and it extracts them all.
And as far as the purpose for splitting them into multiple .RAR’s and lets just say (for legal issues) that you were sending your mom a bunch of pictures from your vacation. We’re talking like 100’s of pics. A couple gigs. You could split them into multiple .RAR’s so the d’load speed would increase.

Hax0rth0r…
I loved your answer clear and concise…
My question is can I remove all of the files once I’ve, ooooppssii, I mean my mother has create an .iso.
We’re talking pictures for my mother of course… I just don’t want to clutter up her back up drive.
she wants to keep the .iso just incase.

I’m not quite sure I understand your question Phloxy.
So you have, lets say, backed up a movie and you now have the .iso on your computer, so what exactly are you trying to do now?

S

Sorry for the confusion Haxrth0r: I knew what I meant lol
okay bottom line is everything is downloaded, unzipped and burned to cd or dvd.
I saved the iso I extracted from the .rar01-rar62 to a separate drive for safe keeping… do I just delete the original files …like the .rar.01-.rar .62?
I don’t know any other way to say that…I’m totally dyslexic so I think backwards too

If you have the .iso burned to a disc, and backed up on a drive you really don’t need the .rar files.

[QUOTE=Phloxy;2123293] do I just delete the original files …like the .rar.01-.rar .62?
[/QUOTE]

yea it’s fine to delete them… but not until you’ve seeded it back fully :cop:

Thanks Guys!!!
I never thought about them not working as so far all installed have…so good to know. Would it be better if I tried to compress the rar’s even more…If that’s even possible and loose the iso’s on the backup drive. At least that way I’m keeping the originals
hax0rth0r you said," if I want to find out more read here" but you didn’t leave a url or forum name…did you forget or was that code for don’t bug me :wink:
Phloxy

[quote=Phloxy;2124048]hax0rth0r you said," if I want to find out more read here" but you didn’t leave a url or forum name…did you forget or was that code for don’t bug me ;-)[/quote] First of all, that is part of hax0rth0r’s signature (automatically appended to every post) and not in reply to your post.

Second of all, the link is in the word “[B]here[/B]”. :wink:

Re-compressing RAR files will usually not reduce the file size, so it’s a waste of time.

[quote=DrageMester;2124049]First of all, that is part of hax0rth0r’s signature (automatically appended to every post) and not in reply to your post.

Second of all, the link is in the word “[B]here[/B]”. :wink:

Re-compressing RAR files will usually not reduce the file size, so it’s a waste of time.[/quote]

Thanks drage

Ummm I don’t think you understood what I was asking DrageMaester… I was asking if it was okay to delete the .rar’s to save space…but only after I burned them to CD/DVD I saved the .iso or bin and que from the decompressed .rar’s on another dive. I just don’t want all these files so I asked if it were necessary to keep them…
Thanks for the direction to the “here” link. in hax0rth0r’s quote. I feel like an idiot but I figured that out as soon as I sent the message. I was just having a bad brain day :wink:
But I do appreciate the advise.
Phloxy