RAR archive and MKV file



Hello, I’m having a problem with a rar archive and an mkv file. When I try to extract the 100-part rar archive, it tells me part 98 is a bad archive and stops. I used the rar repair function to no avail, and I have deleted and re-acquired that part 98 and I still get the same error. I’m using rar-3.7.0_beta1 on Gentoo Linux. Does anyone know how to fix that?

I have a video mkv file I’m trying to play but it will not. I’ve tried vlc and mplayer. Should I convert it to avi somehow?


Ask those who provided this “archieve” to you.
I doubt it is really a copyright-free movie.


I’m also having trouble with simply playing movies that I’ve used Winrar to extract. Once they come across as zip files or whatever, I thought that Winrar was supposed to extract them, give me the option to then save them in another folder and use VLC or Windows Media Player to watch them as a movie. I can’t figure out what’s going wrong after the extraction because I’m not getting any options to save the files elsewhere for later viewing. Any clues?


I’m not aware of any legal movie download services which distribute their product as corrupted RAR archives.

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