RAR archive and MKV file

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#1

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?


#2

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


#3

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?


#4

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

Thread has been reported in violation of the cdfreaks rules, which I suggest you read before posting again.


#5

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We can assist people who want to make a lawful back-up copy to protect their original purchase, or, because of copy protections, have problems in using their original licensed dvd/cd(s). The forum is not here to help people to make illegal copies of copyright material :cop:.

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