i recently downloaded starsky and hutch using bit torrent. the folder i ended up with contained 50 rar files named dvl-sah.part01 all the way up to .part50. there was also an msinfo file and an sfv file. each rar file is about 14mb. but when i extracted the avi file inside it was 728mb, and wouldnt play saying that the xvid codec was not installed...which it was. can anyone tell me how to extract/play/combine any of these files or what the hell to do with them.
nope no help...got an abusive message but it seems to hav bin removed :S
i managed to play one of the files tho. i deleted all the codec packs off my comp then dnloaded the mega codec pack from www.k-litecodecpacks.com and managed to play it using the bsplayer that came with it. the one file seemed to be the whole film...but it doesnt explain y there are 49 more files! oh well
First try to exract the whole thing with WinRAR or sime other rar extraction software. The most likely thing is that it is a bin/cue file. in order to extract a bin/cue file into a usable mpeg I would suggest using vcdgear, just search for it on google. that is all i can think of please post if it works or not i will try to help more if needed.
The reason why there are so many .rar files is to keep the download at the minimal size. Therefore speeding the transfer. The author or creator of the file set it up so when you extract the first it proceeds to automatically combine the other 49 to the first. When downloading off of bit torrent keep this in mind it can happen with many movies or even games. Just remember to extract the first file and it will automatically conect the preceeding files.
The movie is slpit for the 56K ppl Cause unlike us (or ME anyway) 56K ppl download really horrible. You can use a simple movie editor like the one that comes with Windows XP to put them back into one big file.
Its the naming thats the problem
most rar extractors put split files back together
the parts must hav the same name followed by .part(#).rar
the # being the part number
this saves the converso mentioned above whice fixed your problem