How to circumvent missing rar volumes?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Chiropter, May 11, 2004.

  1. Chiropter

    Chiropter Guest

    I am new to internet video and one of the problems I encounter is
    missing or unrepairable pieces in multiple rar files. If I want to see a
    video without that missing portion, is there a way to build a movie
    using WinRar, perhaps using one of the switches? Please guide me to
    right direction.
    Chiropter, May 11, 2004
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  2. The only way to build a damaged archive is if you have PAR
    files with it and then use SmartPAR or some similar program to
    reconstruct the data.
    Neil Nadelman, May 11, 2004
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  3. If redudant repair info was included by the maker of the files, then
    it is possible to recover them. WinRar's own recovery system isn't as
    popular as using an external one in the form of PAR or PAR2 recovery
    files, posted along with whatever other files make up the set.

    Lacking either, you are out of luck. WinRar can't extract the files
    from an incomplete set, by design.
    Jeffery S. Jones, May 12, 2004
  4. Chiropter

    Mike T Guest

    Right click on the first rar segment, either ".rar" or part001.rar if all
    extensions are rar. Select open to see what kind of file is in the rar
    volume. If it is the mpeg file then you just need to extract what you can.
    If it is a bin/cue file you will need ISOBuster to extract the mpeg file
    from the bin/cue image file. When ready, right click on the first rar
    volume and select "extract files", nothing else. A window will open and
    near the bottom on the left side select keep broken files, then set where
    you want the extraction to go and then select ok. WinRAR will extract until
    it reaches the missing or corrupt segment, then cancel the operation but
    make sure to keep the extracted file. You will then have part of the
    extracted file and then can further process it to view. If it is a Divx
    type avi file, you will need to load it into Virtual Dub and let it fix the
    file so it will play. You might try starting another extraction after the
    bad segment and see if you can get more of the complete file, I have never
    had to do this.

    Mike T
    Mike T, May 13, 2004
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