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#23135 - 08/17/12 10:54 AM rar conversion
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
OS 10.5.8 UnrarX

Is there any reliable software that will convert rar files to avi etc?
I have tried the above and it gave a password which after 3 tries did not work.
The response to my email said they would get back to me in 24 hrs...twice.
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#23137 - 08/17/12 01:07 PM Re: rar conversion [Re: jaybass]
tacit Offline


Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
You can't "convert" a RAR file because a RAR file is like a .zip file or a .sit file; it is a compressed archive that contains other files.

There are many Mac programs that can uncompress a .rar archive. Stuffit Expander can do it. So can the free The Unarchiver, which is available on the Mac App store (it's what I use).
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#23139 - 08/17/12 01:33 PM Re: rar conversion [Re: jaybass]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Note that the Unarchiver page tacit links to also has direct download links (under the heading 'Other links') to both the App Store version and a version for legacy Macs.
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#23141 - 08/17/12 06:46 PM Re: rar conversion [Re: tacit]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
According to the unarchiver, I need snow leopard which I don't have.
I know should have said open instead of convert.
Thanks for your reply.

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#23142 - 08/17/12 07:01 PM Re: rar conversion [Re: jaybass]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Scroll a littl further down the page Tacit referenced and you will find this link to the legacy versions
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#23146 - 08/18/12 05:25 AM Re: rar conversion [Re: joemikeb]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Thanks Joe,
I never read the whole page.
I have just downloaded TheUnarchiver3.2_legacy.zip
I wasn't aware of a 'legacy' version.
Lets see how it performs.
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#23149 - 08/18/12 09:28 AM Re: rar conversion [Re: jaybass]
alternaut Offline
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Originally Posted By: jaybass
I never read the whole page.
I wasn't aware of a 'legacy' version.

confused crazy confused
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#23156 - 08/19/12 05:48 AM Re: rar conversion [Re: alternaut]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
You are confused? And I am crazy and confused?
Must be old age. Looking back to the link, perhaps I should have referred to the older mac X version as opposed to the legacy one. Am I on the right track?
If you are alluding to something else, please enlighten me.
jaybass

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#23157 - 08/19/12 06:20 AM Re: rar conversion [Re: jaybass]
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Registered: 08/04/09
It's just that the legacy version was mentioned here before you noticed the issue with the 'regular' one.
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#23159 - 08/19/12 12:35 PM Re: rar conversion [Re: alternaut]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Quite right.

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#23160 - 08/20/12 08:10 AM Re: rar conversion [Re: jaybass]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
when I see "RAR" I read it "LOL"
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