How to circumvent missing rar volumes?

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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.
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  1. Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

    On Tue, 11 May 2004 10:58:20 -0500, Chiropter <chiropter@cox.net>
    wrote:

    >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.

    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.

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    On Tue, 11 May 2004 10:58:20 -0500, Chiropter <chiropter@cox.net>
    wrote:

    >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.

    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.

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  3. Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

    "Chiropter" <chiropter@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:40A0F81C.B46B874F@cox.net...
    > 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.

    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
  4. If it is a media file then here is what you can do. Make a copy of any of .rar part and rename it into the missing part. Then extract by right clicking the first rar (Right click>Extract file> tick Keep Broken files> ) let it go until 95% at this point cancel the operation manually it will ask do you want to cancel say yes. Now what is left is a broken media file. Open it with VLC media player it will ask to repair , repair it, there you go. What you would see is a copied part playing in the place of missing part. I did it just now and works fine.
    May be this can help for a while but there is a real need for a program which can extract any part of .rar without the need for other parts at all, lets hope there will be one such soon.
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