Watch movies from within RAR-files

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by hakuna, April 17, 2006.

  1. hakuna

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    When you (for some unknown reason) have a movie packed within several RAR-files, you can't at the moment not watch it in MP without unpacking it first.
    To avoid this you can use this work around:



    First you need MPlayer
    Here are the files incl. source:
    http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html

    Second you have to make a bat-file with this content (note the last dash):
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    1. "C:\program files\winrar\unrar.exe" p -inul %1 | "C:\program files\mplayer\mplayer.exe" -fs -
    Then in My Programs setup you make a dir browser starting the bat file, the file type beeing .rar

    Found the tips here (Swedish): http://forum.directconnect.se/showthread.php?t=182

    /Niclas
     
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    so many ways to do things, so much setup of this and that, isnt it just easier using windows when u have to :?:
     
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    This way you do it once, then you can sit in your couch starting a movie with just the remote control.
    It's what I call it, a workaround. Maybe some day someone has the time, interest and knowledge to implement it in MP. Maybe you?

    /Niclas
     
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