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Blu Man
10-29-10, 07:42 PM
How do I open these video files with Quicktime on a Mac?

chino77
10-29-10, 07:53 PM
normally i hate when people say this but i think its warranted in this case. learn to use google! it would have taken you less time to search google then to post here.
i dont know shit about mac so i cant help you and im not going to search for you.

belboz
10-29-10, 08:00 PM
rar is a compression/archive format similar to zip files. So you'll need to use a tool to extract the actual video file(s) from the rar file(s) that you have. There's a free command line tool for linux "unrar and rar" that works well, so I'm sure there's a version for OS X as well. Or there's probably a GUI tool for it, I'm sure.

To answer your next question, the best way to actually watch .mkv files on your mac is to use VLC.

Blu Man
10-29-10, 08:01 PM
normally i hate when people say this but i think its warranted in this case. learn to use google! it would have taken you less time to search google then to post here.
i dont know shit about mac so i cant help you and im not going to search for you.

I'm aware of the magic invention that is Google. The problem is that when you search for how to open said files, you get a million different programs telling you to download their software to open rar. files. I was wondering if the extra software is necessary, could anyone suggest a legitimate and reliable one, and if it's not necessary if they could specifically tell me how to open the files.

Edit: Thank you belboz.

FinkPish
10-29-10, 08:07 PM
download.cnet.com (http://download.cnet.com) is probably the best site to find these types of programs. They have all been checked and verified, so you won't get some awful virus when you download a free program.

I use a program called RAR Expander for my Mac.

chino77
10-29-10, 08:12 PM
[QUOTE=Blu Man;10460885]I'm aware of the magic invention that is Google. [/QUOTE

edit...sorry i was a bit buzzed and a shitty mood.

CKMorpheus
10-31-10, 02:44 PM
I use UnRarX for my Mac, but RAR Expander is also a good one.

Norm de Plume
10-31-10, 08:23 PM
WinRAR (http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html) is probably the best. It says you have to buy after a 40-day trial, but you don't. You simply close the buy-prompt window.

Edit: Sorry, I missed the part about your having a Mac.

Groucho
10-31-10, 08:54 PM
7Zip (http://www.7-zip.org/download.html) has some unofficial versions for Mac.

Draven
10-31-10, 09:21 PM
7Zip (http://www.7-zip.org/download.html) has some unofficial versions for Mac.

That's what I use. Works fine.

dvdjunkie32
11-01-10, 12:10 PM
Winrar - right click and do extract here. Very easy.

Draven
11-01-10, 03:08 PM
Winrar - right click and do extract here. Very easy.

For the Mac??

Nobody reads.

Shazam
11-01-10, 05:02 PM
Obviously you need Macrar.

lxl
11-01-10, 06:26 PM
rar is closed format, there was a open-source u*ix app called "unrar" but it does not handle newer version of rar. Theoretically only WinRAR can create rar archive files, all other unzippers (including 7-zip) have to use unrar.dll (provided by WinRAR) to extract files.

Nausicaa
11-01-10, 07:15 PM
I use UnRarX for my Mac

:thumbsup:

Fast, clean, and easy.

Kevin M. Dean
11-01-10, 11:59 PM
The Unarchiver (http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html) works great and handles a ton of formats.

mgbfan
11-02-10, 12:44 PM
I'm aware of the magic invention that is Google. The problem is that when you search for how to open said files, you get a million different programs telling you to download their software to open rar.

That's because you need software to open them. The fact that you referred to a RAR as a "video file" suggests that you didn't really do much research at all.