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Downloaded SVCD - Loads of WinRar files - What do i do with them?

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  1. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    Hi everyone. I have a slight problem, i know a good bit about DVD and authoring them, but when it comes to CD's, along with WinRars and Bin/Cue or ISO's, i havent a baldy notion what to do with them. Here is my predicament:

    I have downloaded a file in SVCD format (apparently) and it as follows:

    CD1 - 31 strange WinRar zipped fils and 21 strange files with filenames a bit like this - ctp-inc1.r45

    CD2 - Pretty much the same as CD1.

    Here's where i am confused. What i want to do is to put these files on to two CD's, or even convert them to DivX or some kind of file format i am familiar with. Ideally i would like to merge them together and put them onto a DVD or something in MPEG2. Basically i have these downloaded and i have no idea what to do with them to watch this file.

    Thanks for your help
    Chris
     
  2. camstuf

    camstuf Guest

    you know about what???

    *Extracting RAR files: source: http://gunit.punked.us/home.php
    1. You are gonna need a tool called WinRAR.
    Download it at http://www.rarsoft.com/rar/wrar320.exe
    2. OK, you open the .rar file or open any one of the rar files, then you extract it. Rar files vary in format, they can be .rar, .r01, .r02, .001, .002, and etc... -- What I do is usually extract the .rar file and if it doesn't exist, I open the last highest number rar file and extract that.
    3. This should extract 2 files for you. A .bin and .cue file. Once, you have your .bin and .cue file, you should delete those rar files now to free up some space.
    4. You basically burn from there because bin and cue files are image & cuesheet files thats packed up and ready for burning.
    5. Open up Nero's Burning ROM, and goto the option called Burn Image. If you are using a lower version of Nero, it should be under File.
    6. Just burn it and watch it. Note: Some DVD Players dont play burned CD's. Go check if your DVD played is listed at: http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdplayers.php NOTE: These instructions applies to VCD/SVCD/PC_GAMES/XXX

    What are NFO and SFV files?
    NFO files are release group notes, you generally open these up with notepad and you read it to find serial numbers as well. So it's sometimes important not to delete these. SFV files are just file checking files for CRC checking, meaning if you have a checking program, you can double check on file completion or check if the file is corrupt.

    How to watch the VCD/SVCD movies on your computer?
    Once you have extracted the rar files to .bin and .cue, you can use a program called VCDGEAR or ISOBuster to open up the .bin file and have it ready for extraction.

    VCDGEAR: http://www.vcdgear.com/files/vcdgear355.zip
    ISOBuster: http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=ISOBuster

    NOTE: On VCDGear, when you convert .bin to .mpg, you have to make sure you add .mpg at the end of the filename because it will just convert to file to THE_NAME without an extension so windows will be all confused.

    How to Play SVCD or M2V files on your computer?
    OK, SVCD and M2V files are a higher encoded video format which uses MPEG2. Windows Media Player does not come equipped with the correct codecs to play these formats. So what do you need to do? Well, You need to donwload a program called POWERDVD, it will install the MPEG2 codecs on your computer and then you will be able to watch the files on your computer. PowerDVD Trial: http://www.gocyberlink.com/english/download/dl_file_new.jsp?dl_id=1&ProdId=28


    NOTE: These instructions applies to VCD/SVCD/MUSIC_VIDEOS/XXX

    Do you need further help on VCD/SVCD stuff?
    Go visit, http://www.vcdhelp.com
     
  3. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    Hi, thanks for your reply. I got the first part (it came as a 1.5GB file) CD1 burned ok with its Cue and BIN file. however, when i opened the second part CD2, there was no Cue file, only a BIN file? I wasnt able to burn it to disc? Is there a way to create a CUE file for it, or what do i do?
    Thanks
    Chris
     
  4. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Oriphus Senior member

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    Cheers my old friend. In fact, i just opened it in Notepad and changed the name slightly - seems to work ok now from what i can tell.

    Help appreciated ;-)
    Chris
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Anytime chief :)
     

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