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Old 5th April 2016, 12:28 AM
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x-rar decoder

Have downloaded a movie that to play tells me it requires x-rar decoder

I am running F23 Gnome and have all the relevant codecs installed however cannot find any thing relating to x-rar in the repos nor can i find anything sensible on the net,lotta gibberish,but nothing that leads to a solution

If anyone can suggest a solution i would be most grateful
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Old 5th April 2016, 12:43 AM
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Re: x-rar decoder

Take a look at unrar. It is an extraction utility.
Code:
dnf provides unrar
Last metadata expiration check performed 1 day, 0:25:29 ago on Sun Apr  3 16:16:05 2016.
unrar-5.2.3-1.fc22.x86_64 : Utility for extracting, testing and viewing RAR archives
Repo        : rpmfusion-nonfree
Code:
URL         : http://www.rarlab.com/rar_add.htm
License     : Freeware with further limitations
Description : The unrar utility is a freeware program for extracting, testing and
            : viewing the contents of archives created with the RAR archiver version
            : 1.50 and above.
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Old 5th April 2016, 02:53 AM
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Re: x-rar decoder

Thanks for your reply Jim

I have unrar installed so that should be ok

As far as i can determine it is tied up with Matroska video format and seems to also be tied to Mac somewhere along the line,just can't figure it out yet,not quite tearing my hair out yet

Why the world can't settle on a simple format is beyond me instead of the myriad of interconnected formats that are available

David
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Old 5th April 2016, 05:35 AM
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Re: x-rar decoder

In the past, I have had some fairly good success with VLC for various and sundry oddball formats. It contains a large number of codecs built-in. Though, I do not know if it will handle your Mac specific file. RAR is usually associated with Mac encodings.

It is available from rpmfusion.
Code:
dnf info vlc
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Old 5th April 2016, 02:29 PM
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Re: x-rar decoder

It sounds as if you got a bunch of rar files, but it's not quite clear from your description. As for mkv, mplayer and mpv should handle that just fine.

As for why they can't settle on one format, formats change, sometimes for the better. For example, often, re-encoding a video from libx264 to libx265 can halve the size with no loss of quality. (Not always, though).

I'm not familiar with x-rar, and do wonder if just running unrar e whatever.00rar (or however it's numbered) might not do the job.

Sometimes, things are listed as free and legal to play, and then, when you extract it, there will be something like go to this site and register first. If it's something like that, I'd recommend avoiding it.
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