Tutorial for Newbie for extracting, playing and burning Movies/Video. Part 1
Sun Jan 30, 2011 09:06
Tutorial for Newbie for extracting, playing and burning Movies/Video.
This is written for help using winrar in the purpose of being able to get movies from .rar files. ,playing them on the computer and burning them to disc for the complete Newb/Beginner.
So you got yourself a copy of Winrar and you don't really know how to use it. Well, if this is your case then read on if not this isn't for you. Unless you would like to know how to play the extracted movie if so skip on to "Playing A Movie After Extraction". or if you want to learn how to burn the movie to disc skip to "Burning To Disc".
Extract Movies w/Winrar
I'm assuming you have a copy of Winrar installed and working on your computer. If not then get yourself a copy and come back. You can find a full working version of Winrar on many of my threads.
First things first open up WinRar (double click on it). It should look something simular to the below image.
Well, locate "File" Click on it and select "open archive" double click on it.
Now browse to where all parts of the movie were saved in the same folder. Open it.
Find the first part of all the .rar files. Click on it in the list to highlight it, then locate "Extract To" Click on it.
A new window will open.
select where you would wanna save it. By default it will save it to the folder in which the .rar files were located.
Now click "OK". Your movie/video or whatever will begin the extraction process and put whatever it was that was compressed in the .rar files into the folder that you specified.
A box like below will show up,
When this is finished check the folder you extracted to. There should be either a folder, a media file, iso, ect.. But I'm just gonna be talking about movies.
So you would have a movie/media file in a certain format. : avi, mpg, wmv, ect.. What to do with these?
Note: If you wanna extract the files quicker, locate the first part to the movie. Right click on it and select "open with" then "default program" Locate WinRar click on it to highlight it then make sure there is a click in the box that says "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file". Click "ok".
Now whenever you doubleclick on the first rar part of a movie, it will open up winrar.
Just right click the first part and select extract here. And it will extract to the same folder as all of the parts.
Playing A Movie After Extraction.
Well, what you would do to view these on a computer would be a "media player". If you have windows you most likely have windows media player already installed on your computer. You could right click on the movie file and select play and see if it will play like that or you could get yourself "VLC Media Player"or "GOM Player". Either one will do but I'm gonna talk about VLC.
VLC Media Player is one of the best media players out there as it can play just about any video/media file format. On a very rare occassion it won't.
You can download it here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
On that download page you will be presented 3 different packages. I myself like the last option as everything is extracted already in a folder. But, many would go with the first option "Windows Self Extracting".
If you do the first option read on. otherwise skip on to 3rd Package.
You will get a .exe file named "vlc-1.0.3-win32.exe" Locate it and double click on it.
The Installer Wizard will start and guide you through in how to save vlc on your computer. First select the lanquage in which you would like to use from the drop down box and then click ok. Ok, so a new window.
Click Next to Continue, Read the License Agreement and Agree. Select "Recommended" as Type of install or whatever you prefer, click next, select where you wanna save. Now VLC media player will start the install. When finished you can open up vlc right away.
Now that you have vlc media player installed open it up. Go to "Media" and click on it. From the list select "open file" locate the folder that you saved the extracted movie to. Find the media file of the movie and open it up. There you go you can watch movies now.
This is the download where everything is already extracted into a folder.
Open up the folder, There should be another folder open that up as well. Now, just look through the list for "vlc" Application. Double click on it to open up vlc media player.
Select, "Media" and click on it. From the list select "open file" locate the folder that you saved the extracted movie to. Find the media file of the movie and open it up. There you go you can watch movies now.
NOTE: after having vlc media player installed the next time you extract a movie and get a media file, just right click on the file, select "open with" then "choose default program". Unclick the box that says "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" unless you always wanna use vlc media player to play that certain type of file. Locate VLC media Player, Click on it to highlight it and select ok. This will open up movies in a quicker manor.
Now that you have done that, right click on another movie and select "open with" again, now in that box should be a choice of vlc media player for quick access. You will need to set this up with other media files. But, once set up for all video/media file formats, it is a simple thing to watch movies/videos.
Now some movies are coded a certain way, in order to play some of these files after extraction you will need a specific codec to play the specified video file. Yeah, you could find the exact one you need and just install that one, but a codec pack is a better choice.
There are many codec packs out there. I myself like to use "ffdshow". Another one is "K-Lite". Just do a simple search and download and install one of the codec packs or one of your choice whatever suites you.
Now you will be able to play just about any movie/video without a hickup.
download win rar from here, http://www.rarlab.com/
and for those with windows it is easier to just right click on the rar file, and you will get a screen to choose where you want to extract the complete file to.
many thanks for the time taken to put together the dual tutorial,useful for new members