How do I join two .rar folders?
ignazio_io at yahoo.it
Mon Jan 19 21:23:37 UTC 2009
Steven Vollom wrote:
>> cd "/media/sdb5/Films/Swing Vote I"
>> unrar x ssp-sv2008-a.rar
... many lines after...
> ... Swing.Vote.2008.HDTV.XviD-SUNSPOT-cd2.avi OK
> All OK
> steven at Studio25:/media/sdb5/Films/Swing Vote II$
>> These will probably be either movie files (such as .mpg, .avi, or .wmv)
>> or disk image files (.iso).
> They are .avi files. So I just join using avimerge then?
> I am going to have to study this command a bit to understand it better. It
> appears that once it has been opened to the .avi folder, I can delete all
> the .rar data that took place when opening it, and retain the .avi file to
> play the movie. If that is so, why does it take so much longer for the .avi
> file produced from a .rar folder to open. When I open a movie that was saved
> as a .avi file, it opens much faster than a movie that is opened after
> unpacking a .rar. Is there a reason for that?
Uninformed guess (since I never saw a rarred movie open automatically):
before opening the rarred movie, it must be uncompressed. Opening the
avi movie does not have to go through that stage, so it is faster.
More relevant question: as far as I know rarring or zipping lossy
formats is not a great space saver (the formats are already compressed
themselves), so why bother with rar? I know it's common to find movies
on p2p networks in that form, but I don't see the point in keeping them
that way after th download.
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