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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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Sep 26, 2006

How can I listen this file? Is there any special program to do it?

I tried with the default Windows Media plyer but it crashed.


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Florence B  Identity Verified
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It's a compressed file Sep 26, 2006

Like a .zip file.
You must "unrar" the file.
For instance with this
http://www.win-rar.com/
They have a demo version I think.
Florence


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mrr2ro
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RAR == Win rar or Real Media Sep 26, 2006

Well -- RAR is the extension for a compression method -- .

RAR is the most efficient PC compression method for files in windows, and Mac. Similar to Stuffit in the Mac and Winzip in windows, or ZIP on DOS.

It is better compression method, most efficient and easily recoverable in case of corruption.

The utility is available at http://www.rarlab.com/

But since you asked for LISTENING to the file, I assume you are looking to a Real Media file with a miswritten extension. http://www.realmedia.com

Arturo Pinzon - SpanishTech Spanish Translations Austin Texas


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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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Merci Sep 26, 2006

I'll try it, Oddie.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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RAR is a compression format Sep 26, 2006

Yaotl Altan wrote:
How can I listen this file?


Put your ear very close to the monitor and make sure no other noises distract you.

RAR is a compression format (much like ZIP is a compression format). You can open it using WinRAR (which is not free) or with a plugin in 7-zip (which is free). If you have budgeted for a compression tool, WinRAR should be the one to buy.


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Timothy Barton
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There are freeware programs Sep 26, 2006

Samuel Murray wrote:

Yaotl Altan wrote:
How can I listen this file?


Put your ear very close to the monitor and make sure no other noises distract you.

RAR is a compression format (much like ZIP is a compression format). You can open it using WinRAR (which is not free) or with a plugin in 7-zip (which is free). If you have budgeted for a compression tool, WinRAR should be the one to buy.



I use a freeware program to decompress RAR files. I can't remember what it's called now, but I'll tell you this afternoon. If you need it before then, just use the evaluation version of winrar.

But as someone else pointed out, if you really were expecting some kind of media file, the extension might have mistakenly been put as rar instead of ram or ra.


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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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Good ear Sep 26, 2006

Samuel Murray wrote:

Yaotl Altan wrote:
How can I listen this file?


Put your ear very close to the monitor and make sure no other noises distract you.

RAR is a compression format (much like ZIP is a compression format). You can open it using WinRAR (which is not free) or with a plugin in 7-zip (which is free). If you have budgeted for a compression tool, WinRAR should be the one to buy.



Oh my! hehehehe Indeed, that's what I did

I have downloaded the program and it's not free. I suppose this is an open competitor for Winzip, isn't it?

Oh, Timothy, I'll really appreciate the name of that freeware program. You say it's ueful to decompress RAR files. Do I have to suppose it's useful to COMPRESSION files?

Thanx again, my firends.


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Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
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I've downloaded Winrar... Sep 26, 2006

... from the Interent when I first received a file zipped with winrar (in March this year) and it is still working fine.

I've never paid anything and never had to update it.

So it's strange to read that you have to pay for this programme.


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Dimitra Karamperi  Identity Verified
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QuickZip 4.60 (Freeware) Sep 26, 2006

Yaotl Altan wrote:

Oh my! hehehehe Indeed, that's what I did

I have downloaded the program and it's not free. I suppose this is an open competitor for Winzip, isn't it?

Oh, Timothy, I'll really appreciate the name of that freeware program. You say it's ueful to decompress RAR files. Do I have to suppose it's useful to COMPRESSION files?

Thanx again, my firends.


Hi,

For rar files I use QuickZip 4.60.
It's freeware and no problems up until now.

Best.
Dimitra


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María Teresa Taylor Oliver  Identity Verified
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WinRAR is shareware. Sep 26, 2006

Ivana de Sousa Santos wrote:

... from the Interent when I first received a file zipped with winrar (in March this year) and it is still working fine.

I've never paid anything and never had to update it.

So it's strange to read that you have to pay for this programme.


WinRAR is shareware. After a trial period of 40 days, you should buy a license or remove it from your PC.

After the trial period is over, it keeps reminding you that you should buy a license, but after you click on "Close" on that message, you can keep using it anyway...


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Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
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María Teresa Sep 26, 2006

Believe me or not, I've got the programme Winrar (I've just checked), never received a reminder to buy a license (as I used to with Winzip) and it was never removed from my PC.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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WinRAR is not freeware Sep 27, 2006

Ivana de Sousa Santos wrote:
I've never paid anything and never had to update WinRAR. ... So it's strange to read that you have to pay for this programme.


WinRAR is not freeware and if you use it beyond the 40 day trial period, you are using unlicensed, illegal software. Then you might as well get a pirated MS Windows, a pirated MS Office, etc...

Perhaps your version of WinRAR works for 40 days of usage. Have you used it more than 40 times on different days yet?

[Edited at 2006-09-27 08:44]


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Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
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I don't use pirated software Sep 27, 2006

Samuel Murray wrote:

WinRAR is not freeware and if you use it beyond the 40 day trial period, you are using unlicensed, illegal software. Then you might as well get a pirated MS Windows, a pirated MS Office, etc...


No, I'm certainly not using pirated software. Do you think I'd be silly enough to write in here what I wrote if it was pirated?

Perhaps your version of WinRAR works for 40 days of usage. Have you used it more than 40 times on different days yet?

[Edited at 2006-09-27 08:44]


I use it very often, every day. I winrar almost every document I send because I really like this zipping programme.

I've downloaded the programme for free in the Internet. I googled "winrar - download" and chose one of the options to download winrar.

I can send you the programme I've downloaded for you to see it, and perhaps try it.

Best,
Ivana


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Timothy Barton
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WinRAR vs IZArc Oct 13, 2006

WinRAR is NOT free. If you want the proof, here's the page where you can buy a licence: http://www.rarlab.com/shop2rarlab.php?prod=winrar

You may have downloaded it for free, but after 40 days you're supposed to pay. If you're using it after the 40 days, it's illegal. It's not for me to judge your use of illegal software, but you should at least be aware that it IS illegal. I personally choose not to use illegal software, and in many cases, there is a free alternative.

Personally I use IZArc. It is completely free and supports many archive formats. You can download it here: http://www.izarc.org/


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Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
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What I do to keep on using WinRar Oct 15, 2006

Actually, each time I receive a "winrared" file, instead of clicking twice and extracting the files I click with the right button of my mouse and choose the option "extract here".

I tried to click twice and there's a message saying that WinRar is shareware and I must buy it, otherwise it doesn't.

Anyway, it's not my fault if the programme still allows me to use it.

I sometimes download free trial games from the Internet and have only a 60-minute access to them and I can't play them anymore after that nor even can I download them again (or if I do - I tried it once - the game keeps on saying that my 60-minute trial is over).

I never thought I was using it illegally because the above mentioned message had never appeared.


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