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MacPAR deLuxe is useful to you if you download (or upload) binary files from Internet newsgroups (a.k.a. "usenet"). Often, binary content comes in the form of sets of many files that together form a "rar" archive. MacPAR deLuxe assist you in combining these files after the download finishes.

Features:

  • Full support for the "par 1" and "par 2" standards.
  • Perform verification, recovery and automatic unrar (if applicable) by just double-clicking the ".par" or ".par2" file in the Finder.
  • Get a clear overview of the status of all files (complete / incomplete / missing).
  • Create a par or more...

What's New

Version 4.4.1:
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the par2 check to fail with an "internal error" in par2 sets with many files.

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Maxruehl Member IconComment+7
Maxruehl
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I just created a PAR2 set with MPD. They did not work as expected. I double-clicked Par2 (in the same directory as the RARs) and MPD launched and, seemingly started to work, but it did not behave normally--there was never any file by file check as usual (X good of X files). After less than a minute, MPD reported that the files checked out fine, but I got no visual representation of that, plus the elapsed time was not adequate to check a 164 part RAR archive of around 16GB. Also, MPD did not begin expanding the archive as I have specified in prefs. Any suggestions?

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Version 4.4.1
Maxruehl Member IconComment+7
Maxruehl
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I just created a PAR2 set with MPD. They did not work as expected. I double-clicked Par2 (in the same directory as the RARs) and MPD launched and, seemingly started to work, but it did not behave normally--there was never any file by file check as usual (X good of X files). After less than a minute, MPD reported that the files checked out fine, but I got no visual representation of that, plus the elapsed time was not adequate to check a 164 part RAR archive of around 16GB. Also, MPD did not begin expanding the archive as I have specified in prefs. Any suggestions?

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Version 4.4.1
Bluepolo Member IconReview+28
Bluepolo
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Most folks focus on PAR files in the Usenet context. I use PAR files to protect against data loss by taking data to be saved and building in some fault tolerance: http://www.hutsby.net/2010/10/creating-parity-files-to-protect.html.

PS I would give this 5 stars for everything if it automatically split the file into equal sized chunks for me.

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Version 4.2.5
Lookin2it
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Thank you for the useful information. I just wanted to let you know that the link you provided lands on a page that says "page does not exist on this blog"

Bluepolo
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Hi. Maybe you got the URL wrong? It loads fine for me:

http://www.hutsby.net/2010/10/creating-parity-files-to-protect.html

Try this?

Misha Member IconReview+1791
Misha
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Works well, never an issue; fast and modern.

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Version 4.2.5
Thajeztah Member IconReview+19
Thajeztah
+2

I've been using MacPARdeluxe now for some years and it's become a must-have tool for me. Although I'm still using a Core Duo Processor (not 64-bit), I applaud the author for taking the time to make maximum use of Snow Leopard (64 bit AND grand central dispatch) - many developers haven't even -considered- doing this.

Recent versions have never crashed on me and, unlike other posters, I don't mind MPD to use a lot of processing power, after all, there's a lot of processing required to check if the downloaded files are ok.

MPD does the job and integration with Split & Concat makes checking and extracting downloads a one-click trick :)

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Version 4.0
Jimblue
+1

MacPARdeluxe + Split & Concat = winning combination.

add MacHacha and you’re newsgroup netiquette ready for anything up and down :)

Wim De Smet Member IconReview+3
Wim De Smet
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Beside UnrarX, also freeware, there is no Parclient for the Mac then MacParDeLuxe.
I can recommend this client above UnRarX because MacParDeLuxe can handle pasword while extracting.

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Version 4.0
Scuseme
+0

UnRarX can too. Just hit the Password icon (set of keys) and fill in your password before extraction. Works great!

Hello. Member IconComment+16
Hello.
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Grand Central? I'm happy with this.

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Version 4.0
Turkchgo Member IconComment+26
Turkchgo
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Wow, what an awesome update! 64bit, Multi-threaded!

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Version 4.0
zerolight Member IconComment+1
zerolight
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@Castle. You can limit CPU usage. Preferences, Par2, CPU Usage - default is 2 cores. I have mine set to 1. Frees up the other core for other tasks.

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Version 3.8
Castle
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My comment was regarding MacPar with it already set to 1 CPU core.

Castle Member IconComment+59
Castle
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Great app - I really couldn't live without it. I do wish the CPU usage could be limited, though. On my MBP running MacPAR will make playing any kind of video impossible.

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Version 3.8
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Somix
Version 4.2.6
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Eakster
Version 4.2
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Noach
Version 4.2
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Zuulito
Version 4.2
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Date 31 Aug 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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