VLC RAR-Loader
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VLC RAR-Loader will let you play segmented rar-compressed movies using VLC without havning to extract them first.

VLC RAR-Loader is donationware which mean it is avalible free of charge. No registering, no timelimits, no hussel. We would however appreciate donations if you like this software and want to continue using it.
  • Support both single and multi segmented rar-archives.
  • Easy to install and use , (VLC RAR-Loder will atomatically locate your copy of VLC)
  • Use it with; Drag-n-Drop, conventional open or as a droplet-launcher
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • Compiled as universal binary
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, Latest VLC installed



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VLC RAR-Loader User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Mikael B commented on 26 Feb 2013
Unfortunately it seems this app isn't working any longer, at least not with VLC 2.0.5 under OS X 10.6.8.
[Version 1.3]


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Jonathan-E commented on 17 Aug 2008
Works great, but I do have one small feature request: support for password-protected RARs. That would make the app perfect.
[Version 1.3]


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Samus tipped on 16 Apr 2008
Oh! Also, I have another idea about what your trouble might be. When you're downloading a video, the files usually download in alphabetical order. So, it'll download in this order:

filename.r00
filename.r01
filename.r02
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filename.rar

Problem is, the .rar is actually the first part of the archive. You just need to move the .rar file up to the first spot in the queue, and then once that first piece is finished downloading you should be good.

Cheers,
Samus
[Version 1.3]

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jjabba (developer) replied on 29 Apr 2008
That is already handled by the application, you drop whatever part of the rar archives and it will find the first by itself, it will show the filename of the one yuo dropped, but it will actually start using the .rar or whatever the first part is named.

I'll investigate the problems reported with 1.3 on an intel mac as soon as I get a chance, I don't own one of my own yet.

/jjabba
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Samus commented on 04 May 2008
Yes, VLC Rar-Loader will start playing the files in the correct order regardless of which piece you drag in. However, you do need to have the first piece completely downloaded. What I meant by my above comment was that the first piece usually comes *last* alphabetically (.r01, .r02 etc... and finally .rar)

So, if the download order isn't correct (in Unison, NZB Drop, or whatever app you're downloading the rars with) this app will be useless. Usually I have to pull the .rar up to the top of the download queue.
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Immrama commented on 23 Feb 2008
its really working very nice, thanks a lot !!
[Version 1.2]


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TheGoodGuy commented on 03 Jul 2006
Works flawlessly now, thanks a lot! Very useful program and a good idea =D
[Version 1.2]


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joppe commented on 10 Apr 2006
No need to unrar your latest episode again :p
This program rocks
[Version 1.2]


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Dom21 commented on 01 Mar 2006
No "Play" button appears either before or after dropping file in. Unusable here but I won't neg rate it in case I am doing something wrong - though I don't know what, I read the entire PDF.
[Version 1.0]

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jjabba (developer) replied on 02 Mar 2006
Your "play" button doesn't show if you have selected "play instatly on drop" in the preference drawer.
If you see the playbutton but it itn't clickable it's most likely because VLC-rar Loader was unable to find Video Lan Client on your hard drive. Please make sure you have the latest version of Video Lan Client installed.
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smactron reviewed on 28 Feb 2006
Thanks! This plays an XviD that VLC (standalone) and everything else wouldn't. This compact application is just what I'd been looking for for about a month.
[Version 1.0]


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chagrins commented on 28 Feb 2006
You can open RAR archives in VLC by drag-and-drop already. What is this for?
[Version 1.0]

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jjabba (developer) replied on 01 Mar 2006
It's true that VLC will play most rar-files that are dropped on it. This works because most rar-releases have compression level set to zero, using the rar-archive only as a wrapper to split the movie file inside. VLC will however not play the whole movie but only the data from the very archive-segment you drop on it. VLC RAR-Loader on the other hand will "feed" VLC with all of the movie data from all of the rar-segments. That is what it's for.
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chagrins replied on 02 Mar 2006
Oh! That actually is useful and unique then-maybe a brief word about segments in the description is in order?
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freeminder had trouble on 09 Nov 2008
I downlaoded the VLCRAR Loader well it works locating my VLC player but when the VLC Player play it just hang and i have to force quit VLC. Anyone can help me?
[Version 1.3]


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Macinspore had trouble on 11 Apr 2008
does not work after 2 tests. Error from VLC is "read failed (bad file descriptor)"

wish this app worked, coolest idea i have encountered in years
[Version 1.3]

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Samus replied on 16 Apr 2008
Actually it works great, but not the latest version. Try downloading 1.2 at this link:

http://vlcrarloader.jjabba.com/downloadcounter/download.php?file=5
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Samus had trouble on 06 Apr 2008
VLC 0.8.6f responds with 'main: cannot pre fill buffer'. RAR-Loader 1.2 worked fine for me.

MacBook Pro 2.16GHz
OSX 10.5.2
[Version 1.3]



Drmizzay rated on 07 Aug 2012

[Version 1.3]


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Version Downloads:42,624
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:27 Mar 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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VLC RAR-Loader will let you play segmented rar-compressed movies using VLC without havning to extract them first.

VLC RAR-Loader is donationware which mean it is avalible free of charge. No registering, no timelimits, no hussel. We would however appreciate donations if you like this software and want to continue using it.
  • Support both single and multi segmented rar-archives.
  • Easy to install and use , (VLC RAR-Loder will atomatically locate your copy of VLC)
  • Use it with; Drag-n-Drop, conventional open or as a droplet-launcher
  • Pause playback at any time
  • No registration, timelimits, demo constraints.
  • Subtitle support
  • Zip-file support (If someone ever needs that...)


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