Help with unzipping files

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  1. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Anybody know a good program ( preferably free ) that will open .rar files? Nothing that came on my Windows Vista 64 will open it and I'm afraid to download any random program that comes up on google. Don't want spyware or a virus. Any trustworthy free programs out there?
     
  2. Red Alert

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    I read that as flies :lol 

    RAR files may not be free anymore.

    WinRAR is a good one.
     
  3. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Now can someone tell me what a .dlc file is? How can I get this to play on my computer ( it's supposed to be a video file ) or to burn it to a DVD?

    http://fanedit.org/7661/

    This is what I downloaded. I got a free trial to WinRAR to unzip it, but now my computer does not recognize the file type.
     
  5. Chrono Grimlock

    Chrono Grimlock Perfect By Nature

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    No idea what a dlc file is, but I'd recommend trying VLC player first.
     
  6. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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  7. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    That link just wants me to let them scan my computer. I'm not sure I'm comfortable allowing a strange website to do that. Are they trustworthy? Are you familiar with that site or is that just something that came up in a google search?
     
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    WinRar.

    You can get it for free from download.com. Its the program I use when putting together wrestling stuff for people and has done very well for I.
     
  9. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Thanks.

    I already downloaded WinRar and unzipped the file ( read the whole thread ). Now it's a .dlc and I can't figure out how to get it to play.
     
  10. rattrap007

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    me too.. but with that I'd suggest lots of alcohol..
     
  11. Salvanis

    Salvanis Probably not a true fan.

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    I went to fanedit.info, where your file came from, and downloaded it myself to see what was in it. I was surprised that the RAR file was only 6 KB, since I was expecting it to be a media file, so I opened it to see what was inside: in addition to the .dlc file, there's a file called "what is a dlc file.nfo" included (don't let it open as System Information, use Notepad instead) that explains everything you need to know about .dlc files.

    Long story short, it's a list of links to filehosting sites, like Megaupload and Rapidshare, that you feed into a program called Jdownloader that automatically downloads all the parts of the movie you want, kind of like a torrent that uses these sites as peers rather than other users. Presumably, after all the parts are downloaded you reassemble them using WinRAR or 7Zip.

    As for the trustworthiness of Jdownloader, I couldn't tell you. It seems to be the preferred distribution method for fanedit.org, so I imagine that it's not too dangerous.
     

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