eleusis
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VLC 3.0 does not play RAR-files

Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:16 am

After the update from v2.2.8-47 to v3.0.0-48 I noticed VLC does not play RAR-files anymore. This morning there was an update to v3.0.0-49 but the problem persists.

Does this have to do with the build for Solus, or is it a problem of the VLC code base?

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kyrios
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Re: VLC 3.0 does not play RAR-files

Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:22 am

eleusis wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:16 am
After the update from v2.2.8-47 to v3.0.0-48 I noticed VLC does not play RAR-files anymore. This morning there was an update to v3.0.0-49 but the problem persists.

Does this have to do with the build for Solus, or is it a problem of the VLC code base?
RAR files ? These are compressed archives, right ?

eleusis
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Re: VLC 3.0 does not play RAR-files

Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:37 am

Affirmative; with RAR-files I mean compressed archives.

eleusis
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Re: VLC 3.0 does not play RAR-files

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:16 pm

So I think it's about VLC changing how it works, because I just tried it on my game rig (windows) and vlc3 can't handle rar-files there either.

Quite the bummer, since I now need to decompress all my game videos, some of which are quite large (>2GB).
Last edited by eleusis on Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.

eleusis
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Solved

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:26 pm

mpv player from the repo can play compressed archives.

I had tried it in the past and then it did not work, but it does work now.

I have no need to use vlc anymore.

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