how do i play video files that end with *.avi.001

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  1. afhstingray

    afhstingray Notebook Prophet

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    there are 4 files, 001, 002, 003, 004 after the .avi

    i can only play the 001 file....what should i use?

    thanks
     
  2. tovani

    tovani Notebook Guru

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    Well,

    001,002... or a,b,c... is just 1 part of the original File ! I have no ideas in how you can play the 001 part :D
    As normal, you have to use the HJSplit to split or join files! In this case, you use it to joint file !
    You can download it here
    http://hjsplit.en.softonic.com/
    But the HJSplit can only join 001,002 ! I suggest you to use FFSJ http://www.jaist.ac.jp/~hoangle/filesj/ this program can Split and join either a,b,c or 001,002,003

    Cheers
     
  3. billy_b0b

    billy_b0b Notebook Consultant

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    That's a split file. Used to reduce the size and ship it in parts.

    You need to combine the pieces back into the original.
     
  4. Hiker

    Hiker Notebook Deity

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    Without joining (which would be better of course), couldn't you just rename them and move the 002 to the left of avi?
     
  5. Shyster1

    Shyster1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    From what the OP said, it looks like he can play the file that ends *.avi.001, but not the ones that end in 002 - 004. Most likely he can't play those because they do not contain the necessary header info that a player would need in order to properly use the file, so he's probably going to have to find a joiner to put the pieces back together.

    EDIT: Just in case anyone's super-bored, a description of the .avi file format can be had from Microsoft's MSDN website here. That description indicates that there is a mandatory first data element (as well as the file headers) that would not have been included in the pieces 002-004 that the OP has, which would mean that those pieces could not be played separately.
     
  6. PhoenixFx

    PhoenixFx Notebook Virtuoso

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    Looks like the video is spitted in to several parts. If you can play the first file, that means it is not compressed. Therefore joining everything together should work. Use the following dos command to join:

    copy file1name.001.avi+file2name.002.avi+file3name.003.avi+file4name.004.avi some_file_name.avi
     
  7. meganium25

    meganium25 Newbie

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    look its really simple this is the only way i know of to play it.
    Convert each file you have, avi.001, avi.002, etc, to WMV. Ive only tried it with WMV but it may work with AVI. Use any converter, but the one i choose is simple and completely virus-free. It only takes up about 20mb or so. Download it here its called youtube downloader:

    http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/

    hope this helps you good luck! :)
     
  8. purplegreendave

    purplegreendave Has a notebook.

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    Try putting all four in a folder with nothing else in it, and right click on the .001 file.
    Then use WinRar/7-zip and using the right click context menu, extract the first one. There's quite a chance that they'll join up
     
  9. Harper2.0

    Harper2.0 Back from the dead?

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    .001 files can be "unzipped" by winrar, I believe.
     
  10. Arki

    Arki Super Moderator

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    Yup. Just right click the .001 file and extract.
     
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