Compress to multiple volume RAR

February 25th, 2007 toydi Posted in Archive, rar | Hits: 76343 | 8 Comments »

To compress a big video file, movie.avi and split it into multiple files, each size up to 12MB,

rar a -m5 -v12m myarchive movie.avi

A list of files (myarchive.part1.rar, myarchive.part2.rar, ..) will be created in current directory.

You may change the compression quality, -m5 is the best and the slowest, while -m0 do no compression at all (-m3 is default).

If you prefer the old file naming style (myarchive.rar, myarchive.r00, myarchive.r01, ..), add one extra switch -vn before the archive name.

To uncompress the files (myarchive.part1.rar, myarchive.part2.rar, ..),

rar e myarchive.part1.rar

8 Responses to “Compress to multiple volume RAR”

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  2. This helped me out of a bind. Thanks a ton!

  3. Thanks a lot. That was exactly what I was looking for.

  4. I would like to know if it possible to test the compression ratio of a rar and the actual cmd line to do so?
    The output I would like would show % of compression and mode of compression m0-m5e

    Thank you very much!
    I have been searching how to do this.

  5. I have since learned how. Thank you:

    rar v test.r00
    rar vt test.r00

  6. Really remarkable article to read on.. I’m truly amazed with this article. Looking for far more info.

  7. justo lo que estaba buscando.

    si kiero archivos de 200 mb seria :

    rar a -m5 -v200m myarchive movie.avi

  8. if i want put different file and zip it how? can i use rar a?

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