If you regularly download movies packed in rar archives you might like the idea of playing those movies directly without having to unpack the rar archives first. A few specialized video players exist that can play the movies in rar archives automatically but it is generally not a widely supported feature.
Rar File Source is a Direct Show Filter that adds system wide support for playing movies in rar archives. The only restriction is that it can only play movies in uncompressed rar archives. This is usually the case as it does not make sense to compress movies due to limited space gain and time constraints.
The Direct Show Filter will display a small menu if a rar archive contains more than one video file so that the user can select the one that he would like to play. The different parts of the rar archive (of the rar archive is divided) have to reside in the same directory so that the tool can access them.
The only other requirement for Rar File Source is the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package which has to be installed on the computer system. The download link is available on the program's homepage.
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