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#1 User is offline   Roman 

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 11:42 AM

Hi again,

Have received a file from a friend over Xmas that is a .bin file when extracted turns into a .cpgz file and when that is extracted turns back into a .bin file. Its some video that he shot that I would like to see. Any way of extracting this file?
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 01:29 PM

I would imagine stuffit, would be the conversion method of choice... www.stuffit.com




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Posted 27 December 2010 - 03:13 PM

I think you miss my point. The extraction WITH Stuffit is a given. It then produces the cpgz file as a result. The subsequent extraction of this file(also via Stuffit) produces the second .bin file and creates a loop of these two files. What I'm asking is there a specific way to open one of these files, not using stuffit and avoiding the looping situation.
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 03:23 PM

Try using VLC Media Player as it will look at the file content and work out if it can play it that way.

VLC can be downloaded here
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 03:25 PM

Thanks, but no luck either
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 04:18 PM

Ahh ok, thinking cap on now, take the original .bin file and decompress it with this http://wakaba.c3.cx/...unarchiver.html


Then see if the video will play.




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Posted 27 December 2010 - 04:51 PM

Thanks TL but the same looping problem has occurred. I think I'll give up...hasn't been my day
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 05:04 PM

Thats weird, that usually the best app, for decompressing video formats, i am wondering if the file is not corrupted ?






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Posted 27 December 2010 - 05:12 PM

Not sure. I even tried decompressing using an earlier version of SE as suggested on MacRumors but no luck there.
Thanks anyway
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:05 AM

After trying many things, I tried burning the file in Toast as a disc image and voila! Success. Mind you nothing happened after I popped the disc back in. But I then opened QTP and the files appeared and I now have video. FYI for others who may be struggling with .bin and .cpgz files.
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:56 AM

I gather there's a bit of a trick with different versions of Stuffit talking to one another, another solution for those caught in future may be to download an EARLIER version of Stuffit Expander and unpack the compressed file using the earlier version. Download from: http://www.stuffit.c...t-download.html

Might save the cost of buying Toast too!

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