I particularly wanted to watch a DVD which I don't have and a friend said he'd upload it for me so I could download it and watch as and when convenient.
Well, I downloaded it and tried to run it on the TV in the living room from my video store on my NAS.
"No identifiable video files" was the error message I got.
SO I went to my PC and opening the folder found three folders inside neatly labelled CD1, CD2, CD3. I thought it odd to do so rather than just upload the DVD content as he has a fast broadband setup. So I thought I'd have to use an AVI joiner to stitch them back together.
Opening the first CD folder, there was no AVI file but there WAS a series of 24 rar files A quick check on the other two folders showed the same so, back to CD1 folder to unrar... to a series of 24 zip files. Are you still with me?
Started to unzip and got the error message "unable to find file XXX02.zip" I eventually worked out that he'd decided he didn't like the serial filenames generated by a multiple zip so he'd renamed them to make them "tidier" so I had to have a shot at renaming them as they should have been. Eventually getting there, I allowed the multiple zip files to unzip... which produced an avi file? Not a chance. What appeared from the multiple zips was a single rar file.
Guess what? I had to go through the same nause with the contents of CD2 and CD3 folders. Only after unraring those did I end up with three avi files which I then joined to make the original avi file.
Tested it to make sure all was in order, only to discover that what was annotated as avi1 was, in fact, the end of the DVD and after running through the complete avi file it became clear that part 1 was actually at in the middle and part 2 was at the end.
Shame on me... I gave up