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    File extensions (inc .daa!!!) What to do with .rar/.bin/.srt/.daa etc.

    Official mininova File Extensions Guide

    Many files have a file extension. A file extension is a tag (usually of three letters), preceded by a period, which gives information about the file's format or the application used to create the file.

    For example, when you have a file called "CD1.iso", then "iso" is the file extension.

    This topic shows a list of the most common file extensions, ordered by type.

    BitTorrent file

    Example: .torrent
    All files you can download from mininova are BitTorrent files.
    These files are small metadata files. Metadata here means that the file contains information about the data you want to download, not the data itself.
    You can open these files with any BitTorrent client. For more information, read the CODE
    Frequently Asked Questions - Mininova


    Example: .rar .zip .ace .r01 .r02 .001 .002
    These extensions tell that the actual data you downloaded is compressed into an "archive".
    This is a way of making the files more compact and easier to download.
    In order to access the data in the archive, you have to extract the archive.

    You can extract any of the archives listed above with the program CODE
    WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files
    Other well-known alternatives are CODE
    PowerArchiver 2011 | Create and Open Zip, Zipx, Iso, Tar, Cab and 7-zip files, open and extract Rar, Ace and backup your files with PowerArchiver – award winning multicore compression utility.
    , CODE
    WinZip - Windows Zip Utility - Zip Files, Unzip Files
    and CODE
    WinAce - your archiving companion

    Multimedia files

    Example: .avi .mpg .mpeg .divx .xvid .wmv
    These files are usually movies or TVshows, or a host of other types of media. They can be viewed using various media players. We suggest using VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player Classic, BSPlayer or Zoomplayer. Also, you'll need to make sure you have the right codecs to play each individual file. Codecs are a tricky business sometimes so to help you out with your file and what exact codecs it needs try using CODE
    GSpot Codec Information Appliance
    . It tells you what codecs you need. Below are some common codecs and their links for quick reference:
    Example: .mov
    These are CODE
    Apple - QuickTime - Download and watch videos, movies, and TV shows.
    files. QuickTime is Apple's media player. There are some good alternatives to the original program and we suggest you to use them. Please check out CODE
    Final Builds Site

    Example: .ra .rm .ram
    These are CODE
    Media Player: Download the Best Media Player Free | RealPlayer
    files. Most users don't like RealPlayer, because it installs many "extras" that are difficult to remove from your system.
    There are however alternatives to the original program, check out CODE
    Final Builds Site

    Example: .vcd .svcd
    These can be a pain on some peoples setups, but more so, on your stand-alone DVD player. For all your vcd needs check out VideoHelp.com - Forum, Guides, Tools and hardware lists. These guys know their stuff, and can help you with all kinds of media related questions.

    Example: .mp3 .mp2
    These files are music files. Play them with CODE
    Winamp Media Player - MP3, Video, and Music Player - Winamp

    Example: .ogm .ogg
    Ogg Vorbis media files. You can find out more about them and download applications here. This filetype is another music file format, but can be used for various media. You will probably want to download the CODE
    to play back OGM files. Any new version of CODE
    Winamp Media Player - MP3, Video, and Music Player - Winamp
    will also do.

    CD/DVD image files

    Example: .bin .cue
    These are your standard images of a CD or DVD, and are used quite alot these days.
    To open them you have a couple options. You can burn them using CODE
    Nero - CD DVD Burning, Video Editing Software, Backup Software - Official Site
    or CODE
    CD and DVD Burning Software - Alcohol Soft copy and virtual drive software Alcohol 120 and 52% Free Edition
    , but this proves to be problematic for a lot of people.

    You can also use CODE
    Home page :: DAEMON-Tools.cc
    , which lets you mount the image to a "virtual CD/DVD-rom", so basically it tricks your computer into thinking that you inserted the disk into your CD/DVD drive. Alcohol 120% also sports a virtual cd-rom feature.

    Finally, if you're still struggling to access the files contained within any given image file you can use CODE
    CDmage - CD image handling tool
    to extract the files and then burn them, or just access them from your hard drive. You can also use CODE
    Welcome to WWW.VCDGEAR.COM
    to extract the mpeg contents of a SVCD or VCD image file such as bin/cue.

    Example: .iso
    Another type of image file that follows similar rules as .bin and .cue, only you extract or create them using CODE
    WinISO - Extract ISO, BIN to ISO, Edit, Create, Bootable ISO
    or CODE
    CD Recovery | CD DVD Data Rescue software, featuring BD HD DVD
    . Sometimes converting a problematic .bin and .cue file to an .iso can help you burn it to a CD or DVD.

    Example: .ccd .img .sub
    All these files go together and are in the CODE
    SlySoft CloneCD | clone cd, backup cd, cd copy, copy music cd, copy navigation cd, copy protected cd, safe disc
    format. CloneCD is like most other CD-Burning programs, see the .bin and .cue section if you're having problems with these files.

    Other files

    Example: .txt .doc
    These are text files. .txt files can be opened with notepad or watever you default text editor happens to be, and .doc are opened with Microsoft Word.

    Example: .nfo
    These contain information about the file you just downloaded, and it's HIGHLY recommended that you read these! They are plain text files, often with ascii-art. You can open them with Notepad, Wordpad, CODE
    Download DAMN NFO Viewer 2.10.0032.RC3 Free - The BEST utility for viewing text files containing ASCII Art (NFO/DIZ/TXT) - Softpedia
    or CODE
    UltraEdit Text Editor | UltraCompare file compare | UEStudio | UltraSentry

    Example: .pdf
    Can be opened with CODE
    PDF reader, protected mode | Adobe Reader X

    Example: .jpg .gif .tga .psd
    Basic image files. These files generally contain pictures, and can be opened with CODE
    Digital picture editor, Photo editor | Adobe Photoshop CS5
    or whatever your default image viewer is.

    Example: .sfv
    Checks to make sure that your multi-volume archives are complete. This just lets you know if you've downloaded something complete or not. (This is not really an issue when DL:ing via torrent.) You can open/activate these files with CODE
    SFV Checker
    or CODE
    hkSFV Overview/Features
    for example.

    Example: .par
    This is a parity file, and is often used when downloading from newsgroups. These files can fill in gaps when you're downloading a multi-volume archive and get corrupted or missing parts. Open them with CODE
    QuickPar for Windows

    And more...

    If you have problems opening a file with an extension that isn't on this list, take a look at this page: CODE
    FILExt - The File Extension Source
    Source: File extensions (inc .daa!!!) - Mininova