TGZ files

Discussion in 'Computer Forum' started by beginner_lavina, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. What the hell are TGZ format files?! :mad: ive got a file in that format and i have NO idea how to open it!!! :help: thanx in advance [no prize money this time]
  2. .:SpY_GaMe:.

    .:SpY_GaMe:. New Member

    never heard of that b4!!

    may b its some virus !!!!!!lolz

    dont think so ;)

    well hope someone knows abt it .......
  3. zoomingrocket

    zoomingrocket TeChNiCaL AdMiNiStRaToR

    Its called a TAR Archive...generally used on Linux or Unix based machines to store files in compressed format!

    On Windows need WINRAR Software to uncompress it and extract the files in the same way as zip files..

  4. shak

    shak Harrr!

    just to mention .. u may come across .tar files as well .. thats another unix/linux compression format ...
  5. jekyll

    jekyll Banned

    .tgz is just like .zip
    it mean tar + gzip

    now tar mean tape archiving format - what it does is taht it just concatenates all the files n folders (that was done earlier to write to tapes instead of CDs which we have now :p: )

    gzip is just like zip - so it compresses the tar archive :)

    u might also come across .tar.gz which is the same as .tgz
    or .tbz which is same as .tar.bz2

    now this bz2 is another compression format (better than gzip)

    anyway Win Ace Win RAR Win Zip and 7 Zip all can unarchive :)
  6. thx! reps to all :D
  7. You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to zoomingrocket again.

  8. taxyse

    taxyse t3h.

    hey ...i have a similar query...
    how the hell do i play a .RAM video????
  9. ^^ create a new thread 4 this
  10. apurbajd

    apurbajd ~#$&*$@*^$

    Get RealPlayer Dude................
  11. doesnt real player play .ra and .rm only? :S
  12. rechts_234

    rechts_234 New Member

    no they play the normal mpg/mpeg stuff too ...
  13. apurbajd

    apurbajd ~#$&*$@*^$

    These are some common formats played by real player ..
    RM, RA, RAM-> RealAudio/RealVideo streamed content
    RT-> RealText streamed text formats
    RP-> RealPix streamed PNG, GIF and JPG images
    MP3 -> MPEG Layer 3 (Wel all know right!!!)
    SWF-> RealSystem G2 with Flash
    MPG, MPEG-> Standard MPEG Layer 1 video and Layer 2 audio formats
    AVI-> A Microsoft video format
    MID, MIDI, RMI MIDI sound files

    besides it also plays netshow files, wave files etc...
  14. jekyll

    jekyll Banned

    forget real player

    get Mplayer ...
    with the full codec pack ...

    u can play ANY digital audio or video format available on this world

    :nw: mplayer :nw:
  15. light_of_erindi

    light_of_erindi New Member

    u can also use gunzip...the command line version if u r feeling extra geeky...:)
  16. hey where can i get mplayer from?
  17. jekyll

    jekyll Banned

    mplayer does not come with any GUI, so u need to mover forward backward, sound control - everything has to be done using keyboard.

    anyway here is a site:

    and then you also need to download the full codec pack and unzip it to the codec directory.

    U might try using VLC, it has a GUI, but VLC cannot play everything on this world :phbbt:
    MPLayer really rules.

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