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Opening Unix executable documents on my Mac

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  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,945 points)
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    Jan 1, 2011 6:53 PM (in response to kamazka)
    The problem is that your computer does not know what kind of file it is, probably because it has no valid extension. In your later post, I notice you refer to a file ending in ".avi.006" - it's the ".006" part that is likely to be the extension, and that's not a valid extension.

    If the file is a .avi file, it needs to end in ".avi", and then you'll need an appropriate application to play it. Download a copy of [VLC|http://www.videolan.org/vlc>, which can play pretty much every movie format you're likely to run into.

    However, the ".006" at the end of that file is a bit concerning... that could indicate that it's part 6 of a file that has somehow been broken into 6 or more segments. You'll need to contact the creator of that file if simply changing the extension doesn't let you play it.
    17" MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • selven Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 9, 2011 6:51 AM (in response to kamazka)
    "/Users/jesseharwig/Downloads/Folx/Maison.De.Himiko.avi.006:"

    huh, that's part of a spanned video file, you need to drag drop that on vlc and see what you get.

    Also, might be that it has been spanned using zip or rar or something like that use zip or rar to get the full file.
    imac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • andrew_bomb Calculating status...
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    Jan 11, 2011 10:13 AM (in response to Larry Kunz1)
    Hi.
    I'll use this topic instead of opening a new one, since I have the same problem...

    I got a DVD, it is supposed to work on both PC and Mac. If I open it I find (among other files) a .exe file named START_WIN and a file named START_MAC whose icon is the black rectangle with the "exec" written in green. If double-clicked, the Terminal says "cannot execute binary file" and nothing happens. How should I open this file???
    MacBook (late 2009) ; iMac 21" 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,365 points)
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    Jan 11, 2011 10:36 AM (in response to kamazka)
    If they are .avi files you can play them in VLC player.
    Unibody MBP, 13", Mac OS X (10.6.6), Hybrid HD
  • andrew_bomb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 11, 2011 11:09 AM (in response to Csound1)
    It is not an .avi file, I pretty sure. These 2 files are of the same kind, one (.exe) should work on PC, and the other on Macs. But I don't know why my Mac can't open it. Again, its name is START_MAC so it is supposed to be the "Mac-compatible version" of the .exe file...
    MacBook (late 2009) ; iMac 21" 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • CopyOwner Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2011 4:53 PM (in response to Jeffrey Jones2)
    I just got .trm files on a CD from a court. They are audio of oral arguments before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the USA. The instructions say to download "TheRecord Player 5.4" from www.ftrgold.com, an Australian company that appears to disdain OS X and Linux, supporting only Windows.

    So, with this bit of added information, can anyone point me to an audio player for the Mac that can handle .trm audio files, or a separate program that can convert them to a usable codec?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • RickKoerber Calculating status...
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    Mar 26, 2013 8:19 PM (in response to CopyOwner)

    .trm court files can be converted by simply dragging and dropping them to All2MP3 which is a free dowload app. 

  • RickKoerber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 1, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to RickKoerber)

    Just had a more detailed version of this conversation with a solution in some circumstances... here - Any .trm file players for mac -- or a way to convert them to wma files

  • Vuillard Calculating status...
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    Sep 16, 2013 9:02 AM (in response to Larry Kunz1)

    I had this same problem yesterday. I had old Claris Works files and Apple Works Files dating back to 1995 on floppy discs and I needed to save them to my current computer. Nothing would open them. I found this software:

     

    http://www.libreoffice.org/

     

    The software works like a charm! It opened up the file and I was able to save it to Word. It was very fast and easy. They ask for a donation on the website, but I think the download works even if you don't give a donation. The software works so well to convert the files that I didn't mind giving them some money. I had tried everything else and Libre Office was the only thing that worked for me.

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