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:: How to Read .cbr & .cbz Files ::

Postby syncretic » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:11 am

:: How to Read .cbr & .cbz Files ::


What are they?
Quoted from Wikipedia: "Comic Book Archive file or ComicBook Reader File is a ZIP, RAR, or more rarely TAR (tar, tar.bz2 and tar.gz) file of images with the file extension renamed to .cbz, .cbr and .cbt respectively for the purpose of viewing the images in sequence with an image viewer and simplifying file maintenance."
Basically, .cbr and .cbz files are simply RAR or ZIP files that have been renamed. If you want, you can rename them to .rar or .zip and extract the .jpg files inside.

How do I read them?
There are several popular .cbr and .cbz readers. My personal favorite is CDisplayEx.

Windows
CDisplayEx http://sourceforge.net/projects/cdisplayex
CDisplay http://www.geocities.com/davidayton/CDisplay
ComicRack http://comicrack.blogspot.com/

Linux
ComicViewer http://home.asparagine.net/software/comicviewer/
ScansReader http://colas.nahaboo.net/software/scansreader/
Evince http://projects.gnome.org/evince/
Comix http://comix.sourceforge.net/
QComicBook http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=19509

MacOS
ComicBookLover http://www.comicbooklover.com/
FFView http://www.feedface.com/projects/ffview.html
Simple Comic http://dancingtortoise.com/simplecomic/

You can find a more in-depth list of readers on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Book_Archive_file.
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Postby ARCH » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:10 pm

Title edited - these are more like useful tips, not really a guide.

Good work though. :)
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