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Whenever I open a 2gb zip file using Banshee, it plays fine until I close the archive, at which point it ceases to play. Why won't it play the songs when the archive is closed, just like it does for every zip or rar album I have in my "Downloads" folder?

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Why on earth would you put music in a zip or rar? It can't be compressed more. –  psusi Mar 31 '12 at 3:20
    
What do you mean? I bulk downloaded all this music from my mediafire account and it automatically compressed it into a zip file. Any time I download album sized zip or rar files it works fine. –  BROBA Mar 31 '12 at 3:28
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That is awfully goofy of them. Unzip it once you've downloaded it then. –  psusi Mar 31 '12 at 3:55
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It stops playing because the songs are in a temporary folder when you open the zip in Banshee, once the zip is closed the temp folder is gone and the songs no longer "exist". –  Uri Herrera Mar 31 '12 at 5:39
    
Uri, Moved all the songs from the zip archive to a new folder, which I then opened with Banshee. Kind of a no brainer, but I'm used to OSX where it automatically makes a copy for you once you unzip the file and move it into Itunes. Thanks!!! –  BROBA Apr 1 '12 at 6:25
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It stops playing because the songs are in a temporary folder when you open the zip in Banshee, once the zip is closed the temp folder is gone and the songs no longer "exist".

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