Don’t Repack it, ReScene it!

Posted on February 10, 2009. Filed under: Explanations | Tags: , |


ReScene is a mechanism for backing up and restoring the metadata from “scene” released RAR files. That is, if you’ve decided to UnRAR your releases, you have the choice to repack them into their original scene files, so they can be shared or stored more easily.

The system uses a small file called an “SRR” file (Scene Release Reconstruction). Using these files, the program is able to rebuild the original .RAR files and NFOs, SFVs etc. just using the extracted .mkv or scene files.

Read more at the ReScene FAQ! New link:

Let us know in the comments if you have any luck!

The original website is down. You can find a new database at Go to #srrdb@EFnet for help. Download the software from


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Please elaborate..!

Doesn’t work! I got fucking error: “archive uses unsupported compression method”

Hi, thanks for the feedback!

This solution only works for uncompressed RAR archives, which do not use proprietary compression techniques, and so can be easily manipulated.

The scene rules for x264 (high definition) movies require no compression in the rar archives. It’s likely that you are attempting to rescene some random file you have downloaded, or an x264 movie that has been repacked badly, or is nuked.

Please try with another release, and if the problem persists, let me know some more details and exactly what is happening and when.


Thanks for the answer, I visited ReScene IRC and some kind people helped me figure out ReScene doesn’t work for the archived iso’s.
I’ve read FAQ except this: “You knew there had to be a catch, right? Ok, there is one, but it’s small. This process only works on RAR files created with “Store” mode (otherwise known as -m0 or No Compression).”
I’m glad you support users of your site. Thanks again.

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