My question is, has anyone successfully downloaded the movie through an app on their phones and been able to view the movie? Or am I better off doing it through a computer?
Welcome to the forum!
First off, I’ve noticed that the manual download version tends to to be more problematic for people than the multi-rar version. If all else below fails, I’d try downloading it instead.
That said, sticking with what you already have, in my humble opinion, you’ll be much better off extracting the file on a laptop or desktop computer. My experience is that they still handle extraction of large files a lot better than mobile devices. Once that is done, you’ll have the film as a really big MKV file.
Now, it can be a bit of a headache to try to play an MKV file on a phone.
However, if that’s a problem, there’s still a pretty simple way around it. If the computer you use to extract the MKV is a Windows machine, there is a free program called “Kirara”. (I don’t know if it will work on a Mac.) What it does is to change the MVK container to MP4. It’s very quick, because it doesn’t have to re-encode the file. More like taking a book out of a dust jacket and putting it into a different cover, rather than re-writing the book.
Once that’s done, it will be in an MP4 format that’s pretty easy for most phones to read. Just transfer the finished file back to the phone with a USB cable.
The link below will get you to the download page for “Kirara”. The link you want on that page will be near the top of the page, between two banners. Ignore the stuff about “ShanaEncoder” below it.
Here’s the link to the software download page.
And here’s a good Kirara tutorial video.
Best of luck!