Compression Programes

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#1

Besides WinZip and WinRar,what other compression programes are out there and which has the best compression.

Thanks.

Later.


#2

There’s WinACE, as well, that’s all I know of for “typical” file compression.

If you want to compress more specific things (like DCT’d and Quantized pictures, for example), then there are others, like Run Length Limiting, etc.


#3

Stuffit is another but I’m not sure if there is a version for the PC around at all I know it works for the Mac.


#4

Good old PKZip. :slight_smile:


#5

UHARC, great compression and real hard to use…


#6

there is also LHarc, and pkzipjr.


#7

depends on the type of data…


#8

PkZip
Winzip
WinAce
LHarc
WinRAR
TinyProg , Zoo , UC , Arj
Tar , Gzip
Drag and Zip , PackIt Up , Stuffit
HTML compressors


#9

strangely some game cd’s i’ve noticed use wierd extensions for compressed files ,usually theese are the largest files on the disk (containing a wealth of mp3’s,wav’s,flash and images) WinRAR opens em ala the right click ,i just wish i knew what proggie was used to create the file ,they seem to be extremely compressed


#10

Thanks for all the responses.

Is was looking to compress large movies and apps from say 600-700mb down too as little as possible.I’ve seen programes that where 550mb compressed down to 200-250mb and was wondering what they used to compress these files.

Anyway thanks for the help.

Later.


#11

Try MS Cabinet! it took ages to compress but compress better than Winrar 3 or WinACE.

makecab.exe availabe on win XP, others may download from:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnsamples/cab-sdk.exe

or for newer version download IEAK

makecab is quirky to use but free. for daily archival try:http://www.microlog-online.de/ (shareware)

to compress the entire windows directory i use winrar 2.71 instead, from c.a 300 MB to c.a. 125MB in 40 minutes compression.