[QUOTE=CelesC;2509410]Hi! I don’t know if this is the right forum for a question like this, but I hope it fits under general software discussion…
How can a compressed RAR archive be larger than the files it contains? In other words, how can a compressed RAR archive be larger than the original, uncompressed files? I guess it could make sense if the archive was encrypted, but it’s not.
Example: [B]I have a multi-part RAR archive that is 2,86 gigs in size.[/B] But when I extract the video files inside the archive, they are only 2,72 gigs in size, total. So the archive is 2,86 gigs, but the files inside it are only 2,72 gigs. How can this be?
Thanks for help :)[/QUOTE]
Did you create that archive? Then you would have the answer.