WinRAR 3.00 Beta-1 released

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I just posted the article WinRAR 3.00 Beta-1 released.

Diabolic used a direct e-mail to tell us about a new release of WinRAR, the populair file compression software.

We are pleased and proud to announce the first public beta release of the…

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#2

I actually prefer WinAce… It compresses better than WinRar and has a better GUI… http://www.winace.com/images/compare.gif Anyways that my personal preference…


#3

If Winace has less bugs it would be much better … Compression is actually better :). WinRAR is more stable …


#4

yeah. GUI’s is all subjective. that point is all moot :wink: however, compression ratios are what matters. i would liek to know if this new winrar is better or worse than winaces latest and greatest. anyone know? :8


#5

Tested Winrar 3 beta & WinAce with Best compression (registered) for each. Compressed CloneCD, NetCaptor, Trillian and WInISO (newest versions of each) from my “c:programs files” directory.<p> Details: UnCompressed size: 14,751,578 Files: 464 Folders: 42 Compressed Sizes - WinRAR 3 beta: 5,669,288 WinACE 2.11: 5,795,231 WinRAR is faster to compress too. WinACE compresses better? Err… nup. :slight_smile:


#6

Well, thanks for taking the time lanky, :slight_smile: however, i give you a 9 outa 10 for effort, i wish you woulda posted the time it took and what speed your cpu is… :d but its all good. looks like ill go with the new beta then…


#7

I have to agree and disagree with my own findings… I have a AMD 1Ghz TB 512PC133 SDRAM running WinXP… Using WinAce 2.11 (MAXIMUM compression) and WinRAR 3.00 (BEST compression)… I compressed my Norton Antivirus 2002 folder: 1 Folder 109 files 12,574,335 bytes Results: WinAce - Compressed to 4,744,891 bytes in 27 secs. WinRar - Compressed to 5,476,100 bytes in 25 secs. Conclusion: This new version of WinRAR is indeed faster but the compression isnt as small as WinACE. Its really a difference of 2 seconds but you decide whats best for you for bigger files, speed or size… Personally, if your using a compression tool, size should really be what your aiming for followed by speed…


#8

nothing beats WINRAR


#9

Don’t forget about WinAce’s multimedia compression. I know WinRAR has this sort of option built in, but WinAce takes extra care in noting which files are pictures/movies/animations/etc. so it can apply special compression to them. This makes WinAce very neat indeed, because for real world tests we know what we’d want to archive: CD images, graphics, movies and offline content (if any). Maybe running the test on a pseudo-random file of some sort > 100 megs would help see which is better? Anyone up for trying this out? :slight_smile: Saying WinAce is better than WinRAR or the other way around is like saying QuArk 1.00Beta by Kunz Robert is better than PkZip (Quark was released on 05/01/1993).


#10

In tests donmt with winrar… go to the second tab and under the compression button make sure you turn everything on… Its eassy to miss… I expect the other test done didnt turn it on… :wink:


#11

Lanky, what options did you turn on with WinRAR? I dont see any that may make a difference on the compression…


#12

hmm…rar vs ace is getting to be a close call. thers only so muhc compression you can add… i guess rar is a better choice only coz its more well known (coiuld be wrong). utmost compatiblity you have to stick with shudder Zip. i dont know which to pick really. i like rar, always been a big fan of it since the DOS days… arj was good too… ace though…is seemingly the winner…


#13

Not if you use usenet it’s not. Rar wins hands down if yposting large files to binaries on usenet. Especially with the CRC addition of Par. :slight_smile:


#14

bumped everything to the highest value except Audio channels which i left. The rest like dictionary was 4meg… 128 meg ram etc etc etc…


#15

i have an amd athlon 1900+ compressed a 4.5MB game rom file to 2.6 with winace 2.8 with winrar, winace did it in 5 sec winrar did it in 8 sec all settings maxed for compression, except winrars dictionary size only went to 1024 where winace went to 4096 today i switch to winace, it finally comes with a shell menu, thats why i chose winrar 2 years ago, now i got no excuse to keep using it.