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Thread: where to get amazing file compressor?

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    hi,
    how did some ppl manage to compress a lot of data files totalling around 18mb into a small 2mb rar file?
    ...also, the decompression was amazingly faster than a .cab file

    where can i get that program?


    thx,
    gildan2020
    Last edited by gildan2020; 01-06-2005 at 02:49 PM.
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    Last edited by Livy; 01-06-2005 at 04:14 PM.

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    hey, winrar is performing great


    thx,
    gildan2020
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    i also use winace, http://www.winace.com which is pretty good.

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    I use IZArc decompresses over 30 formats including .rar,.zip,7zip etc. Compresses to 11 different formats including .zip, 7zip (my fav), .tar etc. And it's freeware.

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    hmm...after much testing with rar
    it still eludes me as to how some ppl can compress 18mb into just a meagre 2mb rar.
    The best i can do with winrar is just 5mb using the best compression (it provides, afaik)

    i know ace/7zip/cab have reputation of performing good compression (when compared with zip), but this rar file is amazingly small (and they're mostly binary data).


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    Last edited by gildan2020; 01-07-2005 at 06:48 AM.
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    binary data will not compress very well. try compressing some text with these tools and i bet it will show better results.

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    i did a few tests with diff compressions (zip rar ace cab)
    also tested them on lots of diff file formats

    .CAB came out ontop for som reason

    7zip is real good
    havent tested it against .cab tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiber
    i did a few tests with diff compressions (zip rar ace cab)
    also tested them on lots of diff file formats

    .CAB came out ontop for som reason

    7zip is real good
    havent tested it against .cab tho
    wat did u use to create .cab archives?


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    Money Fist's Avatar Che-Che get the yayo
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    winace can do it

    it suprised me
    because it pressed better then .ace in most cases :S

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