alternative to winrar

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  1. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    I know i can use 7zip to replace zip and rar but is there a freeware program that can make rar files? i know there is a open source version for linux/unix is there one for windows?

    I need to be able to make split rar volumes - zip is an option, but would prefer rar as it compresses better or does 7zip compress better still ?
     
  2. Bman

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    7zip is still my fav, and WinACE, though not sure what WinACE can compress into.
     
  3. epk

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    according to 7zip.org, the 7zip format compresses better than RAR

    but!.. i know a few months ago i used to lobby for it :p
    but i found that its so much slower than winrar for both compressing and decompressing, even using the x64 version (against the 32 bit winrar)
    it also seems to crash more (not too often, but i almost never had a crash with winrar)
    soo.. idk, maybe u were right in the first place and its better to stick to winrar
    :X
     
  4. Dark Atheist

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    im giving 4.65 7zip a go which says its supposed to have a few bugs and such corrected, what i would like to see is a x64 winrar then you would have a true comparison
     
  5. Johnny

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    I don't think anything can do better than winrar.
     
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  7. Dark Atheist

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    something to look at :)
     
  8. Xie

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    I'll second this, I use to be a 7zip user but IZArc is much better. :)
     
  9. Dark Atheist

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    thought you were a mac geek :D
     
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  11. Dark Atheist

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    so it will create split rars and such? and that others can unrar and such without issue
     
  12. American Zombie

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    I don't think it can create them but can split them according to this page.

    That app seems pretty plain compared to Winrar.

    Winrar is actually a good deal if you consider you get a lifetime license and free upgrades for the price.
     
  13. Xie

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    Is "Create Multi-Volume Set" the same? If so then yes.

    Oh and I've mentioned several times (usually to the Win fan boys) that I have a Windows box also. ;)
     
  14. Dark Atheist

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    dont let you lord and master steve mobbs now that - he will kick up out the apple club! :D , thing is though AZ i cant afford a 3 pc licence and would it be right to use it on 3 pcs :p