Best Compression Utility

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by luish, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hey !

    Being using winrar for years...

    anything, better or maybe faster ?

    if yes, please tell me and explain :D

    tnx.
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Most will say WinRAR is still the best. Personally, I like WinZip.
     
  3. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    winzip supports rar files ?
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    No, it doesn't. I would rather use WinZip/ZIP format over WinRAR/RAR format.
     
  5. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    i like winrar, but there has been some instances where ive seen a zip thats smaller than if i tried to rar it (because i have and the rar is bigger, on best and solid archive) the zip was made using 7zip or whatever is called, i dont know how though
     
  6. LordOfLA

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    7zip uses a better algorith than rar and winzip :)

    I still like winrar for its convinience, though there are better compression methods out and about.
     
  7. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Actually, you will see visca versa for compressions. WinRar is still the best utility for zipping and raring files up. But when it comes to either Raring or Zipping files in terms of compression, it all depends on what you are compressing. Larger files such as CDs or DVDs worth of data, are usually best to be .rar because if you are transfering the files over the internet, they will transfer faster because you can split up a DVD into as many files as you choose. Whereas with .zip, you're limited to 1 large file. In some cases, you will see them at a comparable compression size if not leaning in one way or another. But that wasn't what you asked. What program is the best?

    WINRAR. :)
     
  8. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Going to say Winrar as my choice overall
     
  9. Johnny

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    yep, winrar and winzip. Although I use winzip more ...
     
  10. kcnychief

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    I have been using WinRAR farther back then I can remember. Although the compression is a bit off, Windows XP has a utility built in as well. The advantage there obviously is there is no cost involved, whereas WinZIP and WinRAR both are shareware.
     
  11. Bman

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    When I first started using computers, it was of course WinZIP, but for the last 5 or more years I have been using WinRAR, has the ability to do everything and is one of the best out there.
     
  12. Perris Calderon

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    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    it's not free, evalution only, but a very good program, maybe better then WinRAR
     
  14. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I still have the free isntaler, I wonder if they've improved on it
     
  15. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Would that old installer still work, if they are charging for it now, wouldn't it?
     
  16. Perris Calderon

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    I'm sure it would, but I better not let it update
     
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  18. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    i kinda like 7zip. compresses stuff pretty well. not sure exactly how well it compares to Rar's... think it's usually on-par or slightly better..... not sure.

    http://www.7-zip.org/

    think even Guru3D used 7zip files for a short time..... or at least one site i remember used to..... don't remember. maybe Guru3D still does.......
     
  19. Bman

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    yea but new versions are always better lol
     
  20. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Just for the halibut explain please what there is to "hate" about a small application like Winrar?