Comperssion Prog..

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by luish, Feb 1, 2003.

  1. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    What is the Best Compression Program ?
     
  2. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    I've used Winzip and Winrar, but I don't know which is better. Sometimes Winzip compresses better, sometimes Winrar compresses better. I think it all dependes on what you are compressing.
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    i like winrar, it opens most compressed files.
     
  4. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    Good point
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I've just come across ZipGenius. Freeware. So far I am impressed with it.
     
  6. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    I use WinRar. Basically because you can open almost all compressed files.
     
  7. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    WinRAR has very many features compared to WinZip.:)
     
  8. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    me uses winzip
     
  9. vishalpai

    vishalpai Guest

    WinRAR is the one for me because it supports multiple formats, has nice shell extensions, and it generally has a good compression ratio for most files (even multimedia ones).
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Same as most other people, I use WinRar, probably for the same reasons to, multiple file type handling and good shell extensions.

    Haven't used WinZip since windows 98 :)
     
  11. RaWShadow

    RaWShadow Guest

    why would anyone use winzip?? lol

    Winrar is more powerful and cheaper. Rar is a very much better than zip, and winrar can make zip files anyway. Make powerful sfx files add recovery records and loads of other stuff. Winace is does stuff like winrar, but i found it crashes all the freakin time, and the GUI sucks. ;)
     
  12. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    I like WinAce. Supports ACE, ZIP, RAR, CAB, and a ****load of other compression schemes all in one program.

    Melon
     
  13. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    WinRar, UHARC, 7Zip
     
  14. ModestCargo

    ModestCargo Guest

    Why would someone use WinZip when Windows ME/XP has a much nicer way of handling zipped files? I use WinRAR for archiving, but I think it's a rip to have to pay for it. Not that I paid for it.....
     
  15. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    Total Commander opens and creates most types, is very customizable, and handles zip files like folders in a general file mamager. Could it be better?
     
  16. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    Hmmm, where have i heared this before?
    ... why would anyone use Windows?? lol
    Linux is more powerful and cheaper...

    [sorry I had to!] EJ:blink:

    how about marketing????
     
  17. RazerBack

    RazerBack The First Rebirth

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    WinAce

    I like the way it makes EXEs (self extracting zips), and the way they decompress.
    Total Commander all the way, I even registered it. Still have the original floppy from 1996. Woah, can't believe it's been that long.
    :eek:

    For a good read on compression.
    http://www.rojakpot.com/
    Look under Article Database > Compression Comparison Guide
     
  18. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    winrar ..its the best
     
  19. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    errrrrrrrrrrrr

    this is easy

    winzip8.1 for .zip files
    winrar311 for .rar files
    winace2.2 for .ace files

    ever noticed how some files wont decompress without the right version of decompressor

    doh!!!!

    :p :p :p