Best Compression Zipper

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  1. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

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    I'd post this as a poll if I knew enough products. My experience is only WinRaR and WinZip. I've been told there is 'better out there'.

    So the question is:

    What's the BEST COMPRESSION zipper on the market? By 'best' I mean which one 'sqeezes' the most.
     
  2. markymoo

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    This is the best KgbArchiver or i should say PAQ. It will compress it to half the size of a rar but will take a lonnnng time to do it. It uses PAQ compression which they released v.8 which in KGB is v.7 so it more compression. It not pratical in everyday situations.

    http://kgbarchiver.net/

    Paq and other compressions under Paq
    http://www.cs.fit.edu/~mmahoney/compression/

    I like this site on the top compressions. Updated often
    http://www.maximumcompression.com/index.html

    Ranked on compression ratio
    http://www.maximumcompression.com/data/summary_mf.php

    Ranked on efficiency
    http://www.maximumcompression.com/data/summary_mf2.php

    Ranked on compression time
    http://www.maximumcompression.com/data/summary_mf3.php
     
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  3. markymoo

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    Looking at this list
    http://www.maximumcompression.com/data/summary_mf.php

    CCM 1.25 (now 1.26b) would give substantially more compression than WinRar solid compression and wouldn't take so much longer. This would be pratical to use. WinRar 59th to CCM at 18th. :)
     
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    7zip is the best ime as far as usable in everyday.
     
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    In truth, all programs should compress the files the most if they use the same compression algorithm. So if you select max zip compression for 7-zip, it will be the same for WinZip, WinRAR, etc. However, where you can make files smaller is choosing a better (in terms of size) algorithm. For example, bz2 compresses smaller than gzip. I think PAQ is the best one in terms of really shrinking stuff down, but it is incredibly slow (like one hour for 100KB of stuff or something). It is not worth the tradeoff, so I either use gzip or zip depending on who I am sending the files to (gzip for all *nix users and zip for all Windows users unless I want to trip them up and send them gzip to be all evil and such :p )

    However, there is always a trade off between compression and cpu time. This especially comes into play if you have older computers.

    If you are asking just for nice programs, 7-zip and PeaZip are quite nice, and PeaZip supports more algorithms

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
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    I just uses TUGZip...:D ...it has lots of features and choices. :cool:
     
  7. Espresso

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    I use WinRAR for compressing and 7-Zip for decompressing (twice as fast).

    Does anyone know of another archiver with recovery record options like WinRar?
     
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    Agreed, also works very good and is reliable.
     
  10. dread

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    7zip for me. Have tested it against winrar winzip and some more and 7zip always has the best compression for me. PeaZip looks good gonna try it. IZArc is another one and ZipGenius. Never have used this site or know much about it but here is a site that list a good many. Has anyone every tried AlZip?
     
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  11. markymoo

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    The op asked for the best compression not the most efficient. :p

     
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