new compression format : 7zip

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by gkweb, Apr 30, 2004.

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  1. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Hi,

    I don't know if you know it, but personally i have just heard of it this week.
    7zip is a new compression format which beats by far existing ZIP and RAR compression methods.

    I have done a test with 57 files, 32.6MB :

    ZIP -> 10.7MB (max compression ratio)
    7ZIP-> 3.59MB (max compression ratio)

    Compression ratio better by 66.5% (for these particular files).

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

    7zip supports other common format like ZIP and RAR, and is FREE :)

    regards,

    gkweb.
     
  2. Riverwind

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    Not news to me.,
     
  3. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Hi guest riverwind,

    i'm glad for you, that's anyway a fact that it isn't widely used and not even known, at least among all people I know, just one was knowing it :)

    and besides that, good "bump" riverwind ;)

    regards,

    gkweb.
     
  4. notageek

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    This is news to me gkweb. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. Paranoid2000

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    I only came across 7-zip recently myself and that was after having used Google extensively to find a general purpose extractor. As such, threads like this are always welcome and I would commend GKWeb for sharing his experience.

    For those interested, also consider ZipGenius (also free but not GPL) - it supports the 7-zip format but can also extract RAR and ACE archives (7-zip cannot extract ACE) which may make it more useful to those who download ACE files.
     
  6. Riverwind

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    Anything that does not support 7zip nowdays is outdated. Of course, the masses are still unaware of this.

    IZarc is pretty good too.
     
  7. Shelb

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    gkweb,
    Thank you for pointing this out! I was unaware of it and will definately use it!
    -Shelby
     
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