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Old Oct 31, 2003, 07:49 AM
gavbam gavbam is offline
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Please can some one help me, when it comes to compression i hav'nt a clue, I have tried reading the help files in WINZIP & WINRAR and still dont get the maximum for compresson.
i am trying to zip files and all it seems to do is go from E.G 1.16mb to 1.15mb compression is very little, am i doing something stupid or is it right?
Also what is the best prog for compression, i have downloaded files in a SFX file at 64mb and it's opened at 175mb complete file.
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Old Nov 22, 2003, 10:34 AM
spyder8774 spyder8774 is offline
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what kind of file are you trying to compress?
Old Nov 22, 2003, 07:59 PM
celtic_druid celtic_druid is offline
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Compression ratio's will vary depending on the source. For instance RAW AVI, WAV, txt, etc. will compress very well where as already compressed things like mp3's generally will not.

I find that 7-zip usually gets the best ratios.

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