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    Better file compression then winzip?

    I am attempting to archive some files, most around 705-708mb. I just need to get them below 700mb to fit on a CD but winzip makes them 700,050kb! I tried StuffIt and it does not do any better despite the web site claims, actually it just takes longer and drains the CPU from all the other progs...

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    .rar maybe? How about .ace?

    You should also try bzip under *nix, I know it compresses quite well.

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    http://www.bestdownload.net/programs...at=Compression


    Some programs downloadable for compressing and the like.
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    Now, surely you can delete 50kb...and don't call me shirley.

    I went thru this 2 months ago. I installed every program claiming to have a 'secret method' of better compression.

    Although it depends what type of file your compressing, I found all of them to be a bunch of hooey.

    The difference was so small, it was laughable. Much time was wasted trying them all out but I had to find out for myself. Think about it...Why would just one program know of a 'secret method' of bettter compression? It's a bad joke to get you to use their program.

    Just pick one that reads most file types and go with that. Although Winzip has a 'reputation', their new 8.1 reads most all file types and is fine with me.
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    winzip

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    not sure what windows xps zip programs like but you can give it a shot

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    .rar currently offers the highest compression ratio, and there easier to span.

    To be honest however the difference isnt that big, say 40kb better for every meg. Thats only a rough guess tho

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    Zoobie, you are so right! What a hoax!

    707mb through Winzip: 700.5
    707mb through Winrar 3: 704
    707mb through StuffIt as Zip: 701
    707mb through StuffIt as Sit: 704 (it is their format for crying out loud and it works worse then the zipping in their own program!)
    704mb through bzip2 on Linux: 701.5

    THIS IS SUCH A JOKE, SOMEBODY HELP ME PLEASE!!!

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    have you tried qzip its an old program, not sure if there is a new version.
    it works pritty well.
    it zipped around 185MB to about 75MB.
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