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best compresion??

By ripken204
Mar 26, 2005
  1. what is the best file compression?
     
  2. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    None...if you need more space..get a slave drive..File Compression worked on98 boxes only because the size of Hdd,s was limited..it always created problems also...sooner or later...imo.;)
     
  3. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    no, its not that i need space, i have a large file that i want to but on a cd, and its about 1.2 gigs and i wna try to get it to 700mb
     
  4. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    I see...i doubt any compression software will reduce it that far..have you considered a DVD burner??
     
  5. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    its not me tho, my friend wants to burn me something that he has on his comp
     
  6. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    I see..i havnt used compression since 95..lol*..maybe someone else has an idea for you..good luck..;)
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Any compression software thats worth anything will be able to split the file into segments of your choice in size. I'd split it in half and put it on 2 cds.

    WinRAR is my personal favorite.
     
  8. blaacksheep

    blaacksheep TS Rookie Posts: 70

    Popular compressors like Winzip and Winrar will compress most mixed content to around half it's size. That should fit on a single disk. If not, both can span multiple volumes and create 2 parts that can be burned on seperate discs.

    ~jim
     
  9. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Winzip or WinAce are very good ones I personally like them both :angel:
     
  10. HughJass

    HughJass TS Rookie Posts: 120

    HJ split

    if you want to split it up onto two different cd then try getting hj split

    http://www.freebyte.com/hjsplit/

    you will need to put the program on the computer that u are transfering the files accros to so that u can join them back up again.

    its a very usefull program i have used it for many things
     
  11. HughJass

    HughJass TS Rookie Posts: 120

  12. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Well, it mainly depends on what format(s?) you're trying to compress. Rar, Cab or Ace are probably good compression formats to try out though. I'd not put much hope it those compressing it by that much though.
     
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