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post #11 of 23
WinUha is the best, although it is slow.

WinRAR/7-Zip get the best of both worlds.

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post #12 of 23
I use Winrar myself. but you want a free one. 7zip isa pretty good option
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Winrar. You should just do a poll.
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WINRAR is good, it is technically a trial but you can just click buy later or something like that and keep using it
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post #15 of 23
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okay, i got 7z...it looked simpler... haha
now to start compressing:
method : LZMA, PPMd, or Bzip2?
dictionary size: bigger is better?
word size : bigger is better?
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post #16 of 23
Winrar. It may not be free but the free version only has a nag that takes one click to get rid of. No missing or limited features.
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post #17 of 23
I think almost everybody here is wrong. I don't have a right answer, but check what type of data you'll be compressing and look at this guide.
http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=4&pgno=0
According to this page...
http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=4&pgno=31

WinRK is the best compressor. I've never heard of it, but if it's the most compressing, use it.
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post #18 of 23
IZArc is a very good program, freeware.
7zip is also very nice.

http://www.izarc.org/

I personally have both 7zip and Winrar (though I'm thinking of going back to IZArc)
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by Katana View Post
I think almost everybody here is wrong. I don't have a right answer, but check what type of data you'll be compressing and look at this guide.
http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=4&pgno=0
According to this page...
http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=4&pgno=31

WinRK is the best compressor. I've never heard of it, but if it's the most compressing, use it.
They didn't even test WinUha which in my eyes is a big compression utility. Not as well known as WinRar or 7zip but it has better compression.
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WinRAR is great. Doesn't really work for videos or songs.
    
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