Best Compression Program?
What's the best Zip program now? Is it bzip2? or 7-Zip perhaps? Are there any others? I know both are better than WinZip. Using 7-Zip on my install program (instead of WinZip) I save about 500k. Not bad.
Have you considered WinRAR or WinACE?
Just out of curiousity, why do you need the zip? In this era of broadband and writable DVDs, it's rare you really need to squeeze that extra bit of compression out of anything.
I second winrar. I can rar a 16 gb database small enough to burn on a cd.
Formerly someone else
Not everyone is on broadband!
WinRAR compress more but it's is _very_ slow.
"I can rar a 16 gb database small enough to burn on a cd."
as far as i know best of mainstream is [win]rar3+.
Bandwidth is about 5 cents/GB.
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Also a good point, but then ZIP would probably be the only way to go because it's the only format with the proper market pentration. Unless you bundle an unzipper in your app and package it as an install.exe, of course.
Maybe http://rzip.samba.org/ can be useful if the files are realy big. If you have the RAM and time to spend..
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