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    Question Which freeware utility gives best and maximum file compression?

    Can anyone suggest me a free compression utility which gives maximum and best compression? I mean I know of 7-zip, PeaZip, etc but which gives best compression??


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    as far as i know7-zip holds the record...

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    7Z is the format with best compression, usually better than RAR: 7-Zip, PeaZip and IZArc all supports 7Z.
    Recently, ARC and PAQ emerged.
    ARC is the native format of FreeArc, compression and speed are comparable with 7Z, pros are that there are a lot of killer features (even recovery records!), cons are that it is less tested and widespread, so undergone far less testing than 7Z implementations.
    PAQ blows away any other format in terms of compression, but is slow and experimental.
    WinRK (don't know if still developed) and KGB Archiver forked the project for developing usable standards, however those implementation are still much more slow than 7Z and the longer time of compression may not be wort as the advantage in compression ratio may be minimal for some input types like multimedia files, that comes compressed in a lossy way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandicoat View Post
    7Z is the format with best compression, usually better than RAR: 7-Zip, PeaZip and IZArc all supports 7Z.
    well, isnīt that exactly what i already posted above ?

    the question was: "Can anyone suggest me a free compression utility which gives maximum and best compression?"

    7-zip is the PROGRAM, 7Z is the FORMAT....

    7z - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Thank you, I will check them, but I heard KGB archiver is awesome. Anyone used it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matrix View Post
    Thank you, I will check them, but I heard KGB archiver is awesome. Anyone used it?
    njet, tovarishch !

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    I've come across B1 Free Archiver recently and believe it's the best for me of what I've seen. It's absolutely free, works with most popular archive formats and has a nice interface (that what most compression tools lack now). Try it at b1.org, who knows maybe you'll like it too.

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    WinRAR and WinZip Software is also a free Best Compression Software.
    If u want to Download it, visit this Site:- FileHippo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbritto View Post
    WinRAR and WinZip Software is also a free Best Compression Software.
    If u want to Download it, visit this Site:- FileHippo.com
    No.
    7-zip has much better compression than those 2....
    So they are not the best.
    And, please read the topic and first post in this thread....

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    7-zip the best one.

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