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New (at least to me) compression is incredible!
Posted 29 February 2004 - 02:32 AM
I'm in the process of recompressing my goodsets, and what a savings! A rip from the clone7z site:
GoodNES 2.01 set
Uncompressed - 2.42 GB in 10783 files
One ROM image per zip file - 1.06 GB in 10783 files
One big 7z archive - 219 MB in 1 file
Using Clone7z - 209 MB in 1814 files
Ain't that sweet? The webpage is here:
Am I late to the party on this one? Is this common knowledge? I searched the forum and found a post about it being buggy. Is this still the case?
Looking for any comments/impressions.
Posted 29 February 2004 - 02:37 AM
just a thought...
Posted 29 February 2004 - 05:15 AM
The only problem I see with it is that noooooot that many people use it or compress in it. Also, the programs for opening and packing 7z files are SEIZURE-INDUCINGLY SIMPLE! Devoid of anything advanced, I think.
I am not sure if people are atune to 7z. I know of it through my P2P expertise.
Edited by AntiWinner22, 29 February 2004 - 05:17 AM.
Posted 29 February 2004 - 05:23 AM
Prior to a few hours ago I'd never even heard of it. Compression's best kept secret?
That post about it being buggy made me dig my.rars out of the recycle bin! Maybe I won't pitch them just yet...(they're on CD anway)
Posted 29 February 2004 - 05:30 AM
Maybe we should all start using 7z. Start our own mini revolution!
Posted 29 February 2004 - 05:38 AM
I'm going to try this out. Sounds cool.
Posted 29 February 2004 - 05:49 AM
I guess I should have posted a link to 7zip's site (I think clone7z is just for 7-zipping Goodsets)
(I do wish it had shell integration, but oh well!)
Edited by ffynnon, 29 February 2004 - 05:50 AM.
Posted 29 February 2004 - 05:51 AM
AC3. Video file type. INSANELY good compression. Love it. If only it didn't take 5 hours to change a.avi to.ac3 on a 1999 comp...
OGG. Ogg Vorbis is getting very popular, VERY fast. I am digging the quality.
Try em out if you want.
Posted 29 February 2004 - 06:03 AM
but it annoys me when people make a 7z file they do not make a self install. as it will let others know what it is.
Posted 29 February 2004 - 06:06 AM
On the video side h.264 AVC looks AMAZING, but it's not optimized yet. I lurk over at http://www.doom9.org/ once in a while to keep up on video compression. Good video forums.
I've tried.ogg and liked it--much better than mp3. I'd put it on par with mpc although mpc might have the upper hand. I bought an iriver mp3 player in the hopes they would upgrade it to play ogg, but of course my model is one of the few that won't do so. Something to do with the chip they used.
As an ogg person, you'd probably enjoy http://www.hydrogena...p?showforum=57
Those guys love their ogg! I love hearing about new compression codecs/techniques. My registry gets bunked up pretty fast with the software I install, test, and uninstall. God bless ghost.
Posted 29 February 2004 - 06:12 AM
For smaller files you might not want the added overhead, but until it gets better known it's a good idea.
As for parameters, I've just discovered the "help" file. Doh!
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