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Possible compression trick
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Raikuron Offline
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Possible compression trick

While fucking around with winRAR because I was bored, I discovered something cool that might reduce file size further. If you place a .rar with your desired file in it into a .zip or a .zip with your desired file in it into a .rar, it may reduce the file size a bit more. Of course, it may just also increase the file size, so check and compare it before you do anything with it.
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08-08-2010 12:33 PM
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Re: Possible compression trick

Raikuron Wrote:inb4 making fun of me
Lolno.

Also, putting a .zip into another .zip and so on (same goes for .rar) does decrease file size, but it's so minimal it's not worth the trouble.

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Re: Possible compression trick

And eventually it actually increases the size. This might help people with shit connections. (*cough*AWOL*hack**hack**wheeze*) To my knowledge, putting archives in archives with a different file format works better than repeating the same file format.
08-08-2010 06:18 PM
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