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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Mr. PC Doc, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. Mr. PC Doc

    Mr. PC Doc Thread Starter

    Mar 15, 2004
    Anyone know the smallest type of file a file can be compressed into? TAR? RAR? CAB? ACE? UUE? Trying to send a huge file over the internet on AIM, and I want it to be fast... scince my friend has DSL. Whats the smallest type?
  2. iKwak


    Apr 20, 2004
    The more you compress, the more likely the file can get corrupted. That's what I heard.
    Burn the file and send it via USPS? Just a thought.
  3. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    It entirely depends on what sort of file.

    Any audio (mp3 etc) or picture (jpg etc) or video (mpg etc) are already fully compressed and nothing will or can compress them any further. You need to process them in an appropriate editor first, and reduce the quality to reduce the size. Thats not and ideal option.

    Any other binary file can be compressed but it depends on the type and content as to which is the best. Probably not a lot between the program options available though.
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