Wednesday, August 22, 2012

7zip

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Category:Computers & Electronics
Product Type: Other
Manufacturer:  7zip
7 zip a nice archiver  file manager and free program
This is a fast written  blog. Looked to download a file  and it required  the 7z file format in order to be downloaded in its 'zipped' format otherwise i could download the excitable  with installer.
This made me look a bit in the 7zip  web page  located on : http://www.7-zip.org/
7-Zip
The above picture is from thier web page

On that page there was  also a handy reference between 5 packagers showing 7z  as the winner in compression over firefox and  Google earth  files
But is the format capable as best compressor   in between  the most common formats?
I made a new directory , adding   several different formats  of files, compressed each file separately by 7zip , winrar and rar's zip, adjusting them in their  the highest compression.
Below is the printing of the directory with the dir line command:

08/03/2008  10:07 ìì            32.927 avi-1.7z
08/03/2008  10:09 ìì            35.383 avi-1.rar
08/03/2008  10:11 ìì           311.613 avi-1.zip
03/03/2008  09:39 ìì         1.832.448 avi-1.avi
 immediately shown : 7z and rar  are the clear winners over the zip with 10% of the zip file!!! with 55,65  times slower size over the uncompressed avi
rar is 7.45% bigger than 7z (very small difference )
 08/03/2008  10:07 ìì           806.302 camera.7z
08/03/2008  10:09 ìì           805.772 camera.rar
08/03/2008  10:12 ìì           808.261 camera.zip
28/10/2007  02:01 ìì           842.821 camera.JPG
This is a file from my photo camera of 6 MP on the low quality level . The results are very clear about 95%  of the original
Here the rar   is the smallest with 0.06% being the 7z over the rar
08/03/2008  10:07 ìì           186.252 jpgpic .7z
08/03/2008  10:09 ìì           186.640 jpgpic .rar
08/03/2008  10:11 ìì           187.248 jpgpic .zip
09/10/2006  08:42 ìì           213.807 jpgpic .jpg
and another pic taken from the internet. the results are again very close for all 3  compressions
08/03/2008  10:05 ìì            76.973 email1.7z   62%
08/03/2008  10:08 ìì            77.429 email1.rar
08/03/2008  10:10 ìì            78.005 email1.zip
08/03/2008  09:54 ìì           122.439 email1.eml
This is one email of me having both text and pics .again  the 7z wins a little over the rar with just 1.6% difference being 62% of the original

08/03/2008  10:05 ìì           525.732 email2.7z
08/03/2008  10:08 ìì           534.436 email2.rar
08/03/2008  10:10 ìì           540.024 email2.zip
08/03/2008  09:54 ìì         1.057.459 email2.eml
ans again another email file with both text and pics. 7z  wins over then remain. Here the results are 49,7% of the uncompressed
 
08/03/2008  10:10 ìì         4.088.936 flvvid.rar
08/03/2008  10:31 ìì         4.107.079 flvvid.7z
08/03/2008  10:12 ìì         4.097.528 flvvid.zip
27/01/2008  01:56 ìì         4.294.265 flvvid.flv
And here the  rar and the zip go better than the 7z!!!
 
08/03/2008  10:07 ìì            11.590 html.7z
08/03/2008  10:09 ìì            12.371 html.rar
08/03/2008  10:11 ìì            13.539 html.zip
12/11/2007  04:15 ìì           161.939 html.html
7z goes here once again better. You see that the compression levels  are very big
 
08/03/2008  10:06 ìì         3.174.967 mp3file.7z
08/03/2008  10:08 ìì         3.179.715 mp3file.rar
08/03/2008  10:11 ìì         3.193.722 mp3file.zip
08/03/2008  05:37 ìì         3.288.289 mp3file.mp3
 
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08/03/2008  10:07 ìì         2.175.145 pdffile.7z
08/03/2008  10:09 ìì         2.168.688 pdffile.rar
08/03/2008  10:11 ìì         2.180.608 pdffile.zip
21/07/2007  06:13 ìì         3.205.163 pdffile.pdf
this pdf file includes a big text listing of 250 pages  , in a compressed form of its own
 
08/03/2008  10:05 ìì        14.234.989 testzip.7z
08/03/2008  10:10 ìì        14.229.737 testzip.rar
08/03/2008  10:13 ìì        14.553.283 testzip.zip
this is the total  soze of all the above  files together

08/03/2008  10:06 ìì            34.585 text .7z
08/03/2008  10:08 ìì            30.395 text .rar
01/03/2008  09:40 ðì            91.416 text .txt
08/03/2008  10:11 ìì            38.043 text .zip
rar  comes here better  a bit going   88%  from the  7zip


08/03/2008  10:06 ìì         3.111.133 video.7z
08/03/2008  10:09 ìì         3.110.237 video.rar
08/03/2008  10:11 ìì         3.112.453 video.zip
14/02/2008  03:15 ìì         3.140.219 video.3gp
and once here rar goes farther . Once again  the compressions are very small
 
08/03/2008  11:13 ££        13.011.065 FWE.7z
08/03/2008  11:14 ££        15.107.393 FWE.rar
08/03/2008  11:14 ££        16.968.826 FWE.zip
Original : 33,0 MB (34640447 byte)
And finally looking into the  directory of the  firefox wonder edition , one of the portable editions of firefox together with  irts components caches and cookies a total of 925  files …. 7z goes better than rar  but took longer to compress by ca 40% 

The answers   are yours , as we Greeks say!!!

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