[Wolves] compression formats

roundyz roundyz at hotpop.com
Mon Sep 19 15:16:17 BST 2005

On Monday 19 Sep 2005 11:05, David Goodwin wrote:
> > If anyone knows it would be great. i have a feeling that tar.bz2 is the
> > best but i really ain't sure...
> bz2 has the greatest compression, but also takes the longest (more cpu
> required) to extract/compress.
> I think there is one better than bz2, but I can't remember it's name.
> (tar [TApe aRchiver] is just a way of joining multiple files into one
> single one, which is useful when you're backing up onto tape. It doesn't
> do any compression on it's own but can obviously be combined with e.g.
> gz,bz2 etc)
> David.


It's for compressing a mpeg2 movies for achives. ready to dvd 'em if i need 
I'd thought I 'd ask first because these files are large and to experiment 
doing one between all the different formats would take a load of time.

so thanks again fellow lug members...

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