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Very High Compression with WinRar

by fushionofruchit / January 20, 2009 10:40 AM PST

can u tell me how to compress very high (like 5gb to 5mb)using winrar.

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by fushionofruchit / January 20, 2009 10:43 AM PST

i want to compress game.

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In short, you cannot...
by John.Wilkinson / January 20, 2009 11:11 AM PST
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To use an analogy, you can only make your car fit in your duffel bag if your car is nothing but a frame. There are limits to how much you can compress a file, and your proposal of 5GB game into 5MB fits into the realm of impossible.

John

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research and get back
by rowliv / December 13, 2011 11:10 AM PST

the guy would hav not asked the question if he did not come across such a file. I have a brain trainer kit which is only 35MB and extracts two .iso files up 3GB. So, instead of saying its not possible, research further for how this is done! I am still researching!

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Re: compression
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 1, 2012 2:39 AM PST
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The question was how to do it with winrar. The answer was that it wasn't possible.
The question was not how to do it using custom coding.

Kees

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I have such files.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2012 2:44 AM PST
In reply to: research and get back

When I upgraded my pad there was a file that was very small and ballooned to many GB. But the reason for that is very well known. No mystery and no reason to think you could get such compression on a game.

But you will read new to computing folk think it applies. More time is needed for them to catch up.
Bob

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