best way to compress file

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  1. jaywilson
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    jaywilson GBAtemp Fan

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    i have about 2.5gb or dpg movies i want to put on my usb drive for safe keeping and clear up my hardrive
    i need to compress them to under 2gb to fit on it
    what program do i need to use?

    i tryed with winrar but it siad it would take like 5hours and i couldnt tell if it would compress it much
     
  2. CorruptedAngel

    CorruptedAngel GBAtemp Regular

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    7zip should do the job, go for .rar or .7z
    download from
    http://www.7-zip.org/

    also winrar does tend to be rather... careful with its estimates, if you leave it for a while it will go right down. rar will easily compress 2.5 gig into 2 gig


    edit: yes good point xalphax.... didnt think of that
     
  3. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    the thing is, videos are already compressed material, so i doubt it will compress much more.
     
  4. Noitora

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    If I remember correctly videos do not compress that good, you won't be able to save half a giga...or I might be wrong...
     
  5. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Right, the DPG format by itself is already a highly compressed format. You're not going to gain very much space at all by compressing them. Same with mp3 files, and JPEG images. Compressing an already-compressed format gains very little.
     
  6. kjean

    kjean GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    yeah, gain little, waste your time much. won't do that if I were you.