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Winrar 4.0[30% faster]

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Just saw this thanks too tweaktown.com. Winrar is claiming up to 30% faster decompression rates for specific file types.

Anyways read the change log here:

http://www.rarlab.com/rarnew.htm

Version 4.00

1. RAR decompression speed is improved. Depending on data type,
decompression can be up to 30% faster than in previous versions.

Both the general RAR algorithm and most of special RAR multimedia
methods benefit from this improvement. The only module of RAR
algorithm, which is not affected, is "Text compression" method.

Download your OS version here:

http://www.rarlab.com/

Edit, can TPU should mirror the download or host to update their version.



Also, support it. It's free*, good, and very useful. I've been using it for years.

*Free to download the 40 day trial. After 40 days it does ask for a purchase but will functionally still work.
 
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all ways used it over any other.. have to update all the systems now.. Hope it is right when they say it's 30% faster..
 
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I prefer 7-zip. If you use their native LBA2 compression, you can get some amazing results.
 

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I prefer 7-zip. If you use their native LBA2 compression, you can get some amazing results.
i agree with this. But also winrar is also good. I may have to try it out for myself. thanks for posting :toast:
 
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Yeah, 7-zip has all ways been a "faster" zip.. but winrar was all ways the "first" rar program that I came to know and love.. hard to get a person away from something that isn't broken on what they use it for.. I never minded walking away for a zip.. But, to each their own.
 
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I prefer 7-zip. If you use their native LBA2 compression, you can get some amazing results.
I rarely use this one: only for 7-zip files, really.

Have been using WinRAR since before version 2.0 and it's become like force of habit, really.
 

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Also, support it. It's free, good, and very useful. I've been using it for years.
It's not free, is it? I get messages saying something along the lines that my trial has expired and it even says "WinRAR is not free!". Nothing stops you from using it, but that message still pops up for me.
 
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I have had issues with 7-zip where it wouldnt open some files, never had that prob with winrar. I'll be giving this a go
 
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I used to use WinRAR but now i prefer 7zip. Especially the new version that sports LZMA2 compression which is insane on multi core systems. Compression is lightning fast now and decompression is like even more crazy. I still miss a bit of multimedia compression but then again pretty much everything is already compressed these days, be it MKV/MP4, JPG or MP3. You can't gain much from these formats anyway. But with binary data, LZMA2 just sweeps the floor with competition.
 
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I remember forums even banning the use of winrar cause they thought everyone was stealing it. I'm pretty sure someone at winrar even clarified they don't consider it stealing to keep using it.
 
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It's not free, is it? I get messages saying something along the lines that my trial has expired and it even says "WinRAR is not free!". Nothing stops you from using it, but that message still pops up for me.
Lol, your right. It does have a 40 day trial period and is Free to download. Still even with expired trials it works just fine.
 
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Can it beat 7-zip?