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Adrian98765

WinRAR Compressions - Good or Bad?

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I'm trying to copy old games to a 16GB USB drive.聽To save USB space, I compress them with WinRar, but聽change the compression from "Normal" to "Best". This saves quite a lot of space (like Colin McRae Rally from ~500MB to ~250MB).聽I don't know if it is ok to compress game files like this聽馃聽I think I read somewhere about having worse audio when games' audio files are compressed, but I'm not sure

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4 minutes ago, Adrian98765 said:

I think I read somewhere about having worse audio when games' audio files are compressed, but I'm not sure

WinRAR doesn't change the files' contents. What you're talking about is an entirely different thing, so yes, using WinRAR is perfectly fine.


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Good is faster聽to compress and decompress.

Best takes more tima and also les space.

Though in modern times (zip or rar) compression has got too much point imo.


... but I'm no expert

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