On Fri 2009-03-13 12:15:24 UTC-0700, Gary Kline (kl...@thought.org) wrote: > guys, this is for any compression experts on-list. my main desktop is nearly > full. i'm looking for the best means of compressing [mostly] audio files. > mp3, ogg, and .flag. i cross backup among my servers and would like to have > the most reasoned approach to compressing my ~/Music/ files. is rar/unrar > better that bzip -9? is there any new/forthcoming archiver on the horizon?
.mp3, .ogg and .flac files are already compressed. You won't get them much smaller. Maybe 1% with rar or bzip2, if you're lucky, eg. 2009-03-06 08:38 22,524,903 FLOSS-059.mp3 2009-03-14 06:37 22,135,433 FLOSS-059.rar If these sorts of files could be made significantly smaller than they already are, people would be regularly transmitting them over the Internet in that smaller format. Possibly the only thing you'll gain from using rar instead of something more primative like tar/bzip2 is marginally better error detection. Personally I just burn all my media files to DVD-Rs, using Nero Burning ROM under Windows. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"