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Creating large Zip files using 64 bit extensions

Over the last decade the personal computing world has seen numerous changes and one of the most significant amongst them has been the move towards 64 bit computing. Around 2003 the first Macs and later some PCs started to come with 64 bit processors which inherently had the potential to redefine the computing world. The zip format too has been affected by the march of 64 bit computing technology. The typical zip format used a 32 bit address register which limited the file sizes to 4GB. In...

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Why Multimedia Files Cannot be Compressed by a Significant Degree

The zip format typically allows us to compress most file types in an effective manner thus reducing the amount of space needed for storing those files. While file formats such as text or word documents tend compress significantly some file formats, especially multimedia files do not seem to compress by any notable degree. What makes multimedia files difficult to compress Most multimedia files like MP3, AVI or JPG tend to already exist in a significantly compressed state. The fact that...

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Quick tips for uploading Zip files via FTP

With internet becoming the primary medium for global communication, more and more companies these days tend to use their websites for information dissemination. In other words you will find a host of documents, guides, marketing materials etc are typically made available on the website instead of being sent to individual employees or customers directly. Much of these files uploaded on the internet tend to be in the zip format. One of key reasons which makes the zip format so popular amongst...

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