What features do you want in new format?


  • conexware

    Tell us what features you want from new format…


  • conexware

    Strong compression? Fast compression? PDF compression? Encryption? Multivolume? PAR-like recovery???



  • PDF compression would be nice. I send a lot of PDF files, so I would benefit from that one.



  • Are you developing a new compression format OR looking for a new format to be supported in PA 😕
    @spwolf:

    Strong compression? Fast compression? PDF compression?

    Yes, please. 😃
    @spwolf:

    PAR-like recovery???

    Well definitely some form of error recovery. 🆒
    @spwolf:

    Encryption?

    Not so necessary, can use PAE for encryption.
    @spwolf:

    Multivolume?

    Not sure about this. Maybe multiple stand-alone archives based on archive size - but without splitting contents across archives, sort of “best fit to CD/DVD size”.

    Of course, you omitted self extracting and media file optimisation :p


  • conexware

    do I always have to do all the work? :-).

    So what would Your perfect format have in terms of features Terry?


  • Alpha Testers

    In order of preference.

    Fast compression.
    PDF compression.
    PAR-like recovery.
    Strong compression.

    But I’m easy, I can wait for them all. :p


  • conexware

    But dont be limited to what I say… JPEG, PNG, GIF, XML, MP3, etc compression?



  • @spwolf:

    So what would Your perfect format have in terms of features Terry?

    I am biased towards Backup function so:-
    Good loss-less compression
    Media file compression (minimally video and picture)
    Error Recovery
    "Intelligent" Multi-volume
    No less than O.S. file size limits on source or archive (quantity or size)
    Ability to extract single/multiple files (so no need to extract whole archive as with solid).

    Doesn’t have to be super fast, but not slower than Zipx maximum at worst.

    For general (non-backup) use, then some extras:-
    Create Self Extracting archives
    Update existing archive (add/freshen)
    Strong Encryption


  • conexware

    what about proper versioning, and byte level differential backups, where literally only differences are stored?



  • how about a repair tool for all archivers and sfx files


  • Banned

    My preferences (if doable):
    Better PDF compression
    Differential backups



  • @spwolf:

    what about proper versioning, and byte level differential backups, where literally only differences are stored?

    That only works with good error correction :p
    So version 2.0 😃


  • conexware

    @TBGBe:

    That only works with good error correction :p
    So version 2.0 😃

    well that part is already almost done 🙂


  • conexware

    @davidsplash:

    how about a repair tool for all archivers and sfx files

    read my post david and then read yours… what does repair tool for “all archives” have to do with brand new format in PowerArchiver?


  • conexware

    @Socrates:

    My preferences (if doable):
    Better PDF compression
    Differential backups

    yes, but do not be limited to only things I mentioned… what other things would You want there?


  • conexware

    here is the list of possibles for special compression codecs:

    jpg
    mp3
    pdf/ps
    avi
    mp4/mpeg/mkv
    docx/xlsx/pptx
    flv/swf
    vob/m2ts/ts
    zip
    cab
    setup.exe/data1.cab
    html/htm/xml/py/php/css/js
    psd
    png
    gif
    bmp
    wav
    tar/tar.gz/tgz/tar.bz2
    exe/dll/obj/lib
    rar
    c/cpp/h/hpp/cs/pas
    hlp/chm
    torrent
    msi+B20
    mdf
    dts
    iso

    All of these require some special form of compression and each will take a lot of time… so better voice your opinions because if you do not, it might be a lot of time before your “wish” is taken into consideration…



  • in response to my anaswer to my last post what i was trying to say we dont want to see new formats that cannot be repaired. should have made my post clearer but when using android mobile not easy.



  • one format i think we would like to see is sit and sitx decompression.

    one i would like to see is .afa
    A format that compresses and doubly encrypt the data (AES256 and CAS256) avoiding brute force attacks, also hide files in a AFA file. It has two ways to safeguard data integrity and subsequent repair of the file if has an error (repair with AstroA2P (online) or Astrotite (offline)). The speed of compression / decompression is superior to other systems by making extensive use of multiple processors

    one i do like a lot and use is jar the successor to ARJ really good compression rates here


  • conexware

    I dont think David reads our posts too much 🙂



  • @spwolf:

    better voice your opinions because if you do not, it might be a lot of time before your “wish” is taken into consideration…

    Maybe you should open a poll?

    Anyway Yes, please - 😃
    jpg
    avi
    mp4/mpeg/mkv
    flv/swf
    png
    gif
    bmp
    wav
    exe/dll/obj/lib

    Lower priority - 🆒
    mp3
    pdf/ps
    docx/xlsx/pptx
    html/htm/xml/py/php/css/js
    c/cpp/h/hpp/cs/pas
    hlp/chm

    Meh - :p
    psd
    torrent
    mdf
    dts
    msi+B20
    vob/m2ts/ts
    iso

    Not sure what you mean with these existing formats (conversion?)-
    zip
    cab
    setup.exe/data1.cab
    tar/tar.gz/tgz/tar.bz2
    rar


 

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