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    Question LZC Question

    Hello all

    I have downloaded the LZC Compressor, however, I have a question about its compression.

    Why does the compressed LZC file is bigger than the original file (the file to be compressed)?
    Does the program stores some special data that makes the archive several KBs to 1 or 2MB bigger?

    I'm just asking since I don't have a problem about this.

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    AFAIK LZC uses LZW like scheme which expands incompressible data. If the data you pass to LZC is well compressible (for example using Deflate) and it expands file then there is something wrong with LZC.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lzw

    Random/already compressed data is a nightmare for LZW/LZC (Like UNIX COMPRESS)


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    Ok, Thanks for the Very Helpful answers.

    BTW, I have integrated LZC into my software, PerfectCompress, but it is not released yet since I am going to add more compressors to the software.

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