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* [[Inflate]] (.infl) - parody format that actually increases size
* [[Inflate]] (.infl) - parody format that actually increases size
* [[JCalG1]] (.jc, Commodore Amiga)
* [[JCalG1]] (.jc, Commodore Amiga)
* [[LNX]] (.lnx) Commodore 64 LyNX compression
* [[lrzip]] (.lrz)
* [[lrzip]] (.lrz)
* [[Lzip]] (.lz)
* [[Lzip]] (.lz)

Revision as of 11:21, 29 October 2013

File Format
Name Compression



Stream compression formats

A stream format takes a stream of bytes, and outputs a different, hopefully smaller, stream of bytes. These compression formats are often used internally in other data structures to compress data, as well as in network protocols, such as http. Used stand-alone, a stream compression format does not offer archiving capability, however in the UNIX doctrine, an archiver like tar can be combined with an archive format to produce a proper compressed archive.

Compression in general

(including specific implementations used in multiple formats)

Specific file formats/programs

See also

  • Archiving (for formats that place multiple files together in one file, with or without compression)
  • Graphics (for image-specific compression)
  • Video (for video-specific compression)
  • Audio and Music (for audio-specific compression)
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