Help (HLP) file compression test


File type : Delphi First Impression OCX Help file (vcfiu.hlp).
# of files to compress in this test : 1
Total File Size (bytes) : 4,121,418

Conclusion: In the Windows HLP-file test the top 3 programs significantly outperforming the others. Not surprisingly all 3 are compressors with a PAQ (like) engine; WinRK (PWCM) and PAQAR/PAQ8. They have an archive size under 430 kbyte, all other programs, with the exception of NanoZIP in CM-mode, have an archive size >480 kbyte. WinZip 8.0 is performing very poorly on HLP-file compression.

The HLP-file test is probably one of the most fair ones in the testset. Some developers tune their compressors towards certain testset files (EXE, TXT etc) by using dictionaries and other tricks. A HLP-file is a bit harder to optimise for, so good allround compressors like the PAQ family score well here. If you have some 'strange' files you want to compress try PAQ8, it will probably do very well compared to most other top programs. In this test the resulting filesize of PAQ8/PAQAR/WinRK is more then 52 Kb smaller then the number 5 in the test!.

Number of different compressors/archivers listed in this test: 221


Pos. Name Compressor Best switches combination Compressed Compress Bits per
  Size Ratio Byte
  (bytes) (%) (b/B)
001PAQ8PX-740011290.29 0.7766
002WinRK 3.1.2MAX (PWCM)41552289.92 0.8066
003PAQAR 4.5-6e42976689.57 0.8342
004NanoZip 0.09a-cc -m640m46576388.70 0.9041
005DURILCA 0.5-m91248152888.32 0.9347
006PPMonstr J rev.1-o128 -m91248393588.26 0.9394
007ZPAQ 2.05max.cfg 248414988.25 0.9398
008SLIM 0.23d-o252 -m91248488988.23 0.9412
009LPAQ8748844688.15 0.9481
010PIMPLE2(none)50291887.80 0.9762
011EPM r9c12712363982752948949932 -m91250343587.78 0.9772
012CMM4 0.2b1651104387.60 0.9920
013BIT 0.7-p=551706287.45 1.0037
014COMPRESSIA 1.0bBS15 SE MC52661687.22 1.0222
015CCM 1.30cCMMx -652846487.18 1.0258
016ASH 07/o400 /m912 /e52980287.15 1.0284
017HIPP 0.5819/so1253359187.05 1.0357
018RKC 1.02-M912m -o2054012586.89 1.0484
019Ocamyd 1.66test1-m9 -s054486686.78 1.0576
020ENC 0.15abe -o20 -d256 -fc- -fe-54774686.71 1.0632
021BEE 0.7.9-m3 -d755731986.48 1.0818
022TC 5.2 dev2(none)57837885.97 1.1227
023Quark 0.95r-l957902085.95 1.1239
024RZM 0.07h(none)57916985.95 1.1242
025UHARC 0.6b-mx57957285.94 1.1250
026SCM 0.0.1b(none)58886685.71 1.1430
027RK 1.04.1-mx2 -M10 -B1000059586485.54 1.1566
028BWMonstr 0.02(none)59726385.51 1.1593
029RKUC 1.04-x -o16 -b60222085.39 1.1690
030PPMVC 1.2-o1660444585.33 1.1733
031SQUEEZ 5.63-m5 -MD32768 -uxx9 -bc60530085.31 1.1749
0327-Zip 9.25a-m0=LZMA:a=2:d=3424k:fb=264:lc=2:lp0:pb0:mf=bt4 -mmc=8260600785.30 1.1763
033PPMd rev J-o16 -m3460968285.21 1.1834
034Ultra7z Opt 0.05(none)60977585.20 1.1836
035PPMY SSE (9A9)/o315 /m92061049485.19 1.1850
036FreeARC 0.666-m3t -mx61057385.19 1.1852
037WINZIP 14Best Method61319585.12 1.1903
038ACB 2.00cu61635385.05 1.1964
039RKIVE 1.92-p0 -mt3 -b6000061855384.99 1.2007
040CTXf 0.75 b1-me -fs62060084.94 1.2046
041PIM 2.90(none)62149284.92 1.2064
042STUFFIT 14PPM L16 M3062329084.88 1.2099
043PPMZ2 0.81(none)62339584.87 1.2101
044WinRAR 4.1b3-ep -m5 -mdG -mc19:49t+62391284.86 1.2111
045WinHKI 1.74HKI2 Max62566484.82 1.2145
046ICEOWS 4.20bMaximum62619484.81 1.2155
047BSC 3.0.0-b2 -M200 -H18 -cp -s62821784.76 1.2194
048M03BS=2Mb63100684.69 1.2248
049FlashZIP 0.99b8-m3 -c663201984.67 1.2268
050GRZipII 0.2.4-M47 -L18 -a63465984.60 1.2319
051777 0.04b1-mg63978884.48 1.2419
052UHBC 1.0-m3 -b2m64191484.42 1.2460
053BruteCM 0.1d(none)64368784.38 1.2494
054Blizzard 0.24b(none)64557884.34 1.2531
055BOA 0.58b-m1564621484.32 1.2544
056LZPX(J) 1.2h-864721284.30 1.2563
057BCM 0.12-b264803984.28 1.2579
058LZTurbo 0.95-5965258084.17 1.2667
059GRZIP 0.7.3-a65406584.13 1.2696
060DST 0.91b-mt -465454984.12 1.2705
061MNZIP165469784.11 1.2708
062DGCA 1.10(none)65492884.11 1.2713
063PPMN 1.00b1 km-O8 -M:15 -MT0 -RLd65518184.10 1.2718
064DCGA b8(none)65596884.08 1.2733
065DARK 0.51(none)65755184.05 1.2764
066BMA 1.35b-mx -a65775084.04 1.2767
067BSSC 0.95a-f66047883.97 1.2820
068BBB ver1(none)66068083.97 1.2824
069UFA 0.04b1-m2 -mx66223383.93 1.2854
070ABC 2.4-cv66657083.83 1.2939
071BALZ 1.15ex66751483.80 1.2957
072BICOM 1.01(none)67079183.72 1.3021
073SBC 0.970 rev3-m3 -b867129983.71 1.3030
074QC 0.050-767175483.70 1.3039
075GCA 0.9k(none)67248283.68 1.3053
076DC 0.99.307b-b2760 -fb67351283.66 1.3073
077LZPM 0.16ex67422383.64 1.3087
078CTW 0.1-n16M -d967551383.61 1.3112
079YBS 0.03f(none)67593583.60 1.3120
080ZZIP 0.36c-mx -2m67704783.57 1.3142
081BA 1.01-2867761083.56 1.3153
082YZX 0.04-m2 -c567924683.52 1.3185
083QLFC 6.6w068014783.50 1.3202
084Quad 1.12x68062383.49 1.3211
085ShipInBottle 1.0 b17alg:ppm mem:30 len:3368082083.48 1.3215
086CABARC 1.00.0106-m LZX:2168174283.46 1.3233
087QUANTUM 0.97-c7 -t2168264283.44 1.3251
088ERI 5.1fre-m168348683.42 1.3267
089SZIP 1.12-b41o068429983.40 1.3283
090OrangeArchiver 1.05(none)68444283.39 1.3286
091BIX 1.00b7-mdG68555283.37 1.3307
092M99 2.2.1-m68673683.34 1.3330
093HOOK 1.410268792083.31 1.3353
094CHILE 0.5b204868828283.30 1.3360
095BioArc 1.9Fast Standard69117083.23 1.3416
096M1 0.3btext profile69471283.14 1.3485
097BWIC(none)69790183.07 1.3547
098QAZAR 0.0pre5-x0 -l769827483.06 1.3554
099BZIP 0.21(none)69903083.04 1.3569
100DACT 0.8.42-b249000070955482.78 1.3773
101CSC 3.2a6-m3 -d20 -fo71037882.76 1.3789
102BZIP2 1.0.5-771150282.74 1.3811
103WinTurtle 1.6.0(none)71157682.73 1.3812
104ACE 2.6-m5 -d4096 -c2-71200982.72 1.3821
105WinACE 2.69Max 4096Kb71200982.72 1.3821
106EXP 1.0(none)71278982.71 1.3836
107PAR 2.00(none)71288282.70 1.3838
108TarsaLZP 21Aug2007(none)71343082.69 1.3848
109RINGS 1.61071618582.62 1.3902
110PSA 0.91a-o12 -m38100K71772582.59 1.3932
111LZXQ 0.4extreme71822482.57 1.3941
112BWTZIP(none)71899382.55 1.3956
113RZIP 2.1-371914482.55 1.3959
114MARbwt -g72031282.52 1.3982
115Comprox 0.3.0(none)72221482.48 1.4019
116TURTLE 0.07(none)72256182.47 1.4025
117PACKET 0.91a-m6 -s972370782.44 1.4048
118LZDS v2.1-s1024 -m672384082.44 1.4050
119IMP 1.12-1 -m372695082.36 1.4111
120WINIMP 1.21M1, Block 1020,SUS 16 Mb72712382.36 1.4114
121PAC 17apr2004comp372902182.31 1.4151
122EXTREME 1.06-t473209382.24 1.4211
123Tornado 0.4a-11 -l204873320082.21 1.4232
124PPMX 0.07(none)73675282.12 1.4301
125JAR 1.02-m473754582.10 1.4316
126AI 1.1-mt73773082.10 1.4320
127X1 0.95aam773803282.09 1.4326
128ASD 0.2.0-m6 -mdg74081182.03 1.4380
12912Ghosts 7.0(none)75116681.77 1.4581
130ARI 2.2-t976457481.45 1.4841
131XPv5c276505981.44 1.4850
132NNTCP676511181.44 1.4851
133TRANSFORM 1.02Maximum77053281.30 1.4957
134DCA 1.0.1bBest77243581.26 1.4994
135THOR 0.96e477304481.24 1.5005
136Crush 0.01cf77308981.24 1.5006
137LZ2ASd16384 Cb18 Szd2278641280.92 1.5265
138UC II v3.05b-tst79310280.76 1.5395
139YAC 1.02(none)79326480.75 1.5398
140SEMONE 0.6(none)79357580.75 1.5404
141LHARK 0.4d-tob79478780.72 1.5427
142KZIP 14-APR-2007/b51279479780.72 1.5428
143DeepFreezer 1.06(none)79666680.67 1.5464
144JCALG1 5.32-879797080.64 1.5489
145LHA32 1.88.3.14-jm480113980.56 1.5551
146SLUG X(none)80596880.44 1.5644
147BJWFLATE 1.54-n -s51281674680.18 1.5854
148ZET 0.10b-eh82060080.09 1.5928
149LGHA 1.1g-1 -l102482343880.02 1.5984
150HA 0.999ba2182369680.01 1.5989
151ARHANGEL 1.40-mo5 -mm5 -182497979.98 1.6013
152AMG 2.2Max compression82638079.95 1.6041
153aPLib 0.43(none)82708779.93 1.6054
154LIMIT 1.2-mx83164279.82 1.6143
155XPA 1.0.2(none)83234179.80 1.6156
156HIT 2.10-x83296879.79 1.6169
157PPMT 0.1(none)83348879.78 1.6179
158PKZIP 2.50-exx83564979.72 1.6221
159DZIP 2.90-983949079.63 1.6295
160vuZIP 1.8Maximum83954479.63 1.6296
161EAZEL 1.0(best)83957679.63 1.6297
162CODEC 3.21-c883976179.62 1.6300
163HiP beta 1683994279.62 1.6304
164GZIP 1.3.5-984048579.61 1.6314
165ZIP 2.2-984057679.60 1.6316
166BSA 2.00-+084336279.54 1.6370
167LHA 2.67(none)84421179.52 1.6387
168AIN 2.32/m184593079.47 1.6420
169ESP 1.92(none)84628079.47 1.6427
170WIN-GZ 1.2(None)84759779.43 1.6453
171File2Pack 2.0(none)84771379.43 1.6455
172RAX 1.02-m785001879.38 1.6500
173RDMC 0.06c(none)85191079.33 1.6536
174 BCArchive 1.08.7(none)85200079.33 1.6538
175SYMBRA 0.2-m5 -c3 -p285720479.20 1.6639
176AKT 1.00a3(none)86546879.00 1.6799
177HPACK 0.79a0(none)86678978.97 1.6825
178Windows XP built-in(none)86707278.96 1.6831
179ARJ 2.85-jm -e -jh2600086735978.95 1.6836
180PROPACK 2.19-m186965978.90 1.6881
181DLC 0.6.1(none)87006878.89 1.6889
182SR3a(none)87029578.88 1.6893
183LCSSR 0.2-l987342478.81 1.6954
184HuffComp 1.3(none)87937778.66 1.7069
185LZAP 0.20.0b(none)88404678.55 1.7160
186WINZIP 8.0(Max Compression)88404678.55 1.7160
187Chaos Comp 3.0(none)88610178.50 1.7200
188ZAP32 0.15.0b(none)88635478.49 1.7205
189BVI 1.70-m588860178.44 1.7248
190ALZip 7.0Normal90700977.99 1.7606
191ULZ 0.0.2c691669677.76 1.7794
192BZP 0.3(none)92655177.52 1.7985
193Etincelle RC2(none)92980077.44 1.8048
194LZA 1.01(none)93435977.33 1.8137
195ZPack(none)93648577.28 1.8178
196Archiver 1.0Dict=2M93790477.24 1.8205
197LZOP 1.02rc1-994882876.98 1.8418
198AR 1.0(none)97831676.26 1.8990
199SAR 1.0(none)97831676.26 1.8990
200ZOO 2.1ah97845076.26 1.8992
201HAP 3.06(none)98742976.04 1.9167
202HYPER 2.5(none)101887275.28 1.9777
203QuickLZ 1.40b9mode3103983774.77 2.0184
204CA-ZIP 3.4(none)105204774.47 2.0421
205ARX 1.0(none)106518674.15 2.0676
206Secura 1.7(none)106746074.10 2.0720
207Zhuff 0.2(none)107577573.90 2.0882
208LCW 0.2-l9110245473.25 2.1400
209QPress 0.38b-L3112854872.62 2.1906
210BriefLZ 1.04(none)115247072.04 2.2370
211BAR 1.1.2(none)117255771.55 2.2760
212LZC 0.083126099269.40 2.4477
213LZ 1.0(none)131802168.02 2.5584
214CODER 1.1-e7 4194304134571567.35 2.6121
215SRANK 1.0c8138254266.45 2.6836
216BigCrunch 0.4a1(none)141488165.67 2.7464
217LZP2 0.7d(none)151904363.14 2.9486
218LZBW1 0.8(none)167871559.27 3.2585
219LZRW1(none)172775058.08 3.3537
220Shindlet(none)215525847.71 4.1835
221SHcodec 1.0.1(none)270016934.48 5.2412
222vcfiu.hlp41214180.00 8.0000

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