Compression Programs

(Information and download locations of lossless data compression software)

Program Latest version Author GUI Used algoritms Website / download
7-Zip9.25aIgor PavlovYf + LZMA + PPMII + LZ77 + BWT http://www.7-zip.org/
ABC2.4Jürgen AbelNBWT http://www.data-compression.info/ABC/
ACB2.00cGeorge BuyanovskyNAC ftp://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/pub/pc/pack/acb_200c.zip
AI1.1E.Ilya ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/pack/ai11.zip
ALZip7.52ESTsoftY http://www.altools.com/
APPACK0.43Jorgen IbsenNLZ http://ibsensoftware.com/products_aPLib.html
Archiver1.0JaboSoftY http://www.jabosoft.com/archiver.htm
ARHANGEL1.40George LyapkoY http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lab/6606/arhangel.htm
ARJ2.84ARJ SoftwareLZSS + Huff http://www.arjsoftware.com/
ASH07Eugene ShelwienNCM http://ctxmodel.net/files/ASH/
Balz1.15Ilia MuravievNf + ROLZ http://balz.sourceforge.net/
BAR1.1.2Frank JenningsNBWT http://www.jinicms.com/bar/
BBBver 1Matt MahoneyNBWT http://cs.fit.edu/~mmahoney/compression/text.html
BCArchiver2.028Jetico, IncY http://www.jetico.com/
BEE0.7.9+Andrew FilinskyYCM http://www.beegui.org/downloads.html
BigCrunch0.4 RC1ArkanosisN http://bcrunch.online.fr/
BioArc1.9Merlin+ LtdYftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/pack/bioarc19.zip
BJWFLATE1.54Ben Jos WalbeehmN http://www.clrmame.com/download.htm
BMA1.35bAlexander CherenkovNf + BWT + MTF + Ari http://forrox.narod.ru/bma_ru.htm
BMF2.0Dmitry ShkarinN http://www.compression.ru/ds
BOA0.58bIan SuttonNPPM ftp://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/pub/pc/pack/boa058.zip
BriefLZ1.04Joergen IbsenNLZ http://ibsensoftware.com/download.html
BSSC0.95aSergeo SizikovNf + BWT + DC http://ssergeo.narod.ru/bssc.htm
BZIP21.0.5Julian SewardNBWT http://www.bzip.org/
Cabarc1.00.0601Microsoftf + LZX + Huff + SF http://www.microsoft.com/
CCM1.30cChristian MartelockNf + CM http://christian.martelock.googlepages.com/index.htm
CHILE0.5Alexandru MosoiNBWT http://alexandru.mosoi.googlepages.com
Coder1.1Arkadi KaganNLZ + Huff + ARI http://sourceforge.net/projects/compressions
Compressia1.0Yaakov GringelerYf + BWT + ARI + PPMII http://www.compressia.com/
CTW0.1Frans WillemsNCTW http://www.ele.tue.nl/ctw/
CTXf0.75b1Nikita LesnikovYf + PPMII http://www.nlo-one.narod.ru/ctx/index.html
DACT0.8.42Roy KeeneN http://www.rkeene.org/oss/dact/
DARK0.51Dima MalyshevNBWT+DC http://darchiver.narod.ru/
DC0.99.307b ?Edgar BinderNf + BWT + DC + ARI ftp://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/pub/pc/pack/dc124.zip
DST0.9b / 0.91bTommaso GuglielmiNLZ77 + PPM + Huff ftp://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/pub/pc/pack/dst09b.zip
Durilca0.5bDmitry ShkarinNf + PPMII http://www.compression.ru/ds
DZIP2.9Stefan SchwoonY http://www.planetquake.com/sda/dzip/
EAZEL1.0Silicom Internet S.LY http://www.eazel.com/en/
Emilcont0.3aBerto DestasioNCM http://www.freewebs.com/emilcont/
Enc0.15Serge OsnachNf + PPMII http://www.compression.ru/so/
EPMr9Serge OsnachNf + PPMII http://www.compression.ru/so/
ERI5.1freAlexander RatushnyakN http://go.to/artest
File2Pack2.0Mental9 ProductionN http://www.mental9production.com/
FreeARC0.67aBulat ZiganshinNf + LZMA PPMd LZP http://freearc.org/
GRZip0.7.3Grebnov IlyaN http://magicssoft.ru/?folder=projects&page=GRZip
GRZipII0.2.4Grebnov IlyaNBWT,ST4 + MTF,WFC + ARI http://magicssoft.ru/
GZip1.3.5Jean-loup GaillyNLZ77 http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/gzip.htm
HA0.999bHarri HirvolaNPPM ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/pack/ha_nt.zip
HiPbeta 1Danilo BzdokN http://scifi.pages.at/yoda9k/
HIPP0.5819Bogatov RomanNCM http://www-lat.compression.ru/download/articles/cm/hipp/hipp
HOOK1.4Nania Francesco AntonioNDMC http://heartofcomp.altervista.org/
HuffComp1.3Danilo BzdokNHuff+RLE+BWT+MFT http://scifi.pages.at/yoda9k/
ICEOWS4.20bRaphaël MounierY http://www.iceows.com/
JAR1.02ARJ Softwaref + LZSS + Huff http://www.arjsoftware.com
Jcalg15.32Jeremy CollakeNLZSS http://www.collakesoftware.com/
KZipApr 14 2007Ken SilvermanN http://www.advsys.net/ken/utils.htm
LHA2.67Haruyasu YoshizakiN ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/pack/lha267.exe
LHARK0.4dKerwin F. MedinaNLZH http://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/packages/pub/pc/pack/lhark04d.zip
LZ1.0Danilo BzdokNLZ77 http://scifi.pages.at/yoda9k/
Lz2a02-04-2005Brendan G BohannonNLZ http://bgb-sys.sourceforge.net/
LZOP1.02rc1Markus OberhumerNLZ http://www.lzop.org/
LZPX(J)1.2hI. Muraviev + Jan OndrusNLZP + ARI http://sourceforge.net/projects/lzpx/
LZTurbo0.99b8Hamid BouzidiNLZ77 http://lzturbo.web.officelive.com/documents/lzturbo.zip
M032005-02-15Mij4xY http://mij4x.datacompression.jp/
M992.2.1M. A. ManiscalcoYBWT http://www.michael-maniscalco.com/compression.htm
MAR1999XannNLZH BWT PPM ftp://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/pub/pc/pack/mar.rar
MNZIPr32Michael NiedermayerNBWT + MTF http://guru.multimedia.cx/mnzip/
MRP04Ichiro MatsudaN http://itohws03.ee.noda.sut.ac.jp/~matsuda/mrp/
NanoZip0.09aSami RunsasNf + CM + lzp http://www.nanozip.net/
Ocamyd1.66Frank SchwellingerNDM http://de.geocities.com/ocamyd/
OrangeArchiver1.06aHiraYBWT http://hira.hopto.org/ab.htm
PAC17apr2004Gérard MeunierNBWT + LZ77 + Huff http://www.zinnamturm.de/#Pac
PackJPG2.5Matthias StirnerNARI http://www.elektronik.htw-aalen.de/packJPG/
PAQ8PAQ8pMatt Mahoneyf + CM http://www.cs.fit.edu/~mmahoney/compression/
PAQAR4.5M.Mahoney / A.RatushnyakCM http://cs.fit.edu/~mmahoney/compression/
PASQDA4.4Przemyslaw SkibinskiNf + CM http://www.ii.uni.wroc.pl/~inikep/
PIM2.90Ilia MuravievYf + PPM http://www.encode.ru/
PIMPLE2.0Ilia MuravievYf + PPM http://www.encode.ru/
PKZIP2.50PKWARE Inc.NLZ77 http://www.pkware.com/
PPMdVar J rev.1Dmitry ShkarinNPPMII http://www.compression.ru/ds/
PPMN1.00b1+ (build 4)Max SmirnovNf + PPM http://www.compression.ru/ms/ppmn_km.rar
PPMonstrVar JDmitry ShkarinNPPMII http://www.compression.ru/ds
PPMT0.1Andrew FrolovNPPM http://falinc.narod.ru/
PPMVC1.2D.Shkarin P.SkibinskiNPPMII http://www.ii.uni.wroc.pl/~inikep/
PPMYSSE 2.02(3c) 9A9Eugene ShelwienNPPM http://www.compression.ru/sh/ppmy_9a9.rar
PPMZ20.81Charles BloomNPPM http://www.cbloom.com/src/ppmz.html
PreComp0.3.4Christian SchneiderN http://schnaader.info/precomp.html
PSA0.91aSerge PachkovskyN ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/pack/psa91w32.zip
QAZAR0.0 pre5Denis KyznetsovNLZP + ARI http://www.qarc.narod.ru/
QC0.050Denis kyznetsovNLZ + PPM http://www.qarc.narod.ru/
Quark0.95rFrederic BautistaNLZ http://www.maximumcompression.com/quark095r.rar
QuickLZ1.40b9Lasse ReinholdNLZSS http://www.quicklz.com/
RK1.04.1aMalcolm Taylorf + LZ + PPMZ http://www.msoftware.co.nz
RKC1.02Malcolm TaylorNf + LZ + PPMZ http://www.msoftware.co.nz
Rzip2.1Andrew TridgellN http://rzip.samba.org/
SBC0.970 rev3Sami J. Makinenf + BWT + DC + ARI http://sbcarchiver.netfirms.com/
Secura Archiver1.7PerceptionN http://www.cmfperception.com/securaarchiver.html
ShipInBottle1.0 beta 17Alexander TurikovY http://shipinbottle.chessalex.com/
Slim0.23dSerge VoskoboynikovNf + PPMII http://www.bars-trade.com/slim/
SLUGXChristian MartelockNLZ http://christian.martelock.googlepages.com/index.htm
Squeez5.63R.Nausedat / S.RitterY http://www.speedproject.de/enu/squeez/
SR3SR3aMatt MahoneyNSR + ARI http://www.cs.fit.edu/~mmahoney/compression/
SRANK1.0Peter FenwickNSR ftp://ftp.cs.auckland.ac.nz/pub/staff/peter-f/
Stuffit12.0Smith MicroY http://www.stuffit.com/
Szip1.12bMichael SchindlerN http://www.compressconsult.com/szip/
TarsaLZP21 August 2007Piotr TarsaNLZP http://www.maximumcompression.com/TarsaLZP.zip
TC5.2 dev2Ilia MuravievNLZP + PPM http://www.encode.ru/
THOR0.96Oscar GarciaNLZP + Huff http://www.maximumcompression.com/thor_096.zip
Tornado0.4aBulat ZiganshinNLZ + ARI http://www.haskell.org/bz/
Transform1.02Michael BoneNBWT http://users.senet.com.au/~mjbone/
TURTLE0.07Nania Francesco AntonioNPPM + LZP http://www.winturtle.netsons.org
UFA0.04 b1Igor PavlovN http://www.7-zip.org/igor.html
UHARC0.6bUwe Herklotzf + PPM + LZP + LZ77 + ARI ftp://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/pub/pc/pack/uharc06b.zip
UHBC1.0Uwe HerklotzNBWT + ARI ftp://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/pub/pc/pack/uhbc10.zip
UPX3.07M.Oberhumer & L.MolnárN http://upx.sourceforge.net/
WinACE2.69Marcel LemkeYf + LZ77 + Huff http://www.winace.com/
WinHKI1.81Hanspeter ImpY http://www.winhki.com/en/index.htm
WinImp1.21Technelysium Pty LtdYf + LZ77 + BWT + Huff http://www.technelysium.com.au/winimp.html
WinRAR4.1Eugene RoshalYf + LZ77 + PPMII + Huff http://www.rarsoft.com/
WinRK3.1.2Malcolm TaylorYf + PPMD+ PPMZ + ROLZ + CM http://www.msoftware.co.nz
WinZip16WinZip ComputingYLZH + LZW + SF + Huff + PPMd http://www.winzip.com/
WRT4.6Przemyslaw SkibinskiN http://www.ii.uni.wroc.pl/~inikep/
YBS0.03fVadim YoockinNf + BWT + DC + ARI http://www.compression.ru/ybs/
ZPAQ1.10Matt MahoneyNCM http://www.cs.fit.edu/~mmahoney/compression/
ZZIP0.36cDamien DebinNf + BWT http://debin.net/zzip/


š = External / third party GUI only

f = Program uses filters, (external) dictionaries and/or file preprocessing.
AC = Associative Coding
ARI = Arithmetic Coding
BWT = Burrows-Wheeler Transform
CM = Context Modeling
CTW = Context Tree Weighting
DC = Distance Coding
DM = Dynamic Markov Modeling
DMC = Dynamic Markov Coding
Huff = Huffman
LZ = Lempel-Ziv compression
LZW = Lempel-Ziv-Welch compression
PPM = Prediction by Partial Match
SF = Shannon-Fano
SR = Symbol Ranking

NOTE: All programs are tested (by me) on PC's running windows only. Believe it or not, but data compression is one of those application types where all research takes place on Windows (in stead of e.g. Linux). The last couple of years there were some major breakthroughs in compression caused by first PPM(d) and later the Context Modeling algorithms (PAQ). Unix based programs like gzip, bzip2 are tested here too, so it should be easy to compare results.

NOTE: Most programs listed here are command line compression programs (which have to be run from the "MS-DOS prompt". Some basic knowledge of the windows command line interface might be needed.



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