How do I join two .rar folders?
godshatter at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 19 22:08:59 UTC 2009
Ignazio Palmisano wrote:
> More relevant question: as far as I know rarring or zipping lossy
> formats is not a great space saver (the formats are already compressed
> themselves), so why bother with rar? I know it's common to find movies
> on p2p networks in that form, but I don't see the point in keeping them
> that way after th download.
It looks like he might have gotten this off of a Usenet newsgroup or
something, or that the original upload was through Usenet. The rar file
format is often used there because it can handle multiple archives
easily and there is a limit to how large a file you can upload as any
one article on some Usenet servers. So it's being used more for it's
ability to package a bunch of files together and to split them over
multiple files than it is for it's compression ability.
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