Data Compression


Criteria

Survey Formats

Basics

Compression Methods

Data Formats

Files

BZIP2

GZIP

ZIP

Specification

Characteristics

Compression

File Structure

Security Features

Platforms

Applications

Audio Data

Image Data

Video Data


Glossary

Index


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ZIP


The ZIP format was developed and successfully established in the market by Phil Katz who had founded PKWARE, Inc.


The first applications supporting the ZIP format were PKZIP and PKUNZIP from PKWARE, Inc. that are still in use in a wide-spread.


Originally Phil Katz has started to support the ARC-Format with his application PKARC. But after legal conflicts with Software Enhancement Associates (SEA), which successfully claimed the copyright for ARC, he had developed his own format.


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