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  • Google Snaps Up On2 (10 Comments)

  • Bijective BWT (34 Comments)

    David Scott has written a bijective BWT transform, which brings all the advantages of bijectiveness to BWT based compressors. Among other things, making BWT more suitable for compression-before-encryption and also give (slightly) better compression.

  • Asymmetric Binary System (171 Comments)

    Jarek Duda’s “Asymmetric Binary System” promises to be an alternate to arithmetic coding, having all the advantages, but being much simpler. Matt has coded a PAQ based compressor using ABS for back-end encoding. Update: Andrew Polar has written an alternate implementation of ABS.

  • Precomp: More Compression for your Compressed Files (6 Comments)

    So many of today’s files are already compressed (using old, outdated algorithms) that newer algorithms don’t even get a chance to touch them. Christian Schneider’s Precomp comes to rescue by undoing the harm.

  • On2 Technologies is Hiring (5 Comments)

    There aren’t too many companies working on cutting edge codecs, and of those few this one is hiring. Best of luck.

Archive for January, 2007

Infima - a fraud thats refusing to die?

10th January 2007

Seems like the Infima guys, widely discussed for their massively fraudulent archiver are not stopping. They have now released version 2.0 of their same controversial archiver.

Read More | Posted by Sachin Garg | 2 Comments »

MsufSort 3.0 is Around the Corner

10th January 2007

The beta was just released and is 27% faster than previous release.

Read More | Posted by Sachin Garg | 34 Comments »