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    I am a complete n00b when it comes to making sites, but I have a little advice (because It will be probably ignored since it's too much work).

    I noticed that some sites started to use 7-zip format (.7z) instead of rar and zip because it can compress even better than normal ones (www.hongfire.com uses it a lot..don't ask me what I download from there ;p).

    It looks like this - the filed compressed in 7 zip has 80 MB, after unzipping it has 603 MB !!

    What I want to say, instead of keeping manga in rar format, we could change it into 7-zip ( I also noticed that the newest rar program can handle unzipping 7-zip formats), so we could decrease the size of the files greatly.

    ...of course that would mean a lot of work - removing old archives, making old archives and stuff..and actually, 7-zip is especially efficient if the file is big (so it would work better on volume files, not on chapters).

    But just consider it and acknowledge...

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    JPEGs only benefit from a marginal decrease in filesize when compressed into an archive. The difference between a zip, rar or 7zip would be negligible.

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    Also, all the downloads are taken from IRC, so they are already in the rar format, it would be far too much effort to unzip and recompress them.

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    I see - thanks for the commentary and for explanation Kinda knew it would be a lot of work from the beginning but still wanted to present the idea.

 

 

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