WinZip 11.1 Build 7466

WinZip, the original and most popular compression utility for Windows, is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that quickly zips and unzips your files to conserve disk space and greatly reduce e-mail transmission time. WinZip 11.1 is available as Standard or Pro. WinZip 11.1 is an updated version of our most recent major release—WinZip 11.0—that supports Windows Vista™. WinZip 11.1 offers a thumbnail image view and automatic compression selection, plus improved compression for audio files (WAV) and the ability to open .BZ2 and .RAR files. WinZip 11.1 Pro adds expanded data backup functionality and includes a new internal image viewer that allows you to browse through multiple images within the Zip file.

What's New in WinZip 11.1?

WinZip 11.1 is an updated version of our most recent major release—WinZip 11.0—that supports Windows Vista. In addition to the great features introduced in WinZip 11.0, WinZip 11.1 includes:

    * Certified for Vista
    * Vista-style toolbar and program icons
    * Vista Explorer-style user interface
    * Support for 64-bit Windows Vista and XP as well as 32-bit Windows Vista, XP, and 2000
    * MSI packaged for easy, customizable installation

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what was said about themese, i disagree with. Ive tried themes and i remember them all having some issue i didnt like. To solve that, i just got rid of all the icons... I still have winrar, and i agree with everything said but winzip is still great for me because all i use it for is:

-Quickly zipping pics and msn'ing them to a friend... dont need a slow winrar compress for that...
-uncompressing stuff i download.... once again no need for winrar's fancy compression.

everyone to their own

darkpuma said,
what was said about themese, i disagree with. Ive tried themes and i remember them all having some issue i didnt like. To solve that, i just got rid of all the icons... I still have winrar, and i agree with everything said but winzip is still great for me because all i use it for is:

-Quickly zipping pics and msn'ing them to a friend... dont need a slow winrar compress for that...
-uncompressing stuff i download.... once again no need for winrar's fancy compression.

everyone to their own

Nope, sorry, but you're wrong. I just performed a speed benchmark.

Since it's unfair to compare the ZIP and RAR formats (we all know that RAR is superior anyways), I thought if WinRAR was used to make ZIPs as well, we'd have an even playing field. Infact, Zip is supposed to be WinZip's main format, right? Isn't it supposed to be the BEST program for Zips? Well, lets find out.


WinZip Version: 11.1 Build 7466
WinRAR Version: 3.70 Beta 7

Uncompressed Size: 21,483,119 bytes

Standard Compression Test:
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Settings:
WinZip: Legacy 2.0 Zip
WinRAR: Zip, Normal Compression

Final Sizes:
WinZip - 20,680,674 bytes
WinRAR - 20,678,977 bytes

Speed Tests:

Run 1:
WinZip - 13499ms
WinRAR - 8442ms

Run 2:
WinZip - 13810ms
WinRAR - 8122ms

Run 3:
WinZip - 13679ms
WinRAR - 8282ms


Best Compression Test:
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Settings:
WinZip: Optimize for maximum compression
WinRAR: Zip, Best Compression

Final Sizes:
WinZip - 20,678,207 bytes
WinRAR - 20,677,794 bytes

Speed Tests:

Run 1:
WinZip - 18386ms
WinRAR - 8472ms

Run 2:
WinZip - 18947ms
WinRAR - 8352ms

Run 3:
WinZip - 18787ms
WinRAR - 8442ms


Verdict:
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WinRAR beat WinZip in all areas here. This is may come as a surprise for some as there's a popular belief that WinZip is a faster compression program. In the best compression tests, WinZip not only took more than twice the time as WinRAR to compress, it also produced a larger Zip than WinRAR. Hopefully, this should finally put an end to the myth that Winzip is faster than WinRAR.

winzip is nice, i like it. Id use winrar but its sooo ugly. When will they update the GUI for christsake??

Winzip is also fast, easy to use etc, and does almost as much as winrar.

WinZip is a compression program. Hello, compression? Ring a bell? WinZip's compression sucks. It can't even compress Zips as well as WinRAR does. The program has nothing to its credit. why would you want to use WinZip?

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said,#10.1]WinZip is a compression program. Hello, compression? Ring a bell? WinZip's compression sucks. It can't even compress Zips as well as WinRAR does. The program has nothing to its credit. why would you want to use WinZip?

WinZip is - like WinRAR - an archival/compression/encryption tool. The compression aspect has got much less important in recent years as most files already have inbuilt compression and can't get compressed further.

I like WinZip for it's very strong archival qualities, teh beautiful interface, it's speed, it's selection of compression methods and it's well documented implementation of AES. All that are regards in which WinRAR sucks (slow, ugly, can't even remove attributes while archiving).

pippi123 said,

WinZip is - like WinRAR - an archival/compression/encryption tool. The compression aspect has got much less important in recent years as most files already have inbuilt compression and can't get compressed further.

I like WinZip for it's very strong archival qualities, teh beautiful interface, it's speed, it's selection of compression methods and it's well documented implementation of AES. All that are regards in which WinRAR sucks (slow, ugly, can't even remove attributes while archiving).

I don't agree with your point that compression has become less important. On the contrary, newer and better programs than WinRAR are in use today. Newer compression algorithms are being constantly developed. Look at LZMA, PPD, ROLZ3. Look at H.264. Look at HeAACv2. The way things are going, I think it'd be right to say that the demand for better compression is only increasing. Our data today is no longer what it used to be 10-20 years ago. As the data evolves, so must the compression mechanisms.

The so called 'builtin' compression is only good for a certain files, like videos. If you need something to archive videos, then use WinZip by all means, I don't have any problems. But if you're using WinZip to archive programs, documents, etc, then dear fellow, you're making a terrible choice.

When the compression of WinZip itself is so poor, does it matter what methods it offers? Clearly, all of them suck! As for the interface, its a personal opinion. I personally find WinRAR easier to use, but again, its a personal view. But my point is - does it matter that much? Infact, WinRAR supports skinning and there are plenty of themes available- even the so called 'vista' look.

As for the speed, WinZip seems faster just because it doesn't compress as well as WinRAR does. I think in todays world, compression speed isn't a priority what with all the fast and multi-core processors we're seeing. Infact, every new compression algorithm that comes out turns out to be slower at compression than the previous method. So does that mean we just chuck em out? Does that mean you'll still stick to MPEG-1 for compressing videos because its faster than DivX?

But a lot of people do think WinRAR is faster than WinZip. Check out this blog for instance:
http://chris.pirillo.com/2006/05/04/winzip-vs-winrar/

And yes, WinRAR does support removing attributes while archiving; its a feature that any good archival program must have.

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said,#10.3]And yes, WinRAR does support removing attributes while archiving; its a feature that any good archival program must have.

No, it doesn't. WinRAR can reset the "a" attributes of the files you archive but that's not what I'm talking about. WinRAR has no control whatsoever about the attributes of the files within a rar archive. I think it's a limitation of the format. WinRAR can neither show you what attributes the files within an archive have. It doesn't even have a column for that.

You can set WinZip to strip files of all their attributes (or any combination you like) so that they are "clean" within the archive.

WinZip also offers BZIP2 and PPMD for compression. For the (few) situations when you need a higher compression ratio and don't care about lower compression speed, you can simply choose those.

As to the speed: Ziping (deflating) with any program is much faster than raring. WinRAR is slow.

pippi123 said,

No, it doesn't. WinRAR can reset the "a" attributes of the files you archive but that's not what I'm talking about. WinRAR has no control whatsoever about the attributes of the files within a rar archive. I think it's a limitation of the format. WinRAR can neither show you what attributes the files within an archive have. It doesn't even have a column for that.

You can set WinZip to strip files of all their attributes (or any combination you like) so that they are "clean" within the archive.

WinZip also offers BZIP2 and PPMD for compression. For the (few) situations when you need a higher compression ratio and don't care about lower compression speed, you can simply choose those.

As to the speed: Ziping (deflating) with any program is much faster than raring. WinRAR is slow.


Alright, so maybe the fact that you can't view/change the attributes inside the archive is a limitation. If that feature is of utmost importance to you, then I can imagine why you'd stick to WinZip.

BZIP isn't even worth mentioning. PPMd is only good for text based compression. For general compression, WinZip doesn't offer anything significant.

Zipping is only faster than Rarring because Zip doesn't compress as well as RAR. But when you use WinRAR to make a zip, then it'd be a fair comparasion. And guess what? WinRAR beats WinZip even in creating Zips! Not only are WinRARs Zips smaller than WinZips', WinRAR is also twice faster than WinZip when creating Zips! (Also, read my eariler point about MPEG vs DivX)

I'm speaking for the general public when I say that overall, WinZip just isn't good anymore.

This is a joke, right? Why do you guys even post this?

Oh I get it, every time you post a new version, we get more chances to insult it! Good idea! :nuts:

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said,#9]This is a joke, right? Why do you guys even post this?

Oh I get it, every time you post a new version, we get more chances to insult it! Good idea! :nuts:

You mean that people like you get more chances to prove how much of an idiot you are?

RichardK said,
You mean that people like you get more chances to prove how much of an idiot you are?

No, people like us get more chances to inform the kind of people who download crap like this thinking its the best.

smashguy said,
No, Thanks I'll stuck WinRAR as always! :P
LoL, WinRAR? that bloated unstable POS ? You actually admit to using it?

RichardK said,
LoL, WinRAR? that bloated unstable POS ? You actually admit to using it?

WinRAR - 1.2 MB
WinZip - 9.3 MB

If according to you, WinRAR is bloated.. I wonder what you'd call WinZip? :P

If you don't like winzip, you should check out IZArc. This program is both free and it works with most if not all archive formats.

I personally am bitter towards WinZip because they would not give my organization an upgrade we are entitled to. Our parent organization got a three contract for sub organizations to purchase WinZip at a preset price. Two years after that contract was signed we purchased WinZip with three years of support and upgrades. Once the initial contract expired (which should only apply to buying new licenses) we were told we could not upgrade to WinZip 11.

this program used to be good back in the day... now it's just not that good now cause u got better programs like WinRar (.rar) and 7-zip (.7z).

ThaCrip said,
this program used to be good back in the day... now it's just not that good now cause u got better programs like WinRar (.rar) and 7-zip (.7z).
Why do you even post? Why do idiots like you always post "this is better", blah blah blah. Either comment about the actual program, after having actually used it, or keep your comments to yourself. Got it?