data compression link collection

French / Français

This page contains links to compression resources documented or written in French.


Yet another free Zip program with the usual cast of features. Supports a pretty good variety of archives, runs under Win32 only, etc.

Filzip 3.0.1 is shipping in May, 2004.

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Posted in May 15th, 2004


PentaZip has a very nice feature set, supports advanced encryption, large archives, Windows shell integration, and all the other good stuff you’ve come to expect. Also supports a wide variety of languages.

Release shipped in November, 2003

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Posted in November 26th, 2003

Avi-Ogm Info

This Win32 app probes your AVI files and returns a nicely formatted GUI telling you all sorts of interesting things such as sample rate, codec used, framerate. Oh, and it seems to be written for the French speaker.


Posted in August 8th, 2003


Supplies you with detailed info about the attributes of all sorts of media files, naturally including MP3, AVI, WAV, MPEG2, and much, much more. Looks to be Win32 only.


Posted in August 8th, 2003


The author of this program, Philippe Laval, says You are looking for an application to encode your sound files in MP3, DropMP3 is done for you.. The program runs on MacOS, uses the LAME encoder, and is released under the GPL. Note that the web page is more or less duplicated in English and French.

Version 1.0.6 is shipping as of March, 2003.


Posted in March 26th, 2003

Digital Photography from Agfa

A complete short course on digital photography from Agfa. It shows up here because Lesson 6 is on The Right Compression. You get a discussion of various formats, including GIF, JPEG, JPEG2K, and PNG. Best of all, it looks like the entire page is available in English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.


Posted in March 21st, 2003

Contributions à la compression de données

Steven Pigeon’s Ph. D Thesis from the University of Montreal. Proposes a new set of universal codes, which he dubs taboo codes, as well as new optimization algorithms for (Start, Step, Stop) codes. Plus lossy variations on LZW.


Posted in March 17th, 2003

EzZip Suitcase

This product bills itself as the “Ultimate Multilingual User Friendly” compression tool. The usual Zip features plus support for six different languages. Fifteen day free trial download.

Reader Donald J. says Excellent zip utility and definitely the easiest I have ever used.

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Posted in February 22nd, 2003


BonkEnc is an audio CD ripper and an encoder for various audio formats. It can produce Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and BONK files. More formats are available through plug-ins.


Posted in January 19th, 2003

PifPaf zip/unzip

PifPaf zip/unzip is a small and simple drag-and-drop ZIP compressor for MacOS and MacOS X.. PifPaf Mac/Win is a small and simple drag and drop LZW compressor (DiskDoubler type, file’s tree keeping) for MacOS AND Windows (.ssr extension) This is a French language site.


Posted in June 12th, 2002

A forum dedicated to the discussion of Wavelets. This link takes you to the French language version of the board - click on the “English” link on the left side of the page for English language discussion.

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Posted in June 5th, 2002

Fractal Image Compression

Online demos of Fractal compression and decompression. Available in English, French, and German.


Posted in June 4th, 2002


ZipCentral is a free and easy to use zip file manager with all the utilities you need to manage your zip files. The goal of ZipCentral is to be the most robust freeware zip-package you can find today. It is a great tool for the beginner as well as the expert. Working with zip files has never been easier!


Posted in May 16th, 2002


Rarissimo is a file utility to automatically compress and/or uncompress files, companion for the award winning compression program WinRAR. Distinguishable from other compression solutions by its ability to fully preserve NTFS alternate streams. This feature provides automatic compression/uncompression for Macintosh files stored on NT volumes preserving their filenames and peculiar structures - it means for example that you can use Rarissimo to send and receive Macintosh files using any standard FTP process (and not only Mac-based programs). user Marie M. said: This utility is very specialized so not easy to find. It is a great help to transfer Mac files without a special Mac ftp utility.


Posted in April 4th, 2002


ArjFolder is a utility that makes it easy to read or write ARJ and ZIP files, and to read a slew of other file types. Sit can be viewed in French or English.


Posted in September 3rd, 2001

Compact Pro

Compact Pro is a shareware file compression and archival utility for the Mac. It compresses and stores files in “archives” which may span multiple diskettes. Compact Pro supports data encryption (US and Canadian users only) and self-extracting archives.


Posted in July 25th, 2001


ZipGenie is yet another archiver that supports a scad of formats, including zip, cab, arj, lha, lza, arc, gz, tar, zoo, gzip, rar, tgz, ace, jar, pak, and z. The author says that the download is multilingual, with help in German, English, Spanish, and French.

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Posted in May 6th, 2000


A shareware visual archiving program that advertises that it supports 15 popular archive formats. Note the link to the French version of the program and web page.

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Posted in April 2nd, 2000

Jean-loup Gailly

His home page, with English and French language versions.

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Posted in November 14th, 1999

Compression des images (et autres documents)

This site has pointers to various sits related to image compression. The entire site is written in French.

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Posted in November 6th, 1999


codecs.tgz contains C source code for three different types of codecs: LZW, RLE, and Huffman. The archive contains source code documented in both French and English.

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Posted in December 20th, 1998