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Compression libraries -ZLIB any good?

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I''m looking around for a free compression library, and I stumbled across ZLIB on a google search. Has anyone used this before? The license agreement is quite suitable for almost anyone''s purpose. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks

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I''ve used zlib and bz2lib...

both are easy to use (and very similiar in usage, so you can change easily between this two).

zlib''s compression is ok... bz2lib''s compression is the best I know of...

zlib is fast... bz2lib is slow...

ok, that was my experience with compression libs... btw. I would like to hear about other atlternatives too...



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Yep, zLib is definately good. It''s quite fast and easy to use and compresses well.
If you need really fast decompression (with a worse compression) you should have a look at LZO. I never used it, but it''s said it''s almost as quick as a memcpy.

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