compressed file


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compressed file

[kəm‚prest ′fīl]
(computer science)
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If you select a small file, that option will compress it and attach the compressed file to a new e-mail message.
Although NAV works on Windows 98, ME, 2000, and XP, it will detect viruses in Windows 2000 and XP compressed file archives before the files are used.
Smaller file size means lower quality video, but it is hard to discern much difference from a compressed file, and the quality of a compressed file is certainly acceptable for classroom purposes.
Writing such recompressed files takes up more media and may take longer to compress and write than would a compressed file that is not compressed a second or third time.
DCT tends to yield higher compression ratios; nevertheless, average ratios of original data file size to compressed file size tend to fall in a range of 2:1 to 9:1 (Brown & Shepherd, 1995, p.
What makes the application so handy is that, when you call up a compressed file, it decompresses automatically and "on the fly"--that is, you don't have to take any extra steps.
The main purpose of this scheme is to speed up string matching by searching the compressed file directly.
Data sets with few compressed files were used, as well as sets that included many previously compressed file types.
Additionally, I've defined backup sets that exclude such compressed file types as JPG, MP, ZIP, WAV, GIF and others.

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