Ultimate Command Line Compressors




The test files: 16 wav files found here.
MD5-Hashes: MD5 format
Total size: 51.014.416 Bytes
Compression method: each file compressed to a separate archive, using the same parameters.

Name of
compression program
Last tested
version
Parameters that produce
the best (=smallest) result
Size
(Bytes)
Gain/loss compared with
previously tested versions (incremental)
OptimFROG 4.600ex --maximumcompression --experimental --seek min 27.051.627 4.520b1 205.267 4.520b 1.455 4.510 21.509
MP4ALS RM17 -z3 -p -t2 -b 27.569.833 RM16 -128        
La 0.4b -high -noseek 27.634.293            
Monkey's Audio 4.01 -c5000 27.980.632            
TAK 1.0.2 -p5m -wm0 28.117.066 1.0 -3.707        
NanoZip 0.06 alpha -cc -m800m -nm -forcemem 28.180.714            
WinRK (ROLZ2) 3.0 build 3 beta -set profile ROLZ2-ms800-lom512-amo255 28.373.438 3.0 build 2 beta -12 2.1 build 6 193 2.1 build 4 beta 15
WavPack 4.40 -hh -x6 28.907.446 4.31 16.192 4.22 96 4.2 7.114
SBC 0.970 rev 2 -m3 -b63 -ad 28.980.867            
RKC (PPMZ) 1.02 -M800m -mxx -o2 29.146.150            
RKC (PPMD) 1.02 -M800m -mx -o2 29.174.673            
RKAU 1.07 -l3 -t- 29.180.522            
RK 1.04.1 -mx3 -M256 -mwx 29.182.612            
RKC (ROLZ) 1.02 -mf -T32768 29.232.598            
WMA Lossless 9.1 -a_codec WMA9LSL -a_mode 2 29.281.964            
PAQ 8p -7 29.370.370 8o8 4.016.207 8l 14.041 8k -378.407
RealAudio Lossless 11.0.0.1897 -ad "Lossless Audio.rpad" 29.628.046            
LPAC 3.08 -5 29.662.279            
FLAC 1.1.4 -8 --no-padding -b 4096 -l 32 -r 16 --lax 29.707.629 1.1.2 294.484        
WA 1.1 -c5 29.845.294            
TTA 3.3   29.866.031            
Squeez 5.0 -ux -uxx9 29.981.280            
Bonk 0.6 -l 30.682.181            
Apple Lossless 4.7.1.30 -e "Lossless Encoder" 30.708.982            
Slim! 0.23d -m800 -o2 30.884.362            
Kexis 0.2.2   31.728.500            
DURILCA 0.5 -m800 -o2 -t4 32.017.155 0.4b 146.320        
Sonarc 2.1i -X -O0 32.241.090            
UHARC (PPM) 0.6b -mx -md32768 32.892.114 0.5 6.800 0.4 30.259    
UHARC (ALZ) 0.6b -m3 -md32768 32.898.630 0.5 34.061 0.4 40 0.2 2.839.914
Shorten 2.3b -b 128 33.262.548            
DURILCA'light 0.5 -m800 -o2 -t4 33.303.673 0.4b -90.723        
CCM 1.30 x 6 33.372.847 1.26b -19.557 1.21 50.352 1.20f 8.389
LibMComp (PWCM) 2.3 -mx -M800m 33.422.881            
DGCA 1.10   33.499.824            
UDA 0.301   33.562.511 0.284 753.887        
Pimple 1.43 beta -extreme 33.716.700 1.42 beta 953.392 1.0b10c 7.214.653 1.0testbed 1.308.354
ACE 2.04 -m5 -d2048 -c2s 33.739.952            
LibMComp (FPW1) 2.3 -mfpw1 -M800m 33.873.586            
DC 0.99.307b -b16300 33.910.119            
WaveZIP 2.01   33.999.250            
Ocamyd 1.66.final -s0 -m8 34.115.392 1.66.rc3 -29.152 1.65.final 41.542 1.65.dev25 -3.048
Emilcont 0.3Alpha -6 34.143.581 0.2xx -161.522 0.2 552.377    
LibMComp (FPW2) 2.3 -mfpw2 -M800m 34.296.175            
a-Pac 1.0   34.399.033            
RAR (LZ77) 3.70 beta 5 -m5 -mdg -mct- -mc4a+ 34.468.346 3.51 3        
RAR (PPM) 3.70 beta 5 -m5 -mdg -mc2:128t+ -mc4a+ 34.741.540 3.60 beta 1 22 3.51 3    
BMA 1.33 beta -m16m -d4 -a 34.763.475 1.32 beta 174.540 1.31 beta 49.194 1.30 beta 388.801
Szip 1.12 -b41 -o255 -r4 -i 34.983.791            
LibMComp (FPW3) 2.3 -mfpw3 -M800m 35.021.004            
CTXf 0.75 pre-beta 1 -me 35.296.528            
Split2000     36.010.787            
BOA 0.58b -m15 36.074.122            
LiteWave 1.0 -q100 36.225.396            
LZPXJ 1.2h 8 36.254.530 1.2g 20.542 1.1b 2.342.390 1.1a 93.944
VOCPACK 2.0   36.295.157            
ZZIP 0.36c -15m -mm -mx 36.499.296            
ADA 1.0 0 36.685.059            
PAQ9 a -8 36.747.389            
ATRAC Advanced Lossless     37.054.776            
DST 0.9b -m3 -4 37.589.800            
UHARC (LZP) 0.6b -mz -md32768 37.647.629 0.4 -9        
Quark 0.95r -l9 38.581.544 0.93 3.590.274        
LPAQ 8 8 38.715.795 7 127.498 6 99.093    
Monstrous PPMII variant J -m800 -o128 39.229.385 variant I 1.179.464        
BSSC 0.95 alpha -b16383 -e -f 39.588.663            
LibMComp (FPW4) 2.3 -mfpw4 -M800m 39.631.115            
GRZipII 0.2.4 -b8m -m1 -d -l -S 39.710.736            
EPM r9 -m800 40.035.194            
BBB 1 m640 40.465.308            
LibMComp (ROLZ3) 2.3 -mf3x -M800m 40.508.904            
7-Zip (LZMA) 4.45 alpha 1 -t7z -mx9 -m0=LZMA:fb273:lc0:lp1 40.530.334 4.41 beta 55 4.32 6.038 4.29 beta -4.778
UHBC 1.0 -b128m -m3 40.787.825            
TC 5.2dev2   41.347.578            
CTW 0.1 -n16M -d11 41.396.033            
QLFC 6.6W 0 41.397.379            
M99 2.1 -m 128m 41.465.525 1.0 220.188        
ABC 2.4   41.492.818            
YBS 0.03f -m16m 41.715.499            
SR 3   41.785.725            
OpenDark A -b160m 41.887.622            
IMP (LZ77) 1.12 -1 -m3 -mm 41.999.347            
BA 1.01b -50 42.022.632            
777 0.04b1 -mg -md1024 -mu32 42.225.418            
BWC 0.99d -m 42.369.638            
StuffIt 9.0 -m=6 -l=100 -x=25 -o 42.510.108            
Hook 0.8d 800 3 0 42.522.714 0.8c 128 0.8b -29 0.6c -121.734
ASH cm-04 sse-9A9 /m800 /o1024 /s255 42.549.407            
Chile 0.5 -b=2048 42.569.481 0.3d 128.113        
7-Zip (BZip2) 4.45 alpha 1 -tBZip2 -mx9 -mpass10 42.824.167 4.41 beta 674        
QC 050 -8 42.830.620            
Fast PPMII variant J rev 1 -m256 -o16 42.849.525 variant I 158.064        
PPMVC 1.2 -m256 -o12 42.849.574            
Bzip2 1.0.3 -9 42.904.754 1.0.2 -85        
WinZip (bzip2) 10.0 -eb 42.906.746            
DACT 0.8.40 -b 4194304 42.908.186            
PPMY 2.02(3c+sse) /m800 /o1024 42.957.676            
Rzip 2.0 -9 42.973.571            
WinZip (PPMd) 10.0 -ep 43.009.294            
7-Zip (PPMd) 4.45 alpha 1 -t7z -m0=PPMd:mem800m:o32 43.011.735            
Bee 0.7.9 build 0316 -m3 -d8 43.086.222 0.7.7.b 4.185        
Bzip 0.21 -9 43.100.392            
IMP (BWT) 1.12 -2 -mm 43.167.118            
RKIVE 1.92b1 -mf3 43.185.815            
UFA 0.04b1 -mg -md1024 -mu32 -mx 43.186.102            
ACB 2.00c u 43.564.761            
BWTZIP   16777216 43.831.103            
Quad 1.10 x 44.114.580 1.09 385 1.07BETA -1.712 1.02a 1.202.413
Small PPMII 1024KB variant J -o2 44.515.746 variant I 178.617        
CMM 2007-09-18   44.551.338            
LibMComp (ROLZ2) 2.3 -mfx -M800m 44.575.151            
JAR 1.02 -m4 44.896.154            
LZPM 0.11 9 45.023.107            
BAR 1.1.2   45.123.463            
QazaR 0.0pre5 -d9 -x0 -l7 45.266.231 0.0pre4d 67.335 0.0pre4c 53.731 0.0pre4b 141.369
BIX 1.00b7 -mdg -m9 45.407.118            
CABARC 1.00.0601 -m LZX:21 45.444.088            
7-Zip (ZIP-Deflate64) 4.45 alpha 1 -tzip -mm=Deflate64 -mfb=257 -mpass=15 46.153.025 4.41 beta 1.387 4.32 132.689 4.30 beta 2.143
KZIP (Deflate) 11-10-2006 /b128 46.194.810 23-11-2005 5.966 02-08-2005 15    
7-Zip (ZIP-Deflate) 4.45 alpha 1 -tzip -mm=Deflate -mfb=258 -mpass=15 46.249.282 4.41 beta -1.904 4.32 136.608 4.30 beta 1.489
Lz2a 02-04-2005 -Sd 1048576 -Cb 18 46.276.200            
HA 0.999b 2 46.386.326            
LHA32 2.67.00   46.564.801            
QuArk 1.0b   46.636.324            
Zoo 2.1 h 46.663.165            
Dzip 2.9 -9 46.668.364            
HIT 2.10 -x 46.679.512            
ARJ32 3.14 -jm -jh8192 46.684.812            
WinZip (Deflate64) 10.0 -ee 46.700.425            
ALZip 6.03 beta   46.702.423            
Gzip 1.3.5 -9 46.715.759            
WinZip (Deflate) 10.0 -ex 46.717.126            
THOR 0.9a x 46.722.876 0.6a 521.684        
PKZIP (Deflate) 2.5 -max 46.834.531            
Coder 1.1 67108864 -ewa 48.873.027            
Lzop 1.02rc1 -9 49.658.486            
QuickLZ 1.20   50.574.598