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WINRAR/RAR; PC vs Mac
« on: July 05, 2012, 02:38:51 AM »
I've been using WINRAR and ZIP to pack my files for years (sending big ass 24 bit wav files for collaborators) but so far they were all on PC. Now I'm working with 3 Mac guys. Question:

Does anybody know if there's software for this that works on both platforms? I couldn't find anything so far....

Thanks!  :)

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Re: WINRAR/RAR; PC vs Mac
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 07:55:29 AM »
OSX can open & create ZIP files by default. Just double-click them to unpack, or select a bunch of files and then right-click (or option-click) and select "Compress xx items"
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Re: WINRAR/RAR; PC vs Mac
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 09:01:14 AM »
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Re: WINRAR/RAR; PC vs Mac
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 10:55:28 AM »
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Re: WINRAR/RAR; PC vs Mac
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 12:03:30 PM »
Quote from: "vocalnick"
OSX can open & create ZIP files by default. Just double-click them to unpack, or select a bunch of files and then right-click (or option-click) and select "Compress xx items"

Excellent! Thanks a lot sir! This will save some serious mb's filled with dead air.  :)

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Re: WINRAR/RAR; PC vs Mac
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2012, 01:20:52 PM »
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Re: WINRAR/RAR; PC vs Mac
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 07:47:02 PM »
7-zip not available on the Mac? hmm, not official builds, but there are some... http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/19139/ez7z

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Re: WINRAR/RAR; PC vs Mac
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 08:08:16 PM »
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7-zip not available on the Mac? hmm, not official builds, but there are some... http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/19139/ez7z
Thanks for the link!  :)

WINZIP seems to be available for both PC and Mac. I reckon with Nick's advice this should work.
Let me try this first.

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Re: WINRAR/RAR; PC vs Mac
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 10:40:42 PM »
Most modern OS's support basic zip out of the box, but if you know everyone you are sharing with has 7zip, it's native compression is superior often as not (though not sure about audio stuff, so YMMV :))

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Re: WINRAR/RAR; PC vs Mac
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2012, 05:09:59 PM »
I use 'The Unarchiver' on Mac and winrar on my PC. This doesn't answer your question at all.
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Re: WINRAR/RAR; PC vs Mac
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2012, 03:19:56 PM »
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I use 'The Unarchiver' on Mac and winrar on my PC. This doesn't answer your question at all.
Uhm.... thanks!  :lol:

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Re: WINRAR/RAR; PC vs Mac
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2012, 12:15:49 AM »
Now that's a proper Frostie answer  :D  :D  :D