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Archive / compression formats or tools which support multiple file forks or streams?

Lately I've become interested in the ability of several filesystems including Apple's HFS+ and Microsoft's NTFS which support two or more data streams. In Mac terminology these were most widely ...
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Convert old videos to have smaller sizes

I have some videos from a few years ago,with various formats, such as avi, mpg, wmv, rm, rmvb, .... Their sizes are huge(more than 500 MB, and sometimes > 1GB). Given there may likely be some ...
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Archiving large folders

I'd like to create a (compressed) archive of a folder which contains ~350,000 items totalling ~17 GB. Is .tar.gz a sane format to use, or would .zip, .rar, or .7z work better for handling that much ...
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How are images stored within a PDF?

The are places that prefer PDF's for printing, and we've also been using PDF as a distributable format that "everyone can open". It's very easy on a mac to save as PDF (or go to "print" and save it ...
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What are the differences between the various video formats?

MP4, WMV, AVI, OGG, etc. What are the differences between them, how supported are they in different platforms, and what are the advantages of each one?