WPEG is not actually a programming language; it is a file compression algorithm, far superior in all
respects to any existing file compression algorithm.
- Achieve maximal, lossless compression ratios for any files.
- Provide compressed files in a convenient human-readable ASCII format.
- Allow common software such as web browsers to decompress the file without requiring additional plug-ins.
The compression program uploads your file to a web server, then gives the URL to http://tinyurl.com/ to
provide a short URL linking to it. The part of the URL after "http://tinyurl.com/" is returned as the compressed file. This is an ASCII string.
Any web browser can decompress the compressed file, simply by entering "http://tinyurl.com/" followed by the compressed file into the
address field. The browser retrieves the file from the server, decompressing the short ASCII string into the orignal file, with no loss of data.
To analyse the performance of the algorithm, several 100 GB test files were compressed using it. The algorithm returned compressed version of
the files consisting of just 5 ASCII characters. Since this is 5 bytes, this represents a lossless compression ratio of slightly over
2×1011. With larger files, even better compression ratios can be expected.
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