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RLE Algorithm

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RLE Algorithm

Post by theclub654 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:22 am

This might be a noob question but is run length encoding only used for graphic files or is it used for regular files also

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Re: RLE Algorithm

Post by peter2005 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:48 am

I have never seen other use than for image files, since these most likely contains repeating occurrence of same characters. It would be very ineffective to use it for regular ones, most likely resulting in increased file size.

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