LZMA VS ZLib

Compare LZMA vs ZLib and see what are their differences.

LZMA

(Unofficial) Git mirror of LZMA SDK releases (by jljusten)

ZLib

A massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library. (by madler)
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LZMA ZLib
2 49
40 5,123
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0.0 8.1
over 5 years ago 7 days ago
C++ C
- GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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LZMA

Posts with mentions or reviews of LZMA. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-04.
  • Searching Compressed Space
    2 projects | /r/learnpython | 4 May 2021
    And that links to https://www.7-zip.org/sdk.html , in the download there see the DOC folder for documentation? I really can't figure out how that somehow 'sends you back to python's lzma'...

ZLib

Posts with mentions or reviews of ZLib. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-11-25.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing LZMA and ZLib you can also consider the following projects:

zstd - Zstandard - Fast real-time compression algorithm

LZ4 - Extremely Fast Compression algorithm

Onion - C library to create simple HTTP servers and Web Applications.

Snappy - A fast compressor/decompressor

Minizip-ng - Fork of the popular zip manipulation library found in the zlib distribution.

brotli - Brotli compression format

zlib-ng - zlib replacement with optimizations for "next generation" systems.

libarchive - Multi-format archive and compression library