LZ4 VS LZMA

Compare LZ4 vs LZMA and see what are their differences.

LZ4

Extremely Fast Compression algorithm (by lz4)

LZMA

(Unofficial) Git mirror of LZMA SDK releases (by jljusten)
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LZ4 LZMA
8 1
6,699 27
1.9% -
8.0 0.0
about 1 month ago over 3 years ago
C C++
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later -
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LZ4

Posts with mentions or reviews of LZ4. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-20.

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 | reddit.com/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'...

What are some alternatives?

When comparing LZ4 and LZMA you can also consider the following projects:

zstd - Zstandard - Fast real-time compression algorithm

brotli - Brotli compression format

Snappy - A fast compressor/decompressor

ZLib - A massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library.

LZHAM - Lossless data compression codec with LZMA-like ratios but 1.5x-8x faster decompression speed, C/C++

LZFSE - LZFSE compression library and command line tool

LZMAT - git mirror of LZMAT (http://www.matcode.com/lzmat.htm)

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