Due to a systemcrash and a complete windows failure I was forced to install a new operatingsystem. I have done so but my WinAce, wich was so loyal for over 10 years, won't work the way I wanted anymore. So I've been searching for a replacement for .ace to archive files. I found Peazip and I'll be posting in .tar files from now on. Tar is an universal used, non-compressing, archive system.
There is no use to compress mp3 files because mp3 is already a sort of compression of its own so you don’t get much smaller files. In Tar the files are not being compressed at all but they are bundled for easy web-transportation.
As there is no compression the .tar files can be renamed .mp3 and they can be played with your mp3 player as an album in one go. Sometimes, if tracks are mixed into eachother, it sounds even more like a CD cause there are no stops between the tracks.
Another advantage is that Tar files will stay alive much longer than the popular Zip, 7z or Rar files. That was the main reason to use .ace files.
I understand that not everybody knows how to open .tar files. Peazip, 7Zip, WinAce, WinRar, IZarc, Alzip, Bitzipper, Squeez, ExtractNow and ZipX all have the abillity to extract .tar files. Still there can be someone out there who isn't able to extract them...