Binary Comparison of Files

Binary Comparison of Files


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Version:
3.0
File Size:
411.96KB
Date Added:
June 26, 2009
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $35.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008
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    "Incredibly slow!"

    October 02, 2012   |   By rforgaard

    Version: Binary Comparison of Files 3.0

    Pros

    Haven't found any.

    Cons

    I wanted to use this program to compare two binary video files that are 8MB each. Downloaded the trial version, wouldn't let me compare files of this "large" size. So, paid for the full version. It took 5 MINUTES to compare these two 8MB files (8MB is not big for a binary file) on my quad-core Intel i7 processor. WOW! A high school student could write a 20-line C program that compares two binary files and it would run (literally) 100 times faster than that.

    So, I uninstalled the program and trashed it. I installed "Compare It!" instead (v4 can compare binary files). "Compare It!" did exactly the same comparison of the same two 8MB files in less than a second, and declared them identical. Yay!

    Summary

    This program is incredibly slow. If you want to compare two binary files to see if they are identical, use v4 or higher of "Compare It!" instead.

    Maybe "Binary Comparison of Files" is useful when trying to look for subtle differences in binary files, where a particular sequence of bytes might be in a different location between the two files. But as an extremely important special case, the software ought to first check to see if the two files are identical before doing complicated algorithms that take forever to run. Good heavens, man!

    So now I'm out $35 for a piece of software that is completely useless to me. Sigh. Truthfully, I'm not sure who this software would be useful for. As a software engineer, I feel badly dissing someone else's program, but seriously, stay away from this one.

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