File Compression

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Compressing Images in Node.js With Sharp

Compressing images for your website or within your app can radically improve performance. Sharp does the heavy lifting.

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An Introduction to Using Streams in Node.js

Streams in Node.js can be complicated, but it's worth taking your time to understand them.

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What Is an HEIC File and Why Does Your iPhone Use Them?

Are HEIC files better than the alternatives?

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How to Open RAR Files on Any Android Phone

Need to open and extract a RAR file on your Android device? Here's how to do it.

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How to Customize Presets in HandBrake for Optimized Video Encoding

Customize your HandBrake video encoding presets to the T for the best possible results.

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How to Create a ZIP File on Android

You can compress files on your Android phone to save space, or to make them easier to share.

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How to Compress a Video and Reduce the File Size

Need to compress a video? Here's how you reduce your video size on any operating system.

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The 10 Most Common Audio Formats: Which One Should You Use?

You know about MP3, but what about AAC, FLAC, OGG, or WMA? Why do so many audio file formats exist and is there a best audio format?

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How to Compress and Decompress Files in Node.js

Make use of Archiver and Unzipper packages to compress and decompress files in Node.js.

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What Is the Difference Between Encryption, Compression, and Archiving?

Those these terms are directly linked, they're not the same.

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How to Compress a PDF and Reduce Its File Size Manually

This guide covers how to make a PDF smaller and manually reduce its size using simple programs and tools.

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The 10 Best Tools to Open RAR Files

Don't know how to open RAR files? Here are the best file compression and extraction tools worth using.

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How to Open and Extract RAR Files on Mac

If you downloaded RAR files to your Mac and you're not sure how to extract them, here are your options.

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What Is a GZ File and How Do You Unzip It?

Found a GZ file on your computer but can't open it? Here's how you extract the file content on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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5 Ways to Extract ZIP Files in Windows 11

Did you download a ZIP file and now wondering how to open it? Here's how you can do so.

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Can’t Extract ZIP Files in Windows 11? Here’s How to Fix It

Can't open the ZIP file you just downloaded from Google Drive? Here's how you can fix it.

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The Best File Compression and Extraction Tools for Windows

Need to compress a large file? Here are our top picks for file compression and archiving apps on Windows.

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How to Extract a Single File or Directory From TAR or TAR.GZ

Want to extract a single file or folder from a TAR or TAR.GZ archive? Here's how you can do that on Linux, using the tar command.

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What Is a Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) File?

Store, transfer, and share complete drives with the VHD file format.

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How to Save Disk Space in Windows 10

In terms of disk space requirements, Windows 10 is downright gluttonous. Wasting 20 GB on a small SSD can be frustrating. Fortunately, you can reduce the Windows 10 footprint and reclaim some of that space.

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