Do you really want to compress a 1GB file into 7MB ? Well I take the answer is Yes because everyone wants to save the storage space so that more and more data can be stored without purchasing extra Hard Disk. I have read it on many Blogs about KGB Archiver can compress a 1GB file into 7MB file. Honestly I don’t believe it so I decided it to give it a try to in this post I will share the results I got from KGB Archiver Compression Software.
What is KGB Archiver and what it so special about this Software?
After reading the title of the post I believe most of you are wondering what is KGB Archiver and how can it compress a file with a compression rate of almost 1 % ( approx…). Some of the users reading this article may have known and used the software but for the users new to KGB Archiver – ‘ it is a compression tool which comes with unbelievable high-compression rate and provides more features and better compression rate than other tools like WinRAR, 7Zip, UHARC etc ‘. You can also encrypt the files with KGB Archiver which used AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with 256 bit key to encrypt the data. Another feature which makes it unique from other compression tools is its ability to work both on Windows and Linux operating System with very high-compression ratio. One thing that goes against the software is the amount of time taken for compression which is understandable due to Very High Compression Rate offered by KGB Archiver Software. After the compression is done your file or data gets saved with KGB Archiver extension which cannot be opened with any other Compression Software available in the market. Read Also Top 5 Online Free PDF Compressor
Features of KGB Archiver Compression Software
There are many features provided in KGB Archiver like you can select the level of compression required ranging from high, maximum, normal, low, very weak to compress a file. Some of the other features offered from KGB Archiver Compression tool are as follows:
- Make Password protected compressed file
- Able to create self-extracting archives
- Unicode is supported in both User Interface and File Systems
- Supports native .KGB files and .Zip files
- Multilanguage support like Arabic, German, Greek, Japanese, Spanish many more
How much compression rate actually KGB Archiver provides
Now the most important question – Is it really possible to compress 1GB File into 7MB with KGB ARCHIVER? Well to answer the question I have tried compressing various formats of files not of 1GB because it will take lots of time. But as I have mentioned earlier in the post that with KGB Archiver you can get a compression rate of 1%, so with the results I have analyzed whether KGB Archiver can compress different file formats with a compression rate of 1% or near to 1%. For the experiment I have compressed all different formats of files with the same level of compression which is ‘Very High’. Read also How to Compress PDF files
Video File (AVI Format)
- Original Size – 8.8 MB
- Compressed File Size – 8.6 MB
- Compression Ratio – 97.8%
- Time Taken – Around 6 Min
Audio File (MP3 Format)
- Original Size – 6.8 MB
- Compressed File Size – 6.6 MB
- Compression Ratio – 97.2 %
- Time Taken – Around 4 Min
Document (PDF File)
- Original Size – 3.0 MB
- Compressed File Size – 2.6 MB
- Compression Ratio – 87.2%
- Time Taken – Around 2 Min
- Original Size – 1.4 MB
- Compressed File Size – 1.3 MB
- Compression Ratio – 94.3 %
- Time Taken – Around 1 Min
Installation files (EXE)
- Original Size – 8.7 MB
- Compressed File Size – 8.6 MB
- Compression Ratio – 98.9 %
- Time Taken – Around 6 Min
It is very much clear that if somewhere you read that With KGB Archiver Convert 1GB file into 7MB than think twice before trying to compress the file of 1GB. As you can see it that to compress a Video file of 8.8 MB only you need around 6 min and output is just 97.8 % compressed. Maximum Compression that I got is with the PDF files which gets compressed with a rate of 87.2% but still time required to compress the files (which are not anywhere near to 1% as mentioned above in the article) is too much.
These are the results that I found on my system, and may be KGB Archiver works better with Maximum Compression and with Higher CPU Power but still time required to compress the files is very high.
If you have tried KGB Archiver and achieved better results than I have, please share them with US by commenting below.
Sir ! Is it avalaible on android . And if please give me the links .
You do know that video files are already highly compressed right?
Jpegs are highly copressed
PDFs are typically just Jpegs in a wrapper or text inside of it.
MP3? Also highly compressed, as to why music fans love flac audio.
Go try and compress a flac song or a 100mb text file, that is where KGB archiver shines. Not on a god damn 8.8mb video…
Also, if you want the best results… obviously put it on the best settings…
Just downloaded a 64kb package shrunk from a 670mb software. I’m a believer. Only problem is the time it takes to uncompress, I’m here waiting 7hours for the software to decompress fully.
True that. Same here!
I can understand that files already compressed highly such as audio, video and image files will hardly decrease in size. However, very large uncompressed (or slightly compressed) files or collection of files (such as installation CD’s) might achive high compression ratios. However, is it worth saving time on download and then wasting it on de-compressing it? Not these days anymore. (Cloud) storage is cheap and internet download/upload speeds are more than reasonable these days.
I just thought that a date is needed. I’m in the year 2015 and it is necessary to consider your resources and managing them for the best effect. If you have enough computing power and the cost of storing them outweighs the cost of compressing them then do compress them. An extreme example would be video files. I find it hard to imagine the amount of bytes needed to store them if every pixel and every audio bandwidth were used. When strictly speaking of lossless compression, then I think the best example would be telemetry data. Of course, databases may be used but I wouldn’t be accessing them for a period of about 2 years then I wouldn’t mind the compression and decompression time even if it would take 4 hours on my terminal. There is even a greater chance that I wouldn’t access them at all. A more practical example would be logistics and invoice data. Even if it takes 15 minutes to compress and decompress them, it’s okay if I were not to access them for at least 1 year and it would have saved me 100 USD cost for saving them.
lamest test ever. I am currently on my way to selecting a better compression software than what I’m currently using when I found this old post. It feels like the writer is getting a bit lazy to make this. Just to inform you: I achieve extremely high compression in the order 1:100 or greater when compressing my files. I have terabytes of data spread across millions of files that I can compress down to several MB (systematically vague). Perhaps you should ask how did that happen? Well first, I’m not compressing already compressed data. Compression efficiency drops sharply with every layer.
I believe it is possible, i had once download a video game in 10mb as 7z file, when i extracted it, it came 5.43gb of size takes 2-3 hours to extract and the file was on image file as files itself
wow it’s an amazing and effective article, i never know how to do this but i always want to do…thanks for the post…