utility offers full read /
write support (compressor, and extractor / opener) for BR
through the Open Source components from Google's Brotli project
under MIT license) to offer the same GUI
browse, and extract .BR files under Windows
and Linux operating systems.
Google's Brotli provides faster than Deflate (ZIP / GZip) compression,
but slower than current Facebook's Zstandard implementation; see benchmarks
page for a comparative of fastest file compressor tools.
Brotli algorithm is a pure fast single file (or stream) compressor, and
not provide file archiving features: if multiple files are sent to
Botli compression, PeaZip will automatically switch to solid
compression consolidating all input files / directories to a
single TAR archive.
The entire input is treated as a whole, which usually also allows reach
better compression ratio that treating each
input file separately.
BR format does not support encryption (files of this type cannot be
password protected) as no encryption primitive is offered by Brotli
Compress with Brotli algorithm
fast data compression accepts a
single file as input,
otherwise (to add multiple files and directories) use "TAR before"
option to consolidate input in a single TAR package before proceeding
with compression stage with Brotli algorithm.
Read more about how to
compress files (or TAR archives) with Brotli algorithm.
How to convert Brotli BR files
procedure using Convert button
extracts and then re-pack input archive files into any write-supported
format (7z, arc, br, pea, tar, zip...)
This utility allows to convert any type
supported for reading (ACE, CAB, RAR, TAR, ZIP...) into a new BR
file, as well as to
existing BR file into any other write-supported format.
Open Brotli BR files
open BR file
and view its content (a
compresed file in case of plain .br format, a tar archive opening a
tar.br file), open it in
PeaZip with double click if file extension is associated with the
application, or using system context menu "Open as archive" entry,
will attempt to read any user provided file type regardless file
Decompress files compressed with Brotli
BR files from the
Brotli BR files within PeaZip free archiver
Use context menu entry "Extract..."
extraction screen to set
output path and other options
Select one or more archives and use
entry Extract here or Extract
here (to new folder) for quick extraction with no further
button shows archive
extraction screen providing access to all extraction options (set
path, open output path after extraction, keep or delete original
all to... button activates a
procedure only asking for output path
- Simply drag & drop the compressed
application to the system to decompress it
faster-than-zip compression is
available also for 7Z format, with Tino
Reichardt's 7Z plugins (supported by PeaZip, providing Brotli, Lizard,
LZ4, LZ5, and Zstd algorithms for 7Z API), selecting Brotli compression
Advanced tab when 7Z format is selected.
Synopsis: Work with
Google's Brotli fast compression algorithm. How to use PeaZip as free
BR files compressor, opener, extractor utility for Windows and Linux.
How to create, open, extract (decompress) Brotli compressed files,
convert Brotli files to other archive formats.
Topics: compress files
with Brotli, extract BR files, convert BR files
PeaZip > FAQ
> Free Brotli utility: compress, open, extract BR files
Create, open, extract 7Z files
Open and extract ACE files
Create, open, extract ARC files
Create, open, extract Brotli files
Compress, decompress Bzip2 files
Open and extract CAB files
Compress, decompress GZip files
Open and extract DMG, ISO, UDF disk images
Create, open, extract PAQ, LPAQ, ZPAQ files
PEA: Pack Encrypt Authenticate
and extract RAR files
Create, open, extract
TAR, TGZ, TBZ files
Create, open, extract WIM disk images
Create, open, extract ZIP files
Create, open, extract ZIPX files
Create, open, extract