.BR File Extension

Brotli Compressed File

In 2013, Google developers created the Brotli data compression algorithm to improve the zopfli algorithm. The format allows roughly 20% higher compression ratios than Zopfli. A BR file likely contain...

General Information

Title Brotli Compressed File
Extension .br
Full Form Brotli Compressed File
File Type Compressed File
Developer Google
MIME Type application/x-brotli

File Function

Primary Function Data compression
Additional Functions Web performance
Features High compression ratio, Fast decompression

File Characteristics

Quality Lossless compression
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable After decompression

Use Cases

Web Assets HTML, CSS, JS
File Distribution Software, Documents

Security and Practices

Security Risks File tampering
Best Practices Verify integrity, Regular updates

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2013
Latest Version Included in RFC 7932 (2016)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .zip, .gzip, .rar

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
7-Zip Free Windows, Linux
WinRAR Free trial Windows, Mac, Linux
Google Chrome Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS