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Giveaway of the day — ApowerCompress VIP 1.0.1

Compress pictures, video, and PDF in one click.
$19.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 23 (61%) 15 (39%) 45 comments

ApowerCompress VIP 1.0.1 was available as a giveaway on December 5, 2020!

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ApowerCompress is one of the most easy-to-use, stable and efficient file compression tools. This software can help users reduce file size of images, videos and PDFs in a wide range of formats including MP4, AVI, WMV, M4V, WEBM, MKV, TS, MTS, JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, PDF and many more. It is a very useful program for file archiving and sharing.

Key Features:

  • Supports numerous video and image formats.
  • Compresses images in 5 seconds.
  • Compresses videos in 2 minutes.
  • Well-balanced compression strength and quality.
  • Can directly set compressed file size you want.
  • Batches compresses multiple files at a time.
  • Outputs files in original or other formats.
  • Three Steps to Compress Your Files:
    1. Add files by dragging or clicking.
    2. Set the compression strength by sliding the slider.
    3. Click “Compress” button

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7/ 8/ 10

    Publisher:

    Apowersoft Ltd

    Homepage:

    https://www.apowersoft.com/compress-file

    File Size:

    971 KB

    Licence details:

    1 year with updates and support

    Price:

    $19.00

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    #21

    So far, this program has got some very mixed reviews. Question for everyone: Is this program safe to use, and is it effective in what it claims to do?

    Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #20

    The download bundle today contains only a small downloader and a readme.txt file. The real installer is just under 70MBytes and is at

    http://download.aoscdn.com/down.php?softid=apowercompressinstall-chn-gotd
    which redirects to: if anyone wants to check it via virustotal.

    https://download.apowersoft.info/apowercompress.exe?2179b5a88e9375975f787e8589295001.exe

    This like most chinese video compression tools uses an unlicensed plagerised copy of FFMPEG binaries this is even more flagrant plagerisim in the libffmpeg.dll is marked as copyright 2019 ApowerSoft. That is blatent theft of intelectual property! Also this will install and function under Windows Vista too.

    Note you DO NOT HAVE TO CREATE OR BIND THIS GIVEAWAY TO ANY ONLINE VIP ACCOUNT IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO.

    NOTE this does make multiple SSL connections to Apowersoft servers at every program launch even if you have not bound the giveaway license to an online "VIP" account.

    connections are made to

    gw.aoscdn.com https 22 {22 ; 0} 6,094 Bytes {6,094 ; 0} 7,137 Bytes {6,974 ; 163} 3.0 KB/Sec 06/12/2020 02:06:54:228 06/12/2020 02:06:56:239 00:00:02.011

    support.aoscdn.com https 18 {18 ; 0} 5,369 Bytes {5,369 ; 0} 6,281 Bytes {6,113 ; 168} 3.4 KB/Sec 06/12/2020 02:06:54:243 06/12/2020 02:06:55:764 00:00:01.520

    and a second one to same server:

    support.aoscdn.com https 14 {14 ; 0} 4,266 Bytes {4,266 ; 0} 5,038 Bytes {4,838 ; 200} 4.2 KB/Sec 06/12/2020 02:06:55:194 06/12/2020 02:06:56:177 00:00:00.983 00-1e-68-8b-a7-da d0-57-94-a2-bf-6a

    One does not need to be paranoid to be concerned at these unanounced, unsolicited strongly encrypted multiple comunications to the vendors servers especially when one checks out their HEAVY use of 3rd party tracking providers on their website pages! They are happy to steal 3rd party software FFMPEG, Aspose and ImageMagick, so why should we trust them to not steal data from us? especially as they are making mutliple undisclosed encrypted communications at each program launch bypassing normal outbound firewall filtering!

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    TK, to prevent the unathorised connections calling home I strongly recommend not binding the giveaway license to the online so called "VIP" account AND once activated adding to the systems hosts file (use an internet search engine to find out how to do this)

    127.0.0.1 support.aoscdn.com
    127.0.0.1 gw.aoscdn.com

    that will block the covert multiple outbound https connections that occour every time you start up this program.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #19

    Although the interface is simple and the program easy to use, results have been mixed. This program looks like a lovely Swiss Army Knife of compression, but it's more of a blunt instrument.

    I compared a roughly 1gb video (compressed at Medium level to 180K) to the same video compressed to 145K with HandBrake. On my 17" laptop screen, I could see no difference between the original and the HandBrake version, but the Apowersoft version was noticeably soft.

    The program appeared to do a better job compressing a large PDF. Using Normal compression, it reduced a 400MB file to 24 MB, and on screen it looked the same as the original. But, beware! To achieve this compression, it reduced the dimensions of the embedded images massively. Instead of a print-ready PDF, I now had a screen-resolution PDF.

    Reply   |   Comment by David J. Bookbinder  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #18

    Right, here's a question to the developer(s)..... If I compress a video is it a) playable in the compressed form, and, b) if so, I) is the playing time shortened? and II) does the pitch of any soundtrack go up?

    Thanks

    Reply   |   Comment by John Warren  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #17

    OFFLINE INSTALLER https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/apowercompress-1-0-1/

    Reply   |   Comment by FLASHING  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #16

    Works well (pdf part), if I set compression to "normal". A bit better compression ratio then my old Adobe Acrobat, approximately the same speed.
    But when I set compression to "size", hoping in even better compression, it converted all pages to images, resulting in a larger file with not searchable /selectable texts. Oops! Bug or feature? Maybe for "only image" pdf it is ok, but it happens without warning, there are no settings, controls...
    I tried "size" option first and I almost uninstalled the program...

    Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

    PS In a presentation with many images (500 pages, 40 MB) compression rate with "normal" settings is about 50%, but there is visible loss of image quality. Setting "quality" looks better, but the final file size is almost the same as the original.
    Disturbing...

    Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
    #15

    Where do I add the activation code please

    Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #14

    License is for 1 year. Say for example, you compressed 300,000 photos, 1,000 Excel files, 3,000 PDF files and 1,000 Word files. In doing so, you saved some space in the hard drive. Then 1 year passes and the program expires.
    Then what? You have all those files and photos locked away permanently and you are unable to de-compress them for use or to view.
    Does it make sense to use the ApowerCompress giveaway software?

    Reply   |   Comment by ricohflex  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    ricohflex, not it doesn't. I never download anything that is not lifetime... these are not giveaways, these are extended trial software... and that's what Gotd has mainly turned into lately...

    Reply   |   Comment by Digitalguy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    ricohflex, you don't need to decompress these files for use or to view. If you do the compression in a reasonable way ("normal"), the files are just as useful compressed as they were when untouched.

    Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #13

    Not good. I compressed a PDF file 134 MB in size, and after "compression" it came in at 139 MB. Am I doing something wrong?

    Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

    Frank D, try set compression to "normal". See my comment above...

    Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    Frank D, try this:
    https://www.ilovepdf.com/compress_pdf

    Reply   |   Comment by mp  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Frank D, yes you are using a program developed by developers that have no expertise in PDF, Video or image compression but just produce a simple GUI to 3rd party libraries they plagerise and steal the intelectual property of. Rather than using the genuine developers, who write their own code or legitimatly buy in 3rd party licenses and attribute the original developers and their rights instead of stealing 3rd party developers libraries, programs.

    Why is China accused of Intelectual Property theft? Because of companies like apowersoft. They could not function without stealing 3rd party code.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    Henry, actually it was already set to "normal" when I did this "compression."

    Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    mp, I tried it with my 136MB PDF file, but the operation timed out at 10 minutes, and it said, "Sorry." So this website is useless for large files.

    Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Frank D: here are original and compressed screenshots from a ~25MBfile. Notice the degradation after compression. This makes the program unacceptable for me.
    file:///C:/Users/frank/Dropbox/Public/Compressed.jpg
    file:///C:/Users/frank/Dropbox/Public/Original.jpg

    Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Frank D: Those screenshots are here:
    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7420/isqEse.jpg
    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/305/pugS5w.jpg

    Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    TK, thank you. I'm uninstalling this program.

    Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #12

    what is a typical compression outcome without losing quality, if for example, a video is 60 mbs and one wants to get it to send via email at 25 or less?

    Reply   |   Comment by mp  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    "what is a typical compression outcome without losing quality..."

    Zip, 7-Zip etc. reduce the file size of some types of files, e.g. text, because they have *white space* that can be eliminated when the file's compressed, added back when the files expanded. Photos and video do not, so to make their files smaller you generally have to remove data, which means some quality loss. For video you can re-encode to one of the more efficient codecs, e.g. H.265, which will let you preserve more of the original quality. You can also reduce the frame size, fps, and/or bit rate -- sometimes frame size has the greatest impact & lowest relative quality loss. Also try to make sure you use VBR [Variable Bit Rate], which sadly many converters will not do, at least easily.

    That all said, you can encode anamorphic 1080p VBR video at a bit rate of 1 - 2 and get Very watchable results.

    Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    mp, ALL recompression of any video using standard MPEG/HEVC/VP? codecs as well as MANY others all produce measurable quality loss even if you make the resultant file bigger by increasing the chosen output bitrate. They always lose some level of data on each time through the recompression. It is possible to lossily recompress without apparent quality loss when displaying the output on an inferior display or viewing with inferior eyesight... all of which are highly subjective and that is the reason your question cannot ever have an undisputable definitive answer. Sorry.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    mike, text is not compressed by eliminating "*white space*" in lossless compression methods but by searching out repeated patterns within the text that can be encoded more efficiently and creating dictionaries of repeating patterns and the compressed data comprises of the dictionary and a stream of indexes into that dictionary. x264/x265 add to the process eliminating certain visually normally insignifficant types of data as well as temporal repetition removal so where a section of the raster does not change from one frame to the next it is not encoded again and again. There is also a feature where a block can be described as moved from one position to another position within a raster from one frame to the next so only the index to the block and the new location is needed to be encoded and not the entire block in the new location. The way you are describing eliminating *white space* to compress and then restoring the *white space* on expansion without indicating this mythical *white space* is contained within the compressed data stream in some manner and NOT eliminated. It is encoded if your mythical *white space* is refering to repeated patterns of characters including traditional characters normally called "white space" e.g. the normal space character and TAB characters and any other non-text producing characters. LZW and derivitives to not restrict their encoding to just "white space" character encoding but every character sequence within a file. Photos and videos are not traditionally zipped for extra compression of the content primarily because the VAST majority of such media is already heavily compressed using some optimised compression method anyway and attempting to find redundant repetitions within such highly compressed streams of data is very unlikely and resource intensive and sometimes can result in larger files than you started with. But if you are brave enough to start with clean uncompressed content there are LZW and LZH codecs used with BOTH photos AND Videos! HUFFYUV and TIFF LZW lossless compression for example used when compression is desirable but not at the expense of data integrity.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #11

    Have downloaded apower Compress as GOTD, but cannot find how to activate the program?

    Reply   |   Comment by Rudolf Strauch  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
    #10

    After successfully activating my VIP account for the downloaded ApowerCompress v1.1.12, it appears the activation is only valid for 1 year. The description above says nothing about a 1-year license. I usually don't install apps that die after a period of time. Too bad; wish this would have been an actual software giveaway.

    Reply   |   Comment by RC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    RC, Clearly states 1 year. Pay attention!

    Reply   |   Comment by hamhound  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    RC, on the "man page of this GOTD https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/apowersoft-pdf-compressor/ you cyn see in the right column (blue background) System requirements etc., there are also license details (here: 1-year license). I normally avoid limited-time licenses, but this time I give it a try - I use this functionality and if it works better then my current sw, I can buy it (or maybe it re-appear here)...

    Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

    Right you are: I see it now. Usually it is in the description in the email or on the webpage. My bad--it does say 1-year license in the side bar.

    Reply   |   Comment by RC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #9

    Good instrutions in how to use it, found here :

    https://www.apowersoft.com/faq/use-apowercompress.html

    Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #8

    I suppose that the recipients of such a compressed file should have the same program for decompression, should'nt they?

    Reply   |   Comment by Aris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    Aris , I don't see why anyone would want to decompress a file that had been compressed to "Normal," since they wouldn't be able to see any quality difference anyway, not having the original to compare it to.

    Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #7

    Hello Everyone! :)

    On behalf of ApowerCompress Customer Service Team, I would like to express our sincere thanks for your support of our product! In order to help you in using this file compressor better, below are the guides for you to learn more about the details of ApowerCompress!

    · Product Page:
    http://apowersoft.com/compress-file?apptype=gotd
    · Download address:
    https://download.apowersoft.com/down.php?softid=apowercompress-gotd

    · Activation method:
    Step1. Click account icon to log in / sign up an account with your valid email address on ApowerCompress.
    Step2. After login, click “Activate VIP” to input the activation code.
    Then your account will be activated successfully.

    · User Guide:
    https://www.apowersoft.com/faq/use-apowercompress.html


    And if you have any further questions or feedbacks regarding today’s Giveaway, please contact us right away! We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts and are more than happy to provide you with the best service!

    Best wishes,
    Candice
    support@apowersoft.com

    Reply   |   Comment by Candice  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    Candice, it is entirely possible and probably desirable to activate the license code provided in the readme.txt without ever creating an online account. Why do you want the giveaway participants to create an online account and bind it to the giveaway license so desperatly that you don't describe the simple press one button on the unregistered GUI which launches the BUY web page then wait a bit and eventually an input box apears where you can paste in the license code from the readme.txt Periodically the program will offer to bind the license to an online account which you can refuse and there is a check box to tell the program to not ask again and the program then continues like a normal licensed program appart from the unathorised https conenctions to a couple of your servers on startup that I've dealt with in another comment thread that may or may not make it to public viewing.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #6

    The Download Link Now Works! Key Is Within the readme.txt File As Well!

    Reply   |   Comment by David Wellman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    David Wellman, I have the key, but I see no where to enter it?

    Reply   |   Comment by AFPhantom2  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    AFPhantom2, You Need To Create, Or Login At Their Homepage In Order To Create An Account. At The Top Of This webpage, On The Upper Right Side, Click On The "Home" Tab. Or Go To:
    https://www.apowersoft.com/compress-file
    There, On The Upper Right, Click "Login" To Login, Or Create An Account.
    Once You Create An Account:
    Within The Program You Have Installed, At The Upper Right Of The Window That Comes Up, There Is A Small Silhouette Of A Man. Click It To Login With Your Account. Then Just Left Of The Silhouette Is A "Get VIP" Tab. Click It, Then Input The Key. Good Luck AFPhantom2.

    Reply   |   Comment by David Wellman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #5

    The setup file is for ApowerCompress and not for Apowersoft PDF Compressor VIP 1.0.1. But ApowerCompress has the ability to Compress PDF as well as Compress Image and Video. Thank you for bringing not only Compress PDF but also Image & Video. Cheers.

    Reply   |   Comment by SAR Suhanda  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #4

    Downloaded & installed successfully. Nice giveaway. Thanks

    Reply   |   Comment by Tunde  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
    #3

    Couldn't download, Sorry, the page you're looking for isn't here.

    Reply   |   Comment by Ziggy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    OK, able to download now. Oh, it is actually video, image and PDF compressor, even better.

    Reply   |   Comment by Ziggy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    It is "ApowerCompress" instead of "Apowersoft PDF Compressor", Thanks very much.

    Reply   |   Comment by Ziggy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #2

    Oooops!
    Sorry, the page you're looking for isn't here.
    Maybe you've clicked on an obsolete link or mistyped the URL, or maybe it's just us.

    Don't fret!
    Just go to our home page and proceed from there.
    What Gives! Can't Download The Zip File!

    Reply   |   Comment by David Wellman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #1

    link inactive

    Reply   |   Comment by Ant  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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