Hi friends, this time I will share how to save Bandwidth for PC users who use chrome or firefox, Bandwidth Hero is an open-source browser extension that reduces the amount of data consumed when you browse web pages by compressing all the images on the page. It uses a data compression service to convert the image to a low-resolution WebP or JPEG image.
- When active, Bandwidth Hero prevents all image loading requests
- Then Bandwidth Hero sends each image URL to a data compression service
- Compression service download original image
- Once the image is downloaded, it is then converted to a low-resolution WebP/JPEG image.
- The compression service returns the processed image to the browser for download, for example, the original 100 KB image will later become 65-70KB, if there are 10 images on 1 page, it means you have saved 300KB
The tutorial for this is below:
How to Save Bandwidth Using Bandwidth Hero
- Download the Bandwidth Hero extension first
- Open Compression settings, select Configure data compression service.
- The display will be like this, in the Data Compression Service section there is a URL that we must fill in. we will fill it with a URL from Heroku.
- Create a Heroku account first, then click deploy to Heroku, fill in app name, username, and password (save the user and password for later login when using the app service), then install.
- When finished, the app URL will appear, for example like this. https://app-name-you.herokuapp.com/ _ _
- Enter the URL to the extension (see step 3), restart your chrome or firefox browser
- After opening the browser, you are asked for a user and password, fill in the user and password for the app that you created earlier.
- Done, happy browsing
This application/extension only saves images about 30-35%, if you open a video, for example, open YouTube, it won’t have any effect because the compressed image is not a video.