Decompress archives

We can both archive and extract entire media libraries.

The /file/decompress Robot extracts entire archives of files to be consumed by other Robots or exported as individual files.

What can I do with this?

Our /file/decompress Robot can be used in combination with other Robots, to create powerful workflows unique to your use case. For inspiration, here are example scenarios, with explanations and code for all platforms, that you can also try live on our website:

Perhaps you would like your users to upload any file and, if it is an archive,...
The demo below will extract all files from an archive file (rar, zip, tar, etc). It...
This demo will extract all the files from an archive file (rar, zip, tar, etc) and...


This Robot supports parameters such as ignore_errors to influence its behavior. Read all about the technical details in its docs.

Blog posts

We wrote the following posts about the /file/decompress Robot on our blog:


Transloadit is a SaaS with a subscription model.

Our /file/decompress Robot counts towards your Plan's data at a normal rate. Assuming an average input file of 1.2MB and an output of 1.2MB, here's what it would approximately cost to decompress files per Plan:

Plan Price Costs per file within your Plan Overage Fee
Sandbox (2GB) Free $0.0
to decompress 853 files
Startup (10GB) $49/month $0.011
to decompress the first 4266 files
Small Business (30GB) $99/month $0.008
to decompress the first 12800 files
Medium Business (150GB) $249/month $0.004
to decompress the first 64000 files
Enterprise 📞 - N/A

Just like with your mobile plan, pricing goes down when you commit to larger monthly volumes. When you reach your plan's limit, we'll continue to service you, but remind you to upgrade to more cost-efficient plans. This is unless you explicitly set budgets. You can change plans at any time. More info and available plans on our Pricing page.

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