Discussion in 'Recording' started by Arranger, Jan 28, 2003.
Is it software or hardware? I am completely lost on this one. Thanks!
coder/decoder or compression/decompression algorithm
As the name implies, codecs are used to encode and decode (or compress and decompress) various types of data--particularly those that would otherwise use up inordinate amounts of disk space, such as sound and video files. Common codecs include those for converting analog video signals into compressed video files (such as MPEG) or analog sound signals into into digitized sound (such as RealAudio). Codecs can be used with either streaming (live video or audio) or files-based (AVI, WAV) content.
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