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Codec

  • By: Alexander Halavais
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

A codec—the term is a shortened combination of the words “compression” and “decompression”—is a standard used for compressing and decompressing digital media, especially audio and video, which have traditionally consumed significant bandwidth. Codecs are used to store files on disk, ...

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