A codec is a device or computer program capable of encoding or decoding a digital data stream or signal. The word codec is a portmanteau of "coder-decoder" or, less commonly, "compressor-decompressor". A codec (the program) should not be confused with a coding or compression format or standard – a format is a document (the standard), a way of storing data, while a codec is a program (an implementation) which can read or write such files. In practice, however, "codec" is sometimes used loosely to refer to formats.A codec encodes a data stream or signal for transmission, storage or encryption, or decodes it for playback or editing.
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  • The All You Need Guide to Video Codecs and Compression [Video]

    … into detail about the different types of codecs, containers and compressions, and gives the viewer examples in action. Among the topics covered are: What a codec is – and the difference between a codec and a containerThe different types of codecsThe difference between Raw, compressed, and uncompressed videoHow to calculate bit ratesThe main differences…

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