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A codec is a device or computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal. The word codec is a portmanteau of 'compressor-decompressor' or, more commonly, 'coder-decoder'. 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 "codec" is sometimes used loosely to refer to formats, however. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: codec)

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Metadata related to 'codec' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'codec': 2 (0.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'codec' across all Ariadne articles: 16
  • Average number of references to 'codec' per Ariadne article: 8.00
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'codec': 2006-04
  • Trending factor of 'codec': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'codec':

  1. greg tourte (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. duncan burbidge (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Video Streaming of Events

Greg Tourte and Emma Tonkin describe the set-up and use of video streaming technology at the IWMW 2006 event.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Digitising an Archive: The Factory Approach

Duncan Burbidge describes a new approach to digitising an archive both as a future-proof substitute and for Web delivery.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

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