Codecs (Video)

A type of software that turns analog video and audio into a digital format and can also turn it back to analog (or, compresses and decompresses it). Video codecs are actively used in software that record or stream video, be it video broadcast system or an app on a personal computer.

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First released 1980s

Interesting facts

The name ‘codec’ comes from terms decoder and encoder, which relatively explain the term itself.


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