Codec Formats And Reasons For Use

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A codec—the term is a mashup of the words code and decode—is a computerprogram that uses compressionlớn shrink a large movie file or convert between analog and digital sound. You might see the word used when talking about audio codecsor đoạn Clip codecs.


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Why Codecs Are Necessary

Video và music files are huge, which means they are usually difficult lớn transfer over the mạng internet. To speed up downloads, algorithms encode, or shrink, a signal for transmission and then decode it for viewing or editing. Without codecs, downloads of đoạn Clip and audio would take three to five sầu times longer than they bởi now.


How Many Codecs Do I Need?

There are hundreds of codecs in use; you will need combinations that specifically play your files.


Different codecs specialize for audio & video compression, for streaming media over the mạng internet, speech, Clip conferencing, playing MP3s, & screen capture. If you"re a regular downloader, you"ll probably need 10 to lớn 12 codecs to play all the different types of music & movies you have sầu.

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Comtháng Codecs

Some comtháng codecs are MP3, WMA, RealVideo, RealAudio, DivX, và XviD, but there are many others.


AVI is a comtháng tệp tin extension you see attached to lớn lots of video files, but it is not in itself a codec. Instead, it is a container format that many different codecs can use. Hundreds of codecs are compatible with AVI nội dung.


How Do I Know Which Codec lớn Download & Install?

Because there are so many codec choices, codec packs are a convenient option. Codec packs are collections of codecs gathered inlớn single files. There is debate over whether it is necessary to lớn have a large group of codec files, but it certainly is the easiest and least frustrating option for new downloaders.


If you useWindows Media Player, itoften tries khổng lồ communicate to you the four-character code of the specific codec it needs. Note this code & then visitFOURCCto lớn obtain the missing codec. FOURCC"sSamples pageoffers some FAQs if you need more information on what"s offered there.


Another option for getting codecs is to tải về truyền thông media players that include them. Sometimes, a video or audio player installs important và common codecs when you first install the application. VLC is a great không lấy phí truyền thông player that can play all sorts of tệp tin types.