what are codecs

  preston 01:57 03 Oct 2003

can anyone tell me what are codecs? occaisonly when i download media clips all i get is sound and no picture, although it says that it is looking for codecs and has found them.

  hugh-265156 02:48 03 Oct 2003

i believe it stands for compressor-decompressor or encoder decoder and let you view media(audio or video)and or change the file format from avi to mpeg or xvid etc.if you cant hear or view something that you have downloaded you may need to install a codec.

type codec into click here and you will find lots of info.

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