Codecs for Windows® Vista
What is a codec? The role of codecs in Windows Vista.
Codecs are physical devices that code and decode digital files like videos and songs. Applications like Windows Media® Player, VLC media player, etc, use codecs to play or stream digital media files. They can also be used to send digital signals and also decode coded signals for playback. They are used to play all kinds of video and audio files on your computer. They come with two important components: encoders, which compress the files while they are being created and decoders, which decompress the files for playback. The different codecs available for Windows Vista® are GSM, iLBC, ITU G.711, ITU G.722, Speex, LPC10, DOD CELP, among many others.
Here are the functions, usability, and advantages of using codecs in Windows Vista:
- Functions of codecs
- Usability of codecs
- Advantages of codecs
Functions of codecs
They transmit signals, allows storage and encryption of sensitive files, decode analog signals to digital signals, and allow playing of audio and video files. A codec’s main function is to code and decode digital data signals. They can be used to send signals to air and also to receive and decode them for your convenience.
Usability of codecs
The codecs for Windows Vista can be used for video conferencing, editing videos, as well as for streaming media. The analog and digital convertors of the video devices convert the analog signals to digital signals and then pass them through video compressors for digital transmission. With the introduction of these codecs, Windows® can play any type of audio and video files on your media player.
The audio/video codec compresses all the videos for web and stream servers. Almost all the media player releases come with this codec software to compress and decompress audio and video files. Thus, it allows you to have a better sound and image quality, and also allows you to conduct meetings in a better manner, thus saving your money.