Codec (an abbreviation for compressor-decompressor or coder-decoder) is
|“||[a]n electronic device that converts analog video signals into a digital format for transmission, and vice versa.||”|
|“||the packaging instructions used for encoding (during recording) and decoding (during playback) the information within a file wrapper; e.g. PCM and MP3.||”|
- Adult Literacy and New Technologies: Tools for a Lifetime, at 253.
- ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation, Glossary, App. B, at 224.