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Digital Video Codec Choices Part 1

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Encoding for Web or ROM

[Part 1 of this series covers types of codecs and Compression basics, and remains relevant even though Part 2 and other related codec reviews is no longer relevant.] Compression is both the boon and bane of computer video. Boon because without it today’s computers could not keep up with video data rates; bane because it modifies the video image in ways difficult to predict, complicating the job of the video professional.