WHAT'S THE MEANING?
A codec is a tool that allows the processing of video and audio signal. The software helps media-playing programs read audio-video data by encoding and decoding files. The name codec is a portmanteau of coder-decoder. The codec can either be a physical tool or a software program. Most codecs come in packs, so it can code and decode many types of files, and read the data for many media players.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that K-Lite Codec Pack is considered the best and most complete codec pack? The K-Lite Codec Pack, created and maintained by Codec Guide for computers that run on Windows XP or later versions, is one of the most downloaded codec packs in the world, with its basic version getting more than 1 million downloads in just 15 days since it was first released on October 12, 2009. It got an average of 4.5 out 5 rating from those who downloaded it. In the same month, the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack was downloaded more than 2 million times and was chosen as a Softpedia Pick of the month. The codec pack's full edition was also given good recognition by SnapFiles, which gave the software a full five-star rating.