Things To Know About Codec

The primary benefit of video conferencing is that business meeting can be held in real time even if the participants are in distant locations. The evolution of video conferencing technology has led to the improvisation of live video communications in notable ways.

Codec is one term that you hear multiple times in a discussion about video conferencing. In this session we are going to discus about codec in detail.


The term codec stands for coder-encoder and the computer program is used to compress and decompress large videos. In the context of codec, encoding refers to the compressing of videos and decoding refers to the decompressing of videos.

Encoding and decoding facilitates the easy and fast transfer of large videos over the internet. At the sender end, codec helps to shrink the audio and video while at the receiving end; it enables the enlarging or decoding of the audio and video.

Codec In Video Conferencing

Codec is relevant in video conferencing because every online application that deals with video production and transfer requires codecs.  The bandwidth you require for making video calls is decided by knowing the data you are dealing with in terms of codec. If you have to communicate with other companies, the codec you choose should be the same as the one chosen by these businesses lest your communication to these companies will be limited.

While you are dealing with codec, find out whether the codec you are dealing with lossless codec or lossy codec. A lossless codec indicates that the file that you receive finally after all the encoding and decoding is done is the exact same file that you sent in the beginning. In the case of a lossy codec, the quality of the file is lost by some amount after it is decoded at the receiving end.

Web conferencing companies have started using codec in video conferencing to increase the speed of communication. Unless the communication is in real time and fast, there will hardly be any fruitful interaction between the participants.

Codec in video refers to the shrinking of the video to make it small so that its easier transfer over the internet becomes possible. Apart from codecs customized for video conferencing for business, codecs are available for streaming live media in the internet as well as for compressing audio and video. Codec is an integral part of the audio and video communications that happen over the internet.