Video Codecs 101

I have been working a lot with video lately at work and to work with digital video it often helps to know a little bit about the technology, I thought I would share with you all, some basic concepts behind digital video in particular this term called codec. Essentially, a codec is a mathematical formula that reduces the file size of a video or audio file. When a codec reduces a file size of a video file, it is also said to be compressing the file….