short for: code-decode

(pronounced: co-deck)

A device for converting voice signals from analog to digital for use in digital transmission schemes, usually telephone based, and then converting them back again. Most codecs employ proprietary coding algorithms for data compression. Examples include Dolby's AC-2, ADPCM, and MPEG schemes.

See also : device  MPEG  H.264  WebM  
NetLingo Classification: Net Hardware