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Video and Audio Compression

  Video and Audio files are very large beasts. Unless we develop and maintain very high bandwidth networks (Gigabytes per second or more) we have to compress to data.

Relying on higher bandwidths is not a good option -- M25 Syndrome: Traffic needs ever increases and will adapt to swamp current limit whatever this is.

As we will compression becomes part of the representation or coding scheme which have become popular audio, image and video formats.

We will first study basic compression algorithms and then go on to study some actual coding formats.


Dave Marshall