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“SVC codecs adapt to sub-par network connections by dropping packets or portions of the encoded picture in a way that reduces the frame rate or resolution of the picture, which prevents the picture from breaking up.” — Stephen K. Campbell
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is scalable video coding (SVC). SVC is based on the idea of slicing individual frames into layers to provide quality video even when the endpoints only receive a certain percentage of the layered frames. A mobile phone, for example, might only receive the base layer.