Tech Quiz of the Day

Dec 9 2008   3:29PM GMT

Tech Trivia Challenge – transcoding

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Our Tech Term is transcoding.

A transcoder digitally translates data from one format to another.

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A jpg file is lossy. Does that mean that all original data can be recovered when the file is uncompressed or does it mean that any duplicate data is discarded?

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UCLA took the lead in designing a system that would allow the schools to share video footage electronically, using the relatively uncongested Internet2 network maintained by a consortium of colleges and universities around the U.S.

A lot of the Cisco products coming out are allowing you to use their gateway as a SIP router without having to make use of their SCCP protocol if you want to do transcoding – which is converting codecs from one quality to another, usually to conserve bandwidth.

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