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word codec comes from mashing together the functions of compressing (co) and decompressing (dec) analog sound into digital bits for use by computers and networks. There are literally hundreds of audio codecs
pieces of computer code -- available today and embedded in any device that plays sound, from a simple MP3 player to the hottest smart phones.
Some are open source and free while others are proprietary and/or patented, requiring licensing fees.