Tired of friends being constantly confused as to what you actually do with video and what you are using or where that video goes? Have we got some videos for you then. Place your loved ones in from of the YouTube screen and press play. Soak up the explanation to the novice as to the what where and why of video codecs.

The problem is simple: most people don’t know what video compression is, and you can’t talk about it until they do.
What if you had a simple, three-minute animated video that explains the whole thing? What if you could show it from your phone — right now, right there in the dentist’s chair? Now you can: Video Codecs 101.

Video Codecs 101:

A Video Codec for the Web:

See the WebM Project for more details.

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