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Apache Jakarta Commons: Reusable Java™ Components by Will Iverson

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Chapter 12. Codec

The term codec originates from the words compression/decompression (amusingly, the abbreviation is in a sense a form of compression). Popular codecs perform such functions as compressing and decompressing arbitrary data (e.g., ZIP, RAR), image-specific data (e.g., GIF, JPEG), or audio data (e.g., MP3, AIFF). Over time, the term codec has grown to include a wide variety of data translations, not all of which are useful for compression and decompression but instead serve other functions such as security, data transmission, or even spell-checking. While the JDK offers a variety of built-in handlers for dealing with popular compression formats such as ZIP, GIF, and JPG, the Apache Commons Codec project fills in other gaps in functionality. ...

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