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Codec is a program that encodes and decodes digital data streams or signals. It stands for compression/decompression, but is also referred to as compressor/decompressor or code/decode. More »

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Install the MKV codec in Windows Media Player by downloading the codec pack and running the installer. Once installed, import the MKV file to WMP, and test the playback. You need an Internet-ready computer with Windows 7... More »

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OpenSubtitles.org and MovieSubtitles.com are websites that offer free subtitles for large film directories. MovieSubtitles.org offers subtitles for the most popular films, and the website allows users to narrow results t... More »

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DivX is a commercial algorithm that encodes and decodes videos in order to compress their file size. While the source code of DivX is not available to the public, DivX operates similarly to other codecs available to vide... More »

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An ODBC connection is a database access method which allows a user to access data without having to consider the type of database management system overseeing the data. Data can then be accessed by the user through any a... More »

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Data compression is needed because it allows the data to be stored in an area without taking up an unnecessary amount of space. Data compression uses a series of algorithms to reduce the amount of real space that the dat... More »

The disk defragmenter is a utility tool that consolidates and rearranges data on drive volume so that the computer can function more efficiently. A volume becomes fragmented in time as files are deleted, changed and save... More »

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