Module 2: extra information about data transmission


What is decoding?

Decoding means that data are being transformed into audible or visible information.

Media Players

There are different decoders, also called media players. These can be downloaded (mostly for free) from the Internet. The following are the most popular media players:

  • Real Player
  • Windows Media Player
  • QuickTime Player
  • Flash Player
  • VLC Videolan Player
They allow media to be opened in a separate (new) player window, or they play the media embedded inside the web page.