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Topic: "Video coding" - and who generally is engaged in it? Usefulness of this operation for the house "normal" user. Sociological .

Here I do not know any person who "encodes" (well that is converts from one format in another) video.
What for?
In a network is  any film from the original  to  any , 320*200, with subtitles, on a heap of languages. smile
Home video?
And what for there something to encode? Finished shooting, looked, saved. All.

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Re: "Video coding" - and who generally is engaged in it? Usefulness of this operation for the house "normal" user. Sociological .

It was fashionable earlier when hard disks were small and cost much.

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Re: "Video coding" - and who generally is engaged in it? Usefulness of this operation for the house "normal" user. Sociological .

It agree, Respected