Encoding is the process of converting or transforming one kind of information into another. It is common to encode sounds, video or other information before transmitting it over a communications system (POTS lines or the Internet) to improve the efficiency and speed of the transmission. The term 'encoding' is used to describe the process of performing this conversion. The term encoding is used in a variety of ways:

  • Analog to Digital Encoding
    • MP3 Encoding
    • MPEG Encoding
  • Compression
    • Gzip / PKzip (Lempel, Zev, Welch or LZV)
  • Security Encoding (encryption)
    • AES
    • DES / 3DES
    • IDEA
    • Blowfish



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