Originally posted by hengky_pw
Encoder: ............ (Explanation Please)
Decoder: ............ (Explanation Please)
An encoder creates a compressed file from an original source file
A decoder creates takes the compressed audio and attempts to convert it back to its original source file form.
In the audio context anyway.
There are other things to consider that will determine whether the decoded file is exactly the same as the original source file like whether the format it was encoded to is lossy or lossless