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decompress

(dē″kŏm-prĕs′)
1. To pass from a state of stress to tranquillity.
2. To relieve pressure, esp. that produced by air or gas.
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The alternative was to switch calls centrally by decompressing and recompressing voice at the central location, but this degraded voice quality.
The dedicated MPEG2 playback engine included on the REALmagic Hollywood card frees the CPU from decompressing the MPEG2 stream, allowing it to perform other tasks.
Sigma entered the multimedia field in 1993 with products based on the MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) standard for compressing and decompressing digital audio and video signals.