Adaptec DVSoft codec 1.11
Adaptec DVSoft codec is an interesting codec offered by Adaptec - a leader in SCSI chips and adapter cards - for encoding and decoding video in the DV format.
What DV codec is?
Basically, DV has both raw video and audio data. AVI and QuickTime are different container formats, which can have combinations of video and audio (and mixed video/audio) streams. So if you had the same DV stored in an AVI and QuickTime, large chunks would be identical between the two files (the actual DV data), while the bits at the beginning and sprinkled around (headers, descriptors, and markers) would be different.
• FOURCC used by this codec: DVSD