codec pass thru or transcoding

Comment on Asterisk Linksys NSLU2
global_dev
Joined: Wed 25 of Jan, 2006

codec pass thru or transcoding

Posted:Wed 25 of Jan, 2006 (14:17 UTC)
Someone please clarify if
1- codecs - the NSLU2 can actually pass through G723/G729 if asterisk does not need to transcode. The concept is not clear to me. (VOSP natively uses G723 and ATA natively uses G723, what exactly does asterisk do in this situation?

2- modules - what exactly is it with embedded devices that can't support the "full" modules? is it storage space, CPU, ram?