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XviD Codec

XviD 1.2.2
Website: XviD
Status: Freeware
Interface: English
File Size: 871 KB
Operating System: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista

XviD is a codec meant for the work with video. It is a video codec library that follows the MPEG-4 standard. This MPEG-4 codec is distinguished by the fast speed as well as by good quality of the video image. Xvid codec has been developed on the base of Open-source code. Files, compressed by Xvid codec can be recorded both on CD and DVD and played on a DivX compatible DVD player.

As opposed to DivX codec, which represents proprietary software, developed by DivX, Inc., Xvid is free ware distributed under GNU License (General Public License). This means that as opposed to DivX codec that was released only for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms, Xvid can be used on all operating systems and platforms, for which the source code codec can be compiled. However the methods of compression, used in MPEG-4, can be patent. Consequently, the use of Xvid in some countries can be illegal.

It is considered that Xvid decoder realizes the most qualitative post-processing of the image. The level of the post-processing is adjusted by hand. There is the ability to add the noise (film effect). The last version of Xvid codec is 1.1.2. At the present moment there 1.2 version of the codec has been developed with the support of several processors.

The most important thing in Xvid codec is the post processing. This decoder can not automatically lower the quality of post processing in case of full booting of the processor. Therefore if you come across with some difficulties with the video playback you should lower the level of the post processing (the power of your processor is not enough for the decoding of a video recording with the selected quality). For this in the section Postprocessing you should switch off the use of one or several algorithms of image processing. In the section FourCC you may switch on the support of video decoding compressed by DivX 4, DivX 5/6 or standard MPEG 4 video.

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