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    Home - DivX Articles - DVD to DivX/XviD using Gordian Knot

    DVD to DivX/XviD using Gordian Knot

    Return to DVD to DivX/XviD Conversion Guide

    Gordian Knot started out as a bit-rate calculator, and has now turned into one of the best DVD to DivX conversion tools around.

    This guide is divided into three sections, one for converting a DVD to DivX 3.x, one for converting to DivX 5.x and the other for converting to XviD 1.x.


    DivX Codec 3.11 Alpha

    DVD to DivX 3.x using Gordian Knot

      Advantages :
    • Good compression, even though less advanced compression features are used
    • Better compatibility
      Disadvantages :
    • DivX 3.x not entirely legal (hacked codec)
    • Outdated - does not have advanced compression features of DivX 5.x
    • Hard to control final file size

    Click here to continue with DivX 3.x instructions


    DivX Codec 5.x

    DVD to DivX 5.x using Gordian Knot

      Advantages :
    • Great for controlling final file size (eg. for fitting onto one 700 MB CD)
    • More advanced compression features (eg. DivX Pro : multi-pass, bi-directional enc, GMC, Qpel), which may give better compression
    • Completely legal solution
      Disadvantages :
    • DivX Pro not 100% free (free ad supported version or purchase required)

    Click here to continue with DivX 5.x instructions

    XviD 1.x

    DVD to XviD 1.x using Gordian Knot

      Advantages :
    • Great for controlling final file size (eg. for fitting onto one 700 MB CD)
    • More advanced compression features (eg. 2-pass, bi-directional enc, GMC, Qpel), which may give better compression
    • Completely legal and open source solution
      Disadvantages :
    • Less common than DivX
    • XviD slightly harder (less consumer friendly) to configure than DivX

    Click here to continue with XviD 1.x instructions




    What's new in version 1.2 - 25 April 2004 - Added XviD instructions
    What's new in version 1.1 - 30 June 2003 - Updated guide for the latest version (0.28.5 Beta) of Gordian Knot
    What's new in version 1.0 - 20 September 2002 - First public version of the guide


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