Download the Xvid Codec, an open source MPEG-4 codec for encoding and decoding (playback)
What is the Xvid codec:
The Xvid Codec (formerly capitalized differently: XviD) is a video encoding and decoding (playback) codec designed to compete with the popular DivX codec.
Who developed the Xvid codec?
Xvid is a continuation of Project Mayo (original open source project responsible for the commercial DivX codec) and aims to develope a high quality open-source MPEG-4 codec. Unlike DivX, Xvid remains open-source.
Why should I use the Xvid codec?
The quality of the codec is extremely good (in most cases, better than DivX), and encoding speed is very fast as well, so it is at least worth a try. Plus it's free :)
How do I encode video using the Xvid codec?
Most encoding software that supports DivX encoding will also support Xvid encoding. The same goes for multimedia players, and standalone players.
You can read my DVD to Xvid Conversion Guide to find out how to convert DVDs to Xvid or if you are already familiar with DVD to DivX conversion, you can go directly to our Xvid Setup/Reference Guide. There are additional articles links on the Xvid Codec links page.
Input Files: Xvid
Output Files: Xvid
Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
| Xvid Setup Guide
Description: Tells you what the settings for the Xvid codec means, and which one you should enable or disable, and how to do 2-pass encoding with it.
| DVD to DivX (Xvid) Conversion Guide
Description: A complete guide for DVD to DivX and Xvid conversion, now featuring instructions for Xvid encoding
| DVD to DivX and Xvid using Gordian Knot
Description: Complete instructions and software links to convert a DVD to DivX and Xvid formats using Gordian Knot
| OGM to RM Guide
Description: A guide on how to covert OGM files to RM format
| FLV to AVI Conversion Guide
Description: A guide that tells you how to convert Flash Video (FLV) files to AVI (DivX/Xvid or using the original FLV1/FLV4 video without quality loss)
View complete revision history
- Release Date: Apr 13, 2014
- xvidcore library
- Improved MinGW and Cygwin compilation support
- Fixed possible encoder crash when Turbo+BVHQ+Qpel options are combined
- Added support for GNU Hurd as target OS
- Patch for QNX support
- Fix for possible overflow in Trellis quantization
- VFW frontend
- DShow/MFT frontend
- GUI cosmetics
- Switchable tray icon
- Example programs
- Fixed bug in xvid_encraw PGM header parser
- Fix out of bound access to framestats struct in xvid_encraw