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Editors' Review

XviD Video Codec will greatly expand the number of playable video formats on your computer. Additionally, you can use the built-in compression software to save disk space by shrinking videos you've watched without negatively impacting their quality.

Pros

Enhanced video support: If you're encountering a video that you can't play, XviD Video Codec may help you watch it, thanks to its wide support for video formats.

Fast compression: Through the software's MiniConvert feature, we were able to compress an AVI file from 50MB to 40MB in under a minute, and when we compared the two versions, we couldn't detect any drop in quality. Note that the compression feature is not compatible with all video formats; in our initial attempt at compression, we got an error while trying to compress an MP4 file.

Advanced settings: Using the dedicated Encoder and Decoder configuration apps, we were able to adjust advanced settings like the compression ratio, encoding type, post-processing, and aspect ratio. There is also a "Restore Defaults" option, which can come in handy if you cannot undo any adjustments you might have made.

Cons

Uninspired interface: All control panels and settings use the same tired design we've been looking at since Windows 95. While functional, the app's interface is certainly not enjoyable.

Bottom Line

If you have trouble playing a certain video you have on your PC, or you're just looking to save some disk space by compressing old movies, XviD Video Codec should be able to accomplish those tasks for you. And if you're into tweaking your codecs' performance, this open-source software will not let you down.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3.5

Xvidcore library:

  • AmigaOS build patch by Fredrik Wikstrom
  • Support for applevel multithreading mode also for AVI output in xvid_encraw
  • Set interlacing flag in decoder correctly

VFW frontend:

  • Re-add support to decode raw YV12 input FourCC video
  • Fix: Produce debug output only when debug option is enabled

DShow/MFT frontend:

  • Fixed bug in thumbnail creation on Windows 7
  • Fix output buffer stride calculation in MFT
  • Setting interlaced flags on output pins correctly in DirectShow and MFT
  • Corrected pixel aspect ratio support in MFT
General
Publisher Xvid
Publisher web site http://www.xvid.org/Downloads.15.0.html
Release Date December 08, 2017
Date Added December 13, 2017
Version 1.3.5
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.31MB
File Name Xvid-1.3.5-20171208.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,034,827
Downloads Last Week 3,137
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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