| XviD is an ISO MPEG4 compliant video codec. It's not a product but an open source project which is developed and maintained by people around the world. XviD, like many other MPEG4 formats, can be played with certain MPEG4 compatible, stand-alone DVD/DivX/XviD players. Please click here for more information about Xvid.
XviD is an open source MPEG-4 video codec. Originally based on OpenDivX, XviD was started by a group of volunteer programmers after the OpenDivX source was closed.
XviD features MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile features such as b-frames, quarter pixel motion compensation, global motion compensation, lumi masking, Trellis quantization, and H.263, MPEG and custom quantisation matrices.
XviD's main competitor is DivX. While XviD is open source, DivX is available as either a freeware binary, or the commercial version DivX Pro, which claims significantly better compression and speed.
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