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XviD

XviD is a video codec available as open source and based on the compression algorithm "MPEG-4 Part 2 VideoCoding

". XviD encodes and decodes digital video and, like DivX in which it competes, uses MPEG-4's Advanced Simple Profile (ASP) to encode content. Audio is compressed using MP3 or Audio Code Number 3 (AC-3) for Dolby Surround

.

Encoding and playback options of the DivX, XviD and 3ivx video codecs

Encoding and playback options of the DivX, XviD and 3ivx video codecs

The XviD MPEG-4 codec supports various compression formats. So DivX, the MP4 file format and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC). It can be used in conjunction with all Windows operating systems. Playback of XviD files is done with players such as Windows Media Player (WMP). There are DVD players that support XviD.

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Updated at: 03.11.2008
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