A competitor of the DivX Pro Codec, the Xvid Video Codec uses b-frames, lumi masking, global and quarter pixel motion compensation, trellis quantization and H.263, MPEG and custom quantization matrices.
What Xvid Video Codec does, like all other coding and decoding tools, is reducing the size of video files so you can save disk space or transmit them faster on networks.
XviD compression is lossy, but the difference between the original video and the compressed one is almost imperceptible and the human eye cannot detect it.
Just as MP3 files eliminate redundancies from audio contents, the same way XviD eliminates from videos information that is not essential. Compression ratios can reach even amazing rates of 200:1.
Other features of this codec you need to know about are its MPEG-4 video codec library, the SP/ASP encoding and decoding support, high performance due to extensive assembly optimizations and being optimized for the highest picture quality and optimal archival results.
Xvid Video Codec follows the MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile standard while offering a compact build, advanced features and a simple installation process. Moreover, it is distributed freely, under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
- Jawor's stable builds are built on 24.06.2011 while the unstable builds are built on 13.07.2011.
- Jawor's patched build includes Xvid EncRaw while x86 & x64 version and x64 version have a 64-bit DirectShow decoder.
An open-source project, this codec is part of the many applications which facilitate the playback of XviD videos in media players based on DirectShow.