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Xvid File Format

Xvid is a MPEG-4 video codec for PC, which is used to compress video in order to allow for faster transmission over computer networks or for more efficient storage on computer disks.

File Format Description

Xvid (formerly "XviD") is a video codec library following the MPEG-4 standard, specifically MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP). Unlike the DivX codec, which is only available for a limited number of platforms, Xvid can be used on all platforms and operating systems for which the source code can be compiled.

Xvid allows you to create video for interoperable exchange with portable or home multimedia devices as Xvid is widely supported in hardware. Being open-source, Xvid is future-proof and secure to use.

Xvid Playback Problem

Due to limit support of video codec and wrappers, Mac users and Apple product users usually got a problme play the Xvid codec. Xvid can't be played direclty on Mac native QuickTime. Anyway, you can choose another vidoe players which supports Xvid to play the format. Or you can download and install required plug-ins with QuickTime to play the codect. Optionally, you can also convert Xvid to Mac suppported formats like MOV.

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