The software maintains a high quality of pictures and most users are satisfied with the results it delivers.

Compressed files can be played through apps like MPlayer or VLC Player and edited with various tools, including Virtual Dub and Auto Gordian Knot.

All code is released under the terms of the GNU GPL license.

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Those who want to add interactivity features like menus or subtitles need to use third-party software which can enhance Xvid files, such as Auto GK for subtitles support.

Some extra features that make Xvid a reliable product are its assembly optimizations, the MPEG-4 video codec library, and the SP/ASP encoding and decoding support.

It permits compressing and decompressing digital video in order to reduce the required bandwidth of video data for transmission over computer networks or efficient storage on CDs or DVDs.

Due to its unrivalled quality Xvid has gained great popularity and is used in many other GPLed applications, like e.g. Goals Xvid has been created to promote the adoption of open standards, namely MPEG-4 video, and to permit the interoperable creation and exchange of digital video between different software applications and a wide range of devices.

The main advantage provided by Xvid is the extremely high conversion rate – 200:1.

By using Xvid, you are in fact archiving your videos and eliminating information that the human eye can’t perceive.

Xvid is often provided with the driver CD of various hardware devices like digital cameras.

In these cases, Xvid is needed to exchange videos between the hardware device and the PC.

In result, Xvid has become subject of university lectures and is also covered by scientific research papers from all over the world.

Features Since being founded in 2001, the Xvid project focuses on MPEG-4 video compression.

- Jawor's stable builds are built on while the unstable builds are built on .- Jawor's patched build includes Xvid Enc Raw while x86 & x64 version and x64 version have a 64-bit Direct Show decoder.