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Mr. Greg

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#1 15 years ago

It seems to be getting more and more popular these days; Now the new Huey movie from Dawdler is using it...

Frankly, I don't see what's such a big deal about it...The quality is horrible and a movie seems to play a lot faster when using Xvid...I mean, I have a free version of DIVX, and can use TMPGENEC (Or however you abbreviate it) to compress movies into Divx, and the quality is sharper, it plays normally, and the filesize is small also.

So...is there's something that I'm not seeing about Xvid? Clue me in, techies...




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#2 15 years ago
Mr. Greg

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#3 15 years ago

Well there's more info on it, but it still doesn't answer my question on why people prefer this to Divx...




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#4 15 years ago

same here, i say xvid is officially CRAP!




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#5 15 years ago

its just like when a brand new flashy whatchamajig comes out, people drool over it before really pullin it apart... Desire to have the newest, biggest, loudest, widget. Stick to Divx, its simply better (if your doing the encoding)




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#6 15 years ago

hey ghost....are youi falcon of the !~AACS~! ?




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#7 15 years ago

Well one reason is Xvid is open source and truly free.Divx is now a proprietary format and is not open source.You can get a basic Divx codec for free but you have to pay for the higher end Divx codec. I am not an encoder junkie or anything but I find Xvid works better for me. I find the quality a bit better but that might come down to which codec you use because since Xvid is open source there are a few different codecs out there. Xvid is still a work in progress so it is constantly being updated. I use Koepi's version which you can find here http://roeder.goe.net/~koepi/xvid.shtml. now as for more techie reasons I'll leave that up to an encoder junkie to fill you in as I have no clue.. :D S