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Jale
July 15th, 2005, 03:17
I've been noticing that many people prefers XviD than DivX. What are the differences and similarities between these two video codecs?

montpics
July 15th, 2005, 13:15
Read this one below if you want to know. (Just copied from one of the homepages.)

DivX 3.x
Advantages :
Good compression, even though less advanced compression features are used
Better compatibility
Disadvantages :
DivX 3.x not entirely legal (hacked codec)
Outdated - does not have advanced compression features of DivX 5.x
Hard to control final file size

DivX 5.x
Advantages :
Great for controlling final file size (eg. for fitting onto one 700 MB CD)
More advanced compression features (eg. DivX Pro : multi-pass, bi-directional enc, GMC, Qpel), which may give better compression
Completely legal solution
Disadvantages :
DivX Pro not 100% free (free ad supported version or purchase required)

XviD 1.x
Advantages :
Great for controlling final file size (eg. for fitting onto one 700 MB CD)
More advanced compression features (eg. 2-pass, bi-directional enc, GMC, Qpel), which may give better compression
Completely legal and open source solution
Disadvantages :
Less common than DivX
XviD slightly harder (less consumer friendly) to configure than DivX

Okay, time to get my rest. ;)

TiredBoy
July 16th, 2005, 23:10
Just as an addemdum, not anime fansubbers use XviD, if I recall correctly. Several of the ones I talked to liked it better than DivX 5, though some are still traditionalists and use 3.x.

Jale
July 16th, 2005, 23:13
I use both, but I think XviD is faster.

305soldier
July 16th, 2005, 23:15
yeah all the subbed animes that i have are all DivX videos.

onewecallgod
July 16th, 2005, 23:54
i've found that xvid is more "flexible". the packages xvid normally come with also come with other codecs (ogg...etc)