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What are XVID files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an XVID file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your XVID files.

What is an XVID file?

An .XVID file is an XVID Video file.

Files that use the .xvid file extension are most commonly used for movies and video clips that have been encoded using the Xvid open-source video codec.

The XVID file format compresses the video data using MPEG-4 technology. This allows for smaller file sizes and faster data transmission of the XVID movies over the Internet.

XVID files use various ASP features, including global and quarter pixel motion compensation, b-frames, Lumi masking, and custom quantization matrices. The Xvid codec, compatible with most computer platforms, is a direct competitor of the popular DivX Pro codec. However, Xvid is a free software application.

How to open XVID files

We have identified three XVID openers that are compatible with this specific type of XVID file.

Programs that open XVID Video files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
DivX PlayerDivX PlayerVerified

Last updated: January 24, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of XVID files. Remember, different programs may use XVID files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
Shark007 Advanced CodecsShark007 Advanced CodecsVerified
PlayerPlusPlayerPlusUser submitted
Splash LiteSplash LiteUser submitted
VideoPad Video-EditorVideoPad Video-EditorUser submitted
Splash PRO EXSplash PRO EXUser submitted
SplashSplashUser submitted
JRiver Media CenterJRiver Media CenterUser submitted

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