Opening XVID files

Did your computer fail to open a XVID file? We explain what XVID files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your XVID files.

What is a XVID file?

Files that contain 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 of a file using MPEG-4 technology. This allows for smaller file sizes and faster data transmission of the XVID movies over the Internet.

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

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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