XVID File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an XVID file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .XVID files.

What is an 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.

How to open XVID files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension XVID for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different XVID openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension XVID

While we know of one file format using the .XVID file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .XVID file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
DivX PlayerDivX PlayerUser submitted
DivX Plus PlayerDivX Plus PlayerUser submitted
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerUser submitted
MediaPlayerLiteMediaPlayerLiteUser submitted
MediaMonkeyMediaMonkeyUser submitted
MiroMiroUser submitted
PlayerPlusPlayerPlusUser submitted
Splash LiteSplash LiteUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with XVID-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with XVID-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!