XviD Codecfor Windows



Video compression made easy

This popular codec compresses video files. Free up storage space on your device without losing picture quality. Share and distribute smaller, compressed files.

Many formats, one program

Make compressing video and media files simple with this free, useful app. Use the user-friendly configuration panel.

Xvid Codec is one of the most popular compression software on the market. Supporting both audio and video files, this easy to use program ensures minimal quality is lost during compression.

It runs on the latest CPUs at a high-speed and has a compression ratio of 200:1 (sometimes more). The result is a massive saving of space and super-fast transmission of the file to the recipient.

The movie that went through Xvid can be written onto both CD-ROM and DVD-ROM. Because this is open-source software, most modern Blu-ray and DVD players are compatible with this software.

For players that do not support these files, VLC Media Player can be installed. By simply dragging and dropping the Xvid video into VLC Media Player, play should be enabled.

This application provides excellent results. By optimizing the process, only a minimal amount of quality is lost, and a sharper image is retained.

On top of it all, this program is completely free. It is packed with all kinds of features and still bears no price tag. Plenty of other options offer a demo, or trial, before asking for payment for continued use.

Where can you run this program?

Xvid Codec runs on Windows 98 SE and later.

Is there a better alternative?

No. An alternative is DivX. While both programs are very similar, Xvid offers more high-quality improvements when compared to DivX.

Our take

Because of its flexibility, Xvid Codec makes it easy to view any video format on multiple devices, this would be a great download, and it’s free, so you have nothing to lose.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you’re interested in expanding on the list of compatible video formats for your computer, this is an excellent choice.


  • Free
  • Maximizes compression rates
  • Excellent video and media quality
  • Open Source


  • Very technical
  • Sometimes ads during installation
  • Some downloads marked ‘unsafe’

XviD Codecfor Windows


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