XviD Codec for Windows

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 1.3.7
  • 3.3

  • Security Status

An excellent media codec for PCs!

XviD Codec is a useful and popular media codec, providing you with excellent compression ratios without compromising quality. If you’re experiencing issues with XviD media files, downloading XviD Codec on your PC will be a smart choice. With this tool, you’ll be able to make several adjustments to specifications, which lets you make the most of your viewing experience. Like most codec installers, this one is technical, and as such, it’s important to have some technical knowledge before downloading and installing the program.

Easy-to-download with excellent compression ratios!

XviD Codec is the perfect tool to increase the number of playable video file formats on your Windows computer. Additionally, the program comes with a built-in compression software, which lets you save storage space on your hard disk. XViD Codec shrinks video files without compromising on quality. As such, you can continue to enjoy your favorite content without any issues.

While the installer focuses on ease-of-use, the tool doesn’t have a central XviD Codec interface. In fact, you need to visit the ‘Start’ menu to access the ‘Decoder’ and ‘Encoder’ specifications. Unlike CodecInstaller and Codec for VOB, XviD Codec features a powerful XviD MiniConvert. The program comes with several other advanced tools, such as FourCC Changer, StatsReader, Quantization Matrices, and more.

What are XviD Codec’s features?

In case you’ve come across a video you can’t play on your PC, XviD Codec might be able to help you out. With support for multiple file formats, the software lets you play video files on a wide range of devices. The MiniConvert feature allows you to compress AVI files in less than a minute. Moreover, conversions with XviD Codec don’t lead to a drop in video quality.

It’s worth mentioning that the program’s compression feature isn’t compatible with all file formats. For instance, trying to compress an MP4 file can show up an error. However, XviD Codec lets you perform several other functions using the ‘Decoder’ and ‘Encoder’ configuration apps. With these tools, it’s easy to adjust advanced settings, such as encoding type, compression ratio, aspect ratio, post-processing, and more.

XviD Codec comes with a ‘Restore Defaults’ option, which comes in handy for undoing adjustments made to video files. When it comes to menus and subtitles, XviD lets you use various third-party tools that permit improving upon the program’s built-in features to add subtitles and menus. For instance, AutoGK offers subtitles support and ensures seamless compatibility with XviD Codec.

Why do you need XviD Codec?

It’s important to understand that an XviD file needs the XviD Codec to play on your computer. While it’s not a video file format like MP4, it’s a tool used to decompress and compress video files to MPEG-4 ASP format, which is a compression standard to improve file transfer speed and save space on your hard disk.

With the high-quality compression ratio supported in XviD Codec, a large-sized movie file can be easily compressed to retain DVD quality while fitting on a CD-ROM. Though you may be using a file with .XVID extension, numerous file containers can store XviD content. Depending on the creator, the video file might have different names, such as xyz.xvid.avi.

How to play XviD files with XviD Codec?

Unlike Codec Pack All in 1, XviD Codec only focuses on files supporting XviD content. These days, most Blu-ray and DVD players can play XviD files. While the DivX Codec is quite different from XviD, video players with support for DivX files can usually play XviD files too. However, XviD files encoded with advanced MPEG-4 features, including multiple B-frames and MPEG quantization, aren’t usually compatible with DivX players.

When you use a PC, any software that can decode MPEG-4 ASP can play XviD files. Some popular third-party tools that can play these files include VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player, and GOM Player. While some programs can decode XviD files without the need for additional software, others require the XviD Codec to compress and decompress files properly. Fortunately, XviD Codec is supported on Windows7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, and a wide range of other platforms.

Is XviD Codec free to use?

XviD Codec’s developers have always believed in the ‘Free Software’ movement. Therefore, XviD Codec has been published under the GNU GPL License. Unlike other licenses, the GNU GPL license grants more freedom to the recipient. Under its terms, the recipient has the right to redistribute XviD Codec free of charge.

In addition to this, XviD developers have always been keen on promoting open standards, such as ISO MPEG-4. This has led to widespread adoption of XviD Codec. Since this is a free utility, it doesn’t come with limited features or the need for registration or subscription. Once you download and install XviD Codec, you can start using it from the get-go.

If you’re experiencing some trouble in trying to play a video on your PC, you may want to save some storage space on your hard disk. In order to compress files without losing quality, you can use the XviD codec. With an easy installation process, configuration options, and support for multiple file formats, this codec lets you enjoy video content without any issues.

Play your favorite media files without any issues!

XviD is a useful MPEG-4 video codec for Microsoft Windows PCs. It’s primary purpose is to compress video files to ensure faster transmission and sharing over data networks. More importantly, compressed videos take less space on storage devices, including your computer’s hard disk. In a way, the latest version of XviD Video Codec acts like a ZIP tool for video files. The tool removes information deemed unnecessary for human perception, retains video quality, and reduces file size. Moreover, it’s compatible with a wide range of multimedia players, allowing you to view content without experiencing any issues.

XviD Media Codec includes the open-source MPEG4 codec, which comes from the same open-source project that was the basis for DivX 4.x/5.x. The XviD codec will enable you to watch XviD movies. There's no XviD Player included, but with this codec installed on your machine, you can view XviD Movies with a media player, such as WMP or WinAmp.

Unlike many other Codec packs, the XviD Media Codec is completely free to use, it is released under the GNU General Public License, and is not advertisement supported. Also, its source code is available online for everyone. XviD Media Codec comes complete with both install and uninstall wizards for fast and easy installation.


  • Easy to download
  • Additional features
  • Excellent compression ratio
  • Customizable specifications


  • Not beginner-friendly
  • No central codec interface

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XviD Codec for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 1.3.7
  • 3.3

  • Security Status

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