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How To Convert XviD

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by Tommetjuh, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Tommetjuh

    Tommetjuh Member

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    English: I don't know how to convert XviD to AVI. I think i need some kind of program, but i don't know which. could you please help me out? Thank you.

    Dutch: Ik weet nie hoe ik een XviD moet converten naar een AVI. Ik denk dat ik een soort programmaatje nodig heb, maar ik weet niet welk. Kun je mij misschien helpen? Alvast bedankt!
     
  2. PlusOne

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    Well, Xvid is a type of AVI... Are you wanting to convert to some other form of AVI (i.e. Divx, etc)? I'm not exactly sure what you want to do...

    AVI (Video for Windows) is just a generic file extension for windows video that has been encoded with any number of encoders. It does not apply to any specific codec, etc.

    For any type of AVI manipulation, VirtualDub is your best bet.
     
  3. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    These terms are ever so often confused so to set the record straight: (1) AVI[/i] files, (and abbreviation for Audio-Video Interleave) is just that, some audio and some video interleaved together. The codec (i.e., compression technique) used - if any, is inconsequential. (2) DivX/XviD. These are both types of MPEG4 codecs which are used to compress AVI movies and offer a very good quality-filesize ratio. (3) MPEG. An acronym for Motion Pictures Expert Group, MPEG is a file-format which specifies the type of compression technique used: MPEG1 files use MPEG1 compression and MPEG2 files use MPEG2 compression. MPEG1/2 files are typically associated with (S)VCDs which are movies that have been encoded in such a format to allow for playback on standalones. (4) MPEG4. MPEG4 describes a class of codecs that offer very good quality-filesize ratios the most prominant being DivX and XviD. (5) SVCD Short for (Super)VideoCD, they are just that, videos on cd. SVCDs use MPEG2 compression while VCDs use MPEG1 compression. Both formats were introduced to allow for playback on standlones. The SVCD offers more quality but at a cost of a larger file.
     

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