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Is Gordian Knot the only Xvid encoder?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Phil L, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. Phil L

    Phil L Supporting Actor

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    I'm thinking about encoding some captures to Xvid but the only program I've found thus far is GK and wow it's complicated.
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    Any particular reason you want Xvid?

    I always had problems with the drivers. Total pain in the ass. Best results I ever had with DivX was Microsoft's own MPEG4 codec.
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Xvid causes more problems than it's worth, and so many programs reject it outright
     
  4. Phil L

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  5. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    XVid IS MPEG4

    Basically when DiVX went legit, XVid became a new open-source MPEG-4 project which has since been abused by many who feel like customizing the codec for no reason and causing compatibility issues
     
  6. Phil L

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    I know that MPEG4/Divx/Xvid are all (basically) the same codec.

    I thought that there were differences between the 3 with Xvid being the best, especially for film sources.
     
  7. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    XVid is also unstable. Just use the free DiVX encoder or drop the $20
     

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