[MPlayer-cvslog] r26897 - in trunk: AUTHORS DOCS/tech/MAINTAINERS DOCS/tech/encoding-guide.txt DOCS/tech/encoding-tips.txt configure etc/codecs.conf libmpcodecs/vd_xvid4.c libmpcodecs/ve_xvid4.c
ikalvachev at gmail.com
Thu May 29 00:58:59 CEST 2008
On 5/28/08, Paul Arthur <flowerysong00 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 2008-05-27, The Wanderer <inverseparadox at comcast.net> wrote:
>> diego wrote:
>>> Log: cosmetics: XviD --> Xvid
>> Did we hash this out at some point and conclude that that was the
>> correct spelling? I have been of the impression that "XviD" is
>> correct, for much the same reasons that "DivX" is correct.
> xvid.org seems to invariably capitalise it as 'Xvid'. Though I wasn't
> able to track down an official announcement in my cursory search, it
> appears that they changed it from 'XviD' sometime near the end of 2006.
Xvid Solutions is formed by split of xvid developers, they inherited XviD codec, but it is not further developed by them. They are working on closed H.264 codec. When (and if) they release it, they can call it Xvid 2.0.
On a question in FreeNode #xvid
<iive> ... what is the correct name of xvid - Xvid or XviD ?
<prunedtree> i'd say XviD, as it's DivX reversed
<prunedtree> and it looks much better in a logo
In the current cvs and the last release that was done after the change of the website, all strings inside (documentation, headers and source) refer to the codec as XviD.
On that ground I see no reason why this change should have ever been done.
I'm reverting it.
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