[MPlayer-users] Question on DivX versions...
dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue May 10 18:34:56 CEST 2005
On Tue, May 10, 2005 at 08:33:52AM -0500, David Norris wrote:
> On 5/10/05, Rainer Hantsch <office at hantsch.co.at> wrote:
> > What's about XVID ? Many movies are available in this format. To which
> > version of DivX is XVID compatible or can be compared with? Or is it totally
> > different?
> It's a completely different codec, and they're not interchangeable.
False. They're both implementations of mpeg4.
> XviD was written to be a fully-open-source codec, avoiding any
> patented algorithms and binary-only distributions like what DivX has.
False. It uses exactly the same types of algorithms. The only
difference is that it's free software and compresses much better than
> It's at least as good as -- some would say better than -- DivX, but I
> can't prove that -- but DivX has less hardware compatibility (lots of
> set-top DVD players will play DivX, but few will play XviD yet). If
False. If you use basic mpeg4 profile, hardware players will play
mpeg4 generated by any valid encoder.
> this is not a concern for you then XviD is, IMHO, *definitely* the way
> to go. The implementations are very fast, very stable and produce good
Actually you should use lavc's mpeg4 encoder. It's faster and produced
better output than either xvid or divx. You should NEVER USE DIVX. It
just plain sucks.
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