XVID is not a file extension and not even a file format. It is a video codec library based in MPEG-4.

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XVID file extension - XviD Codec

What is xvid file? How to open xvid files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

xvid file icon: xvid filetype icon

XVID is not a file extension and not even a file format. It is a video codec library based in MPEG-4.

The confusion probably comes from torrents, where mostly in the past, videos shared through P2P network had several dots in their file name, ie. "movie.xvid.release.avi".

Today, most video files have spaces instead dots in their file names. The actual file extension and the format is after the last dot. Most likely it will be the AVI format.

The Xvid project has been thought of and invented by Michael Militzer in 2001. Since then, the Xvid code base has been further developed by a core team of four to six engineers who have developed all the Xvid key features as well as plan and design the Xvid structure and interfaces.

The default software associated to xvid file type:

XviD icon

XviD  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  XviD Solutions

XviD is open-source multi-platform MPEG-4 video codec. It contains many features such as b-frames, global and quarter pixel motion compensation, lumi masking, trellis quantization, H.263, MPEG and custom quantization matrices.

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player is very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

VLC media player for Mac icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player for Mac is popular multimedia player that supports variety of audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and streaming protocols.

VLC media player for Linux icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player for Linux is multimedia player that supports variety of audio and video formats (MPG, AVI, DivX, MPEG-4, FLAC, OGG, MKV etc.) as well as DVD playback, and various streaming protocols.

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Help how to open XVID files:

Various multimedia players are able to playback digital videos stored in XviD format.

How to convert file with extension XVID:

Many video encoders enable users to convert xvid files to other video file formats.

Find conversions from xvid file:

xvid to avi

xvid to divx

xvid to h264

xvid to m4v

xvid to mkv

xvid to mov

xvid to mp4

Find converter to xvid file type:

avi to xvid

divx to xvid

h264 to xvid

mkv to xvid

mov to xvid

mp4 to xvid

wotreplay to xvid

Related links:

XviD codec Web site

List of software applications associated to the .xvid file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open xvid file, edit xvid file, convert xvid file, view xvid file, play xvid file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the xvid files.

  • Play xvid file
  • Convert xvid file
  • Create xvid file
  • Import xvid file

xvid file players - programs that can play xvid file - XviD Codec

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play xvid file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with xvid file by default:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player
Other suggested software:
Winamp small icon Winamp
Microsoft Windows Media Player small icon Microsoft Windows Media Player

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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