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A new Version 1.3.0 of the Xvid video codec has been released. This is a major update containing optimizations, increased maximum allowed bitrate and new 'HD 1080' preset, along with a range of other changes and fixes.
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Xvid 1.3.0 stable release

This is Xvid 1.3.0 release. It is API compatible with the previous 1.2.2 stable release.

Changes since 1.3.0-rc1:

xvidcore library

* Disabled late-promotion of S_VOP to N_VOP coding type
* Makefile fixes for macho64 target

VFW frontend

* Minor GUI cosmetics
* Decoder support for lower-case FourCCs
* Fix for YV12 colorspace pass-through mode

DShow/MFT frontend

* Decoder support for additional FourCCs
* Slightly increased filter merit (Windows 7)

Changes since 1.2.2:

xvidcore library

* Added PSNR-HVS-M quality-metric plugin
* Variance masking as new adaptive quantization option
* MT decoder deblocking filter
* Improved encoder multi-threading allowing more threads and better scaling
* Decoder threads API extension
* PSNR-HVS-M as optional D-metric for R-D optimizations
* Noexec-stack security patch also for x86_64 asm code
* Added new slice coding feature
* App-level encoder multi-threading support (xvid_encraw)
* Signalling of FourCC to decoder for better bug detection
* Changed semantics of frame_drop ratio API option
* Improved decoder robustness on resync markers in BVOPs

VFW frontend

* Increased allowed max bitrate
* New 'HD 1080' preset
* Added new MPEG4 simple profile levels
* VHQ metric GUI option
* Independent slice coding widget
* Selectable adaptive quantization method
* Fix for handle leak problem
* Minor GUI cosmetics

DShow/MFT frontend

* Tray icon to access filter properties
* Added MFT API support
* Shared cpu_flags/num_threads settings with VfW

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post #2 of 22
Cool. Don't know how good Xvid really is, but a new version of anything is always nice.
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post #3 of 22
Looks like a pretty minor update to me. XviD == DivX == MPEG-4 ASP, and ffmpeg/ffdshow can decode it just fine. In fact, ffmpeg's encoder is even higher quality than XviD.
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I have known about XviD since about 2005ish, and they are only at version 1.3?
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I don't know about other version but last time i checked it was at 1.2.2, long time since an update.
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Who still uses this Xvid crap? Divx is long since dead.
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa;12530717 
Who still uses this Xvid crap? Divx is long since dead.

Ummm, do you even know what you're talking about kookoo.gif

XviD and DivX is different with one being open source, similar to x264 and h264. DivX may be dead but XviD is far from it.
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Originally Posted by AzO;12531033 
Ummm, do you even know what you're talking about kookoo.gif

XviD and DivX is different with one being open source, similar to x264 and h264. DivX may be dead but XviD is far from it.

Open source vs proprietary isn't the point. It's the poor performance of a legacy codec. x/h264 is exactly why no one has used DivX for years or will care about this update.
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa;12531065 
Open source vs proprietary isn't the point. It's the poor performance of a legacy codec. x/h264 is exactly why no one has used DivX for years or will care about this update.

While the x/h264 is a superior codec compared to XviD/DivX. XviD/DivX is still the more widespread codec on the internet and in hardware players.

While I have seen a rapid adoption of h264, especially 720p videos and above, everything else is still encoded in XviD/DivX.

Same goes with AAC vs mp3. While AAC is a superior codec mp3 is more widely used. That may soon change as the shift towards the mobile market becomes greater.
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1.2.2's been out for what, 2 years now?
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa;12531065 
Open source vs proprietary isn't the point. It's the poor performance of a legacy codec. x/h264 is exactly why no one has used DivX for years or will care about this update.

True nobody's used DivX for years, but XviD has always and still is the most dominant codec if you look at it by number of movie downloads.
Edited by qiqi1021 - 2/26/11 at 7:27am
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