Return of the Xvid: Check Your Outputs!Dec 22, 2008, 22:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Meyran)
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"Xvid is free software, and as such it can run on many platforms: x86-32, x86-64, Power, ARM… And since assembly is platform-specific, the Xvid developers decided to share as much work as they could across those platforms: so, they used an intermediary platform and language that could be matched to assembly with minimal loss. This platform is NASM. In short, whatever platform NASM supports, Xvid can run faster on. For all the others, there is the plain C reference implementation.
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