The Controversial History of Xvid
Sep 26, 2011, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
"The video codec library known as Xvid has a controversial
history. For those of you who didn't know, Xvid in actuality is
DivX backwards. A primary competitor of DivX Pro Codec, Xvid tends
to win often because it is a free program, which falls under
distribution terms set by GNU General Public License. And let's
face it—when most of us type in a search engine term, we
often type in the word "free" first. Unlike the DivX codec, which
only provides capabilities to a few operating system platforms,
Xvid can be used across all operating systems and platforms. Take
Xvid have had to overcome hurdle after hurdle of controversial
issues to be the success they are today. From patent problems to
copyright issues, to fighting the continuous battle of Free vs.
Paid Software on the internet. Despite a minefield of
complications, Xvid is now stronger than ever.