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The Controversial History of Xvid

Sep 26, 2011, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"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 that, DivX!

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.

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