Old 28-01-2007   #1
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Xvid codec safe to use?

i found the so called Xvid codec at download.com, although i'm NOT sure if it's safe to use, i am full aware that Xvid has NO OFFICAL codec, so either i install k-lite or i go find other codecs, however k-lite has cause problems in the past and i will never to use it again, so is there anyother codec that's SAFE, REALIABLE, and won't conflict with other codec or cause problems?

i've heard of VLC player, although it didn't say if it supports Xvid...


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Re: Xvid codec safe to use?

Video Lan Player will play just about everything and yes it supports Xvid.

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Re: Xvid codec safe to use?

The Xvid codec is perfectly safe and an almost essential must have.

I prefer just to install the codecs I need , which is few, rather than use these packs although I believe the K Lite one is a good choice should wish to do it that way.
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Re: Xvid codec safe to use?

It's safe and been used for years now, grab the latest build over at Koepi's site.
http://www.koepi.org/
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Re: Xvid codec safe to use?

Using VideoLAN Player for video here and haven't needed any other codec yet. Keeps XP clean.
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Re: Xvid codec safe to use?

I think that ffdshow is a better choice. I have some files that xvid can't play correctly or it crashes. The solution is ffdshow in my case.
http://sourceforge.net/project/downl...se_mirror=osdn
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Re: Xvid codec safe to use?

ffdshow is recommended for Xvid decoding...
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