xvid codec/player

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  1. joeyjojoe macrumors regular

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    i'm looking for an xvid codec or player for osx. anyone know where to find one?

    i found the 3ivx software on versiontracker and i think that may work out for me.

    one more question, if i want to uninstall a codec, do i just delete the folder or what? (as you can see i'm totally clueless on this os)
     
  2. airmac macrumors regular

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    Re: xvid codec/player

    VLC..it's free and best player to date...:D

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
     
  3. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    nah nah nah. mplayer is definitely the best. Go get it :D I seem to recall there's more than one version of the frontend to the unix program or whatever it is. Just get the one witht the higher version number off versiontracker :p
     
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    Yes, the 3ivx codec works well for playing Xvid files. Once it's installed, it'll let you play Xvid files in QuickTime (and probably some other apps too).

    It's a single file, and is removed simply by deleting that file :)
     
  5. airmac macrumors regular

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    but you can play only a small portion of Xvid files....and how can you even compare Mplayer with VLC?!

    welll joeyjojoe... be your own judge..:D
     
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    Really? I haven't come across a single Xvid that won't play. Mind you, I don't have too many of them.
     
  7. airmac macrumors regular

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    man, they play all right, but the sound issues on some files are really annoying...
     
  8. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I've had very good luck using VLC on xvid files as well, but with the 3ivx and newest Divx (finally got the sound issue worked around) codecs installed I haven't had any problems with most files in QuickTime, either.

    I've actually had pretty good luck authoring them with ffmpeg, too, but that's a different story.
     

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