Why XVID sucks dog doo doo

Macon, GA

#1 Oct 17, 2009
When you ask on any video forum why so many people are encoding videos as XVID instead of DIVX, you get the same response. FREE.

But that's a pretty lame excuse considering you dont have to buy DIVX to encode it. There are a number of free codec packs out there carrying a working version of DIVX allowing you to encode as well as decode.

Why does it matter?

Many standalone home dvd players will not play even a properly encoded XVID. I have two expensive players that will not. I have even encoded - reencoded to my hearts content. Still jerky.

But you can throw a movie encoded using DIVX 3, 4, 5 or higher and it will smile all the way through. The importance here is standards. Its absurd to assume that an XVID will play properly. It is nothing more than a hack of the DIVX codec. Hence the reason XVID is DIVX spelled backwards.

I download movies often and its sad that they have to be converted to DIVX just to get them proper. Whats really sad is that I usually get the same file size or smaller using DIVX. So dumbasses are those who think XVID is better. And there must be many of them. Else, its the typical scenario of follow the leader. One guy starts a trend, and the weakminded gladly follow.

My thanks goes to those who encode using DIVX. To those who use XVID, fuck you.

Murfreesboro, TN

#2 May 23, 2011
What is the purpose of this player software? It has
no function from my point of view. None of the codes
seem to work.

I tried to down from various torrents. It dose not
matter of it is game , video or file, this piece
garbage continuously tries to download instead of
what is being requested.

I lost count of times I download this unit. It is on
my programs, yet it tries to do the same thing when
I try to upload or down a file.

Once should be a enough it hinders more helps. It
as Hell serves no purpose error message after error
states the not downloaded, or download fails. It
honest it SUCK!

I wish ever torrent server would remove this pain
*** off of pages.Memberships of upgrade sales would

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