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This package was approved by moderator jberezanski on 9/11/2016.

Highest Performance

Xvid runs very fast as it is optimized for the latest CPUs.
Recording videos from a camera in realtime or playing back HD video smoothly are not a problem.
Your computer will still have plenty of power left for your other tasks!

Plays Everywhere

A big advantage of Xvid compressed video files is that they play almost anywhere.
The Xvid software runs on many platforms and most popular video players support it.
Also, home entertainment devices like TVs or DVD/BD playsers can handle Xvid video.

Strong Compression

The Xvid codec compresses video to make them smaller.
It can compress video at a ratio of 200:1 or more compared to uncompressed video.
This makes transmitting the video over a network speedy or saves a lot of space on your computer's hard disk.

Great Picture Quality

While Xvid compresses video very well, it can do so without causing visible quality loss and by retaining
a sharper picture than other codecs do.
Xvid is "lossy" compression but aims at removing just those picture details that are not important for human
As such, it be seen as a MP3 for video.

To install Xvid, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install xvid --version 1.3.4

To upgrade Xvid, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade xvid --version 1.3.4


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName= 'xvid'
    $url        = ''
    $checksum = '88263578d2c3e2dc1e02116a1fb5d9238843b9d84aa371a0f5b32f1b2507524e'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileType      = 'exe'
      url           = $url
      softwareName  = 'xvid*'
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = $checksumType
      silentArgs    = "--unattendedmodeui none --AutoUpdater no --mode unattended --decode_divx yes --decode_3ivx yes --decode_other yes"
      validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'xvid'
    $softwareName = 'xvid*'
    $installerType = 'EXE' 
    $silentArgs = '--mode unattended'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % { 
        $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                    -FileType $installerType `
                                    -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                    -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                    -File "$file"
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Michael Militzer


@ 2016 Xvid


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Xvid 655 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 approved
Xvid 1.3.4 273 Thursday, September 8, 2016 approved

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