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Old 23rd January 2003
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Originally Posted by goety
what shouldn't they hear ?
am I wrong with the xvid codec?

could be ! I only pretend to know something :P
well, XVid is Open Source, and it's got something to do with DivX.
Once upon a time DivX 4 was an Open Source project, called Project Mayo. One day DivX Networks Inc. closed the source and released DivX 4. Still for free, but no longer as Open Source. Next step was selling DivX 5. The XVid project is based on the last Open Source source files of Project Mayo. And the Sigma MPEG4 codec is, hm, "based" on the XVid sources, "based" because they changed the copyright, a big amount of work... :evil:
To come to the point, saying "XVid is another Open Source DivX codec" is not exact. "XVid is another Open Source MPEG4 codec, based on early sources of DivX 4" is more specific.

BTW, I've encoded a lot of videos with XVid last summer and changed the FourCC to divx, and DivX played all of them.

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