Salvia Divinorum Scotland ~
Many media players will be able to play
XviD video without requiring special installation of the XviD codec. XviD is
an open source format, so recent versions of your preferred media player may
well have automatically included XviD capability without the need for you to
However, if you are in any doubt,
not only if the video simply won’t play, but also for example if the video
doesn’t look quite right – weird colours – jumpy video – audio sync problems –
anything like that, then there’s no harm in reading on and making sure of XviD
To play XviD video you need the XviD codec
installed on your machine. As I say, the codec may already be on your machine. I think
it comes as standard if you have an up-to-date media player (e.g. Real Player,
Windows Media Player latest versions). But if you find your media player is not
handling the video, then Windows users should install the XviD codec from the
following link - Koepi’s
For more detail on XviD and for latest
developments see Koepi’s
XviD link and the XviD official homepage
(though note that the homepage has source code only - not installer versions).
The version(s) included on Koepi's XviD related website will support play of all XviD video (if you're running Windows).
This should always will have the latest codec version if you want to keep up with new releases. You should still be able to play video encoded with an older release if you install a later version (later releases should be backwards compatible).
My notes are slanted towards Windows OS but XviD
will also work on Mac and Linux machines. Search the web for related downloads
Note that if you have a much older (early development)
version of XviD already on your machine you are advised to manually uninstall it
first. Though note that development versions of XviD shouldn’t be on your
machine unless you specifically installed them (they shouldn’t have crept on
with any media player for instance). Try looking for XviD's own uninstall
function in your program files in preference to uninstalling via OS default Add/Remove programs facilities (e.g. via Control Panel).