xvid windows media player codec

xvid windows media player codec


Xvid Windows Media Player Codec


An Xvid Windows Media Player Codec...

In my article on finding a codec for windows media player 11 I talk about how often when you download content from the Internet, it can not always be viewed/heard.

This is because the file has been compressed using a codec that is NOT currently installed on your PC. .




(Please do read the above article if you are unfamiliar with codec's and the "FourCC" codes that are displayed when WMP can not read a file.)

One such codec that you may need is the xvid windows media player codec.

As high speed Internet access
becomes ever more available to the masses, so does the ability to share large files with friends and relatives.

One of the popular ways of encoding movies by the Internet community is using xvid codec.

The xvid codec is relatively new "open source" codec and is based on the MPEG-4 compression standard for video.

If you have come to this page looking for the xvid windows media player codec it is probably because windows media player has given you a message like:

Unable to render video: XVID decompressor not found

The solution is to to install the xvid codec and make sure you also have the latest versions of DirectX and Windows Media Player installed.

You can get the xvid codec for windows media player here.
(Currently XviD codec v1.2.2 - see half way down the page)

The codec is very easy to install and works without a reboot in Windows XP.

You can get the latest DirectX and WMP by visiting the Windows Update website.

If you also need the similar: divx codec for windows media player

Thanks for reading and I hope this article on xvid windows media player codec was useful!

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