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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,225
United States Rank #4,824
Reach 0.2866%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.05 days
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Average installed length: 202.28 days

Xvid MPEG-4 Video Codec

What is Xvid MPEG-4 Video Codec?

Xvid is a video codec library following the MPEG-4 standard, specifically MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP). It uses ASP features such as b-frames, global and quarter pixel motion compensation, lumi masking, trellis quantization, and H.263, MPEG and custom quantization matrices. Xvid is not a video format – it is a program (codec) for compressing and decompressing to the MPEG-4 ASP format. Since Xvid uses MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP) compression, any video that is encoded with it is termed "MPEG-4 ASP video" – not "Xvid video" – and can therefore be decoded with all MPEG-4 ASP compliant decoders. This includes a large number of media players and decoders.

About  (from Xvid Team)

The Xvid video codec implements MPEG-4 Simple Profile and Advanced Simple Profile standards. It permits compressing and decompressing digital video in order to reduce the required bandwidth of video data for transmission over computer networks or efficient storage on CDs or DVDs. Due to its unrivalled quality Xvid has ...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xvid.org
Help link: forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=52
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Xvid\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Xvid\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Xvid MPEG-4 Video Codec

  • autoupdate-windows.exe - Xvid Video Codec
  • uninstall.exe
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • xvid_encraw.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • autoupdate-windows.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Xvid\autoupdate-windows.exe'.
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lavalys\EVEREST Home Edition\unins000.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:25.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:2.3200140880%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:1.18626373%
0.016088% average
User CPU:1.13375036%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Xvid MPEG-4 Video Codec?

You can uninstall Xvid MPEG-4 Video Codec from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Xvid MPEG-4 Video Codec, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Xvid MPEG-4 Video Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.96%
Windows 10 20.99%
Windows XP 5.12%
Windows Vista 1.91%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 39.29%
Windows 7 Professional 13.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.28%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.10%
Windows 10 Pro 2.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.42%
  DZ 6.86%
  Russia 6.79%
  Germany 4.36%
  MA 4.26%
  IQ 4.04%
  Brazil 3.97%
  France 3.44%
  Egypt 3.13%
  UA 2.84%
  United Kingdom 2.49%
  Iran 1.86%
  India 1.84%
  Turkey 1.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.24%
Acer 21.29%
Dell 18.38%
ASUS 10.60%
Toshiba 6.14%
Lenovo 4.57%
Samsung 4.23%
Intel 0.83%
American Megatrends 0.60%
MSI 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.56%
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.45%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.62%
HP ProBook 4540s 2.57%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.51%

About (from Xvid Team)

Xvid Solutions contributes its MPEG-4 software to the Xvid open-source project under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Publisher URL: www.xvid.org


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