What's the difference between XviD and DivX? Are you getting confused by these two formats? In order to help you get the best conversion result for playback on your device, it's really necessary for you to get the basic knowledge of them. In this guide, we'll show you a precise instruction on the differences between XviD and DivX and we'll introduce a useful video converter for you to convert your DivX or XviD videos.


DivX Introduction

DivX is a notable video codec driven by video compression technology developed by Div, LLC. The DivX codec is in popularity due to its ability to cut unnecessary video info and compress video size while maintaining the original quality.


The DivX company has developed DivX codes, the original MPEG-4 Part 2 DivX codec, the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC DivX Plus HD codec and the High-Efficiency Video Coding DivX HEVC Ultra HD codec.


Now the DivX Codec is currently the most popular MPEG-4 based codec because is quality, speed, efficiency as well as the wide range of DVD players that support the Div format.


XviD Introduction

Following the MPEG-4 video coding standard, especially the ASP, XviD is a new popular video codec developed by volunteer developers around the world. Now it is a primary competitor of the DivX Pro Codec. Unlike DivX codec, the proprietary codec only available for a minority of platforms, XviD is an open source format widely used online. It can be opened on all platforms.


XviD is the lossy compression. However, it only removes not important picture details beyond human sensitivity. In contrast, it is strong in compression and quality. When it comes to video quality, XviD comes with the ability to compress movie size without causing visible quality loss and by retaining a sharper picture than other codecs do.


DivX v.s. XviD

Both DivX and XviD are free. But, DivX is a proprietary codec that is protected while XviD is not protected by any policy. So, you can modify the source code of XviD only. XviD videos have sharp details while DivX video has blocky and fuzzy artifacts. So, you may see that image in DivX videos has better quality. When it comes to compatibility, please note that even if a player/device has a "DivX compatible" label, it may not be compatible with XviD videos and vice versa.

First of all, you need to copy VOB files that you want to convert to MP4 format from the DVD to your computer.


Convert DivX and XviD to Other Formats

To convert DivX and XviD videos or movies to other video formats such as MP4, WMV, AVI, and MPG, VideoSolo Free Video Converter is strongly recommended.


In the market, most video converters support most commonly formats only. However,  VideoSolo Free Video Converter as more complete features than most conversion tool and have more powerful format supported system, covering nearly 300 video formats. As its name indicated, the program is a free converter program that can convert videos to most commonly used video formats, including DivX and XviD. When the conversion is done, VideoSolo Free Video Converter will provide you an intact original DivX/XviD video and converted video in targeted format.

This program has a user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate. Because of the clean user interface, users can operate the program easily even if they use it for the first time. Better yet, the program is notable for its high speed and efficiency. It can successfully convert batch videos very soon, without reducing the quality of both the original and converted file. Below are steps to convert DivX and XviD.


Step 1. Import DivX/XviD Videos

Open VideoSolo Free Video Converter on your computer. The "Free Video Converter" module is selected by default. In the home page, please click the "Add" button. Then select downloaded DivX and XviD videos from your computer.

Add Files

Step 2. Select Output Format

In the "Output format" box, you can select video format for the converted videos. Most of the commonly used video formats are supported. Besides, you can customize output folder.

Output Settings

Step 3. Convert DivX/XviD Videos

When output settings are finished, you can move to the final steps. Click the "Convert" button in the lower-right corner. VideoSolo Free Video Converter will convert the DivX/XviD videos into the selected video format.

Convert VOB Video to MP4


Edit DivX/XviD Videos

In addition to converting DivX and XviD videos into different formats, VideoSolo also provides the best and professional tools to edit these videos. You can edit original DivX/XviD videos or converted DivX/XviD videos with built-in editing tools of VideoSolo Free Video Converter. You can


Editing steps go as below:

#1 To edit DivX/XviD videos converted in Part 2. Just go back to the homepage. Click "Edit". If you intend to convert other videos, click the "Add Files" to import files from your computer.


#2 Select Theme: In the Edit page, you can select theme offered by the program. You can define title, author, time, and remarks for the theme. Then you need to click the "Next" button and move to the next step.


#3 Edit opening and ending: In this step, you can edit the opening including main title, author, time, provider, ending and provider. Afterward, you can preview the modified videos.


#4 Preview: When the above steps are done, you can preview the video before saving them. The program also allows you to apply the effect to all items if multiple items are selected.

Edit Opening and Ending

Hope you enjoy this guide. Now, why not download and install VideoSolo Free Video Converter on your PC and start converting or editing your DivX or XviD video?Go to get the free trial version and explore more!