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Xvid 1.3.0 Released

Posted by: , 13:24 AEDT, Thu February 24, 2011

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A new version of the Xvid codec has just been released

A new version of the popular video codec, Xvid, has just been released.

Version 1.3.0 comes with many fixes and improvements, and for the first time, an official binary/installer is als now available, designed to work on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

You can download the Windows installer for Xvid 1.3.0 here.

You can also find links to download Jawor's modified/patched build on the same page, as well as the old 1.2.2 version in case you are having trouble with the new version.

Below is the complete changelog (from 1.2.2 to 1.3.0 stable):

Changes since 1.3.0-rc1:

xvidcore library 

  • Disabled late-promotion of S_VOP to N_VOP coding type
  • Makefile fixes for macho64 target

VFW frontend

  • Minor GUI cosmetics
  • Decoder support for lower-case FourCCs
  • Fix for YV12 colorspace pass-through mode

DShow/MFT frontend

  • Decoder support for additional FourCCs
  • Slightly increased filter merit (Windows 7)

Changes since 1.2.2:

xvidcore library 

  • Added PSNR-HVS-M quality-metric plugin
  • Variance masking as new adaptive quantization option
  • MT decoder deblocking filter
  • Improved encoder multi-threading allowing more threads and better scaling
  • Decoder threads API extension
  • PSNR-HVS-M as optional D-metric for R-D optimizations
  • Noexec-stack security patch also for x86_64 asm code
  • Added new slice coding feature
  • App-level encoder multi-threading support (xvid_encraw)
  • Signalling of FourCC to decoder for better bug detection
  • Changed semantics of frame_drop ratio API option
  • Improved decoder robustness on resync markers in BVOPs

VFW frontend

  • Increased allowed max bitrate
  • New 'HD 1080' preset
  • Added new MPEG4 simple profile levels
  • VHQ metric GUI option
  • Independent slice coding widget
  • Selectable adaptive quantization method
  • Fix for handle leak problem
  • Minor GUI cosmetics

DShow/MFT frontend

  • Tray icon to access filter properties
  • Added MFT API support
  • Shared cpu_flags/num_threads settings with VfW


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