An Xvid file is a file that utilizes the Xvid codec. It is not a video format like MP4, but instead is a type of program that's used to compress and decompress video to MPEG-4 ASP in order to save on disk space and file transfer speeds. So, people often upload and share their videos on the Internet with Xvid format. If you have some MP4 video files and have no idea about how to compress a full-length MP4 movie enough to retain original quality, learning how to encode MP4 to Xvid will become quite necessary. In order to convert MP4 to Xvid on Mac and Windows, this article would guide you step by step.
Part 1: How to Encode MP4 to Xvid on Mac?
If you want to get this work done, a professional software tool that support you to encode MP4 to Xvid is very important. For Mac users, here we introduce a wonderful MP4 to Xvid converter: Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, which is fully compatible with all Mac operating system, including macOS 10.13, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, etc. This software supports you to directly convert MP4 to Xvid, AVI, MKV, MOV and other popular formats with high conversion speed. It also can convert multiple MP4 files to Xvid at once with batch conversion to save more time for you.
Besides encoding MP4 to Xvid on Mac, this tool provides you a chance to edit videos with the advanced video editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, subtitles etc. Now just download this perfect MP4 to Xvid Converter and follow the following steps to see learn how to encode MP4 to Xvid.
Step 1: Import MP4 files to Mac Video Converter
To import MP4 files, just click "Add files" icon on the tool bar of main interface. Or directly drag the MP4 source files from your local folder to the Mac MP4 to Xvid converter, the MP4 files will be loaded automatically.
After importing MP4 files, you can preview the imported videos by double clicking or checking the video title and then click the play button under preview window on the right.
Step 2: Choose Xvid as Output Format
Xvid is codec but not a format and it is regularly used to encode AVI files. So, just click "Format" bar to set "Xvid AVI- Audio Video Interleaved(Xvid)(*.avi)" from "Common Video" category as output format.
Tip: This MP4 to XviD converter for Mac comes with powerful editing tools and you can trim, crop and add effects or subtitles to your videos by clicking "edit" icon on its tool bar to open "Video Editor" window. You are also allowed to adjust video/audio codecs, bitrates, frame rates, etc. as you like by clicking "Settings" button.
Step 3: Start to encode MP4 to Xvid on Mac
Now, click the big red "Convert" button at the right bottom of the UI to start converting MP4 to Xvid right away. When the task is done, you can play the converted video files on any Xvid compatible players with ease.
Part 2: How to Convert MP4 to Xvid on Windows?
For Windows users, Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate is a perfect Windows MP4 to Xvid converter software. It supports Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10. What's more, it is completely free to use, and no virus, no spyware, 100% clean. It has similar interface with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, and you can easily and quickly find any buttons you need on its main interface even without any guide.
This free MP4 to Xvid converter supports Mp4 to Xvid, MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV, etc. conversion. Besides converting MP4 to Xvid on Windows, you can also edit your videos in its built-in video editor with the advanced video editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, subtitles etc. Now let's see how to encode MP4 to Xvid with this application.
Step 1: Import MP4 to Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate
Click "File"> "Add Vide/Audio" to load your source MP4 files. If you have several MP4 files to encode, just hit on "Add from folder" button to encode MP4 to Xvid with batch conversion to save more time for you.
After importing MP4 videos, you can preview the imported files by double clicking or checking the video title and then click the play button under preview window on the right.
Step 2: Select Xvid as output format
Click on the "Format" bar and you will see many video and audio format like MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV, etc. Please go to "Common Video" category to select "Xvid AVI- Audio Video Interleaved(Xvid)(*.avi)" as output format.
To achieve a better visual enjoyment, you can adjust output video/audio codecs, bitrates, frame rates, etc. as you like by clicking "Settings" button. Or click "edit" icon on the tool bar to open "Video Editor" window, it comes with powerful editing tools and you can trim, crop and add effects or subtitles to your videos.
Step 3: Convert MP4 to Xvid on Windows
Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner and this smart MP4 to Xvid converter will start to process the MP4 to XviD conversion on Windows.
Part 3: Optional: Encode MP4 to Xvid with Online tool
You can also encode MP4 to Xvid without downloading and installing any desktop software program, just try the online MP4 to Xvid converter. Search "Online MP4 to Xvid Converter" on Google's search box, you will find many free online MP4 to Xvid converters available. Take Convertio as example, the steps are as follows:
1. Go to https://convertio.co/mp4-xvid/
2. Upload MP4 files: Select MP4 files from Computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, URL or by dragging it on the page.
3. Choose "to XVID": Choose XVID or any other format you need as a result.
4. Download your XVID: Let the file convert and you can download your XVID file right afterwards.
However, when you encode MP4 to Xvid with online converter, you need to consider the security problems when some websites want you to provide the email address to receive the converted Xvid video. Futhermore, you can't preview your converted Xvid video files with online tools while desktop software can provide a preview before converting MP4 to XviD. If you have any requirements on video editing, the online MP4 to Xvid converter may let you down. So,desktop MP4 to Xvid converter is highly recommended for you.
Part 4: How to Play MP4 and XVID Files?
On a PC, any software program that can decode MPEG-4 ASP encoded video will play XVID files. Some popular programs that will play XVID files include VLC media player, MPlayer, Windows Media Player, BS.Player, DivX Plus Player, Elmedia Player, and MPC-HC. You can also play XVID files on an iOS device with OPlayer, or on Android with RockPlayer.
Note: While some media players, like VLC, can decode Xvid without any additional software, some of them may require that the Xvid codec is installed in order to properly compress and decompress the XVID content. Windows Media Player, for example, needs it to be installed. The Xvid codec software is supported on both Windows and Linux operating systems.
For MP4 files, there is a large amount of media players to choose. And which one is the best for you? The notion of "best" really is subjective, as wants, needs and personal preference are all factors for each individual user to sort out. Here are some popular MP4 players for you to choose, and all of them are free:
GOM Player, QuickTime (Mac & Windows), KMPlayer, MPlayer, AllPlayer, FLVPlayer4Free, RealPlayer, Total Video Player, VLC, Media Player Classic, SMPlayer, Kantaris.