Xvid Certification ensures perfect interoperability with all content created with the popular Xvid video codec. Many devices falsely claim it but then don't deliver. Only Xvid Certification is the proof.
Ironically, license fees are what makes electronic devices expensive to the consumer nowadays. Not with us. We only ask for a one-time testing fee to cover our efforts. Not any expensive per-unit royalties.
Non-certified and low-end devices often exhibit bad picture quality or plain errorness playback. The Xvid Certification process ensures such issues are identified and fixed early in development.
We do not only provide a reference implementation for playback of Xvid content but our Software Portfolio covers also many other popular formats. It is readily available for many platforms making it easy to build devices supporting all popular video formats.
The well-known Xvid Logo shown on device body and packaging makes it easy to distinguish high-quality, certified devices from technically inferior, low-end products. It's a guide for consumers to choose the best product and a great way for OEMs to show they listen to customers' demand.
We work closely with OEMs throughout certification to help solve whatever playback issues pop up. We have years of experience and know the cause to many common problems. It's a win for everyone: Better products at quicker time to market.
Our Xvid video codec operates based on so-called interoperability profiles. The following profiles targeting different use-cases or playback devices are defined in the Xvid codec:
There are more subtile distinctions than just resolutions as there are differences also with regard to compression tools employed. The Xvid profiles stand out by supporting also more advanced coding tools like e.g. quarterpel motion compensation or custom quantization matrices for best MPEG4 video quality. Consequently, Xvid-certified devices have proven to stick to the highest technical standards.
|Max. Resolution||352x240 @ 30fps
352x288 @ 25fps
|720x480 @ 30fps
720x576 @ 25fps
|1280x720 @ 30fps||1920x1080 @ 30fps|
|Max. Bitrate||1 334 850||4 854 000||9 708 400||20 480 000|
|Quantization Method||H.263/ MPEG/ CQM||H.263/ MPEG/ CQM||H.263/ MPEG/ CQM||H.263/ MPEG/ CQM|
|Pixel Aspect Ratio (PAR)||1:1||1:1, 4:3, 16:9||1:1, 4:3, 16:9||1:1, 4:3, 16:9|
Back in 2006 we first time went to draft a certification program for consumer electronic devices that ensures a user experience matching the uncompromised quality of the Xvid codec. Since then, lot has progressed and many iterations later evolved the program we have today.
The focus of our certification program is - and has always been - purely on assuring interoperability and best video quality. So as part of our certification, we do not demand any overly restrictive licensing terms or expensive per-unit royalty fees.
Our aim is fully on making it as easy and inexpensive as possible for new partners to join our program and extend best-quality Xvid playback support to ever devices.
We partner with:
As of today, our certification turned out quite successful with millions of certified devices sold worldwide and top brands like SONY having opted to partner with us.
To obtain further information on the Xvid profiles, the certification process and the technical requirements, please write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We're happy to guide you in how also your device could become certified!
Xvid qualified ICs / SoCs and Xvid certified electronics devices stand as a synonym for full interoperability and the best in video quality. That's because our focus is truly on reflecting typical user preferences and content that's actually 'out in the wild'.
By ensuring the best compatibility and feature-richness, our Xvid product certification offers a real positive differentiator for all high-performing and video-centric consumer electronic devices.
We test all devices undergoing Xvid Certification physically in our own labs. However after signing up to our certification, we give all partners access to our Certification Test Kit. Partners can then use it to pretest new models on-site already still early during development.
Once satisfied with in-house test results, partners send a test sample for certification to us. After receipt, we pipe it through our labs within a ten day timeframe and then grant certification on successful testing.