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Kent Yang
How do I export an AVI from AE CS5.5 with XVid Codec?
on Oct 27, 2011 at 8:57:04 am


I try to export an avi file from AE CS5.5, however, I couldn't find any options for XVid Codec. There options under AVI format menu are few.

I tried to install XVid codec, but it didn't work. I've checked one topic under this forum, and it said that the codec didn't support 64bit operation yet. Is that true?
The latest version of XVid codec so far is 1.3.2, but it support 64bit since 1.1.3. (check here:
I wonder if I install the latest codec will solve this problem?
I used AE7 under 32bit XP before, and it exports XVid well, and now I am working with AE CS5.5 under Win7 64bits.

Thanks for help! :)

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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: How do I export an AVI from AE CS5.5 with XVid Codec?
on Oct 27, 2011 at 6:30:26 pm

Kinda obvious but did you reboot after installing the CODEC?


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Kent Yang
Re: How do I export an AVI from AE CS5.5 with XVid Codec?
on Oct 28, 2011 at 1:23:12 am

Well, the problem has been solved.
Just install the latest codec below, and reboot your system.
Besides, turn off the "Display Encoding Status"option under the XVid Codec Settings window, or your AE will freeze when it's rendering.

Here is the answer from official XVid member:

in recent versions of Xvid, there is no special 32-bit or 64-bit installer
package anymore. So there's just one Xvid setup file for Windows that
contains both the 32-bit and the 64-bit codec and automatically installs
the right version. The latest Xvid installer (v1.3.2) can be found here:

Basically, it is not important whether you have Windows 64-bit or 32-bit.
The real question is whether your After Effects program runs as 32-bit or
64-bit process. That's because 32-bit applications can only communicate
with 32-bit codecs and 64-bit programs only with 64-bit codecs. So if your
After Effects is 64-bit, it will require also Xvid as 64-bit.

The above installer should install both 32-bit and 64-bit Xvid on your
system. You can check if Xvid got properly installed and is correctly
usable in both 32-bit and 64-bit by using a simple video editing application
that is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit, like e.g. the excellent and
free VirtualDub:

If Xvid shows up in the codec list of both 32-bit and 64-bit VirtualDub,
then the Xvid codec got properly installed...

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