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    If a group of independent programmers and develop such highly compressed video footage like Xvid and DivX, why cant' MS or Apple do the same? I mean they don't have to use Xvid or DivX, but why can't they create an equally strong codec....Mpeg-1,2, and 4 are good, but WTF.....

    Any idea's on why this is

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    WMV9 is good too.

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    Originally posted by hey_suburbia@26 September 2003 - 09:44
    If a group of independent programmers and develop such highly compressed video footage like Xvid and DivX, why cant' MS or Apple do the same? I mean they don't have to use Xvid or DivX, but why can't they create an equally strong codec....Mpeg-1,2, and 4 are good, but WTF.....
    DivX and XviD are Mpeg4-compliant codecs. so if you think DivX/XviD are good and Mpeg-4 isn't... i believe you're confused.

    Apple have developed QuickTime Mpeg-4, and Microsoft have developed their own version of Mpeg-4 and called it Windows Media Video. DivX 3.11 was a hack of an early WMV beta version.

    for the record-- DivX, XviD, Apple Mpeg-4 and WMV are all Mpeg-4. three of them are proprietary commercial products, and XviD is open source.

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    It really doesnt matter. With big companies its all about the money and patents

    If everything was opensource then there would be no confusion.

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