Introduction to XviD

XviD is an MPEG-4 compliant video CODEC.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

XviD Dependencies


yasm-1.3.0 or NASM-2.16.01

Installation of XviD



This package tarball expands to xvidcore, not the expected xvidcore-1.3.7.

Install XviD by running the following commands:

cd build/generic &&
sed -i 's/^LN_S=@LN_S@/& -f -v/' platform.inc.in &&

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

sed -i '/libdir.*STATIC_LIB/ s/^/#/' Makefile &&
make install &&

chmod -v 755 /usr/lib/libxvidcore.so.4.3 &&
install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/xvidcore-1.3.7/examples &&
install -v -m644 ../../doc/* /usr/share/doc/xvidcore-1.3.7 &&
install -v -m644 ../../examples/* \

Command Explanations

sed -i 's/^LN_S=@LN_S@/& -f -v/' platform.inc.in: Fix error during make install if reinstalling or upgrading.

sed -i '/libdir.*STATIC_LIB/ s/^/#/' Makefile: This command disables installing the static library.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libxvidcore.so
Installed Directory: /usr/share/doc/xvidcore-1.3.7

Short Descriptions


provides functions to encode and decode most MPEG-4 video data