XviD.dll errors often occur when you are trying to play XviD movies. Basically, XviD is a codec required by Windows to play MPEG-4 movies. This codec compresses videos, which allows faster transmission over networks and makes storing MPEG-4 videos more space efficient. XviD also removes the information that is not important to the user. It’s very efficient as a compression method, as it can reduce a typical 100GB video to only 500MB without any quality loss.
One of the problems with XviD is that a lot of users often experience the XviD.dll error. This causes trouble with video playback and can even crash Windows Explorer. Here are some tips that will help you fix the problem.
XviD.dll Not Found Error Fix
The most common XviD error is “XviD.dll not found”. This error usually occurs when you are browsing a folder that has all your XviD videos and Windows Explorer keeps freezing or crashing. This happens because Windows Explorer keeps attempting to create thumbnails for your videos and refers to an outdated version of the XviD codec. Since newer versions of the codec don’t use the XviD.dll file, the outdated dll causes a conflict with Windows Explorer and forces it to crash and close.
To fix this error, you will need to completely remove the outdated version of the codec and then install the latest version of XviD. Deleting the old version of XviD codec can be tricky, as you need to remove all related registry entries as well. Otherwise the problem will persist and installing a new version of the codec won’t help. That’s why you should run a can with a registry cleaner after you uninstall the XviD codec and delete the entries it finds. Then you should verify that the problem is gone (go and browse the folder with your movies), and only then you should download and install the latest version of XviD.
XviD videos won’t play
Another common XviD problems is that the movies won’t play even with the codec installed. The most common cause of this problem is not a problem the codec. If your XviD videos won’t play, then the most likely reason is that they didn’t download correctly and the download is incomplete. You should try to download the movie again (I know, that takes a lot of time) and give it another go. If you are sure that the download is complete, but you still can’t view the movie, check that you have all the required codecs to play that particular video. A good way to install all codecs in one go is download the K-Lite codec pack.