[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: Please change fourcc tag from xvid to XVID in liabcodec/xvidff.c

Humperdinck raggen
Tue Jan 3 08:54:31 CET 2006

matthieu castet <castet.matthieu <at> free.fr> writes:

> Hi,
> Humperdinck wrote:
> > Please change fourcc tag from xvid to XVID in liabcodec/xvidff.c. This will 
> > xvid encoded files playable for systems running on windows xp and ffmpeg 
> > compiled with msys1.0 and mingw32. Thank you very much.
> > 
> Why win32 version of ffmpeg need upercase ?
> Something seems broken on your side...
> Matthieu

My dear matthieu,

There is of course always a chance that something might be broken on my end, but 
the XP is fresh installed, the xvid codec is 1.1.0-beta2-04042005 and I am using 
media player classic to play the results encoded with ffmpeg that is compiled 
using mingw32 and msys1.0.

Now, whatever may be 'broken' on my side, the result of a recorded .mpg file 
encoded to xvid will _not_ play because the fourcc is in small letters. Change 
the fourcc and it plays fine. If I change the source code and recompile and 
encode again, the result plays fine. 

I have no problem changing the source code myself. I was posting here with a 
feeble attempt to help the developers make their code more compatible for others 
that may encounter the same problem. 

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