Xvid in sequence editor


I know now not to render directly to a codec if I want to do further processing in the sequence editor, but what’s done is done, and I’d like to slap a few Xvid format avi clips together anyway, now that they’re rendered.

The problem is that Blender won’t add the movies in the sequence editor. It tells me the files are “not a movie” and the console reports that

anim_absolute 0 failed
Can’t find AVI decoder for type: vids/xvid

I definitely have Xvid installed in Windows. For some reason Blender is not finding it. I’ve looked around but I can’t find a place where I can give Blender a path or anything like that.

Thanks very much,


It could also be that blender doesn’t accept XviD. I was just looking for a list of supported formats, but I can’t find it. If you need it fast you can also decide to convert it to a regular .avi. That’s supported for sure.
Otherwise you can better wait for someone with more knowledge to reply.