What is a .XVID File And How To Open It – Xvid (Simple Steps)


Have you downloaded a file with .xvid extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .xvid file extension and how to open it.

What is a .XVID file?

The .XVID file extension is from Xvid-Encoded Video File. The developer of this file extension is Xvid. The format of this file is binary, and it is a video related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .xvid file on 1 platform.

How to open a .XVID file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .XVID file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .XVID file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .xvid file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Eltima Elmedia Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Eltima Elmedia Player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .XVID file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Eltima Elmedia Player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .XVID file?

If you cannot open the .XVID file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XVID file.xvm – VMware, .xvmconf – XVM, .xwb – Microsoft, .xwd – X Windows Dump Image, .xwf – Nuance Communications. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .XVID file with the Eltima Elmedia Player program on Mac.