List of free video codecs for encoding eg. video encoders ;-)
Just a list of FREE video codecs, you'll probably need one of them after you finish editing your video. And by free i mean NO shareware, addware or such shit.
WINDOWS FREE VIDEO CODECS/ENCODERS
Video for Windows and DirectShow codec based on VFW code from XviD project and using libavcodec library from ffmpeg project for compression. Few other compression libraries are supported too.
Ligos Indeo Codec 5.11(http://www.9down.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=2981)
A little older version of this codec so it's free ;-)
Video codecs originally developed by Intel, but later taken over by Ligos. Used widely throughout many years. Latests versions provide good picture quality and many different bit rates.
XviD (Koepi's build http://www.koepi.org/xvid.shtml or Nic's build: http://nic.dnsalias.com/)
XviD is a very popular codec these days, and is used often. Modern builds can also play back that various DivX encoded files, so it's good to install one of these first ;-)
If you want to add one, just post a reply and i'll add it. This list will grow as time passes. Still needs Linux and Mac section.