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.AVI File Extension

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File TypeAudio Video Interleave File

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategoryVideo Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is an AVI file?

An AVI file is a multimedia container format created by Microsoft. It stores video and audio data that may be encoded in a variety of codecs such as DivX and XviD. AVI files typically uses less compression than similar formats such as .MPEG and .MOV.

More Information

The AVI format is based on the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) which is a container format that was originally released in 1991 to store multimedia. The AVI format was introduced a year later in 1992 by Microsoft and is supported by various video players. However, the player must support the codec used to encode the video data. For additional information, view the FileInfo.com Playing AVI Files help article.

Programs that open AVI files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Video
Microsoft Windows Media Player
CyberLink PowerDirector 14 Ultra
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
VideoLAN VLC media player
Nullsoft Winamp
Kodi
Mac
Apple QuickTime Player
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
ShedWorx Smart Converter
Kodi
Linux
xine
Kodi
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
VideoLAN VLC media player
iOS
olimsoft OPlayer
VideoLAN VLC for iOS 2
Google Drive
Android
BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player
Google Drive
Videolabs VLC for Android
Updated 7/28/2016