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.AVI File Extension

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File TypeAudio Video Interleave File

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CategoryVideo Files


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 video container or wrapper format created by Microsoft. It stores video data that may be encoded in a variety of codecs and typically uses less compression than similar formats such as .MPEG and .MOV.

More Information

AVI files can be played by various video players, but 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
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Windows Video
Microsoft Windows Media Player
CyberLink PowerDirector 14 Ultra
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
Adobe Flash Professional CC
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre
Eltima SWF & FLV Toolbox
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
VideoLAN VLC media player
Nullsoft Winamp
DVDVideoSoft Free AVI Video Converter
Mac OS X LogoMac
Apple QuickTime Player
Roxio Toast 14
Roxio Popcorn
Adobe Flash Professional CC
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
ShedWorx Smart Converter
Linux LogoLinux
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
VideoLAN VLC media player
iOS LogoiOS
olimsoft OPlayer
VideoLAN VLC for iOS 2
Google Drive
Android LogoAndroid
BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player
Google Drive
Videolabs VLC for Android
Updated 4/12/2016