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.AVS File Extension

File Type 1AVS Preset File

DeveloperNullsoft
Popularity
4.2 (12 Votes)
CategorySettings Files
FormatN/A

What is an AVS file?

Configuration file used by Advanced Visualization Studio (AVS), an audio visualizer for Winamp; contains settings for animations that are created based on the music played within Winamp.

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Updated 3/4/2009

File Type 2Application Visualization System File

DeveloperIntel
Popularity
3.5 (4 Votes)
CategoryVideo Files
FormatN/A

.AVS File Association 2

Digital video format based on Digital Video Interactive (DVI) technology; allows end-users to build visualization applications for solving scientific and engineering problems; may be generated by Intel video software.

Programs that open AVS files

Windows
May require ActionMedia II video card to open
Convert with AVS Video Converter 4.1 or AVSTOAVI converter
Updated 4/29/2008

File Type 3Avid Project Preferences File

DeveloperAvid Technology
Popularity
3.7 (3 Votes)
CategorySettings Files
FormatN/A

.AVS File Association 3

Settings file created by Avid products such as Avid Media Composer and Avid Xpress; stores project preferences, which can include media creation settings, video and audio track formats, and other settings; can be used across multiple projects (.AVP files).

Programs that open AVS files

Windows
Mac
Updated 5/10/2011

File Type 4AviSynth Script File

DeveloperAviSynth
Popularity
2.2 (5 Votes)
CategoryVideo Files
FormatText

.AVS File Association 4

Script created for AviSynth, a video post-production tool used for editing and processing video files; used to automate video functions such as cutting sections, resizing video clips, dubbing audio, adjusting brightness, etc.

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The AviSynth software is distributed as a .DLL file, which acts as a "frameserver" that serves video frames to the media player on-demand when an AVS file is opened. In this manner, the media player recognizes the served frames as standard .AVI video data. Therefore, to play video using Avisynth, create an Avisynth script and then open it with a supporting AVI media player.

Programs that open AVS files

Windows
Updated 4/12/2011

File Type 5AVS Workgroup of China Video

DeveloperAVS Workgroup of China
Popularity
3.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryVideo Files
FormatN/A

.AVS File Association 5

An AVS file is a video saved using the Audio and Video Coding Standard (AVS) Workgroup of China's standard video codec. It contains media that conforms to the AVS Workgroup's AVS1 standard. AVS files cannot be played correctly by most popular media players; the players play only the audio contained within the file.

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In 2002, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology established the nation's Audio and Video Coding Standard Workgroup. This group is responsible for developing and maintaining technical standards for digital audio and video, for use by Chinese businesses and research institutions.

As part of its mission, the AVS Workgroup developed the Information Technology, Advanced Audio Video Coding, Part 2: Video standard, better known as AVS1. It describes the format in which Chinese businesses and institutions should save video files. Videos saved using this format are known as AVS videos and often use the .avs extension. AVS videos are uncommon outside China.

How do I open an AVS file?

Most popular media players, such as VLC media player, Windows Media Player, and QuickTime Player, can play only the audio contained within an AVS file. When you open an AVS file in those media players, you will be able to listen to the file's audio, but you will not be able to watch the file's video.

Programs that open AVS files

Windows
Updated 9/4/2020

File Type 6Adobe Photoshop Variations File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
Popularity
2.0 (1 Vote)
CategorySettings Files
FormatBinary

.AVS File Association 6

Settings file used by Adobe Photoshop, an image-editing application; contains adjustments that can be applied to an image; can be accessed by selecting the following menu option: Image → Adjustments → Variations....

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NOTE: Some 64-bit versions of Photoshop do not include the Variations submenu. Adobe provides a manual plug-in download to fix this issue for in some software versions.

Programs that open AVS files

Windows
Mac
Updated 12/4/2018

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