.AVS File Extension

.AVS File Extension

File Type 1

AVS Preset File

Developer Nullsoft
Popularity
4.2  |  13 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format N/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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Programs that open AVS files

Updated March 4, 2009
File Type 2

Application Visualization System File

Developer Intel
Popularity
3.5  |  4 Votes
Category Video Files
Format N/A

What is an AVS file?

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 April 29, 2008
File Type 3

Avid Project Preferences File

Developer Avid Technology
Popularity
3.7  |  3 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format N/A

What is an AVS file?

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 May 10, 2011
File Type 4

AviSynth Script File

Developer AviSynth
Popularity
2.2  |  5 Votes
Category Video Files
Format Text

What is an AVS file?

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
Included with OS
Updated April 12, 2011
File Type 5

Adobe Photoshop Variations File

Developer Adobe Systems
Popularity
2.0  |  2 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format Binary

What is an AVS file?

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 December 4, 2018
File Type 6

AVS Workgroup of China Video

Developer AVS Workgroup of China
Popularity
3.0  |  1 Votes
Category Video Files
Format N/A

What is an AVS file?

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 September 4, 2020

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