.avi

File Type Audio Video Interleave File IconAudio Video Interleave File
File Format Standard (developed by Microsoft)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

AVI is a common video format supported by most video players. It is a media container format, meaning the audio and video data are stored separately. Both the audio and video trakcs are typically encoded using one of many possible codecs.

While most video players will open AVI files, they will only play the media if the right codecs are installed. Therefore, if the video or audio does not play when you open the file, you may need to download and install the necessary codec for the video player. Otherwise, you can try another media player, which may have the correct codec already installed.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Windows Video

IconMicrosoft Windows Media Player

IconAdobe Premiere Pro

macOS

IconApple QuickTime Player

IconAdobe Premiere Pro

IconEltima Elmedia Player

Unix

Iconxine

IconKodi

IconRealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud

Updated May 20, 2009
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