File Type Audio Video Interleave File IconAudio Video Interleave File
File Format Standard (developed by Microsoft)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common

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

IconMicrosoft Movies & TV

IconMicrosoft Windows Media Player

IconAdobe Premiere Pro


IconApple QuickTime Player

IconAdobe Premiere Pro

IconEltima Elmedia Player




IconRealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud

Updated May 20, 2009