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Comparsion between AVI and DVD

File Extension AVI DVD
File Type Audio Video Interleave File DVD Video Format
Description AVI, a short for Audio Video Interleave, is a file format designed to store both audio and video data in a standard package to allow its simultaneous playback. DVD is a format of optical disc storage medium, with a greater audio-visual data storage capacity than that of the compact disc of the sae dimensions.
Developed by Microsoft N/A
Pros 1) Generally, with the same source video content, AVI is better than DVD(MPEG2) in video quality;
2) Can be played on various devices and players;
1) DVD takes less space than AVI in storing videos;
2) Burning videos to DVD is a good way to release storage for your computer/device;
Cons There may be format compatibility problems related to AVI format; You need a DVD player to play the DVD discs;
Help You Choose For playing videos or editing videos, AVI format is a good choice. If you want to backup your videos, or watch videos on TV via DVD player, you can burn videos to DVD.
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