||Audio Video Interleave File
||Flash Video File
||AVI stands for Audio Video Interleaved and developed by Microsoft. It uses different codecs and formats. Most commonly used video codecs that use AVI structure are M-JPEG and DivX.
||FLV is a container file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player. FLV files are a popular online video format that is used by almost all video sharing websites.
||AVI Can be used as a starting point to create playable DVDs
||Very popular in the internet, thousands of websites use FLV format; offers a lot more features than other ifle extensions; produces much smaller files than most other video formats; FLV are good for decent quality and they load quickly
||AVI does not provide a standardized way to encode aspect ratio information, with the result that players cannot select the right one automatically
||requires flash plug-ins to play flash file files online
|Help You Choose
||AVI files can only be played back if the correct codecs are installed. Therefore, you may need to install additional codecs or codec packs to play certain AVI files.
||FLV is more popular in video streaming like YouTube, Hulu, Metacafe, etc
|Programs that open AVI/FLV files