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Comparsion between AVI and MKV

File Extension AVI MKV
File Type Audio Video Interleave File Matroska Video File
Description AVI is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992 as part of its Video for Windows technology. AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. MKV file is an envelope for which there can be many audio, video and subtitles screams, allowing the user to store a complete movie with subtitles or CD in a single file.Learn how to play MKV files, then you can use your MKV file more conveniently.
Developed by Microsoft Matroska
Pros 1) Well compatible with most devices and media player;
2) AVI is the basis for the development of MKV;
1) Great video & audio quality;
2) Multi-tracks and subtitles supported;
Cons 1) Not compatible with Mac & iOS-based apps and devices;
2) Lossy compression that sacrifices quality for file size;
1) Not natively supported by most mobile devices;
2) Tends to be larger in file size;
Help You Choose If you want a better format compatibilty and play your videos almost anywhere, AVI should be your first choice. If video quality is what you most care about, then you should pick out MKV for it's capable of storing high quality HD movies.
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