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MOV VS AVI

Difference between MOV and AVI

File Extension MOV AVI
File Type Apple QuickTime Movie Audio Video Interleave File
Description MOV was originally developed by Apple as a file format for its QuickTime movie player. The MOV format presented a lot of advantages that are quite usable to everyday use but the proprietary nature of the MOV format was a major hindrance. AVI which stands for Audio Video Interleave is a relatively old container that was developed by Microsoft as the file format for its media player application-popupar format especially in the internet where the need for compatibility is quite enormous.
Developed by Apple Microsoft
Pros Capable of multiple tracks and overlay subtitles;
Commonly uses the MPEG-4 codec for compression;
Often smaller in size compared with AVI;
Stores video data encoded in a variety of codecs;
Uses less compression than MOV;
The most popular and commonly used file format;
Cons Not used as commonly as AVI in non Apple users; Does not natively support MPEG-4 codec;
Does not support subtitles;
Tends to be larger than most video formats;
Programs that open AVI/MOV files

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