MP4 VS AVI
Compare MP4 with AVI format
MP4 is the file extension for the MPEG-4 container format. More commonly known as MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), it can contain all kinds of multi-media content - like audio, video, 2D and 3D graphics, and animated avatars, besides user interactivity features. The MPEG-4 characterizes the storage of audio, scenes (described by the scene language BIFS), and other multi-media content using the ISO Base Media File Format.
AVI, or Audio Video Interleave, is a multimedia container format. Developed by Microsoft in 1992, it is the most common format for audio and video data on a computer. AVI is actually a type of RIFF (Resource Interchange File Format), which divides a file’s data into chunks, or blocks, each chunk being identified by a FourCC tag.
- 1. MP4 is developed by MPEG, and AVI is developed by Microsoft.
- 2. MP4 is created with x164, and AVI is created from RAW with AVC2AVI.
- 3. At the same file size, MP4 files have a better video quality then AVI files.
- 4. AVI can be played in most Windows-based applications like Windows Media Player, while MP4 is mostly used with many personal media players like iPod and PSP.
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