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AVI File Format

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave. Files of this format have .avi extension. Being developed by Microsoft in 1992, AVI is the most common format for audio/video data on the PC.

File Format Description

AVI combines audio and video into a single file in a standard container to allow simultaneous playback. It's advantage is it's simple architecture, due to which AVI runs on a number of different systems like Windows, Mac's, Linux, Unix and is supported by all most popular web-browsers.

AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) file is a sound and motion picture file that conforms to the Microsoft Windows Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) specification. AVI Video content that is compressed with a wide variety of codecs can be stored in an .avi file and played in Windows Media Player, if the appropriate codecs are installed on the computer.

Causes of Failed Playback

AVI files can be played by various video players, but the player must support the codec used to encode the video data. That's because AVI is a wrapper format, so it may include the video/audio codecs which are not supported by the apps/devices. In this case, you should convert AVI to other accepted formats like MP4 or install the codec plug-in. Know More>>

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