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format file avi

What is an avi file and how do I open an avi file?

Also known as Audio Video Interleave files, these .avi files are compressed multimedia content comprised of video data with audio that have been encoded using various codecs. Developed by Microsoft, the AVI file format implements lighter video data compression standards into its encoding specifications than MOV and MPEG files. There are many applications for both Microsoft Windows and Mac platforms that are embedded with support for opening and viewing the content of these AVI files. There are also Linux programs that can be used to open these AVI files. Some video editing applications can also be used to create videos in the AVI file format, and these programs are integrated with a set of features for editing the video and audio content stored in these .avi files.

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Detail avi file extension information:
File Type: avi
File Format: Audio Video Interleave File
Primary Association: Digital Video Files
Mime Type: application/x-troff-msvideo, audio/aiff, audio/avi, image/avi, video/avi, video/msvideo, video/xmpg2, video/x-msvideo