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AVI File

This page contains information on the AVI file extension (Audio Video Interleave), a popular video file format

File extension.avi
CategoryVideo File
DescriptionAVI stands for Audio Video Interleave. Files of this format have an .avi extension. Developed by Microsoft in 1992, it has become so widespread that many people consider it the de-facto standard for storing video and audio information on PC. AVI combines audio and video into a single file in a standard container to allow simultaneous playback. Its advatage is a simple architecture, due to which AVI runs on a number of different systems like Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix and is supported by all of the most popular web-browsers.'
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Technical DetailsAVI is a derivative of the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF), which divides a file's data into blocks, or chunks. Each chunk is identified by a FourCC tag. An AVI file takes the form of a single chunk in a RIFF formatted file, which is then subdivided into two mandatory chunks and one optional chunk. The first sub-chunk is identified by the hdrl tag. This sub-chunk is the file header and contains metadata about the video, such as its width, height and frame rate. The second sub-chunk is identified by the movi tag. This chunk contains the actual audio/visual data that make up the AVI movie. The third optional sub-chunk is identified by the idx1 tag which indexes the offsets of the data chunks within the file.
Associated programs ALLPlayer
Apple QuickTime Player
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Developed by Microsoft
MIME type  video/avi
video/vnd.avi
video/msvideo
video/x-msvideo
Useful links More detail on the AVI file
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Convert AVI file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert AVI files to a variety of other formats:

avi to 3gp (3GPP Multimedia File)
avi to 3g2 (3GPP2 Multimedia File)
avi to aac (Advanced Audio Coding File)
avi to ac3 (AC3 Audio File)
avi to flac (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
avi to flv (Flash video)
avi to gif (Compuserve graphics interchange)
avi to ipad (MPEG-4 (H264) Video File)
avi to iphone (MPEG-4 (H264) Video File)
avi to ipod (MPEG-4 Video File)
avi to mp3 (Compressed audio file)
avi to mov (Apple QuickTime Movie)
avi to mp4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
avi to mpg (Moving Picture Experts Group File)
avi to ogg (Ogg Vorbis Compressed Audio File)
avi to wav (Windows audio file)
avi to webm (Multimedia Container Format)
avi to wmv (Windows Media Video)

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