Open AVI file

The most common choise: AVI video

How to open AVI video .avi files

avi file icon Have you had trouble opening the avi file on your computer? What are avi files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is avi file?

AVI files are common files that can be played on all media players (although a suitable codecs may sometimes be required). Often used in the past for DVD rips.

AVI video description

AVI files represent one of the most common multimedia (video) files.

Short for Audio Video Interleave, AVI is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in 1992 as part of its Video for Windows technology.

It contains both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. AVI files can be played by various video players, but the player must support the codecs used to encode the video data.

Suggested software to open avi file

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

Plex Media Server for OS X

Multimedia manager and player for Mac

Kodi (XBMC)

Open source multimedia player and entertainment hub

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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