Audio Video Interleave (.avi)

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Audio Video Interleave File is a multimedia container, which is very popular among users of personal computers and laptops around the world. Video Interleave was developed by Microsoft. Often, AVI files are used as a video format. Delving into the formation of Audio Video Interleave, it is worth noting that the files with the AVI extension are responsible for the so-called alternation of audio and video.

The content contained in video/audio with the .avi extension can be compressed with a variety of codecs. Open AVI and listen to this file format, you can through regular Windows Media Player, subject to pre-install the desired codec. Among the .avi files, the use of codecs such as DivX, XVID, MJPEG, and so on is widespread, they were created to work correctly with video formats.

Using DivX codec is considered the most popular among the rest. Video files with an AVI extension require audio codecs. The AVI format uses special codecs to play audio files, the main ones being MP3, AC3, MS ADPCM, and PCM codecs.

The file extension .avi is widely distributed in operating systems from Microsoft Windows, in addition, this file format is popular among Mac OS owners, who often format the AVI file extension to another format using the appropriate software.

The Microsoft developer took care of opening the AVI file using various utilities, such as the built-in Media Player in Windows or VLC Media Player, as well as Apple QuickTime Player or Nullsoft Winamp and so on.