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AVI file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .avi file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .avi file?
  • What program do I need to open a .avi file?
  • How can the .avi file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .avi files to another format?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .avi?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .avi extension?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.avi file extension details

Microsoft Video for Windows Movie

.avi
Microsoft Video for Windows Movie .avi file icon
Description:
AVI file is a Microsoft Video for Windows Movie. The Microsoft AVI file format is a RIFF file specification used with applications that capture, edit, and play back audio-video sequences. In general, AVI files contain multiple streams of different types of data. Most AVI sequences use both audio and video streams. A simple variation for an AVI sequence uses video data and does not require an audio stream.
Category: Video files
Application: Windows Media Player
Mime-type: video/x-msvideo
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
AVI aliases:
xvid
AVI related links:
AVI related extensions:
Autodesk Animator FLIC File

QuickTime Movie

Mpeg Video

Multimedia Viewer Book

RealMedia File

MicroDVD Subtitle Format File

SubRip Subtitle Format

Mpeg-4 Video Container

3GP Video File

Advanced Systems Format Media

Other types of files may also use the .avi file extension.

.avi file converters

.avi converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .avi files to other formats:

FFmpeg, SUPER Media Converter

For example, using the softwares above, a .avi file can be converted into one of the following formats:

3gp, flv, m4v, mp4, mpg, ogg, webm, wmv
.avi file extension error

The .avi file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

av, adi, ai, vi, zvi, abi, wvi, vai, avk, afi, aci, xvi, avl, avj, aiv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Final Draft AV v1 Document
AutoCAD Device-Independent Binary Plotter File
Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Developer Documentation Index
Adobe Illustrator Drawing
LabVIEW Virtual Instrument
Jovian Logic VIA Image
Zeiss AxioVision Image
AbiWord Plug-in File
PhotoDub Document.
WebCGM ACI File
open .avi file

Can't open a .avi file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:

example.avi

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .avi file association, check the FAQ.

.avi file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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