.AVI File Extension

Audio Video Interleave

The AVI format is based on the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF). MICROSOFT INTRODUCED the AVI format in 1992. It is still commonly used today. AVI is a video file saved in the Audio Video Inter...

General Information

Title AVI File Extension
Extension .avi
Full Form Audio Video Interleave
File Type Media Container
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type video/x-msvideo

File Function

Primary Function Store video, audio
Additional Functions Synchronize audio-with-video playback
Features Multiple streaming, Sync support

File Characteristics

Quality SD, HD
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Video Editing Yes
Multimedia Playback Yes
Video Archiving Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Codec exploitation
Best Practices Updated players, Verified sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1992
Latest Revision N/A

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .mpg, .mov, .wmv, .rm

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
Windows Media Player Free Windows
Adobe Premiere Pro Subscription Windows, Mac