By this point, AVI files have established themselves as one of the most popular audio and video formats. Microsoft created AVI, also known as Audio Video Interleave, in 1992. Diverse video players can play files with this extension. Because AVI files combine audio and video data into a single file, they enable simultaneous audio and video playback. AVI files may be played on a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Unix, Mac, and Linux, and practically every browser also supports them because to their simple architecture.
The Resource Interchange File Format has gained AVI (RIFF). With this file format, the file data is divided into chunks, and each chunk is then identified by a FourCC tag. An AVI file appears as one distinct chunk in a RIFF file, which is then separated into one optional chunk and two required chunks. The file header, which contains information on the video, is the first sub chunk identified by the hdrl tag. The second holds the actual audio-visual information that makes up the AVI movie and is identified by the movi tag. The video container or wrapper format was developed by Microsoft and is used to hold video data that can be encoded in a number of different codecs with less compression than other formats.
list of programs that can open AVI File
- Video Lan VLC Player
- Microsoft Windows Media Player
- Apple Quick Time Player
- DIVX Player