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File Extention .avi
Internet video/avi video/msvideo video/x-msvideo
Developer Microsoft
Type of format Container format
Container for Audio, Video
Type Code Vfw
Open format? Yes

AVI Audio Video Interleaved (also Audio Video Interleave), known by its initials AVI, is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992 as part of its Video for Windows technology.

AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. Like the DVD video format, AVI files support multiple streaming audio and video, although these features are seldom used. Most AVI files also use the file format extensions developed by the Matrox OpenDML group in February 1996. These files are supported by Microsoft, and are unofficially called "AVI 2.0".


AVI Packet Software
Popular ones

  • VirtualDub(VirtualDub MOD)
  • AVI-Mux GUI

Codec can be used by AVI
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  •  Format name
    • MPEG-1/-2(MPEG/MPG1/MPG2)
    • MS-MPEG4(MPG4/MP42/MP43)
    • Flash Video(FLV1/FLV4
    • Motion JPEG(MJPG)
    • LossLess JPEG(LJPG)
    • H.264(AVC1/DAVC/H264/X264
    • H.263(H263/S263
    • H.261(H261
    • Huffyuv(HFYU
    • AVIzlib(ZLIB
    • AVImszh(MSZH
    • Theora(THEO
    • Indeo Video(IV31/IV32
    • Cinepak(cvid
    • Microsoft Video 1(CRAM
    • On2VP3(VP30/VP31
    • On2VP4(VP40
    • On2 VP6(VP60/VP61/VP62
    • VC-1(WVC1
  • Audio
    • MP3(0x0055)
    • AC-3(0x0092)
    • AAC
      • LC-AAC
    • FLAC
    • Indeo Audio
    • TrueSpeech
    • WMA
    • Vorbis

Code combinations can be used freely according to the following example

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