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AVI File Format

Microsoft Audio Video Interleaved file for Windows movie

An AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) file is a sound and motion picture file that conforms to the Microsoft Windows Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) specification.

An AVI container file contains an audio and a video stream in any number of codecs. .AVI is the one of the most common video formats for Windows operating systems.

MIME type: video/x-msvideo, video/avi, video/msvideo, image/avi, video/xmpg2, application/x-troff-msvideo, audio/aiff,audio/avi

 

Learn more about AVI files:

Evans Leung shares a tip on how to correct a problem manipulating broken avi files at SearchWinIT.com.

Search for answers to AVI-related questions at IT Knowledge Exchange.

This was last updated in July 2010
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