How to open file with AVI extension?

AVI file description

The .avi file type extension stands for Audio Video interleave file. The structure of this file type is composed of the wrapper or video container format that was designed by Microsoft. This file type has the ability to store data in video format which can be encoded in a variety of formats and codecs. At the same time, it gives poorer compression support compared to its competitor formats like MPEG and MOV.

The .avi file format is supported by most of the popular media players provided they support the codec used to encode the given video file.

Basic information about AVI file

File AVI is one of the files of the Video Files category. Its full name is Audio Video Interleave File . File format AVI was created by Microsoft. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file AVI sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a AVI file, you will definitely find it here.
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Conversion of a AVI file
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the AVI extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of AVI file conversion to a different format.
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the AVI file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the AVI file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the AVI file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the AVI file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the AVI file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the AVI file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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