The File Extensions Database

.AVB File Extension

  • Developer by: Avid
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .AVB file?

.AVB is Avid Bin File

Library or "bin" of files used by an Avid video-editing project; stores references to media clips, sub-clips, sequences, titles, effects, EQ templates, etc.

AVB files are "pointer files" that organize files used by a certain project, but do not contain the actual media. Therefore, when backing up an Avid project, AVB files must be backed up along with the corresponding media files.

Avid bin files can be imported into an existing project by selecting File→Import and choosing an AVB file.

Programs that open Avid Bin File
Avid Media Composer
Avid Xpress
Avid Media Composer
Avid Xpress
File Type 2 Microsoft Comic Chat Character
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Raster Image Files

File used by Microsoft Comic Chat, a chatroom application; contains an avatar that is referenced by the program to represent the user.

To use an avatar not included with Comic Chat, place the AVB file in the "ComicArt" folder in the application directory. Then, in the application, Select View → Comic Strip, click File → New Connection, select the "Character" tab, choose the name of the AVB file you just added, and click OK.

NOTE: Microsoft Comic Chat was discontinued but version 2.5 is still available for download.

Programs that open Microsoft Comic Chat Character
Microsoft Comic Chat 2.5

How to solve problems with AVB files

  • Associate the AVB file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AVB file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AVB files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AVB file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AVB is Avid Bin File. Because only the current version supports the latest AVB file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Avid manufacturer website after an available .AVB is Avid Bin File update.
  • To make sure that your AVB file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.