File Extension Library

.AVI File Extension

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

What is an .AVI file?

.AVI file extension is created by Microsoft. .AVI has been classified as Video Files. The format of .AVI file is Binary.

.AVI is Audio Video Interleave File

An AVI file is a file saved in a multimedia container format created by Microsoft. It stores video and audio data that may be encoded in a variety of codecs such as DivX and XviD. AVI files typically use less compression than similar formats such as .MPEG and .MOV.

The AVI format is based on the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) which is a container format that was originally released in 1991 to store multimedia. The AVI format was introduced a year later in 1992 by Microsoft and is supported by various video players. However, the player must support the codec used to encode the video data. For additional information, view the Playing AVI Files help article.

List of all softwares that can open the Audio Video Interleave File
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Video
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019
CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Ultra
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
VideoLAN VLC media player
Nullsoft Winamp
Apple QuickTime Player
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
ShedWorx Smart Converter
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
VideoLAN VLC media player
olimsoft OPlayer
VideoLAN VLC for iOS 2
Google Drive
BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player
Google Drive
Videolabs VLC for Android

How to Open .AVI file on different platforms

Open .AVI File on Windows

  • Right-click a .AVI
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .AVI file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .AVI files" Press "Ok"

Open .AVI File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .AVI file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .AVI File on Linux

Right click on the .AVI file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .AVI File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .AVI file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .AVI File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .AVI files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .AVI files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .AVI files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .AVI file format
  2. You need to check the .AVI file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)