The File Extensions Database

.AVS File Extension

  • Developer by: Nullsoft
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .AVS file?

.AVS is AVS Preset File

Configuration file used by Advanced Visualization Studio (AVS), an audio visualizer for Winamp; contains settings for animations that are created based on the music played within Winamp.

Programs that open AVS Preset File
Nullsoft Winamp with the Advanced Visualization Studio plugin
File Type 2 Avid Project Preferences File
Developer by: Avid Technology Category: Settings Files

Settings file created by Avid products such as Avid Media Composer and Avid Xpress; stores project preferences, which can include media creation settings, video and audio track formats, and other settings; can be used across multiple projects (.AVP files).

Programs that open Avid Project Preferences File
Avid Media Composer
Avid Xpress
Avid Media Composer
Avid Xpress
File Type 3 Application Visualization System File
Developer by: Intel Category: Video Files

Digital video format based on Digital Video Interactive (DVI) technology; allows end-users to build visualization applications for solving scientific and engineering problems; may be generated by Intel video software.

File Type 4 AviSynth Script File
Developer by: AviSynth Category: Video Files Format: Text

Script created for AviSynth, a video post-production tool used for editing and processing video files; used to automate video functions such as cutting sections, resizing video clips, dubbing audio, adjusting brightness, etc.

The AviSynth software is distributed as a .DLL file, which acts as a "frameserver" that serves video frames to the media player on-demand when an AVS file is opened. In this manner, the media player recognizes the served frames as standard .AVI video data. Therefore, to play video using Avisynth, create an Avisynth script and then open it with a supporting AVI media player.

Programs that open AviSynth Script File
Nero 2018
Microsoft Notepad
File Type 5 Adobe Photoshop Variations File
Developer by: Adobe Systems Category: Settings Files Format: Binary

Settings file used by Adobe Photoshop, an image-editing application; contains adjustments that can be applied to an image; can be accessed by selecting the following menu option: Image → Adjustments → Variations....

NOTE: Some 64-bit versions of Photoshop do not include the Variations submenu. Adobe provides a manual plug-in download to fix this issue for in some software versions.

Programs that open Adobe Photoshop Variations File
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

How to solve problems with AVS files

  • Associate the AVS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AVS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AVS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AVS 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 .AVS is AVS Preset File. Because only the current version supports the latest AVS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Nullsoft manufacturer website after an available .AVS is AVS Preset File update.
  • To make sure that your AVS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.