>> AVI file

AVI file format description

Many people share .avi files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .avi file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .avi files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.avi - Microsoft Video for Windows Movie

The AVI video files are related to Windows Media Player. AVI file is a Microsoft Video for Windows Movie. The Microsoft AVI file format is a RIFF file specification used with applications that capture, edit, and play back audio-video sequences. In general, AVI files contain multiple streams of different types of data. Most AVI sequences use both audio and video streams. A simple variation for an AVI sequence uses video data and does not require an audio stream.

Windows Media Player
Video files
- / -
Microsoft Video for Windows Movie related extensions:
Sorenson Video v3
Apple ProRes 422 HQ Video
iTunes M4V Video
USM Game Video
VobSub Subtitle
VobSub Subtitle Index

Naturally, other applications may also use the .avi file extension. Even harmful programs can create .avi files. Be especially cautious with .avi files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .avi file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .avi file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

abi, aci, adi, afi, agi, ai, aiv, av, avj, avk, avl, vai, vi, wvi, xvi

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Xbox One Viirtual Disk Info
XTherion Vector Image
Zeiss AxioVision Image
AOMEI Backupper Backup Archive
AbiWord Plug-in File

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

If you find the information on this page useful, please feel free to link to this page.

If you have useful information about the .avi file format, then write to us!

Please help us by rating this page below.

3/5 based on 20 reviews.
Thanks for rating!
Invalid rating.