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AVIF file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.avif - AV1 Image File Format Data

The AVIF video files are related to VLC Media Player. AVIF file is an AV1 Image File Format Data. The AVIF file format is used to store image data in the HEIF format but with the usage of AV1 for compressing the image sequences. AV1 is the royalty-free video coding format.

VLC Media Player
Video files
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AV1 Image File Format Data related extensions:
Autopano Video Pro Video
UVScreenCamera Video
Viber Video Push-to-talk Data
NetVue Recorded Video

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

Can't open a .avif 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 .avif file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

adif, agif, aif, avf, avi, vif

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Amateur Data Interchange Format File
Khoros Visualization Image
Active GIF Creator Project
Verity Image Format File
Audio Interchange File
SmartWare Executable Program

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

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