.AVI File Extension

Developer:
Microsoft
File Type:
Audio Video Interleave File
Popularity:

Having trouble opening .avi extension? Don't panic! This page explains what avi files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open avi files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an AVI file?

Avi file extension has Audio Video Interleave file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "video files" category.

Associated with Microsoft, the .AVI file comes saved in a multimedia container format. It typically contains audio or video data, which can be encoded in different codecs.

Comparing to .MPEG and .MOV formats, .AVI files usually use less compression.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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Developer:
Microsoft
File Type:
Audio Video Interleave File
Category:
Video Files
Format:
Binary

How to open AVI file?

Double click the avi file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .avi extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the avi extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the avi file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open AVI files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the avi file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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