Name: Audio Video Interleave (AVI)

Pronom: fmt/5

Policy Summary:

Logical Extensions: avi

Related File Formats:

File rendering profiles:

Name Status Software (Version) OS (Version) Content Types File Extensions
AVI in VLC 3.0 on Windows 10 active VLC (3.0) Windows (10) video/avi avi
AVI in VLC Media Player 2.2.1 on Windows 7 active VLC Media Player (2.2.1) Windows (7) video/x-msvideo avi


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ccniels2 - 2018-06-22

[Description & Rendering]
Audio Video Interleave (AVI) is an early container format for joining audio and video bitstreams in nearly any ecoding, debuted by Microsoft in 1992. It is based on the RIFF packaging system, so extensive metadata may be contained in the INFO "chunk" or embedded XMP, but the structure of this data has not been standardized. AVI does not natively include some modern features such as time code indexing, yet AVI has found usage in high-level film production settings, presumably using software that encoded this metadata in nonstandard ways. As a result, awareness of the software used in creating a file may be necessary for accessing higher-level functions (though this is unlikely to be an issue for content-level viewing).


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Name Input Extension Output Extension Output Format Software Operating System