Audio Video Interleave is what the AVI file extension stands for. The AVI extension happens to be a container file that was launched by Microsoft Corporation back in the year 1992. Such container files work out as a shell that can comprise of a variety of files within it. Container files with the AVI format normally consist of video and audio data files.
The data that is contained within the AVI extension may be encoded in the codecs, which enable the files to use less compression compared to the other video formats, like the MOV and MPEG file formats.
In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .AVI file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:
A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .AVI file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .AVI file, so download the update and check again.
If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:
It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.