alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .AVI

File description

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.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .AVI file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .AVI extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .AVI file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
Solution
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .AVI file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Category
Video Files
Developer
Microsoft
Popularity
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File name: Audio Video Interleave File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
ALLPlayer ALLPlayer
Any Video Converter FREE Any Video Converter FREE
Aoao Video to Picture Converter Aoao Video to Picture Converter
BS.Player BS.Player
ConvertXtoDVD ConvertXtoDVD
DASHEncoder DASHEncoder
FFmpeg FFmpeg
FormatFactory FormatFactory
Free AVI Video Converter Free AVI Video Converter
Freemake Video Converter Freemake Video Converter
Hamster Free Video Converter Hamster Free Video Converter
HandBrake HandBrake
HDConvertToX HDConvertToX
iPad Video Converter Factory Pro iPad Video Converter Factory Pro
Irftool Irftool
KMPlayer KMPlayer
MediaCoder MediaCoder
Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker
Miro Video Converter Miro Video Converter
MPlayer MPlayer
NMS - NOVUS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM NMS - NOVUS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
PowerDirector PowerDirector
RealPlayer RealPlayer
SUPER SUPER
SWF & FLV Toolbox SWF & FLV Toolbox
SWFTools SWFTools
ThunderSoft GIF to AVI Converter ThunderSoft GIF to AVI Converter
TotalFix TotalFix
TotalMedia Theatre TotalMedia Theatre
VLC media player VLC media player
Winamp Winamp
Windows Media Player Windows Media Player
WinX Video Converter WinX Video Converter
XBMC XBMC
Mac OS
Mac OS
Adapter Adapter
Adobe Flash Professional Adobe Flash Professional
Aimersoft Video Converter Aimersoft Video Converter
Apple QuickTime Apple QuickTime
Elmedia Player Elmedia Player
Plex Media Center for OS X Plex Media Center for OS X
QuickTime Player QuickTime Player
RealPlayer RealPlayer
Roxio Popcorn Roxio Popcorn
Smart Converter Smart Converter
Toast 11 Toast 11
VLC media player VLC media player
Wondershare Video Converter Wondershare Video Converter
XBMC XBMC
Linux
Linux
RealPlayer RealPlayer
Totem Totem
Transcoder Transcoder
VLC media player VLC media player
XBMC XBMC
xine xine
Remember!
The .AVI file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .AVI extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .AVI file does not want to open

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:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

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.

2. Incorrect .AVI file association with the program

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:

  • Right-click the .AVI file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

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.