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What is the AVI Format?
AVI or Audio Video Interleave is one of the most popular video container formats developed by Microsoft in 1992. This can hold various types of audio and video formats which can work in sync. AVI is based on the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) container format that was introduced in 1991.
Importance of the AVI Format
AVI is still used today, and even though it is supported by a wide variety of video players, it requires the codec that was used to encode to play the video accurately. The most frequently used codecs here are DivX and M-jpeg. AVI is used to store high-quality videos as it doesn’t compress the video unlike other video formats. One major drawback of this is that the files tend to be pretty large, causing storage problems. To play AVI videos, you can use various video players like Windows Movies and TV, Windows Media Player.