AVI, which stands for Audio Video Interleave,
is a type of multimedia file container format used by Windows. The file type itself was introduced back in 1992 by
Microsoft, and has been used ever since, though nowadays, some are unofficially called “AVI 2.0”.
These are actually file format extensions that
are supported by a group called Matrox OpenDML. The file container format was introduced as a part of the
Video for Windows technology when Microsoft first brought it out, and it is now used widely by PC users who use
video and Microsoft software.
These container files are capable of holding
both audio and video, and can be used for simultaneous playback of the two. It can also be used for streaming,
though it is not used nearly as much for that purpose.
AVI itself is actually derived from the RIFF
file (Resource Interchange file format). Basically, it takes the information needing to be stored, breaks it down
into chunks, identifies each one, and then groups them together as one in the form of an AVI
Since the AVI file container format has been
developed for quite some time now, it does have some shortcoming, which is in part the need for the Mp4 to AVI converter techniques. For example, there were several things
not built into it that would be nice nowadays. For one, there is not a standard way to encode some information with
Because of this, some players will not
automatically select the right one to play, though this can be done manually sometimes. Also, variable frame rate
material was not intended to be used with AVI, which can substantially increase overhead on projects involving such
media. You have to find ways to work around this, which can be tiresome and time consuming, or even