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How to open .avi file extension?

File Type : Video file type
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .avi file extension?

.avi file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
Video container or wrapper format created by Microsoft; stores video data that may be encoded in a variety of codecs; typically uses less compression than similar formats such as .MPEG and .MOV. AVI files can be played by various video players, but the player must support the codec used to encode the video data. For additional information, view the Playing AVI Files help article.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .avi files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC
  • ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 6
  • Eltima SWF & FLV Toolbox
  • RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
  • Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultra
  • Microsoft Windows Video
  • Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
  • Nullsoft Winamp
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • Kodi
  • ALLPlayer
  • ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre
  • DVDVideoSoft Free AVI Video Converter
  • Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
  • RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • Kodi
  • xine
Apple Mac OS X:
  • Kodi
  • Roxio Popcorn
  • Roxio Toast 12
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC
  • Apple QuickTime Player
  • RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • ShedWorx Smart Converter
  • Eltima Elmedia Player