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AVI File Format

What is AVI? AVI, known as Audio Video Interleaved, is a container format specially developed to store audio and image into a single file for simultaneous playback. It was developed by Microsoft in 1992. With the launch of Windows 3.1, AVI was gradually known and accepted by more and more people. Up till now, it was widely used due to its merits such as higher compression ratio and cross-platform. (It can be run on quite a few systems including Windows, UNIX, and Mac's, etc.). Generally speaking, AVI video file was mainly used in multimedia disks to store a variety of image information of television and movies. So far, many popular digital cameras adapt a new variation of AVI format called DV AVI, which is jointly developed by Sony, Panasonic, JVC and other famous manufactures. 

It seems that almost all AVI look the same, but deep inside, they are totally different. Unlike other popular video format, say MP3, the content contained in AVI is compressed by using lots of different codecs, therefore, AVI file can be opened and played smoothly in Windows Media Player or other applications provided that the proper codecs are installed on the computer. To some extent, the codecs are extremely important. That is why more and more AVI codecs software have being developed to help users solve the AVI playback issue. Firecoresoft Video Converter is exactly one of the most powerful tools, being able to transcode AVI to any other popular video formats which best fit your needs. For instance, convert AVI to MP4 for playback on portable media gadgets like iPhone 5 freely, transcode AVI to FLV to allow uploading the video file to websites for sharing, the list goes on and on.

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