Updated: 02/01/2021 by Computer Hope
AVI file

Short for Audio Video Interleave, AVI is a standard file format used for video files under Microsoft Windows. The maximum size of an AVI file is 2 GB.


Due to AVI's file size limitations, many people now use either WMV (Windows Media Video) or MP4 for their video files.

How to open an AVI file

An AVI file can be opened in most media players and video editors. For example, if you're using Microsoft Windows you could use Windows Media player to open the AVI file.

Computer acronyms, Indeo, MPEG, Software terms, TLA, Video for Windows, WMV