|Different AVI Media Players|
Avi is a file format which was released by Microsoft in 1992 and supports a synchronized playback of both audio and video files. AVI is short for Audio Video Interleave and thus contains both audio and video files within a single file. There are many media players which support the AVI file format.
The file format allows a synchronized playback of audio and video like DVD format. This software has been defined by Microsoft and is a derivative of the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF). This breaks up the file or the data in the file into small pieces or "chunks". Here there are two sub division of chunks where there are two mandatory sub-chunks as well as one optional sub-chunk. Among the chunks there is one chunk carries the "hdrl" tag. This particular sub-chunk is the file header and contains metadata about the video content. This data comprises width, height, frame rate and so on. There is the second sub chunk and this carries the "movi" tag. This has all the important audio as well as the video data which goes in to the making of the AVI movie. Then comes the last optional sub-chunk which bears the "idx1" tag. This is the indexing factor which indexes the offsets of the data chunks inside the AVI file.
Many versions of the Windows Media Player will support the file type. The versions are as follows:
Then there is another media player that plays the Avi files and that is the Ace DivX player. This also plays a host of other file types like Divx, Mpeg, Mpv, Mpa, Mp3, Mp4, Avi, Asf, CDA(Audio-CD), DAT(Video-CD) etc.
The Quick Mpeg 3.3 also plays the AVI files.
Then there are other media players which play the AVI files as well and these include Ace Media Player 2.2, Movie Media Player pro ActiveX OCX SDK 4.0, and VISCOM Video Media Player Pro ActiveX OCX SDK 6.51.
Thus there are many media players that can play avi files. Then there are the obvious choices like GOM media player as well as the VLC media player and all these support Avi files. Then there is DVD flick as well. Then there is MPC too, which always supports avi files.