Audio Video Interleave (also Audio Video Interleaved) is mostly known as AVI. This multimedia container format was introduced by Microsoft Corporation back in 1992.
These files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. Audio or video content that is compressed with a wide variety of codecs is stored in an AVI wrapper and played in Windows Media Player, if the needed codecs are installed on the computer. Most frequently used codecs for AVI format are: DivX, XVID, Cinepak, Indeo, DV, MJPEG codec, etc. AVI file format is considered to be the most common format for audio and video data playback on a computer.
Download and install
Download free Elmedia Player from this website and install this free AVI player for Mac by dragging the APP file to your Applications folder and launch the app.
Follow the easy setup steps
Follow the simple instructions offered by media player for Mac (like updating the plugins on your Mac). In order to play AVI on Mac updating Perian plugin is enough, but it is recommended updating all plugins in case you decide to play other file types in Elmedia.
Add the files you want to play
Add the AVI files to Elmedia Player library. You can do that one of the following ways:
* Drag the needed AVI files to the application window or onto the icon in the dock.
* Right-click the file in Finder and choose "Open With" option. Then choose Elmedia Player as an app which will open the file.
* Choose "File" from player Main menu -> "Add to Library".