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.