AVI (Audio Video Interleave)ΒΆ

Extensions: .avi

Developer: Microsoft


BSD-licensed: Yes

Export: Yes

Officially Supported Versions:

Reader: AVIReader (Source Code, Supported Metadata Fields)

Writer: AVIWriter (Source Code)

Freely Available Software:

We currently have:

  • several AVI datasets

We would like to have:

  • more AVI datasets, including:
    • files with audio tracks and/or multiple video tracks
    • files compressed with a common unsupported codec
    • 2+ GB files


Pixels: 3 - Good

Metadata: 2 - Fair

Openness: 2 - Fair

Presence: 5 - Outstanding

Utility: 1 - Poor

Additional Information

  • Bio-Formats can save image stacks as AVI (uncompressed).
  • The following codecs are supported for reading:
    • Microsoft Run-Length Encoding (MSRLE)
    • Microsoft Video (MSV1)
    • Raw (uncompressed)
    • JPEG