How to play AVI?

Jul 25th, 2011 by dvdxplayer 2,369 views |Comments Off

AVI is common videos format, but “how to play AVI?” is probably the most common question a person new to digital video asks. This question is being asked by different ways:”I downloaded a movie and it wont play”,”AVI wont open!” and “This video doesn’t work!”– all of them asking basically the same question.So We will to recommend a tool to solve this problem in this article!

AVI, video player and codec
Generally speaking, playing an AVI requires two things: a video player software and a codec. Each version of Windows ships with a video player software (called Windows Media Player), so that is not a problem. The problem is called the codec.

One of the first terms a digital video freshman gets to know is codec. AVI and codec are inseparable. AVI is simply a file format, that doesn’t itself define how the video inside the file was made and how it should be opened. The video inside the AVI is typically a compressed video stream that is made with a special tool, called as encoder. Encoding is opposite of decoding. Encoding means that a file, whether it is an audio, video or picture file, is compressed to another format that normally takes up less physical drive space than the previous format.Common video encoding methods are DivX, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 — most common audio encoding method or format is MP3.

Codec, as a word is an abbreviation of Coder / Decoder. The person who put the video inside the video “coded” the video and the person who wants to open the video has to “decode” the video. Codec is a small piece of program that plugs into your computer’s operating system and allows the software installed on your computer to perform the “decoding” for the video that has been “coded” with the codec you installed.

Therefor, to open the AVI, you need to know how the video was “coded”, which means that you need to know what codec you need to use. There are hundreds or thousands of codecs in the world, so it can be an overwhelming task to test them each out individually. Luckily, there are easy ways to get around it..

To summarize: it is common that your computer can play some AVIs without any additional software needed and meanwhile refuses to play some AVIs. This is simply due the fact that those AVIs have been compressed using a different codec and your computer has a codec installed already for the ones that work — and you need to install a new codec to open the one that refuses to play.

Despite what stated above about codec and video player software being different things, there are a DVD Player software packages that wrap both, video player and the most common codecs into one product.

Now,DVD X Player just the one, In addition to these unlock all DVD region code, convert recorded video files to various format and many other functions.

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