AVI is the original windows media format. As with OGM and Matroska, AVI is a wrapper format, mostly used
in conjunction with MPEG-4 formats such as XVID and DIVX in recent days but in theory, it can be used with
most audio and video compression schemes.
You do not need any special component to play AVI files (other than decoders for the compression scheme
AVI files may contain). However, the Gabest Open Source AVI Splitter is more flexible than the standard
AVI splitter that ships with windows as it can better handle incomplete or semi-corrupted files.
With the Gabest AVI Splitter installed, you will be able to play and seek incomplete AVI files as long
as the first few megabytes have downloaded correctly.
Download the Gabest Open Source AVI Splitter v188.8.131.52 (Windows XP/2000/2003/Vista):
Download the Gabest Open Source AVI Splitter v184.108.40.206 (Windows 95/98/ME):
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