What is AVI?
AVI (Audio Video Interleave) is a multimedia container developed by Microsoft in 1992 to work with its Video for Windows software. An AVI file can contain both audio and video tracks. AVI files also have higher quality than MP4 files, but they’re larger.
The AVI video file container isn’t used as often as it used to be because it’s not ideal for sharing or streaming video. AVI files also can’t support 4K or UHD resolution. You can play AVI videos with Windows Media Player, VLC, and several other AVI players like JetVideo and KM Player.
What is WAV?
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format) is an audio file format developed by IBM and Microsoft. It was designed to store digital audio on a personal computer. WAV is a lossless format, meaning it doesn’t compress the analog recording it’s derived from.
Many players and applications support WAV, including Spotify, desktop music players like VLC and mobile players. They’re also supported by most web browsers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert AVI to WAV online?
- Choose a AVI file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s audio converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your WAV file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert AVI to WAV?
WAV is a lossless file format, meaning all of the original audio data is preserved when you convert to WAV. However, it also depends on the format of your original file. If you convert from another lossless file, like FLAC, to WAV, you won’t lose quality. If you convert from a lossy format, like MP3, the quality won’t decrease but it won’t improve either.