How to Download an AVI Video

By Erick Kristian

AVI files are compatible with both Mac and PC.
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An AVI file is a video file format on both Mac and PC. AVI stands for "Audio Video Interleave." It is one of the most common formats for video files and is generally associated with higher-quality videos. Downloading avi videos is extremely simple and can be done with any Web browser. AVI files range in size depending on the length and quality of the video, which can vary greatly.

Open a Web browser. All Web browsers can download AVI files. Netscape, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera all are capable of downloading AVI files.

Navigate to the website where the AVI file is hosted. Find the link to download the AVI file. This link may be labeled as "Download AVI Movie" or something similar. Right-click with the mouse on the video and click "Save Target As." An explorer window will pop up. Navigate to the folder where the AVI will be downloaded to. Click "Save."

Wait for the AVI file to download. This process can take some time depending on the size of the file and Internet connection speed. Once the file has finished downloading navigate to the folder it was downloaded to. Double-click the file to view it. Windows Media Player, VLC and Quicktime will all play AVI files.