This step by step guide is mainly about AVI video, it will show you how to rip and convert DVD to AVI on windows and Mac? What is AVI video? How to play AVI video on Windows and Mac.

1. What is AVI?

AVI video

AVI is stand for Audio Video Interleave, it is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992 as part of its Video for Windows technology. AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. Like the DVD video format, AVI files support multiple streaming audio and video. Most AVI files also use the file format extensions developed by the Matrox OpenDML group in February 1996.

2. How to rip DVD to AVI on windows and Mac

In order to convert DVD to AVI video, you need some DVD ripping program. I have tried many DVD rippers, and strongly recommends this DVD to AVI Ripper, it works pretty well for both movies DVD and personal DVD. More importantly, it supports copy-right protected DVD, few DVD ripping program can do that.

Step1. Download and install the DVD to AVI Ripper. And then run the ripper.

Step2. Put your DVD disk into the computer DVD-Rom, click ‘Add’ to locate your DVD-Rom and import the DVD file to the ripper.

Rip DVD to AVI

Step3. Click the ‘Profile’ drop-down list, go to common video, and you will see the AVI video option, select it.

Step4. Click ‘Start’ and the ripper will automatically rip your DVD movie to AVI video. Once the conversion finished, you can click ‘Open folder’ to locate your AVI video. It couldn’t be easier to convert DVD to AVI like that.

This DVD to AVI Ripper also has Mac Version (DVD Ripper for Mac), it works for both Intel Mac and Power PC Mac, the operation steps are similar with the windows version, and I’m not repeats here.

3. How to play AVI video on Windows and Mac

For Windows user, you can use Windows Media Player to play AVI video directly. But for some windows computers that lack of code, you may have no sound when you use windows media player to play AVI video. Install the K-lite code pack can help you solve the problem. You can google search for K-lite code pack. It’s totally free and safe. For more information about how to fix windows media player play AVI problem, you can refer to this tutorial.

Play AVI video with Windows Media Player

For Mac user, you need third party software to play AVI video, because QuickTime player cannot recognize AVI video. And VLC player is the best AVI video player for Mac user, here is the VLC player for Mac download link.

Play AVI with VLC

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