AVI is a video file format developed by Microsoft. The Video for Windows package, within the framework of which the AVI format appeared, was developed by this company in November 1992. It was intended for the operating system Windows 3.1. Since then, for a quarter of a century, the AVI format has remained the main one for storing video files in all versions of Windows operating systems. The name of the format is an abbreviation of the full name Audio Video Interleave File. The format is used to store video data encrypted using a variety of codecs. AVI files, as a rule, use much less compression in comparison with similar formats.
MXF is a multimedia container format designed for video to be packaged and edited. Such video material contains metadata, audio and video streams, which are encoded for various formats. The MXF extension was developed by the international company SMPTE, a market leader in cross-platform software and hardware solutions. The MXF extension, or Material Exchange Format File, is in most cases used by users who, as professionals, process, store and transmit video and audio information in the television and film industries. Professional camcorders use the same extension for recording. That's why the issue of playing MXF video is especially relevant. An MXF file is an output file when recording video / audio data from a TV tuner or some other hardware and software device. We are talking about devices whose purpose is to convert an analog signal to a digital one, and then process it. This is not to say that the MXF format is also in demand in terms of font in the SimCity 4 game program, which is a city-planning simulator. MXF is good first because it allows you to store multimedia data. Compression is possible, in fact, by any algorithm.