MPEG vs AVI

AVI is one of the oldest video formats still in common use, having been created by Microsoft more than a decade ago. An AVI is an Audio-Video Interleave based on RIFF headers (resource interchange file format). For years, it was the only viable digital video format available.

MPEG is a final product video format. After a video has been converted to MPEG, it should not be edited. Approximately a decade old, yet newer than AVI, the MPEG format was an attempt to provide quality video using smaller file sizes, having been invented by the Moving Pictures Expert Group.

Summary:
1.Both are lossy formats which sacrifices quality for file size.
2.Both can contain both audio and video data in a file container
3.AVI is thought of as a container format with the MPEG refers to the family of digital video compression standards.

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