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By Steve.bowers ·
Where do I find information on viewing the source code for a header of a .avi file

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by wkeatonjr In reply to AVI files

Steve maybe this will help:
From the website http://appliedit.arc.nasa.gov/videotech/avi.html


What is the AVI File Format?


AVI Files are a special case of RIFF files. RIFF is
the Resource Interchange File Format. This is a general
purpose format for exchanging multimedia data types
that was defined by Microsoft and IBM during their
long forgotten alliance.

Kevin McKinnon writes:

In fact, RIFF is a clone of the IFF format invented by Electronic Arts in
1984. They invented the format for Deluxe Paint on the Amiga, and IFF
quickly became the standard for interchange on that platform,
maintained eventually by Commodore right up 'til it's demise. EA also
ported Deluxe Paint to the PC platform and brought IFF with it.

IFF even used the 4-character headers (FourCC), though at the time it was
simply called a LONGWORD that some clever people decided to pair into
four charcter because they looked good in #define's.

RIFF is so close to IFF that the good IFF parser routines will (mostly)
correctly parse RIFF files.

----End of Kevin----

Further information on the IFF format is available at:

http://www.ipahome.com/gff/textonly/summary/iff.htm

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by Discordia In reply to AVI files

This could be a workaround if you just need information from the header: If you have any video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere or Ulead Studio, opening the AVI in that program, selecting it, then going to File>Properties will give you muchof the header info from the file.

The AVI overview at this site is one of the best I've seen: http://www.jmcgowan.com/avi.html

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