Is a format of audio/video data, which is the most popular today. It can contain files encoded by different codecs, but they will be played in sync and create a unified image to the end user. AVI container supports function in multi-threaded mode, and allows different ratios of audio and video codecs.
AU is a file extension for a sound file format belonging to Sun, NeXT and DEC and used in UNIX. The AU file format is also known as the Sparc-audio or u-law fomat. AU files contain three parts: the audio data and text for a header (containing 24 bytes) and an annotation block.