AVI Extractor is an AVI demuxer that also gives you the possibility to extract frames and save them as common bitmaps. This is a simple-to-use application with a built-in movie player that reveals audio and video stream information. It offers support for all compressed AVI formats.
Classical and easy-to-use interface
It's wrapped in a seemingly outdated interface made from a window that reminds us of Media Player Classic, where you can get started by loading an AVI movie from file.
It starts playing automatically and gives you access to a few basic media player controls, such as seeking a particular position by moving a slider, as well as pausing and resuming playback.
Extract frames, audio and video streams
The currently frozen frame can be saved to an image file with the BMP format. Meanwhile, the video stream without the audio track, or vice versa, can be extracted and saved to AVI.
As far as audio and video stream information is concerned, you can check out the priority, language, scale, rate, start, quality, name, and frame margins. There are no other notable options provided by this piece of software.
Evaluation and conclusion
As we expected, it didn't put a strain on the overall performance of the computer in our tests, since it needed a low amount of CPU and RAM to work properly. No error dialogs popped up and it didn't freeze or crash.
On the other hand, AVI Extractor hasn't been updated for a very long time, which can be clearly noticed by taking one look at its interface. Otherwise, it delivers a straightforward and effective solution to pulling apart the audio and video stream from AVI movies, as well as for extracting and saving frames. It can be handled with ease by anyone.