Audio-visual archives are national important part of files. Compared to traditional paper files, there are some differences in the carrier, requirements, and storage conditions and so on. Many people ignore this distinction which results in the current problems of management. Some people even have some misunderstanding of it. The management system is not perfect and there are other problems, such as poor storage conditions, difficulty of collection and so on. In order to make good use of audio-visual archives, these issues are should be solved and improved.