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.asf to .avi converter

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    .asf to .avi converter

    I have old .asf video files & would like to convert them to .avi files to play in MS Media Player.

    The camera is a Sharp VN-EZ1 MPE-4 Digital Recorder. The video files are in .afs format.

    No luck trying to finding a CODEX!

    Can someone point me to a simple converter?

    The Camera is almost as old as me!

    The Old One

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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64

    Greetings Mr. Tully

    I use Any Video Converter:
    Free Video Converter| Any Video Converter Freeware| MP4 FLV 3GP AVI MKV DVD Android Html5

    Some sites say that it works and there are other alternatives as well:
    How to Convert ASF to AVI with Freeware |

    But any-video-converter is very easy to use in my opinion.

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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64

    Don't forget: in case of AVI output, you'll need to change the needed profile and quality on the right side of program window.

    Click image for larger version

    I've also missed one of these steps once when I was in a hurry.
    I've added the screenshot just in case.

    Good luck.
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    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    If you need to convert your Video, look for software that can utilize multi-cores processing such as Xilisoft Ultimate Video Converter. If you can avoid it and use it in original format then it is better since most software cannot produce a high quality video and if they do, the file size will be huge....

    I have been using free KMP player and also recommended to all my friends: KMPMedia
    This player uses its own codec built in so you do not need to install any codec and it will play asf and all other formats. including Music CD abd Video DVD. The sound is also much better than the built-in Windows Media Player.

    Installing Codec is not really a good idea and it has a history of creating conflict problem.

    If you decide to try it, make sure to uncheck the additional bloat wares that they offer.

    Here is a screen shot:
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    Last edited by topgundcp; 30 Dec 2012 at 10:39.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 35
    Windows 8 Pro 32 & 64 bit w/ some Linux VMs

    Hi Tully, you can also try Microsoft Movie Maker or Microsoft Expression Encoder 4. Both are free and should be able to do what you want.

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    Download Expression Encoder 4 with SP2 from Official Microsoft Download Center
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  6. #6

    Movie Maker plays video, but no voice!!

    Thanks anyway!

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  7. #7

    I tried the Microsoft Expression Encoder 4. & received the following error;

    "CODEC not found"

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