ASF to AVI Conversion GuideOriginal Page URL: http://www.divx-digest.com/articles/asf2avi.html
Author/Publisher: Digital Digest
Date Added: Feb 25, 2001
Date Updated: Feb 25, 2001
Note: If the instructions below does not work, you can try this alternative ASF to AVI conversion guide.
Microsoft's ASF format is also based on the MPEG-4 compression technology (an earlier version of the format used in DivX), but the problem with this container format is that it is proprietary, and not too many ASF editing/conversion tools are freely available.
By converting ASF to AVI, one can access the wide range of AVI/DivX software tools, and luckily, converting between the two containers is extremely easy and will only take a few seconds. Another advantage of converting ASF files to AVI is that you will be able to easily skip to sections in the video (ie. keyframes) and in a few of my conversions, the file size actually decreased by about 20% without any loss in quality.
Below is an short instruction on how to do this :
Start by downloading and installing the following software :
1. Installing the required software :
2. VirtualDub conversion :
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