How to Convert ASF, AVI and FFMPEG

How to Convert ASF, AVI and FFMPEG thumbnail
FFmpeg is able to convert between many formats, including AVI and ASF.

FFmpeg is a free audio and video conversion tool. FFmpeg is a good cross-platform solution to record and convert ASF and AVI files. ASF, or Advanced Systems Format, is a digital audio and video container format developed by Microsoft. AVI, or Audio Video Interleave, is a multimedia container format developed by Microsoft. AVI files contain both audio and video data. FFmpeg allows you to convert between the ASF and AVI formats with ease.

Instructions

    • 1

      Open your Web browser and navigate to the FFmpeg at Zeranoe website. The website provides FFmpeg builds for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems.

    • 2

      Click on the "FFmpeg git-7d531e8 32-bit Static (Latest)" link in the 32-bit Builds (Static) section. Save the archive on your hard disk drive. You can also select a 64-bit build if you have a 64-bit operating system.

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      Right-click on the archive and select the "Extract All" option from the resulting menu. Select to extract the archive on your desktop. A folder named "ffmpeg-git-7d531e8-win32-static" is created.

    • 4

      Copy the AVI or ASF file to the Bin folder. This makes the process of converting between the formats easier.

    • 5

      Go to the "Start" menu and type "cmd" in the Run box. Press "Enter" to start the Command Prompt.

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      Type "cd desktop\ffmpeg-git-7d531e8-win32-static\bin" and press "Enter" to point the Command Prompt to the FFmpeg's Bin folder. The ffmpeg executable is located inside this folder.

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      Type "ffmpeg.exe -i AVI_file.avi -acodec copy -vcodec copy ASF_file.asf" in the Command Prompt. Replace "AVI_file" with the exact name of the AVI file from the Bin folder. Replace "ASF_file" with the name you want your ASF file to have. Press "Enter" to start the conversion.

    • 8

      Type "ffmpeg.exe -i ASF_file.asf -vcodec copy -acodec copy AVI_file.avi" in the Command Prompt. Replace "ASF_file" with the exact name of the ASF file from the Bin folder. Replace "AVI_file" with the name you want the resulting AVI file to have. Press "Enter" to start the conversion.

    • 9

      Wait until FFmpeg converts the file. The time it takes to convert it depends on the file size.

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