ASF -> MPG (For Purposes of VCD) : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

Well, I looked through about 600 messages and never saw a clear way to do this. Some people said it couldn't be done at all, I find that hard to believe given technology. I have tried a few apps with no success, can somebody type up a mini-howto, I think it would help a lot of us! Thanks! Jeffrey

-- Jeffrey (, February 26, 2000


someone on here metnioned to use the "virtual dub" (in mos dos)and this will convert it to an AVI. From here its pretty simple in converting an avi to mpeg

-- Doug (, February 26, 2000.

Microsoft owns the rights to the ASF format, and I beleive they have not allowed anyone to legally make a program to decode it into MPEG or AVI. Old versions of VirtualDub could do it, but Microsoft forced them to remove that ability in the later versions.

-- Bah (, April 21, 2001.

-- ben (, May 08, 2001.

Im using tmpgenc right now to decode an asf straight to vcd compliant mpeg (btw i downloaded the asf from a streaming server with asfrecorder)

-- Elliot (, August 25, 2001.

I tried virtualdub (1.2) but I receive error. I have 2 files e I receive 2 errors: 1: "the ASf file is nnnnnnnn bites long but was originally nnnn when encoded. it may have been invalid or corrupted. Open file anyway?" I said yes but I receive an error "Unexpeted and of file" after some moment. 2: ASF: illegal object fragment flags 00 in packet ...... Withou any possibility to continue.

Any suggestion?

-- dex (, August 27, 2001.

Try using WMA enc to decompress it from it's native wma to an uncompressed WMA (full frames), caution, it eats up harddrive space, a 10 minute clip takes up 3 gigs, then you can encode it in VD. It worked for me (triumph the insult comic dog making fun of star wars fans)

- From the Evolution CPU Team

-- Rob Santon (, December 31, 2002.

Woops, I should say use Virtualdub 1.2, sorry but that.

- The Evolution CPU Team

-- Rob Santon (, December 31, 2002.

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