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converting asx file to wmv

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  1. kennypow

    kennypow Member

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    Hi guys

    Hope you can help me.

    I'm trying to convert an asx file to a format that I can burn to a disc. I've found the URL using notepad:

    http://mfile.akamai.com/31723/wma/b...s/zurich/ro2/patterson_audio_ro2_module01.asx

    However, it just opens in windows media player and I'm at a loss as to how I convert it to a writeable file. I am no expert with computers myself so I would really appreciate an experts help. Cheers
     
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    You want an mp3 from this stream?
    If so, it can be converted using VLC.
    If you want the steps I can post them.
     
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    Yes please matey. I have VLC so that would be very helpful
     
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    These were my notes from your file:pick out what you need.

    Open a typical .asx file in Notepad, see this:

    <ASX VERSION="3.0">
    <ENTRY>
    <REF HREF="mms://a11.v31723c.c31723.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/11/31723/v0001/brighttalk.download.akamai.com/31723/ssclients/zurich/ro2/patterson_audio_ro2_module01.wma" />
    </ENTRY>
    </ASX>

    Highlight and copy this part of the link from the text above:

    mms://a11.v31723c.c31723.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/11/31723/v0001/brighttalk.download.akamai.com/31723/ssclients/zurich/ro2/patterson_audio_ro2_module01.wma
    ========================================================================================
    Run VLC.
    On the Main screen, click 'Media' > 'Open Network Stream'.
    Paste the link that you copied.
    On the lower/right, click the down arrow and select 'Convert'.

    For RAW output:assumes the source is .wma audio as is listed in the link above.
    For 'Destination file', click 'Browse' and go to the Desktop, type a file name, e.g. Ro2_01.wma
    Click 'Save'.
    In 'Settings' check the box for 'Dump raw input'.
    Click 'Start'

    Aternately, for mp3 output:
    For 'Destination file', click 'Browse' and go to the Desktop, type a file name, e.g. Ro2_01.mp3
    Click 'Save'.
    In 'Settings', select Audio-mp3 in the Profile drop down menu.
    Click 'Start'


    It now drops back to VLC Main window and after a pause, the conversion starts in real time.
    (In the Main Menu,if you click 'View' and checkmark 'Status Bar', in the lower left of the main screen, 'Streaming' will be displayed - note, after a pause, the scroll bar may start showing progress).

    In any case, the new file should appear on the desktop as it converts.
    When output is complete 'Streaming' will be removed.
    ========================================================================================

    http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/vlc_portable
     
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    Absolutely fantastic stuff. Thanks very much
     
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    Drag the .asx into Notepad.
    I played it from the link, it's only two minutes:saved it out of VLC, same length.


    <ASX VERSION="3.0">
    <ENTRY>
    <REF HREF="mms://a1014.v31723f.c31723.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1014/31723/v0001/brighttalk.download.akamai.com/31723/clients/zurich/12092_patterson_r03_intro_081210.wma" />
    </ENTRY>
    </ASX>
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012

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