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    Capturing a ASF File

    I need to save a video from the web to DVD for one of my users. When I download the file it is saved as a ASX file which I understand to be just a text file which points to where video ASF file is found on the internet. When I use the ASX file to pull up the video, it opens in Windows Media Player which doesn't give me an option to save it. How to do I capture the ASF file?
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    Re: Capturing a ASF File

    Daisy, here is a link to a site that lists several solutions for doing this. Some of which are free. I cannot vouch for any of them... I just Googled: ASF capture video free.

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    Re: Capturing a ASF File

    I've had good results using the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> SDP Multimedia program. It seems to support most of the common streaming media protocols.

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    Re: Capturing a ASF File

    Thanks, fellas. I was finally able to capture the ASF file. Now, could you maybe recommend a program for converting the ASF file to a format I can burn to DVD? So far everything I've found with Google and Shareware.com haven't worked. Maybe one of you or someone else has done this before and can recommend a good program for doing that?
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    Re: Capturing a ASF File

    Glad you solved your problem.

    Just FYI, as you mentioned ASX files are text files, which you can view and edit with a text editor. If you do so, in many cases reading the code you'll find the path to the underlying ASF file, which you can in turn download e.g. using a download manager (such as Go!Zilla).
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    Re: Capturing a ASF File

    Don't know if this will help but this approach might be worth a try...

    My son wanted to convert a .3GP mobile phone video to something that would work on any PC. I installed the K-Lite Codec Pack on his Vista Home Premium laptop. That enabled him to import his .3GP files into Windows Movie Maker. All he had to do then was publish the file from WMM, the output was a .wmv that plays in Media Player.

    Ken

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