How to Convert a PAR to an AVI

PAR (Parchive) is a file extension for an open-source software project that creates parity file formats. These kinds of files use a forward error correction-style system that supports data recovery when information is deleted accidentally or corrupted. AVI (Audio Video Interleave) is a multimedia container file extension and format originally made by Microsoft. AVI files contain both audio and video data in a data container, allowing synchronized audio-video playback.

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A PAR file can be converted to AVI with the help of a conversion program.

In order to convert a PAR file to an API, a conversion program must be used. Several of these are available online as free trial downloads.

Conversion with Need4 Video Converter 7.0

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Download and install Need4 Video Converter 7.0 (see Resources).

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Run the conversion program on the desktop. Select "File," then "Open" from the top menu bar. Choose a PAR video file for conversion. Click "Open."

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Select "AVI--Audio Video Interleave" in the "Output file:" field. Click the "Browse" button next to the "Save to:" field. Select a target destination for the converted file. Click "OK."

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Enter a file name into the "Save as:" field.

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Click the red "Convert" button at the bottom of the main window to begin the conversion process.

Conversion with Any Video Converter Freeware

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Download and install "Any Video Converter Freeware" (see Resources).

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Run the conversion program on the desktop. Click the "Add Video" button. Select a PAR video file for conversion. Click "Add."

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Select "AVI (*.avi)" from the "Profile:" menu. Click the "Output Folder" button. Select a target destination folder for the converted AVI file. Click "OK."

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Click the "Encode" button to begin the conversion process.