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 AVI (Audio Video Interleave) is a multimedia container file extension and format originally made by Microsoft.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 synchronised audio-video playback.
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.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- PAR file (*.par)
- Conversion program
Download and install Need 4 Video Converter 7.0 (see Resources).
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."
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."
Enter a file name into the "Save as:" field.
Click the red "Convert" button at the bottom of the main window to begin the conversion process.
Conversion with Need 4 Video Converter 7.0
Download and install "Any Video Converter Freeware" (see Resources).
Run the conversion program on the desktop. Click the "Add Video" button. Select a PAR video file for conversion. Click "Add."
Select "AVI (*.avi)" from the "Profile:" menu. Click the "Output Folder" button. Select a target destination folder for the converted AVI file. Click "OK."
Click the "Encode" button to begin the conversion process.
Conversion with Any Video Converter Freeware
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