I play a game from which I'm trying to extract videos. I extracted the '.PAK' files and the movies are in '.SCR' format. I have no idea how to convert them to '.AVI' or any playable file. Does anyone know how I can do this?
Try opening the file with the program MediaInfo, it will attempt to identify the file and see what it was encoded with.
It may be as simple as renaming the file to .avi, or you could have to download a converter, but you will at least know what format it is coming from to find a compatible converter.
For .scr files which are actually screensaver files (which yours might not be):
Download and install the Everything search engine: http://voidtools.com/
Double-click your .scr file to run it. Open the Task Manager and terminate run32.dll (this step might not be necessary). In the Everything search tool, type in the file name of the screensaver (or part of it), without the extension. Everything may show a video file of the same name but with e.g. an .swf, .avi etc. extension. Right-click that file in the list, and click "Open containing folder."
Download and install ffmpeg into your %PATH%, or copy ffmpeg.exe into the same open folder. https://ffmpeg.org/
Open a terminal (or "DOS prompt" or "command prompt" / cmd.exe), and run these commands; replacing in.swf with the video file name you found:
out.avi will be your result file. Or, if you hate huge lossless .avi files ;) for the second command, you could do:
The -crf 0 parameter is if you want lossless compression; if you give an .mp4 extension ffmpeg uses the default h264 codec. For compression, enter any number up to I think 50 (worst quality).
I've had some weird .swf files that turn out in reverse when converted. For those, add this switch to the ffmpeg command:
Sources that helped me work this out: http://www.answers.com/Q/How_do_convert_scr_to_avi http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2553448/encode-video-in-reverse
The SCR format files are screensaver files.
You can convert the file by (From eHow.com):
A] Converting with AVS Video Converter :
B] Converting with Need4 Video Converter 7.1 :
C] Converting with Any Video Converter :