Open ASF file

The most common choise: Advanced Systems (streaming) format

How to open Advanced Systems (streaming) format .asf files

asf file icon Have you had trouble opening the asf file on your computer? What are asf files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is asf file?

Files with asf extension are mainly multimedia files saved in Advanced Systems (streaming) format, a standard video format used by Microsoft Windows.

Advanced Systems (streaming) format description

File extension asf is associated with the Advanced Systems (streaming) format. It is one of the standard video format included in basic media formats supported by Microsoft Windows.

ASF is an extensible file format that stores synchronized multimedia data. It supports data delivery over a wide variety of networks and protocols. It is also suitable for local playback.

ASF supports advanced multimedia capabilities including extensible media types, component download, scalable media types, author-specified stream prioritization, multiple language support, and extensive bibliographic capabilities that include document and content management.

Typically, asf files that contain audio content that is compressed with the Windows Media Audio (WMA) codec use the wma extension.

Similarly, asf files that contain audio content, video content, or both, that is compressed with Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Windows Media Video (WMV) codecs use the wmv extension.

Mime types:

Suggested software to open asf file

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

VLC media player for Linux

Linux version of popular VideoLAN player

VLC media player for Mac

Mac version of the popular VLC player

There are other ASF filename extensions with the same .asf suffix

asf - Acclaim motion capture data

An asf file extension is related to 3D skeleton file format used by Acclaim motion capture.

asf - APL*PLUS/PC shared data

An asf file extension is related to the APL (A Programming Language) developed by IBM. An asf file stores shared data.

asf - Lotus screen font

An asf file extension is related to the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet editing tool. An asf file stores screen font.

asf - Statgraphics data

An asf file extension is related to the Statgraphics data file format.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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