Open ASX file

The most common choise: Microsoft Advanced Streaming Redirector

How to open Microsoft Advanced Streaming Redirector .asx files

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

What is asx file?

Files with asx extension are commonly used for Advanced Stream Redirectors. A link of sort used to launch streamed video in Media player.

Microsoft Advanced Streaming Redirector description

File extension asx is used for Advanced Stream Redirector files. Also known as Windows Media Metafiles, these are text files that provide information about a file stream and its presentation.

The asx files go beyond the simple task of defining playlists to provide Windows Media Player with information about how to present particular media items of the playlist.

Windows Media Metafiles are based on XML syntax and can be encoded in either ANSI or UNICODE (UTF-8) format. They are made up of various elements with their associated tags and attributes. Each element in a Windows Media metafile defines a particular setting or action for Windows Media Player.

The asx files can point to any media file type that Windows Media Player recognizes and supports.

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Suggested software to open asx file

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

There are other ASX filename extensions with the same .asx suffix

asx - Alpha Five temporary index

An asx file extension is associated with the Alpha Five, a software development platform. An asx file stores temporary index.

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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