Open ASX file

The most commonly used .asx file type: Microsoft Advanced Streaming Redirector

What is asx file? Understanding and opening asx files

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.asx file type #1: Microsoft Advanced Streaming Redirector

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

Further details

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.

MIME types:
application/asx
application/ms-asx-plugin
application/ms-asx

Open asx file with:

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

.asx file type #2: Alpha Five temporary index

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

Further details

The asx file extension is also used by Alpha Five, a software development platform for one of its temporary files.

These files contains the indexing information generated by a query against a set. These files may be deleted.

Open asx file with:

Alpha Five

A RDMS and RAD suite used to create Windows and Web applications

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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