How to open Microsoft Advanced Streaming Redirector .asx files
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.
Suggested software to open asx file
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.