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What's an ASF File?

ASF, short for Advanced Streaming Format, is now an open container format developed by Microsoft. It can contain a lot of content such as: audio, video, scripts, JPEG, binary files, or even customized content defined by the developer. Files in the ASF format commonly has the filename extensions like .asf, .wmv, and .wma. WMV is usually used for video files of ASF format with WMV compression applied, while ASF for those with non-Microsoft compressions.

As a streaming multimedia file format, ASF is optimized to get multimedia transmitted in the form of network data packets. ASF files are usually in small size to reduce network streaming requirements. ASF provides a flexible way to combine graphics, sound, video and animation data into one ASF file for streaming quickly and easily. Interestingly, a command code can be also included in the ASF video, and the user could specify that an event or action is performed at a certain time while playing the video or audio. ASF format is the core of Windows Media Service. ASF supports almost any codec and can use any underlying network transmission protocol with great flexibility.

play and edit ASF files

Windows Media Player is the default ASF player for Windows. It supports ASF streaming file format on the Internet, which means ASF can be played in real time while downloading. No need to download completely before playing. QuickTime can't play ASF files unless you QuickTime plugin like Perian. If and when Perian doesn't work, try playing and editing ASF with VLC, KMPlayer, PotPlayer, Movavi Video Editor, Wondershare Filmora, BlazeVideo Video Editor, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, etc.

How to Open ASF Files with Movavi Video Editor

Open ASF files in Windows

  1. In the main screen, go to the Media tab on the left sidebar and click the Add Media Files button.
  2. Go through the top menu bar File > Add Media Files, or simply press Ctrl+O.
  3. Resize Mov Video Editor's window and then drop ASF files to the timeline.

Open ASF files on Mac

  1. Go to the Media tab on left and click the Add Media Files button.
  2. Go through File > Add Media Files in the top menu bar, or directly press Command+O.
  3. Directly drag and drop ASF files from Finder to Movavi Video Editor's timeline. No prior conversion needed.

Open ASF Video on Mac and Windows

Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP
macOS Big Sur macOS High Sierra macOS Sierra macOS el Capitan Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

FAQs on ASF Playback in Windows, Mac and Mobile Devices

Question: Playing ASF with no sound?

Answer: This type of issues are usually have something to do with audio codec. There isn't the right audio codec to decompress the compressed audio data. That's why no sound while playing ASF. Since ASF can actually contain any audio codec, you have to find what's the missing codec. This usually could be done in the ASF playing you're using. Or simply install an all-in-one codec pack like K-Lite Codec Pack. If you want to play ASF on iPhone or iPad, you're suggested converting ASF to MOV or MP4 using a reliable video converter.

Movavi Video Editor Opens ASF Files and More

Not only can ASF Video Editor opens ASF files but also other video formats like MOV, AVI, MPG, M4V, MKV, FLV, etc. Movavi Video Editor is an all-in-one video editing application for Mac and Windows.


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