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

There are 4 other file types using
the ASF file extension!

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ASF file extension - Advanced Systems (streaming) format

What is asf file? How to open asf files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

asf file icon: asf filetype icon

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:

The default software associated to open asf file:

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows Media Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Media Player is default multimedia player installed in Microsoft Windows. WMP can manage music, videos and pictures in computer, play or view them, sync them with portable devices, or burn them on CD/DVD media. It also supports home media sharing with other computers.

VLC media player for Mac icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player for Mac is popular multimedia player that supports variety of audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and streaming protocols.

VLC media player for Linux icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player for Linux is multimedia player that supports variety of audio and video formats (MPG, AVI, DivX, MPEG-4, FLAC, OGG, MKV etc.) as well as DVD playback, and various streaming protocols.

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Help how to open:

Use Windows Media Player, or VLC player to playback *.asf files in Advanced Systems (streaming) format.

How to convert:

Use Super, Free Video Converter or other conversion tool for example from Wondershare to transform *.asf file to other multimedia file formats.

Find conversions from asf file:

asf to amv

asf to avi

asf to mkv

asf to mp3

asf to mp4

asf to mpeg

asf to mpg

Find converter to asf file type:

flv to asf

h264 to asf

m4v to asf

mov to asf

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prm to asf

wmv to asf

List of software applications associated to the .asf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open asf file, edit asf file, convert asf file, view asf file, play asf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting asf files.

Software that open asf file - Advanced Systems (streaming) format

Programs supporting the exension asf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open asf file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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