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

There is one other file type using
the ASX file extension!

asx file icon.asx - Alpha Five temporary index file

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ASX file extension - Microsoft Advanced Streaming Redirector file

What is asx file? How to open asx files?

File type specification:

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

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

asx file icon: asx filetype icon

The asx file extension 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

The default software associated to asx file type:

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft 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.

Help how to open ASX files:

Use Windows Media Player to open *.asx files.

How to convert file with extension ASX:

As far as we know, this .asx file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Find conversions from asx file:

asx to aac

List of software applications associated to the .asx file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open asx file, edit asx file, convert asx file, view asx file, play asx file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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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 of the asx files.

  • Open asx file
  • Save asx file
  • Edit asx file
  • Play asx file
  • Import asx file
  • Settings asx file
  • Others asx file

Software that open asx file - Microsoft Advanced Streaming Redirector file

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