ASF file format

ASF files Format

ASF (Advanced Systems Format) is proprietary video and audio container format which created by Microsoft especially for streaming media. ASF is based on serialized objects which are essentially byte sequences identified by a GUID marker. contains audio and video data and optionally metadata, such as title, author, and copyright bibliographic data.

ASF is part of the Windows Media framework. The ASF file format contains within an ASF file are Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Windows Media Video (WMV). ASF file is a file type, but it is designed for transmission over the Internet with the IP multimedia data synchronization between the design, so the information in ASF format suitable for transmission over IP networks. Supported by VLC media player, Windows Media Player, etc.

ASF Compression: AVI vs ASF /

Other File Formats: 3GA / MKV / MOV / MP4 / DV / H.264

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