.ASF File Extension

Advanced Systems Format File

General Information

Title ASF File Extension
Extension .asf
Full Form Advanced Systems Format File
File Type Digital Video/Audio File
Developer Microsoft Corporation
MIME Type video/x-ms-asf

File Function

Primary Function Store multimedia
Additional Functions Stream media
Features Metadata, DRM support

File Characteristics

Quality Variable
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes, with software

Use Cases

Video Playback Yes
Audio Playback Yes
Streaming Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code execution
Best Practices Regular updates, trusted sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1995
Latest Version Update with Windows Media Player

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .wma, .wmv

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Windows Media Player Free Windows
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux
FFmpeg Free Cross-platform