ASF Converter Windows/Mac - Convert ASF to AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, M4A, WAV, etc

Convert ASF Files to More Popular Format for Playback on iPad, iPhone, iTunes, QuickTime, Android, Xbox, PlayStation, etc

Jun 26, 2015, Posted by Andrew Smith

Why Convert ASF Files?

Does anyone know if there is an ASF Converter that can help me convert an ASF file into a mp4 format or anything that I can use to edit the file on Final Cut Pro?

ASF format, known as Active Streaming Format or Advanced Streaming Format, is powered by Microsoft. What if people want to play ASF files in iPhone, iPod, iTunes, etc? Since ASF is mainly used in Windows, it is not compatible with most Apple devices and players like iTunes, iPhone, iPod, iPad, QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc.

In order to play ASF files anywhere, you'd better to convert ASF to more popular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, MP3, WAV, etc.

A Powerful ASF Converter

Faasoft ASF Converter is just the right tool to convert ASF files to MOV, AVI, MP4, WAV, MP3, etc for playback ASF videos and movies widely.

Main Features of ASF Converter

  • Convert ASF to MOV or ASF to MP4 in order to enjoy ASF files in iTunes, QuickTime, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac OS X, Apple TV, etc;
  • Convert ASF to MOV or ASF to ProRes to edit ASF videos in iMovie and Final Cut Pro;
  • Convert ASF to AVI, WMV, H.264 and MPEG-4 to play ASF clips in Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox LIVE, etc;
  • Convert ASF to MP4, 3GP, MKV, WebM, etc so that you can play ASF movies in Android phones and tablets;
  • Convert ASF to Windows Movie Maker, Windows Media Player, PowerPoint more compatible WMV or AVI format;
  • Convert ASF files to MP4, WebM, OGV, etc web video to upload ASF videos to video sharing websites for share;
  • Convert ASF to other popular video formats like MKV, FLV, 3GP, SWF, DivX Video, DV, MPEG-4 Video, MPEG-1 Video, MPEG-2 Video, RM, etc;
  • Also can convert ASF to almost all kinds of audio formats such as WAV, M4A, AAC, MP3, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, SMP2, OGG, and CAF and so on;
  • Support editing ASF files in two ways: Basic Editing and Advanced Editing.

Convert ASF File

Free download and install Faasoft ASF Converter in the first place and then launch it. Here we will take convert ASF to MP4 as example.

Step 1 Load ASF file
The easiest way to load ASF file to the program is drag and drop ASF file that you want to convert to MP4 to the program main interface. Clicking "Add File" button is another way to add ASF file to the program.

Step 2 Set MP4 as output format
Once the ASF file is added, click "Profile" drop-down button to choose "MP4 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)" as output format from "General Video" category.

You can also choose other output format from "General Video" category as your desire or from other categories like "HD Video", "General Audio", "iPhone", "iPad & Apple TV" etc.

Step 3 Convert ASF to MP4

When the output format is set, click the big "Convert" button to start ASF to MP4 conversion. The program will process the conversion automatically.

What Is ASF Format?

ASF (standard for Advanced Systems Format) is Microsoft's proprietary digital audio/digital video container format, especially meant for streaming media.

An .asf file may contain video and audio, and can also contain metadata in the same way that MP3 files do. This allows the definition of artist, album etc. The file format allows streaming in a similar method to other formats, allowing the user to view the file once a certain amount of bytes have been downloaded. The file continues to download while the user watches.

There are many players that are compatible with ASF formats like Real Player, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player.

ASF is very similar to WMV format, except that WMV file can only use WMV and WMA codec, while ASF can use MPEG-4, MP3 and others.