Convert ASF to WMA
With our free online converter, you can convert asf files to wma as well as a variety of other formats.
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Converting asf to wma
Advanced Systems Format File
🔵 VLC Media Player
🔵 Windows Media Player
|Main program||🔵 Real Player|
|Description||🔵 The Advanced System file is a media file used by Microsoft Window Media Player for streaming online audio and video files. The media container determines the data stream structure but not data encoding. So, the files encoded by Microsoft developers contain the .wmv or .wma extensions while other files have .asf extension. The ASF has a MIME type that allows files to be sent via the internet. Therefore, it can play audio and video directly while downloading data online.|
|Technical details||🔵 The .asf file comes with audio, video, and metadata just the same as the MP3. It defines the album, artists, and so on. Using this file, streaming can be done in a similar way to other formats. This makes user access to the file once some bytes have been downloaded while the downloading continues and the user watches. However, it has a maximum resolution of 352×288, which is adjudged small because it is designed for streaming.|
Windows Media Audio File
🔵 Microsoft Windows Media Player
🔵 VLC media player
🔵 Microsoft Zune
🔵 Apple QuickTime Player
A format of audio stream coding deployed by Microsoft in 1999, it has been serving as a foundation for Windows Media. Its purpose is to store and distribute audio content. Firstly, it was considered a real alternative for MP3, but then, when ACC appeared, WMA partially lost its significance. It differs fundamentally from MP3 by one realization and can be installed on an equal basis with other system codecs of Windows 9x.
A good compression quality characterizes WMA, and therefore it has been adapted later for many audio players, mobile devices, and Playstations. However, due to excessive closure, files in this format cannot be played back on other platforms with satisfactory quality. The new version allows for multi-channel coding of large audio files and coding of voice data. In addition to that, the delay in coding has been significantly diminished thanks to the technology of reduced time dilation.
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The name of WMA is being used simultaneously for the file format and the codec. There are some types of the format:
According to Microsoft programmers, an audio file of 64 Kbit/s bitrate has a similar sound clarity as the tracks from the original CD. However, some of advanced users do not share such views. Most often, WMA files are generated in Advanced Systems Format which contains both audio and video content. One of the failures is the impossibility to support bitrate of more than 160Kbit/s.