ASF (Advanced Systems Format) is a digital multimedia format designed to save and open content online. It is the primary container for Windows Media Video and Windows Media Audio content. Today, ASF supports smooth playback on HTTP servers, media servers, and local storage with programs like Windows Media Player.
AC3 is an audio format designed by Dolby Digital to offer surround sound listening. This format is available on most Blu-ray and DVD media files and is played using a Dolby Digital DVD Player. Interestingly, AC3 can be output in up to six speakers of a home stereo system. On a computer, AC3 can be opened on VLC Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player, and Windows Media Player.
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