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.
WMV (Windows Media Video) is a collection of video codecs with their respective coding formats introduced by Microsoft on its Windows Media framework. Initially, it was designed to compete with RM format on online streaming apps. It stores compressed videos and is even used to deliver content on Blu-ray/DVDs.
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