NSV (Nullsoft Streaming Video) is an audiovisual container format for streaming video data online. It was created in 2003 by Justin Frankel, while he was still working for Nullsoft. NSV only supports VP3 video codes and MP3 audio, although it was initially designed to stream all audio and video codecs. It is, in fact, the first format to allow users to make and stream live/recorded videos over the internet.
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.