Did your computer fail to open an ASX file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ASX files.
What is an ASX file?
An .ASX file is an Advanced Stream Redirector file. Files that contain the .asx file extension are most commonly associated with Microsoft's Windows Media Player. These files are Advanced Stream Redirector files, also known as shortcuts.
ASX files contain information about a corresponding media file stream. The ASX file provides the media player with information on presenting the associated media file within the ASX playlist, by providing a shortcut to the associated media file. These files can be used to create playlists for the Windows Media Player.
ASX files are also referred to like Windows Media Metafiles and are based on the XML syntax.
We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
Suggest another file format using extension ASX
While we know of one file format using the .ASX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .ASX file.
Various ASX file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of ASX files. Remember, different programs may use ASX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.