ASX File

What are ASX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ASX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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.

How to open ASX files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ASX file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ASX file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different ASX openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 21, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted

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