If you are familiar with the ASF file, you can find both WMV and ASF are Microsoft video formats. What are the differences between ASF and WMV if you need to convert ASF file to WMV? The article compares the two formats and provides the best solution for you to transcode ASF to WMV.
Before you turn ASF files to WMV, you should know the major differences between ASF and WMV are the file extensions and MIME type.
1. The MIME type for WMV is video/x-ms-wmv while the MIME type for ASF is video/x-ms-asf.
2. ASF file can be used for content with audio only or audio and video when WMV contains both audio and video file.
3. The WMV can use ASF format to encapsulate the encoded multimedia format while ASF can use ASF file only.
When you convert ASF to MWV, it is quite different from convert ASF to MP4 or convert ASF to MOV with ASF Converter. For the WMV and ASF use the same video codec, you can maintain the same video codec and video quality of the ASF file.
For some ASF to WMV Converters freeware do not recognize the WMV files well, it is recommended that you can use Aiseesoft ASF to WMV Converter to achieve your requirements easily.
Step 1 Open ASF to WMV Converter
If you have already downloaded the latest version of ASF to WMV Converter, you can launch the program to add the ASF files.
Step 2 Load ASF to the program
And then you can click the "Add File" button to load the ASF files to WMV. You can also drag-and-drop the ASF file to the program as well.
Step 3 Choose the format of WMV
Just click the "Profile" button and search for the "WMV" format. And then you can turn the ASF file to WMV format for different types of devices.
Step 4 Check the video encoder
Before you convert ASF to WMV files, you can check and adjust the video encoder and the audio encoder of the files before conversion.
Step 5 Convert ASF to WMV
After that you can click the "Convert" button to transcode the ASF file to WMV for the device according to your requirement.