According to Microsoft, the ASX metafile extension is used to point to source files. An ASX (Advanced Stream Redirector) file is a metafile that redirects streaming media content away from browsers that are unable to play the content to the Microsoft Windows Media Player. To play an ASX file, Windows Media Player must have a CODEC installed that recognizes the source file’s media type.Know More
The ASX file type is used primarily in conjunction with Microsoft’s Advanced Stream Redirector File, which can pinpoint a Microsoft Advanced Streaming Format, or ASF file, or be included in ASX files.
ASX files store playlists, often used for multimedia presentations or for streaming video files to be played in succession. The ASX files support Real Time Streaming Protocol, or RTSP, as well as Microsoft Media Server, MMS, and HTTP. An ASX file also uses MIME type video/x-ms-asf plug-ins.
Installing a missing or new CODEC is simple. If an ASX file points to a media type the Windows Media Player can’t play, an error message appears telling the user what CODEC to install. These files are usually available for free from Microsoft.Learn more about Computer Help
The most common cause that prevents a user from playing WMV files in Windows Media Player is an inability of the program to handle files that contain multiple video streams. If the streams are meant to be played at once, Windows Media Player 11 reports a problem because it can only reproduce one video stream at a time. Alternatively, the problem could results from not having the correct codecs installed.Full Answer >
In order to play an MP4 file with Windows Media Player, a codec is required. One of the best codecs for Windows Media Player is the K-Lite Codec Pack. To download the K-Lite Codec Pack, navigate to the Codec Guide website and click "Download." Select a mirror from which to download the software. Once it has downloaded, install the software. Restart the computer and then play the MP4 file.Full Answer >
To play an MP4 file, use a video player like Windows Media Player or QuickTime. Other options include installing an MPEG-4 codec pack or converting the file into a playable file extension.Full Answer >
Play 3GP files on your computer using the free VLC media player. After downloading and installing VLC, open it, and drag and drop the file onto the player. You can also convert the 3GP file to a compatible format using an online video conversion program.Full Answer >