How to Play ASF in QuickTime 7.7/7.6/6.4 etc?

Convert ASF to QuickTime MOV to Import, Open and Play ASF in QuickTime


This article will provide a solution if you come across one of the following situations: Mac can’t recognize ASF files; QuickTime can’t play ASF files; how to play ASF files on Apple products:

  1. Trying to play a .asf file in Quicktime 7-I downloaded a file from the Internet and it is in .asf format. From what I can tell this is a Microsoft format and should be playable in Windows Media Player. I don't have Media Player on my Mac (Black MacBook, 10.4.6) but I have installed Flip4Mac so I can play Windows Media files in QuickTime. QuickTime does play regular Windows Media files but it will not play the .asf files. Any suggestions?
  2. How do I play .asf files-Can I play .asf files on my iPad?
  3. I have a 2gb/sd card and I cannot play back any of these .ASF movie files in QT 7, QT 10 or MPEG STREAMCLIP! It keeps saying that "QT does not recognize this as a movie file.
  4. How do I open an .asf file?-QuickTime does not recognize it.
  5. HELP! can't play .asf files-i have a macbook pro. i cant seem to play a video clip that i have, which happens to be a .asf file. it plays the audio, but but no video. whenever i try to open it, it says that additional things r needed and leads me to the quicktime page online. im assuming its a codec issue, but i dont know what i need. any help would be appreciated. thanks.

The following article will tell the reason on why we can’t open ASF files in QuickTime as well as solution on how to play ASF in QuickTime, Mac, iTunes, iOS devices.


Why cannot Play ASF files in QuickTime?

ASF is short for Advanced Systems Format or Advanced Streaming Format, created by Microsoft as a digital streaming audio/video container format, which is gradually superseded by WMV.

At present, ASF is supported by the players like Real Player, VLC Media Player as well as Windows Media Player, but not the Mac players such as QuickTime, iTunes, etc., which also means ASF can’t be organized by iPhone, iPad, iPod, Macbook, and so on.


How to Play ASF files in QuickTime?

To successfully play ASF videos in QuickTime, it is better to convert ASF to QuickTime more supported MOV or MP4. Avdshare Video Converter is just the right ASF to QuickTime Converter which can easily convert ASF to QuickTime more supported MOV or MP4 with high output video and audio quality.

ASF to QuickTime Converter - Avdshare Video Converter

  1. Avdshare Video Converter, ranking as one of the most popular ASF to QuickTime converter converter, is able to convert any ASF files to QuickTime accepting video formats like MOV, MP4, thus play ASF files on Mac QuickTime.
  2. This ASF to QuickTime converter is user-friendly, as the conversion process is quite simple so that even the beginners will handle it.
  3. Besides using QuickTime to play ASF, you may also directly use Avdshare Video Converter to play ASF on Mac even without video format conversion
  4. It also helps to convert other video formats to QuickTime MOV like converting AVI, DV, FLV, DivX, AVCHD, WMV, WTV, DVR-MS, DAT, MPG, H.265, WebM etc to QuickTime supported video format.
  5. It even can convert QuickTime MOV back to ASF to play in Windows Media Player.
  6. Edit ASF or MOV video files like trim or crop, merge or split, adjust bit rate/resolution/ratio apect, adjust the video effect like brightness/contrast/saturation, edit subtitles, define audio tracks, etc.
  7. This ideal ASF to QuickTime Converter is compatible with Mac and Windows system.

Steps on How to Convert ASF to QuickTime MOV

Now, let's follow the steps below to easily and batch convert ASF videos to QuickTime more supported MOV or MP4.

Get ready: Free download ASF to QuickTime Converter

Click Free Trial button to download the powerful ASF to QuickTime Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, and you’ll see the following interface.

Step 1 Import ASF videos

To import the original ASF files, please drag and drop the files or click “Add File” button to this ASF to QuickTime Converter. If the ASF files are more than one, please input them at one time, which will save your time.

Step 2 Set QuickTime MOV as output format

Click “Profile” button and in the drop-down window choose QuickTime MOV as the output video format.

Step 3 Convert ASF to QuickTime MOV

Please click the “Convert” button to start and the finish the ASF to QuickTime  video format conversion.

Then you may successfully play the converted ASF files in QuickTime.

If you do not like to convert the ASF files, you may directly play ASF files without conversion in Avdshare Video Converter which is also a reliable video player both for Mac and Windows systems. Without any conversion, you can open and view ASF files through the built-in players of Avdshare Video Converter. Please press “Add File” button or drag and drop the files, then on the right part of this converter, you will see your ASF files.