How to Play ASF on Mac QuickTime, iTunes?

Convert ASF to Mac Natively Supported MOV, or MP4 Video Format

I failed to play one ASF file on my Mac. I searched and found that ASF file is not natively supported by Mac QuickTime player. What methods can help me to play the ASF file on my Mac? Installing a third ASF player or converting ASF to Mac QuickTime natively supported video formats?

ASF, short for Advanced System Format, is one of Microsoft proprietary video container formats and so has got full support from Windows system and Windows based softwares. And definitely ASF format is not supported by Mac system or Mac based softwares, such as QuickTime, since Windows and Mac are two competitors. But Playing ASF on Mac is still possible and easy if you ask help from a professional ASF converter, like Avdshare Video Converter.

Key Features of Avdshare Video Converter

  1. Convert any ASF to Mac QuickTime natively supported MOV for easily playing ASF on Mac or Mac based QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV or editing ASF on FCP, iMovie.
  2. Convert any other unsupported WMV, FLV, SWF, F4V, AVI, MKV, VOB, etc to Mac and Mac based softwares supported video formats.
  3. Convert ASF to MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-2, etc for any device, media player or video editing program which does not natively support ASF.
  4. Convert MOV or other video formats to ASF for easy ASF playback on Windows system or Windows based softwarres.
  5. Directly play ASF or edit ASF or play or edit any other video format.

Guide on Converting ASF to Mac

You can easily convert ASF to Mac system supported MOV to solve the ASF incompatibility issue with Mac.

Make Preparation: Free download ASF Converter

Free download the professional ASF Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Add ASF files

Clicking the "Add file" button or the dragging and dropping function easily helps user to import the ASF file to this ASF converter. Batch converting ASF files is supported.

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

Choose MOV as your output format by clicking "Profile" button > "General Video" category.

Step 3 Convert ASF to Mac supported format

Click the "Convert" button to easily convert the ASF file to Mac or Mac based softwares supported MOV format.



Another Method to Play ASF on Mac

Converting ASF to Mac natively supported MOV is not the only way to play ASF on Mac or Mac softwares, but definitely the easiest and the most popular way. Users still have the choices to install another ASF player to their Mac to play the ASF file, but for Mac users, no players deserves their trust and provides the convenience as QuickTime player does. So using Avdshare Video Converter to convert the ASF to Mac MOV is the right choice.