||Apple QuickTime Movie
||Advanced Systems Format File
||Developed by Apple Computer, MOV is a file format for storing and playing back movies with sound. This flexible format isn't limited to Macintosh operating systems. It's also commonly used in Windows systems.
||created by Microsoft; specifically designed for streaming audio and visual content; contains audio and video data and optionally metadata; The most common file extensions for ASF files are extension .wma and .wmv
||playable on both Mac and Windows platform; great video quality; easy to be edited
||supports scalable media types and stream prioritization: permit a single multimedia composition to be presented over a wide range of bandwidths
||As a container format, MOV can be encoded with various codecs, this causes problem during playback
||ASF files specify the structure of the audio or video stream, but not the encoding method; maximum resolution is a relatively small 352x288; difficult to play on Mac platform
|Help You Choose
||The MOV format has been around for many years, and this longevity has given it many advantages over the competition.
||An ASF file can contain multiple independent or dependent streams, including multiple audio streams, or multiple bit rate video streams suitable. The streams can be in any compressed or uncompressed format
|Programs that open MOV/ASF files