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Comparsion between MOV and ASF

File Extension MOV ASF
File Type Apple QuickTime Movie Advanced Systems Format File
Description 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
Developed by Apple Microsoft
Pros 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
Cons 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
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