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File Interchange Handbook by Brad Gilmer

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7.1OVERVIEW OF THE ADVANCED SYSTEMS FORMAT

7.1.1 Summary

The Advanced Systems Format (ASF) is an extensible file format designed to store coordinated multimedia data on a timeline for playback on devices and personal computers. This chapter provides an overview of the platform that supports the format on a PC as well as a detailed specification of ASF.

7.1.2 Introduction

The file format was originally designed around providing support for streaming over the Internet or a local area network (LAN); hence, its initial name was Advanced Streaming Format. Since the initial implementation, the platform that supports the writing and reading of ASF files ...

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