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ASF to HTML5

ASF*, stands for Advanced Streaming Format, a proprietary video and audio container format developed by Microsoft primarily for streaming media. Unfortunately it is not a native HTML5 video**, thus Microsoft ASF videos are not playable on HTML5 browsers. If want to play .ASF files on a HTML5 website or browser, you need to convert ASF to html5 formats first, then embed them into your webpage with an ASF HTML5 player.

How to Convert ASF to HTML5 Video?

Step 1. Download ASF to HTML5 Converter.

The only software you need is HTML5 video converter. Both Windows and Mac versions are now ready to download. You can download it from bellow page:

Download ASF to HTML5 Converter

Step 2. Add ASF video(s) to the HTML5 converter

Simply click Add Videos button to import ASF video files from your computer hard disc to the application. This HTML5 converter supports batch video conversion, you can add multiple ASF videos to the converter and convert them into HTML5 videos in a batch.

Step 3. Select a player for your HTML5 videos

Click Theme tab, you will be able to choose a video player from many of the ready-made HTML5 video themes and templates. Optionally you can also set your video size, player size, and player skin here.

Step 4. Preview videos in Player and convert ASF to HTML5

Click the Preview button to view your ASF videos in HTML5 player, click the Publish button to convert the source ASF files to HTML 5 videos with the nice looking web video player.

Now you have converted ASF to HTML5 video, additionally you get the professional HTML5 player as well. They can be found from the output folder of this ASF to HTML5 converter software. It is time for us to publish the HTML5 video online now.

ASF to HTML5 Video

How to Add ASF to HTML5 website?

In the first half of this ASF to HTML 5 tutorial, we showed you the steps to convert ASF to HTML 5, now please follow bellow steps to embed the HTML 5 videos into your website.

1. Upload the HTML5 videos from local computer to remote server

The HTML 5 videos and player will be published to your local hard disc first. Run the ASF to HTML5 converter, go to HTML5 menu >> Open Output Folder, find the HTML 5 video project we have just created and upload them to your website directory through FTP client.

2. Copy HTML5 video embed code snippets and Paste to your Web page.

From the output folder, there will be a .html created with each html 5 video project published. Use a text/page editor to open the generated ‘html5video.html’ file and switch to code view. You can get the embed code for your HTML5 player there.

See details here: HTML5 Video Player Support – To embed HTML5 video to your webpage.

3. Publish your webpage and play the HTML5 videos online

Now you know how to easily convert ASF videos to HTML5 and publish them to your website with HTML5 video player(s). Have Fun!

*ASF: ASF is a highly compressed file format that contains streaming video, audio and optionally metadata, such as title, author, and copyright bibliographic data. When an ASF file is played back, content is delivered to you as a continuous flow of data. You no longer have to wait for the whole video and audio file to fully download before you start to view them. So, this file format is specially designed to run on networks. When an AVI file is compressed and converted to an .asf file, the file begins playing after only a few seconds. ASF files can be played back with the Windows Media Player (provided the appropriate codecs are installed), streamed with Windows Media Services or optionally packaged with Windows Media Rights Manager.

**HTML5 video: Refers to native HTML5 video/codec: MP4 (MPEG 4 files with H264 video codec and AAC audio codec); WebM files with VP8 video codec and Vorbis audio codec; Ogg files with Theora video codec and Vorbis audio codec.

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