MXF is a multimedia container format designed for video to be packaged and edited. Such video material contains metadata, audio and video streams, which are encoded for various formats. The MXF extension was developed by the international company SMPTE, a market leader in cross-platform software and hardware solutions. The MXF extension, or Material Exchange Format File, is in most cases used by users who, as professionals, process, store and transmit video and audio information in the television and film industries. Professional camcorders use the same extension for recording. That's why the issue of playing MXF video is especially relevant. An MXF file is an output file when recording video / audio data from a TV tuner or some other hardware and software device. We are talking about devices whose purpose is to convert an analog signal to a digital one, and then process it. This is not to say that the MXF format is also in demand in terms of font in the SimCity 4 game program, which is a city-planning simulator. MXF is good first because it allows you to store multimedia data. Compression is possible, in fact, by any algorithm.
ASF is a media file format developed by Microsoft. This format is preferred for Windows Media. This player can play not only video or audio files, but also mixed recordings that are compressed using certain codecs and saved in an ASF file. Files of this format also additionally store metadata (including title, author, copyright information). The full original name of the format is Advanced Systems Format. The main goal of Microsoft in developing this format was to provide streaming media playback.