MPA is an audio that doesn’t contain video, which derives from MPG and belongs to the compressed format of MPEG1 Level. There’re MPEG Audio Layer-1, MPEG-1 Audio Layer-2 and Audio Layer-3 (becomes MP3) altogether in MPEG-1 Audio.

ASF is Advanced Streaming Format. It is an extensible file format developed primarily for storing synchronized digital video, audio, subtitle streams, or transmitting data on the internet. ASF is also a multimedia container of Windows Media Video or Windows Media Audio.

To convert mpa to asf, you do not install the extra mpa decoder based on DirectShow on your Windows system.


Download ASF Converter which can convert mpa to asf file. Select an mpa file, change audio encoding bitrate if necessary,  rename the output file to asf extension.

APE is a audio filename extension used by Monkey's Audio who provides a fast and easy way to compress digital music. As a lossless compression format, APE also open part of its codec and it is mainly applied to hi-fi listening and audio file-level save. However, since APE is a proprietary software which is often too slow to decode on portable audio devices, there may exist some risks in practice.

To convert ape to asf, please install APE DirectShow Filter.

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