AX file format description
Many people share .ax files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ax file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ax files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.ax - DirectShow Filter Plugin
AX file is a DirectShow Filter Plugin (Codec). DShow filter is a DLL with extension AX. DirectShow is a multimedia framework and API produced by Microsoft for software developers to perform various operations with media files.
- .ax file format description:
- AX format
- Windows Media Player
- Application files
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- DirectShow Filter Plugin related links:
- DirectShow Filter Plugin related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .ax file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ax files. Be especially cautious with .ax files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .ax file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .ax file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
aa, xa, qx, as, ac, zx, wx, az, ad
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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- Xxencoded Data
- Quexal Source Code
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