What is a .AX File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .ax extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .ax file extension and how to open it.

What is a .AX file?

The .AX file extension is DirectShow Filter. The file is a plugin related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .ax file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .AX file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .AX file on various operating systems.

How to open a .AX file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .ax file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player and VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .AX file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .AX file on Mac

To open the .ax file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple QuickTime Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .AX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple QuickTime Player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .AX file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ax file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .AX file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .AX file?

If you are still unable to open the .AX file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .AX file.axa – CSIRO, .axd – Microsoft, .axe – Microsoft, .axe – Codalogic, .axm – AXMEDIS. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .AX file with the VideoLAN VLC media player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player programs on Windows, Apple QuickTime Player program on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.