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

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .dash extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .dash file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DASH file?

The .DASH file extension is MPEG-DASH Video File. The file is a video related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .dash file on 1 platform.

How to open a .DASH file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .DASH file on various operating systems.

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

To open the .dash file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DASH 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: Choose “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .DASH file?

If you cannot open the .DASH file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DASH file.dash – Dashlane, Inc.. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .DASH file with the RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud program on Windows.