What is a .XWM File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .xwm 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 .xwm file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .XWM file?

The .XWM file extension stands for Microsoft xWMA Compressed Audio. The developer of this file extension is Microsoft. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .xwm file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .XWM file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the FFmpeg software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XWM file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 FFmpeg software that 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 .XWM file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the FFmpeg software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .XWM 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: 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 FFmpeg software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .XWM file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the FFmpeg software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .XWM file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the FFmpeg software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .XWM file?

If you cannot open the .XWM file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .XWM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .xwma – Microsoft, .xwp – Xerox, .xwp – Intel, .xws – MAGIX, .xx – XXEncoded File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .XWM file with the FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Windows, FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Mac and FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.