ADX File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an ADX file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ADX files.

What is an ADX file?

An .ADX file is an ADX lossy compressed audio file. These ADX files contain the lossy proprietary audio compression format used for video games. CRI Middleware created this audio format. The looping function of ADX audio made this format useful for background sounds in video games. Sega Dreamcast made use of this audio format for their video games. The Sonic the Hedgehog series makes use of this audio format.

How to open ADX files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ADX for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ADX openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .ADX

While ADX lossy compressed audio is a popular type of ADX-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .ADX extension.

The ADX file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an ADX opener may not be able to open all kinds of ADX files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited ADX viewer.

Aodix project

These ADX files contain audio created by Aodix, a software designed by Juan Antonio Arguelles that acts as a basic sequencer program and uses the Amiga style "tracker" interface. It has an integrated sampler and synth and progressively drops in favor of a VST (Virtual Studio Technology) host. Due to the passing of the developer, Juan Antonio Arguelles, this software is unfinished. The last version released was Aodix v4 that came with its own set of new features.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ADX openers which you will find listed below.

Lotus Approach Database index

These ADX files contain the indexes of your database created in Lotus Approach, a database management system. You can do regular maintenance on your indexes to ensure it doesn't grow more extensive than what the database itself can support. Maintenance also helps to get rid of corrupt files that can potentially damage your database.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ADX openers which you will find listed below.

MSX sound performance system Player XPL-A song

Through our analysis of ADX files, we know that one use of the format is MSX sound performance system Player XPL-A song. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ADX openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of ADX files. Remember, different programs may use ADX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

DkZ StudioDkZ StudioUser submitted
AcombaAcombaUser submitted
XionXionUser submitted
ApproachApproachUser submitted
CFGEDIT ApplicationCFGEDIT ApplicationUser submitted
AodixAodixUser submitted
TunerPro ApplicationTunerPro ApplicationUser submitted
IBM AS/400 Client AccessIBM AS/400 Client AccessUser submitted
Acomba Suite ConstructionAcomba Suite ConstructionUser submitted
foobar2000foobar2000User submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ADX-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ADX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!