AX File Type- The quick facts
What are AX files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an AX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is an AX file?
An .AX file is a DirectShow Filter file.
These files are used by several video playback applications and allow users to view Internet videos in real-time without downloading the entire file onto their hard drive and watching the video after the file download.
The AX file format allows video file decompression, rendering of video files, decoding and encoding, file parsing, and de-multiplexing to stream the video over the Internet. This enhances video playback functionality.
AX files can act as plug-in files, incorporating several of the file functions into the programs that support the file format. For example, Apple QuickTime Player and Microsoft Windows Player support the AX file format.
How to open AX files
We have identified one AX opener that is compatible with this specific type of AX file.
Programs that open DirectShow Filter files
Last updated: January 20, 2022
Suggest another file format using extension AX
While we know of one file format using the .AX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .AX file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of AX files. Remember, different programs may use AX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.