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Details of extension .wax

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .wax file?
  • Which program can create the .wax file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .wax format?
  • What can convert .wax files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .wax extension?

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Windows Media Audio Redirector .wax file icon

Windows Media Audio Redirector

WAX file is a Windows Media Audio Redirector file. The WAX format is a type of XML metafile designed to store a list of Windows Media Audio files to play during a multimedia presentation.
Category: Audio files
Application: Windows Media Player
Program name: mplayer.exe
Mime-type: audio/x-ms-wax
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Advanced Stream Redirector
Windows Media Video Redirector
Windows Media Redirector

Other types of files may also use the .wax file extension. If you have helpful information about .wax extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Audible Enhanced Audiobook
Doom Data File
MS Flight Simulator Weather File
Spektrum DX8 Transmitter Firmware File
WinAMP Component Plugin
DirectShow Filter Plugin
WavArc Compressed Audio
Web Archive ZIP
CA ERwin Exported Data Model

The .wax filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

aax (7), wad (6), wx (5), sax (5), wa (4), ax (4), wac (4), eax (3), waz (3), dax (2)

Can't open a .wax file?

If you want to open a .wax file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .wax association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.wax

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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