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Details of extension .wax

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

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?
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
Web Archive ZIP
WavArc Compressed Audio
ArcIMS XML Project
MS Flight Simulator Weather File
eXtendable Wad Editor WAA Data
DirectShow Filter Plugin
WinAMP Component Plugin
DAX Compressed PSP ISO Image

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 (1), wx (1), waz (1), wad (1), waa (1), sax (1), dax (1), awx (1), wxa (1), wwx (1), was (1), wac (1), wa (1), eax (1), ax (1)

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 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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