The ax file extension is associated with the DirectShow (sometimes abbreviated as DS or DShow).

There are 3 other file types using
the AX file extension!

ax file icon.ax - Modula 3 linker information file

ax file icon.ax - Opera file

ax file icon.ax - Mpeg-4 DVD filter file

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AX file extension - DirectShow filter file

What is ax file? How to open ax files?

File type specification:

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The ax file extension is related to DirectShow (sometimes abbreviated as DS or DShow), codename Quartz, a multimedia framework and API produced by Microsoft for software developers to perform various operations with media files or streams. It is the replacement for Microsoft's earlier Video for Windows technology.

Based on the Microsoft Windows Component Object Model (COM) framework, DirectShow provides a common interface for media across many programming languages, and is an extensible, filter-based framework that can render or record media files on demand at the behest of the user or developer.

The DirectShow development tools and documentation were originally distributed as part of the DirectX SDK, however, they are currently distributed as part of the Windows SDK (formerly known as the Platform SDK).

The *.ax files contain filter data and basically tell the computer how to read the specific compression method.

The default software associated to ax file type:

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows Media Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Media Player is default multimedia player installed in Microsoft Windows. WMP can manage music, videos and pictures in computer, play or view them, sync them with portable devices, or burn them on CD/DVD media. It also supports home media sharing with other computers.

Help how to open AX files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

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How to convert file with extension AX:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 4D 5A 90 00 03 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 FF FF 00 00 B8
ASCII code: MZ @

List of recommended software applications associated to the .ax file extension

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ax file - DirectShow filter file

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows Media Player. Microsoft Windows Media Player uses ax file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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