What are the Files with the WVX Extension and how are they opened?


A file format made for Microsoft environment users Windows. If you have a file with a WVX extension and you don’t know how to open it, continue reading this article.

What are WVX files?

It is a Microsoft Windows file developed to be used with the application Windows Media Player. It is a music file, but it does not contain audio data.

Rather contains a link that directs the user to the directory where the content is located. It can be a playlist with MP4 files, videos, or music files.

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Using WVX files

When the file is opened in an application that supports the WVX format. In the app it starts play media files automatically.

How to open a WVX file?

Music player

Being a native Microsoft Windows format, the default application used to open the file is Windows Media Player. Although it is compatible with other similar applications such as GOM Media Player and VLC.

Double click on the file to open with the default application. In case you have more than one compatible application to open the file, right click on the file and choose the option To open with… and choose a program from the list.

Text editor

Being a plain text file, that is to say that it only contains text, it can be opened with a program like Notepad. You can see the content as the link of the location of the files.

I can’t open the file in WVX

There are several reasons why you cannot open a file with a WVX extension. As it is a plain text file you can use the text editor to check possible problems.

The first thing you have to do is check your internet connection. The files you want to access are in an online location.

An error in the link

Open the file with the text editor and find the url of the files. Verify that the link address is spelled correctly. An error as simple as the lack of a letter in the URL can prevent access to the files.

The file cannot be found in the URL

Copy and paste the URL in a browser to verify that the page still exists. Another reason for failure is that the files are no longer uploaded to the specific address. If the multimedia content is not found, the file is invalid.

Corrupted file

The integrity of the file was affected in the upload or download process. It is best to return to download the file or request that it be sent to you again.

Convert a WVX file

This format contains only text and a link that redirects the user to play a multimedia content online. Being a plain text in theory can’t convert files that reproduce.

Now with VLC you can change a WVX file in an HTML, XSPF, M3U8 and M3U format. It transforms it into a multimedia playlist compatible with other applications.

Use VLC to view WVX files

If you want to convert a file from WVX to MP4, AVI, MP3 or WMV you have to download them manually. One way to do this is through Windows Media Player from the File / Save as menu.

This is an indirect way of convert a file from WVX to MP3, for instance. Another way to access the content of such a file is through a universal file viewer.

One of the most used is File Magic, you will be able to see the file and the content in case you cannot do it with the text editor.

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