File Extension Library

.DASH File Extension

  • Category: Video Files

What are .DASH files and how to open them?

Can't open .DASH file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .DASH file.

What is a .DASH file extension?

.DASH file extension has been classified as Video Files.

.DASH is MPEG-DASH Video File

Video file created for high quality video playback on sites such as YouTube and Netflix; contains HTTP based segments of media content, such as .MP4 files, that are encoded with different bit rates in order to keep a video playing through changing network conditions.

DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) files are distributed over the DASH protocol. When clients, like web browsers, play back the DASH encoded content, they select the DASH file segments with the appropriate bitrate to avoid rebuffering and stalls. They choose the bitrate based on the current performance of the network, e.g., how well your devices are receiving the Internet.

The RealPlayer Downloader automatically plays DASH files as MP4 files after downloading. DASHEncoder is an open program used to create content in the DASH format.

NOTE: If you have a DASH file on your computer, it is similar to a .PART file because it is incomplete. The file may need to be combined with other DASH files in order to be played.

List of all softwares that can open the MPEG-DASH Video File
VideoLAN VLC 2.0 Twoflower
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
VideoLAN VLC 2.0 Twoflower
File Type 2 Dashlane Profile
Developer by: Dashlane, Inc. Category: Backup Files

File created by Dashlane, a program used for password management, saving confidential data, and making secure online payments; contains user data and other information which the user stores securely in Dashlane.

DASH files are created automatically by the Dashlane program itself. They may also be manually exported by the user for the backup purposes.

In Windows, DASH files may be found in the following directory:


In Mac OS X, DASH files can be accessed in the directory:

~/Library/Application Support/Dashlane/profiles

NOTE: Since OS X 10.7 Lion, this folder is hidden by default.

List of all softwares that can open the Dashlane Profile

How to fix problems with .DASH files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DASH files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DASH file format
  2. You need to check the .DASH file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)