The File Extensions Database

.WVX File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .WVX file?

.WVX is Windows Media Video Redirector

File used by Windows Media Player, Microsoft's default player for Windows; saves a link to a .WMV video file, but doesn't contain the audio data itself; used as a video file shortcut.

Programs that open Windows Media Video Redirector
Microsoft Windows Media Player

How to solve problems with WVX files

  • Associate the WVX file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any WVX file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.WVX files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the WVX file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .WVX is Windows Media Video Redirector. Because only the current version supports the latest WVX file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .WVX is Windows Media Video Redirector update.
  • To make sure that your WVX file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.