DVX File Extension

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DivX Video Format
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What is DVX file?

DVX filename suffix is mostly used for DivX Video Format files. DivX defined the DivX Video Format format standard. DVX files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. DVX file belongs to the Video Files category just like 344 other filename extensions listed in our database. DivX supports DVX files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 6 other tools may also be used. DivX software was developed by DivX, LLC, and on its official website you may find more information about DVX files or the DivX software program.

Programs which support DVX file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support DVX files. Files with DVX suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DVX file

How to open file with DVX extension?

Problems with accessing DVX may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with DVX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DVX files.

Step 1. Get the DivX

Problems with opening and working with DVX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DVX files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select DivX or one of the recommended programs (for example, Winamp, QuickTime Player, PowerDVD) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DVX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download DivX installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit DivX, LLC website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of DivX

If the problems with opening DVX files still occur even after installing DivX, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of DivX is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why DVX files are not compatible with DivX. The most recent version of DivX is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DVX files to DivX

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DVX files with latest version of DivX you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DVX with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the DivX installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DVX files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DVX file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select DivX and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DVX extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the DVX for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DVX file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the DVX in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the DVX is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. DVX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the DVX file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with DVX extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the DivX Video Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle DivX

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DVX extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with DivX Video Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the DVX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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