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ODM File Extension

OverDrive Media Format
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What is ODM file?

Full format name of files that use ODM extension is OverDrive Media Format. OverDrive Media Format format was developed by OverDrive. ODM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Android, iOS, Mac OS, Windows, Windows Phone system platform. ODM file format, along with 771 other file formats, belongs to the Audio Files category. The most popular program for handling ODM files is OverDrive Media Console, but users can choose among 5 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of OverDrive Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theOverDrive Media Console software, but also about ODM and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ODM file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with ODM files, divided into 5 categories based on operating system on which they are available. ODM files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ODM file

How to open file with ODM extension?

Problems with accessing ODM may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to OverDrive Media Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ODM files.

Step 1. Download and install OverDrive Media Console

Install software to open ODM file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ODM files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install OverDrive Media Console or one to the listed programs: StarOffice. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit OverDrive Media Console website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of OverDrive Media Console

Update software that support file extension ODMIf the problems with opening ODM files still occur even after installing OverDrive Media Console, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of OverDrive Media Console is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that OverDrive Media Console cannot handle files with ODM may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of OverDrive Media Console should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate OverDrive Media Format files with OverDrive Media Console

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ODM files with latest version of OverDrive Media Console you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with ODM file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ODM file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where OverDrive Media Console is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ODM files and clicking OK.
Associate software with ODM file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ODM file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ODM extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the ODM file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ODM file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check ODM file for viruses
1. Verify that the ODM in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ODM file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the ODM file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the ODM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with ODM extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the OverDrive Media Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle OverDrive Media Console

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with OverDrive Media Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ODM files affecting older versions of given software.

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