An .USM file is a video game file that contains cutscene, which can be played back during game play. The USM file is generally associated with the console game and is similar to the Bink video file (.BIK). The USM file can be converted to other video format by using the VGM collectors. Further, the USM file can be demuxed using the VGMToolbox application.
The following listing features USM-compatible programs. Files with USM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening USM files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with USM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports USM files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install VGM Toolbox. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading VGM Toolbox installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have VGM Toolbox installed on your systems and USM files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why USM files are not compatible with VGM Toolbox. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using VGM Toolbox.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate USM files with latest version of VGM Toolbox you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the USM file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the USM is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the USM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If you obtained the problematic USM file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 USM extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support USM files. Close all running programs and try opening the USM file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with USM Game Video Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the USM files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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