WVE File Extension

WVE file icon
DivX Movie Conversion Component Format
  • Developer
    DivX, LLC
  • Popularity
    3.3 (12 votes)

What is WVE file?

WVE is a proprietary file format which was developed by DivX for purpose of digital video codecs also developed by the DivX Corporation. WVE files store code and resources necessary for encoding, decoding and converting digital video clips from other DivX formats and in the opposite process.

Additional information about WVE files

WVE files used by DivX codecs based on the MPEG-4 encoding standard, which is used to create high quality videos in small file size. DivX Codecs can be often found in Windows or Mac OS X operating systems, because they were created for this platforms. Besides that, it is also provided by some multimedia managing programs.

Programs which support WVE file extension

Programs that can handle WVE files are as follows. WVE files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support WVE file

Windows Windows

How to open file with WVE extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening WVE files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with WVE 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.

Step 1. Get the DivX

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening WVE files is that no program that can handle WVE files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the DivX developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. 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. Check the version of DivX and update if needed

If you already have DivX installed on your systems and WVE files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 WVE 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. Assign DivX to WVE files

After installing DivX (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open WVE files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the WVE with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where DivX is installed, check the Always use this app to open WVE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected WVE file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select DivX and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with WVE extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the WVE is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the WVE file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the WVE is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the WVE file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the WVE file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic WVE file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with WVE extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the DivX Movie Conversion Component Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open DivX

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support WVE files. Close all running programs and try opening the WVE file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with DivX Movie Conversion Component Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle WVE files.

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