.WVX File Extension

Windows Media Video Redirector

A WVX file is a Windows Media Video Redirector file compatible with Windows software. Such files fall under the Video Files category comprising 546 formats. Learn how open a .WVX file or convert it to...

General Information

Title WVX File Extension
Extension .wvx
Full Form Windows Media Video Redirector
File Type Video Playlist File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type video/x-ms-wvx

File Function

Primary Function Store URL references
Additional Functions Stream video content
Features Text-based, Playlist format

File Characteristics

Quality Not applicable
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Streaming Media Yes
Audio/Video Playlists Yes
Online Broadcasting Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Redirects to malicious URLs
Best Practices Validate URL, Update player

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Around 1999
Latest Version Embedded in Windows Media Player updates

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .asx, .wpl, .m3u, .pls

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Windows Media Player Free Windows
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux
RealPlayer Free Windows, Mac