Universal Viewer opens, displays or play almost any file extensions

As the name says “Universal Viewer“, You can open almost any file type on Windows. It may happen that you don’t have the particular software installed to open a specific file so, in such case- Universal Viewer can help you preview that file easily. From Music to documents and pictures to videos, Open any type of file with Universal Viewer.

Most of the filetypes are supported natively and it integrates with the Windows Shell giving the possibility to open all supported files from the context menu of the operating system. If the program doesn’t offer native suppport to open certain file extension then the official site has plugin lists page with which it’s possible to open some more file types like WiseTracker, PE Viewer,etc.

Universal Viewer

I am really amazed with the capability of this software which is available in portable version too. While testing, it was able to open most common file types used like HTML, PDF, XML, MP3, MPG, AVI, JPG, GIF and BMP. The problem I faced is with MS Office documents means you cannot open Office documents if Microsoft office is not installed. The program returns an error saying “Cannot initialize MS office control” instead offered an option to convert office documents into text.

Here is a list of file types supported by Universal Viewer:

  • Images: bmp, ico, wmf, emf, jpg, jpeg, jpe, jfif, png, gif, rle, dib, tga, tif, tiff, psd, fax, eps, icb, win, vst, vda, pcx, pcc, rpf, rla, sgi, rgba, rgb, bw, pdd, ppm, pgm, pbm, psd, cel, pic, pcd, cut, pal, psp, jp2, jpc, pnm, ras, mis, ani, cur
  • Media: avi, mpg, mpeg, mpe, mpv, mp3, mp2, mp1, m1v, m2v, mpv2, mp2v, mpa, m1a, m2a, asf, lsf, lsx, ivf, wav, mid, midi, rmi, kar, aif, aifc, aiff, au, snd, mov, qt, 3gp, 3gp2, 3g2, 3gpp, ra, rm, ram, rmvb, rpm, rt, rp, smi, smil, roq, asx, m3u, pls, wvx, wax, wmx, wmv, wma, wmp, wm, cda, ac3, dts, vob, ifo, d2v, fli, flc, flic, mka, mkv, ts, tp, tpr, pva, aac, mp4, ogm, ogg, divx, vp6, m4a, m4b, vqf, ape, mpc, flac, flv, dvr-ms, wtv
  • Internet: htm, html, xml, xsl, mht, pdf, swf, xps, shtml, xhtml, shtm, stm, php, php2, php3, asp, pl, vrml, plg, htt, htx
  • Office: odt, ods, odp, odg, odf, odb, odm, ott, oth, ots, otg, otp, sxw, sxc, sxg, sxi, sxd, sxm, stw, stc, std, sti, doc, dot, docx, docm, xls, xlt, xlsx, xlsm, xlsb, ppt, pptx, pptm, pps, ppz, pot, wbk, wps
  • Text Converter (files that can be viewed as plain text): doc, dot, docx, docm, xls, xlt, xlsx, xlsm, xlsb, ppt, pptx, pptm, pps, ppz, pot, wbk, wps

This software deserves a place in your Pen drive as a handy tool to carry wherever you go and never face any problem while opening any file types on any computer.

Download: Universal Viewer

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sid - April 16, 2010

Thanks for such Great All rounder tool info.


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