Open WMA file

Windows Media Audio file

How to open wma files?

wma file icon Have you had trouble opening the wma file on your computer? What are wma files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is wma file?

Files with wma extension are audio files in Advanced Systems Format (advanced Streaming Format, Active Streaming Format), which is multimedia container format sed to store multimedia data. A wma file stores audio in Advanced Systems Format container and compressed by Windows Media Audio (WMA) codec.

More information about wma files: Windows Media Audio file

File extension wma is most notably related to Windows Media Audio format (.wma) files, which are are Advanced Systems Format .asf files that include audio that is compressed with the Windows Media Audio (WMA) codec.

By using a separate extension, users can install multiple players on their computer and associate certain players with the .wma extension for playback of audio-only sources.

MIME types:
audio/x-ms-wma
video/x-ms-asf

Windows Media formats: .asf, .wma, .wmv, .wm
Windows Media Video: .wmv, .wm
Windows Media Metafiles: .asx, .wax, .wvx, .wpl

Suggested software to open wma file

Media Player

Windows 11 default media player.

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

VLC media player for Linux

Linux version of popular VideoLAN player

VLC media player for Mac

Mac version of the popular VLC player

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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