Open WMA file

WMA files: what are they and how do I open them?

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Windows Media Audio 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.

Further details:

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:

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

Open file with:

Media Player icon

Media Player

Windows 11 default media player.

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

VLC media player icon

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

VLC media player for Linux icon

VLC media player for Linux

Linux version of popular VideoLAN player

VLC media player for Mac icon

VLC media player for Mac

Mac version of the popular VLC player

Freemake Audio Converter icon

Freemake Audio Converter

A popular free audio converter

Movavi Audio Converter icon

Movavi Audio Converter

An audio ripping and conversion program

Nero Multimedia Suite icon

Nero Multimedia Suite

A popular burning and multimedia suite from Nero


An audio recording and ripping tool


An internet audio broadcasting software

What is the meaning of a file extension?

File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.wma" has the file extension "wma". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
File extensions help you organize and manage files. They provide a quick and easy way to identify and associate the file type with the appropriate software.

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