How to open Windows Media Audio file .wma files
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.
Windows Media Audio file description
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.
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
Windows 11 default media player.
The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows
One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player
Linux version of popular VideoLAN player
Mac version of the popular VLC player