Opening 3GA files

Did your computer fail to open a 3GA file? We explain what 3GA files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your 3GA files.

What is a 3GA file?

These 3GA files are multimedia files that contain audio data. Mostly found in supported mobile devices, the .3ga file format was developed from the 3GPP multimedia format.

3GPP multimedia storage technology was created from the collaboration of Organizational Partners for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project. This is also where other 3GPP standards were created to cover Core Network, Service and Radio architectures.

These 3GA files store just the audio streams saved in .3gp files. Audio codecs like AMR-WB+, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, HE-AAC v2, HE-AAC v1 and AAC-LC are used in the .3ga file format.

Multimedia players of supported mobile devices can be used to open audio files with the .3ga file extension. On the other hand, some Windows media players like VideoLAN VLC can be used to play these 3GA audio files. In a Mac OS X computer, Apple QuickTime can be used to open these .3ga files. There are also many multimedia converters and audio editing applications that can be used to convert and save these .3ga files to a more standard audio file format like MP3 or WAV.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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