3GA File - opening and understanding

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

What is a 3GA file?

A .3GA file is a Mobile phone audio file. These 3GA files are multimedia files that contain audio (sound) data. Mostly found in supported mobile devices, the .3ga file format was developed from the 3GPP multimedia format specification. 3GPP multimedia storage technology was created through the collaboration of Organizational Partners of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project. This is also where other 3GPP standards were created to cover Core Network, Service, and Radio architectures.

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 play these 3GA audio files. On Mac OS X computers, Apple QuickTime can be used to open these .3ga files. Many multimedia converters and audio editing applications can be used to convert and save these .3ga files to a more standard audio file format like MP3 or WAV.

How to open 3GA files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension 3GA for different purposes. We have identified 3 3GA openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of 3GA file.

Programs that open these files

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension 3GA

While we know of one file format using the .3GA file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .3GA file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of 3GA files. Remember, different programs may use 3GA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
FLV and Media PlayerFLV and Media PlayerUser submitted
GOMPLAYERGOMPLAYERUser submitted
JRiver Media CenterJRiver Media CenterUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
GOM AudioGOM AudioUser submitted
Sigma media playerSigma media playerUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with 3GA-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with 3GA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!