Did your computer fail to open a MP3 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .MP3 files.
What is a MP3 file?
A .MP3 file is a MP3 audio file. MP3 files are the most commonly distributed audio files in the world. The MP3 file format allows an audio file to be reduced in size, making it easier to download the file from the Internet and store it on a portable media device.
The MP3 file format is commonly used to store and play audio files on MP3 players, iPods, and cellular phones. The audio files that are saved in MP3 format are compressed. When recording audio data to a standard CD, one minute of data will take up approximately 10 MB of disc space. With an MP3 file, however, one minute of audio will only take up 1 MB of space.
While there is some loss in the quality of sound when recording MP3 files, it is usually not noticeable to the average listener.
We have not yet verified any programs for Windows 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 MP3
While we know of one file format using the .MP3 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 .MP3 file.
Various MP3 file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of MP3 files. Remember, different programs may use MP3 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Final Media Player||User submitted|
|Free File Viewer||User submitted|
|WavePad Sound Editor||User submitted|
|Any Video Converter||User submitted|
|WavePad Audio-Editor||User submitted|
|Switch Sound File Converter||User submitted|
|VideoLAN VLC media player||User submitted|