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What are MPA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MPA file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your MPA files.

What is a MPA file?

MPA files have multiple uses, and MPEG Audio is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

MPEG Audio

An MPA file is a MPEG audio file. It is the predecessor of formats like .mpg and .mp4.

MPEG is a set of standards for lossy compression of video and audio. This means, audio and video compressed (reduced in size) using the MPEG algorithms have lower quality, but usually not noticeably, than the original files, but the size is significantly smaller.

How to open MPA files

We have identified three MPA openers that are compatible with this specific type of MPA file.

Programs that open MPEG Audio files

Last updated: December 22, 2023

All known file formats using extension .MPA

While MPEG Audio is a popular type of MPA-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .MPA file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Palm Memo Pad Archive

Archived of data from a Palm Pilot handheld device. The archive contains calendar and to-do list items.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different MPA openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Windows Media PlayerWindows Media PlayerUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
CometPlayerCometPlayerUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted

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