MPA File Type

- The quick facts

What are MPA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MPA file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a MPA file?

A .MPA file is a MPEG Audio file. 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 1 MPA opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of MPA file.

Programs that open MPEG Audio 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!

Last updated: January 18, 2022

Other file formats using extension .MPA

While MPEG Audio is a popular type of MPA-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .MPA 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 10 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.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
Nero MediaHubNero MediaHubUser submitted
CometPlayerCometPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MPA-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 MPA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!