OMA File - opening and understanding

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

What is an OMA file?

Files that contain the .oma file extension normally store Sony OpenMG music files. These files are saved in Sony's ATRAC file format. A computer user will often rip these files to a CD in order to play them on a CD player or another computer hard drive.

The OMA files that are saved to a user's hard drive may contain DRM copy protection features that prevent the music file from being played on unauthorized devices or computers. This prevents the file from being pirated or used illegally.

The OMA file format was used to distribute music through the Sony CONNECT Music Store up until March of 2008.

How to open OMA 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 OMA for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different OMA openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension OMA

While we know of one file format using the .OMA 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 .OMA file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
SonicStageSonicStageUser submitted
BeatJamBeatJamUser submitted
BeatJam SelectorBeatJam SelectorUser submitted
TS PlayerTS PlayerUser submitted
FLV and Media PlayerFLV and Media PlayerUser submitted
GuPlayerGuPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with OMA-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 OMA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!