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What are WMA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WMA 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 WMA files.

What is a WMA file?

A .WMA file is a Windows Media Audio file.

WMA is an acronym for Windows Media Audio. The files that contain the .wma extension are audio files that are used mostly for music. The WMA file format is proprietary to Microsoft. WMA files are compressed, similar to MP3 files.

WMA files are usually used to play music and other audio over the Internet or on a portable audio device. However, unlike MP3 files, WMA files cannot be used on Ipod or Iphone devices. The Microsoft Zune was one of the portable audio devices that can use the proprietary WMA file format to play music and other audio recordings, such as audiobooks.

How to open WMA files

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

Programs that open Windows Media Audio files

Last updated: December 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of WMA files. Remember, different programs may use WMA 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 ConverterVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified

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