What are WMA files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a WMA 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 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 two WMA openers that are compatible with this specific type of WMA file.
Programs that open Windows Media Audio files
Last updated: December 11, 2022
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.
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