Opening WMA files

Did your computer fail to open a WMA file? We explain what WMA files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your WMA files.

What is a WMA file?

WMA is an acronym for Windows Media Audio. The files that contain the .wma extension are audio files used 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 is one of the portable audio devices that can use the proprietary WMA file format to play music and other audio recordings, such as audio books.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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