WMA File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a WMA file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise 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
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension WMA for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different WMA openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension WMA
While we know of one file format using the .WMA 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 .WMA file.
Various viewers for this file format
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.
|Final Media Player||User submitted|
|Free File Viewer||User submitted|
|WavePad Sound Editor||User submitted|
|Any Video Converter||User submitted|
|WavePad Audio-Editor||User submitted|
|Switch Sound File Converter||User submitted|
|VideoLAN VLC media player||User submitted|
|Microsoft Windows Media Player||User submitted|