WMA File Type

- The quick facts

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 one WMA opener that is compatible with this specific type of WMA file.

Programs that open Windows Media Audio files

Last updated: February 25, 2022

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 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.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
WinampWinampUser submitted
GOM AudioGOM AudioUser submitted