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MP3 file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .mp3 file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .mp3 file?
  • What program do I need to open a .mp3 file?
  • How can the .mp3 file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .mp3 files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ MPEG Audio Layer 3 File

MPEG Audio Layer 3 File .mp3 file icon
MP3 file is a MPEG Audio Layer 3 File. MP3 is a popular digital audio encoding and lossy compression format invented and standardized in 1991 by a team of engineers directed by the Fraunhofer Society in Germany.
Category: Audio files
Application: WinAMP
Mime-type: audio/mpeg
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MP3 aliases:
mpeg3, mpga
MP3 related links:
MP3 related extensions:
Audio Interchange File

CD Audio Track

Lyrics Data

MIDI Music

Napster Secured Audio

Real Audio Sound

Macintosh Sound Resource

Amiga 8SVX Sound

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Sound

Windows Waveform Sound

Other types of files may also use the .mp3 file extension.

🚫 The .mp3 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

hp3, lp3, m3, m3p, ml3, mo3, mp, mpe, mpr, mpw, np3, p3, pm3

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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🔴 Can't open a .mp3 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .mp3 file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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