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WMA file extension

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

  • What is the .wma file?
  • What program do I need to open a .wma file?
  • How can the .wma file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .wma files to another format?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .wma?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .wma extension?

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

Windows Media Audio

.wma
Description:
WMA file is a Windows Media Audio. WMA was created by Microsoft to compete against MP3, that was quickly becoming the de-facto standard format for audio compression.
Category: Audio files
Application: Windows Media Player
Mime-type: audio/x-ms-wma
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
WMA aliases:
-
WMA related links:
WMA related extensions:
Audio Interchange File

CD Audio Track

MIDI Music

MPEG Audio Layer 3 File

Real Audio Sound

Macintosh Sound Resource

Amiga 8SVX Sound

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Sound

Windows Waveform Sound

AC-3 Compressed Audio

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

The .wma file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ama, wna, wmx, wm, wa, qma, ma, dma, wmz, wmw, wam, sma, mwa, ema

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

FIFA 2000 Game Data
Windows Media Redirector
SmartMusic Accompaniment
IBM Rational DOORS Template
Windows Media Player Compressed Skin
WavArc Compressed Audio
EPLAN Macro File
Whitenoise Archive
Worms World Party Game Data
Mathematica ASCII File

Can't open a .wma 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:

example.wma

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 .wma 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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