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.WMA File Extension

Developer: Microsoft Windows
File type: Windows Media Audio File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .WMA . Files with the file extension .WMA  can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .WMA  files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .WMA  file?

WMA in files with .wma extension, means Windows Media Audio, an audio data compression technology widely known and utilized today. WMA file extension was used by Windows Media Player in recognizing audio files. This Windows Media Player is a multimedia player integrated with the Microsoft Operating System, which plays the WMA file extension; has the capability of playing different kinds of media, like movies and audios. This media player is very easy to use with lots of option for playing movies like media file size, level of volume, play buttons, pause, forward, etc. One of its highlighted features is the ability to play different file formats for audio and movie files. Upon installation of the Microsoft OS, the media player will automatically be installed also in your computer along with the Windows Movie Maker, which also is able to read WMA files; with free updates available for its users. New version of Microsoft Windows Media Player, version 9, was the last version of the Windows Media Player developed for Mac OS X. However, Mac users can use Flip4Mac WMV (also known as Microsoft Windows Media Components for QuickTime) to play WMA files. Windows media is also an audio codec. The four forms of codec are: the original WMA file extension, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, and WMA Voice.

how to open a .WMA  file?

Launch a .WMA  file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .WMA  file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .WMA  files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .WMA  file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .WMA  file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .WMA file association errors

applications that open a .WMA  file

Microsoft Windows Media Player

Microsoft Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player Playlist (WPL) is a computer file format that keeps multimedia playlists for video and audio collections. It is an owned file format utilized in Microsoft Windows Media Player versions 9 to 12. The fundamentals of WPL files are represented in XML format. These .WPL files can be accessed and utilized by the Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6 application version as well as the Roxio Creator 2012 program. WPL files are also known as Windows Media Player playlist files, which are indicated by the Microsoft Windows Media Player or the other media players with support for WPL files as reference data when users open these playlist files and begin to access the content stored in it. The top-level aspect specifies that the file's elements go after the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) structure. The information contained in these WPL files are directory locations to the video files and audio content chose by the creator of the .WPL file, this enables the media player application to quickly and easily find and play the video and audio content from their directory locations.
Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6

Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6

Winamp Media Player 5.6 is a popular media player for Windows. This player was developed by Nullsoft and it allows users to play multimedia content such as audio and video. The software not only provides users with all the tools they need to organize their audio and video files but it also allows them to burn and rip CDs and even sync files from mobile devices. Winamp also features a playlist editor that allows users to create and manage their song lists as well as its media library effectively organizes all the audio and video files so that they can be located in one location. This software also has visualization features wherein animated graphics can be displayed along with the music being played. This media player also comes with a customizable user interface wherein users can change skins, as well as it supports not only a large number of file formats but it also supports a lot of user-developed plug ins.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .WMA  files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .WMA . File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.


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