A 3ga file extension is used for audio files stored in 3GPP multimedia file format. 3GPP file format was developed for 3G and UMTS mobile networks multimedia services. 3GPP is supported by variety of mobile producers, such as Nokia, Samsung etc. 3GA file extension identifies only audio stream stored in 3GPP multimedia container. Audio stream can use AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AAC-LC, HE-AAC v1 or Enhanced aacPlus (HE-AAC v2) audio codecs.

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3GA file extension - Audio file for wireless networks

What is 3ga file? How to open 3ga files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

The 3ga file extension is associated with the 3GPP multimedia file format. 3GPP is multimedia container developed by Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for 3G UMTS wireless mobile networks multimedia services (MMS, IMS, MBMS and PSS).

The 3ga file extension identifies only audio stream stored in 3GPP container. 3GA audio can use AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AAC-LC, HE-AAC v1 or Enhanced aacPlus (HE-AAC v2) audio codecs.

The 3GP/3GA file format are supported by variety of mobile phones producers such as Samsung, Nokia.

Audio streams in 3GPP file format are playable in many multimedia players. If your audio player doesn't contain direct support for 3GA audio files, but supports 3GP multimedia files, rename 3GA file extension to 3GP file extension and try to playback renamed file again.

The default software associated to 3ga file type:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player is very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

Apple QuickTime for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple QuickTime for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

Apple QuickTime for Mac is multimedia framework capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. Apple QuickTime for Mac is a part of the Apple Mac OS X.

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Help how to open 3GA files:

Use VLC Media Player, Apple QuickTime, Mplayer to playback *.3ga audio streams.

How to convert file with extension 3GA:

Use any 3GP or 3GA audio converter to convert 3ga audio file to any other audio file format.

Find conversions from 3ga file:

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3ga to wav

3ga to wma

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List of software applications associated to the .3ga file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open 3ga file, edit 3ga file, convert 3ga file, view 3ga file, play 3ga file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the 3ga files.

  • Play 3ga file
  • Convert 3ga file

3ga file players - programs that can play 3ga file - Audio file for wireless networks

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play 3ga file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with 3ga file by default:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player
Other suggested software:
Media Player Classic small icon Media Player Classic
Apple QuickTime small icon Apple QuickTime
RealPlayer small icon RealPlayer
MPlayer small icon MPlayer

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with 3ga file by default:
Apple QuickTime for Mac small icon Apple QuickTime for Mac
Other suggested software:
VLC media player for Mac small icon VLC media player for Mac
MPlayer for Mac small icon MPlayer for Mac

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