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the MP3 file extension!

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MP3 file extension - Compressed audio and music file, mp3 songs or ringtones

What is .mp3 file?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

Mobile ringtone file type icon Mobile ringtone file type

mp3 file icon: mp3 filetype icon

The MP3 file extension is used for MPEG-1 Layer III Audio Streams, audio files commonly referred as MP3s. This standard has evolved from early MPEG (The Moving Picture Experts Group) work. It is an audio compression technology that is part of the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 specifications.

MP3 lossy audio compression algorithm was developed by Karlheinz Brandenburg on German Fraunhofer Institute and introduced it in 1991. MP3 uses perceptual audio coding to compress CD-quality sound with almost the same fidelity. It is the most used audio file format to store music supported by various software and hardware multimedia players as well as mobile phones, smart phones, tablets, cd players, djs decks etc.

There also exists a lossless version called MP3HD. Both share the same MP3 file extension.

MIME: audio/mp3, audio/mpeg3, audio/mpg, audio/mpeg, audio/x-mpeg, audio/x-mpeg-3, audio/mp3, audio/x-mpegaudio, audio/x-mpg, audio/x-mp3, audio/mpeg3, video/mpeg, video/x-mpeg

The default software associated to mp3 file type:

Helium Music Manager icon

Intermedia Software logo Helium Music Manager  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Intermedia Software

Whether you only need a single place to find and play your music or need a full-fledged music manager that can rip, tag, play, burn and synchronize with your portable device, Helium Music Manager takes care of it.

It's not a music manager, tag editor, cd ripper, audio converter, mp3 analyzer, duplicate finder, cd burner, player or scrobbler. It's a little bit of everything. It's also free. And intuitive. Get more from your music collection. Get Helium Music Manager.

Helium Music Manager is distributed in three editions: Free, Premium and Network.

Winamp icon

Nullsoft, Inc. logo Winamp  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Nullsoft, Inc.

Winamp is very popular media player for Microsoft Windows operating system. Winamp can playback many popular audio files, such as MP3, FLAC, AAC WAV, M4A, OGG as well as video files in AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, MP4 file formats etc.. Winamp is extensible with other plugins and skins.

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows Media Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Media Player is default multimedia player installed in Microsoft Windows. WMP can manage music, videos and pictures in computer, play or view them, sync them with portable devices, or burn them on CD/DVD media. It also supports home media sharing with other computers.

Apple iTunes for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple iTunes for Mac  Apple Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

Apple iTunes is multimedia application distributed with Apple Mac OS X operating system. It organizes and plays digital music and videos. iTunes is also used to manage Apple's portable devices, such as iPod, iPhone and iPad.

VLC media player for Linux icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player for Linux is multimedia player that supports variety of audio and video formats (MPG, AVI, DivX, MPEG-4, FLAC, OGG, MKV etc.) as well as DVD playback, and various streaming protocols.

List of software applications associated to the .mp3 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 mp3 file, edit mp3 file, convert mp3 file, view mp3 file, play mp3 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 mp3 files.

  • Open mp3 file
  • Edit mp3 file
  • Play mp3 file
  • Convert mp3 file
  • Create mp3 file
  • Record mp3 file
  • Import mp3 file
  • Export mp3 file
  • Burn mp3 file

Software that open mp3 file - Compressed audio and music file, mp3 songs or ringtones

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Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):

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