Files with oma file extension are commonly found as audio files in special Sony OpenMG audio format that was introduced in 2002.

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OMA file extension - Sony OpenMG music format

What is oma file? How to open oma files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

The oma file extension is used for Sony OpenMG audio format.

These oma files are in ATRAC3 (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding3) An audio compression technology from Sony that provides multiple compression ratios depending on desired sound quality.

At 132 Kbps, the music can be compressed to approximately 10% of the space used by a CD. Introduced on the MiniDisc in 1993, the original ATRAC format provided near CD quality sound, but ATRAC3, introduced in 1999, rivals the CD. ATRAC compression is 5:1; ATRAC3 is 10:1.

ATRAC3plus In 2002, Sony introduced ATRAC3plus, which provides a 20:1 compression ratio, bringing the data down to 5% of the original CD. It can achieve very high quality sound at 48 and 64 Kbps or be practically indistinguishable from the original at 256 Kbps. The CD data rate is 1,411 Kbps.

This oma file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: December 12, 2019

The default software associated to open oma file:

Sony SonicStage icon

Sony Corporation logoSony SonicStage  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Sony Corporation

SonicStage is a software used for managing portable devices when they are plugged into a computer running Windows. Its both a music player and library manager

Help how to open:

Use Sony SonicStage to open *.oma music files.

How to convert:

It is possible to convert Sony OMA audio to other audio formats, like MP3 which in turn allows for conversion to any other audio format.

Find conversions from oma file:

oma to mp3

Find converter to oma file type:

mp3 to oma

Related links:

What is ATRAC?

List of software applications associated to the .oma file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open oma file, edit oma file, convert oma file, view oma file, play oma file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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 oma files.

oma file players - programs that can play oma file - Sony OpenMG music format

Programs supporting the exension oma on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play oma file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with oma file by default:
Sony SonicStage small icon Sony SonicStage
Other suggested software:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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