A wma file extension is associated with the Advanced Systems Format (advanced Streaming Format, Active Streaming Format) container that is used to store multimedia data. A wma file stores audio in Advanced Systems Format container and compressed by Windows Media Audio (WMA) codec.

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WMA file - Windows Media Audio

What is wma file? How to open wma files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

Mobile ringtone file type icon Mobile ringtone file type

wma file icon: wma filetype icon

Windows Media Audio (*.wma) files are Advanced Systems Format .asf files that include audio that is compressed with the Windows Media Audio (WMA) codec.

By using a separate extension, users can install multiple players on their computer and associate certain players with the .wma extension for playback of audio-only sources.

MIME types:

Windows Media formats: .asf, .wma, .wmv, .wm
Windows Media Video: .wmv, .wm
Windows Media Metafiles: .asx, .wax, .wvx, .wpl

Updated: March 23, 2018

The default software associated to wma file type:

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft 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.

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and 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.

VLC media player for Mac icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player for Mac is popular multimedia player that supports variety of audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and streaming protocols.

VLC media player for Linux icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC 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.

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Help how to open:

Use media player, like Microsoft Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player, Winamp etc. to playback *.wma files.

How to convert:

WMA is one of the most used audio formats that is able to convert to other one by various audio transcoding tools.

Find conversions from wma file:

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wma to txt

Find converter to wma file type:

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wve to wma

xwm to wma

File identification strings:

HEX code: 30 26 B2 75 8E 66 CF 11 A6 D9 00 AA 00 62 CE 6C
ASCII code: 0& u f b l

Related links:

Windows Media Player multimedia file formats

WMA (Windows Media Audio) File Format

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Software that open wma file - Windows Media Audio

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


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