File Type Windows Media Audio File IconWindows Media Audio File
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common

The Windows Media audio format is a compressed audio format developed by Microsoft. It is encapsulated in the Advanced Systems Format (ASF) and uses one of four codecs to compress audio data.

The four codecs that may be used by WMA files include Windows Media Audio (WMA), Windows Media Audio Professional (WMA Pro), Windows Media Audio Lossless (WMA Lossless), and Windows Media Audio Voice (WMA Voice).

Open With

IconMicrosoft Windows Music

IconMicrosoft Windows Media Player

IconNullsoft Winamp


IconShedWorx Smart Converter

IconApple QuickTime Player with Flip4Mac WMV ...

IconWeb browser with theFlip4Mac WMV plugin



Updated May 14, 2009