Open MPA files

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    MPEG Audio Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a MPA file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a MPA file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your MPA file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is MPA file?

An MPA (MPEG Audio) file includes audio data encoded by the MPEG Layer I, II, or III compression method.

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These methods include multiple lossy compression algorithms that significantly reduce file size.

The different methods are also available in files, each with its own extension.

These endings are composed of mp and the name of the layer. So mp1, mp2 or mp3. Further information can be found in the corresponding articles.

Programs which can open a MPA file

How to open file with MPA extension?

In order to open a file with MPA extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening MPA file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with MPA files, follow the instructions below.
Install QuickTime Player or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening MPA files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support MPA files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of MPA files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set QuickTime Player as the default program for opening MPA files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate MPA files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the QuickTime Player applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where QuickTime Player has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with MPA files

Sometimes problems with opening MPA files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • MPA files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open MPA files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • MPA file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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