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Informations about the MP3 filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .mp3 filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .mp3 file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.mp3 - MPEG Audio Layer 3 File

The MP3 file is a Audio file, which is connected to the MPEG Audio Layer 3 File according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the MPEG Audio Layer 3 File (.mp3) files can be opened or converted with the help of WinAMP.

Format description:
MP3 format
Magic string:
- / -
mpeg3, mpga
Related links:
LAME MP3 Encoder
Related extensions:
WinAMP 3 Playlist
WinAMP Links
WinAMP Compiled Maki Script
Music Module MOD
MPEG Audio Layer 1 File
Mpeg-1 Audio Layer 2 File

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .mp3 file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .mp3 extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .mp3 files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .mp3 file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .mp3 file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .mp3 file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .mp3 file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .mp3 extension

The .mp3 filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .mp3 files.

m3, p3, mpr, mo3, m3p, pm3, mpw, mp, ml3

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .mp3 file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .mp3 extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Modula-3 Source Code
Crouzet Millenium 3 Program
Monochrome Picture TIFF Image
Mach3 Plugin
Mpeg Video
Race Studio 2 Map File

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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