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NSA File Extension

Nullsoft Streaming Audio Format
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What is NSA file?

NSA filename suffix is mostly used for Nullsoft Streaming Audio Format files. Nullsoft defined the Nullsoft Streaming Audio Format format standard. NSA file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. NSA file format, along with 770 other file formats, belongs to the Audio Files category. Winamp is by far the most used program for working with NSA files. Software named Winamp was created by Radionomy. In order to find more detailed information on the software and NSA files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support NSA file extension

The following listing features NSA-compatible programs. Files with NSA extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support NSA file

Windows Windows

How to open file with NSA extension?

Being unable to open files with NSA extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Nullsoft Streaming Audio Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with NSA files.

Step 1. Get the Winamp

Install software to open NSA file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports NSA files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Winamp. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Winamp installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Radionomy website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Winamp and update if needed

Update software that support file extension NSAIf you already have Winamp installed on your systems and NSA files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Winamp installed, it may not support NSA format. The most recent version of Winamp is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Nullsoft Streaming Audio Format files with Winamp

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate NSA files with latest version of Winamp you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with NSA file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the NSA with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Winamp is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open NSA files and clicking OK.
Associate software with NSA file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with NSA extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with NSA extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the NSA is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper NSA file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check NSA file for viruses
1. The NSA may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the NSA is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. NSA file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic NSA file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with NSA extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Winamp

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support NSA files. Close all running programs and try opening the NSA file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Nullsoft Streaming Audio Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle NSA files.

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