OMA filename suffix is mostly used for Sony OpenMG Music Format files. Sony OpenMG Music Format specification was created by Sony. Files with OMA extension may be used by programs distributed for Android, Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. OMA file belongs to the Audio Files category just like 763 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use VLC media player software for managing OMA files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of VideoLAN Project Team developer not only will you find detailed information about theVLC media player software, but also about OMA and other supported file formats.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open OMA files divided into 4 categories according to system platform supported. OMA files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening OMA files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with OMA extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports OMA files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install VLC media player or one to the listed programs: VLC media player for Android. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading VLC media player installed is by going to developer’s website (VideoLAN Project Team) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have VLC media player installed on your systems and OMA files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of VLC media player installed, it may not support OMA format. The most recent version of VLC media player is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate OMA files with latest version of VLC media player you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the OMA file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the OMA is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. OMA file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the OMA file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the OMA file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Sony OpenMG Music Format file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with OMA extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Sony OpenMG Music Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle OMA files.
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