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XWMA File Extension

XWMA Audio Compression Format
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    Microsoft Corporation
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What is XWMA file?

Full format name of files that use XWMA extension is XWMA Audio Compression Format. XWMA Audio Compression Format format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. XWMA files are supported by software applications available for devices running . XWMA file format, along with 771 other file formats, belongs to the Audio Files category. The software recommended for managing XWMA files is XAudio2.

Programs which support XWMA file extension

XWMA files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support XWMA file

Windows Windows

How to open file with XWMA extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening XWMA files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with XWMA extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install XAudio2 software

Install software to open XWMA file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening XWMA files is that no program that can handle XWMA files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download XAudio2 and install it on your device. 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 XAudio2 installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update XAudio2 to the latest version

Update software that support file extension XWMAIf the problems with opening XWMA files still occur even after installing XAudio2, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of XAudio2 is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of XAudio2 installed, it may not support XWMA format. The latest version of XAudio2 should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign XAudio2 to XWMA files

If you have the latest version of XAudio2 installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage XWMA on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with XWMA file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the XWMA file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where XAudio2 is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open XWMA files and clicking OK.
Associate software with XWMA file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected XWMA file open the file menu and choose 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with XWMA extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the XWMA file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the XWMA file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check XWMA file for viruses
1. Verify that the XWMA in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the XWMA 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. If the scanner detected that the XWMA file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with XWMA extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the XWMA file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with XWMA extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the XWMA Audio Compression Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run XAudio2

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with XWMA extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with XWMA Audio Compression 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 XWMA files.

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