.MP3 File Extension

Moving Picture Experts Group
File Type:
MP3 Audio File

Having trouble opening .mp3 extension? Don't panic! This page explains what mp3 files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open mp3 files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a MP3 file?

Mp3 file extension has MP3 Audio file type, developed by Moving Picture Experts Group, which is associated with the "audio files" category.

Audio file, which comes in a compressed format, typically contains music as well as audiobooks. Those are usually saved on a hard drive. The file is capable of providing near-CD sound quality, similarly to .AIF and .WAV files.

Quality of MP3 files greatly depends on the bit rate, which is applied for compression. The higher the bit rate, the higher the quality of such files, which will require more disk space accordingly. Users may play their MP3 files on portable music players as well as the Amazon Kindle.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

mp3 file icon
Moving Picture Experts Group
File Type:
MP3 Audio File
Audio Files

How to open MP3 file?

Double click the mp3 file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .mp3 extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the mp3 extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the mp3 file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open MP3 files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the mp3 file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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