What is and How to Open a MP3 File in Windows, MAC and online

The Compressed audio and music file, mp3 songs or ringtones definition and 5 other types and linked programs information.


The File extension mp3 is used by following the file type(s):

Default files extension for .mp3 type: Compressed audio and music file, mp3 songs or ringtones

MP3 file suffix is related to MP3 audio files, that can be played in every media player.Programs
that open mp3 files:

  • Adapter (multiplatform software)
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Audition for Mac
  • Adobe Soundbooth
  • Agree MP3 to Ringtone Converter
  • Aimersoft DRM Media Converter for Windows
  • Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac (Apple OS X)
  • Aimersoft iTransfer for Mac
  • Aimersoft iTransfer for Windows
  • Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac (Apple OS X)
  • ALLPlayer
  • Any Audio Converter
  • Apple iTunes for Mac
  • Apple iTunes for Windows
  • Audacity
  • BlackBerry Media Sync (multiplatform software)
  • BS.Player
  • Exact Audio Copy
  • FormatFactory
  • Free Mp3 Wma Converter
  • Free Studio
  • Freemake Video Converter
  • Hamster Free Video Converter
  • Helium Music Manager
  • jetAudio
  • Magic FLAC to MP3 Converter (Microsoft Windows)
  • MediaCoder
  • MediaMonkey
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • MID Converter
  • Movavi Audio Suite Personal
  • Movavi DVD Ripper for Mac (Apple OS X)
  • Mp3 Media Converter (Google Android)
  • MP3 Ringtone Creator (Blackberry)
  • MPlayer
  • MPlayer for Linux (Linux)
  • MPlayer for Mac (Apple OS X)
  • Nero Multimedia Suite
  • OverDrive Media Console (multiplatform software)
  • Play(Apple OS X)
  • Plex Media Center for OS X
  • Rename Master (Microsoft Windows)
  • Sound Forge
  • Totem (Linux)
  • USB Flash Drive for iOS (iOS)
  • VLC media player (Microsoft Windows)
  • VLC media player for Linux (Linux)
  • VLC media player for Mac
  • Winamp
  • Wondershare Video Converter for Mac
  • Xilisoft iPhone Ringtone Maker for Mac
  • Xilisoft iPod Rip (Microsoft Windows)
  • Xilisoft Video Converter
  • Xine (Linux)
  • xrecode
  • Zune


Masterpoint green points files

The MP3 file extension is very rarely used for simple text files that contain saved game scores from some Bridge card game by Masterpoint.

Not to be confused with MP3 songs.


mp3HD audio files

mp3HD Overview

  • mp3HD is a lossless audio codec (100% bit-exact replica of CD tracks)
  • Backward Compatible to mp3
  • File extension .mp3
  • Bitrates for music approximately 500 to 900 kbps rates (similar to other lossless codecs), depending on genre
  • Embedded mp3 track and the mp3HD file share the same id3 metadata
  • Encoding parameters (e.g. bit rate), ancillary data and meta data of embedded mp3 track are under control

open mp3 files with:

  • Winamp with mp3HD plugin


mp3PRO files

mp3PRO is the next generation of MP3. Fully compatible with the existing MP3 format, mp3PRO extends its capability to provide CD-quality stereo at 64 kbps with full frequency bandwidth. Already deployed by consumer electronics companies like RCA and Philips, mp3PRO is migrating to replace MP3. mp3PRO players can play MP3 and mp3PRO content meaning you can still deploy only one codec and not lose compatibility with the world’s most popular Internet music format. When you go mp3PRO, it just sounds better.Programs
that open mp3 files:

  • Adobe Soundbooth
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • Nero SoundTrax (Windows)
  • Winamp


SHARP MZ-series emulator files

File extension used by some SHARP MZ-series computer emulators.