The File Extensions Database

.3GPA File Extension

  • Developer by: Third Generation Partnership Project
  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .3GPA file?

.3GPA is 3GPP Multimedia File

A 3GPA file is a multimedia file developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). It stores video and audio streams that are saved in an audio and video container format. 3GPA files are used for transmitting audio and video between 3G mobile phones and over the Internet.

The 3GPA format stores audio streams as AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AMR-NB, HE-AAC v1, AAC-LC, or Enhanced aacPlus. 3GPA files are the same as .3GP files but not as common.

Programs that open 3GPP Multimedia File
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Video
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
VideoLAN VLC media player
Apple QuickTime Player
Roxio Toast 17
VideoLAN VLC media player
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player

How to solve problems with 3GPA files

  • Associate the 3GPA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any 3GPA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.3GPA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the 3GPA file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .3GPA is 3GPP Multimedia File. Because only the current version supports the latest 3GPA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Third Generation Partnership Project manufacturer website after an available .3GPA is 3GPP Multimedia File update.
  • To make sure that your 3GPA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.