.MPA File Extension

MPEG-2 Audio File

General Information

Title MPA File Extension
Extension .mpa
Full Form MPEG-2 Audio File
File Type Audio File
Developer Moving Picture Experts Group
MIME Type audio/mpeg

File Function

Primary Function Store audio
Additional Functions Streaming, broadcasting
Features Compressed, lossy

File Characteristics

Quality Standard audio
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes, with software

Use Cases

Music Sharing Yes
Audio Streaming Yes
Video Production Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks File spoofing
Best Practices Antivirus scanning

Historical/Version Information

Standardized 1993
Predecessor MP3

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .mp3, .aac, .wav

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Windows Media Player Free Windows
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
iTunes Free Windows, Mac