.XWMA File Extension

Xbox Wave Audio File

The xwma file extension is associated with the xWMA audio compression format. xWMA is a subset of the Windows Media Audio (WMA) Professional compression format. Both XAudio2 and XACT3 support xWMA dec...

General Information

Title XWMA File Extension
Extension .xwma
Full Form Xbox Wave Audio File
File Type Audio File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type audio/x-xwma

File Function

Primary Function Store audio
Additional Functions Game development
Features Compressed, Xbox support

File Characteristics

Quality Lossy compression
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes, with tools

Use Cases

Video Games Yes
Media Playback Yes
Audio Editing Limited

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low
Best Practices Regular scans, updates

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Unknown
Latest Version Depends on DirectX

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .wav, .wma

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft DirectX SDK Free Windows
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux
FFmpeg Free Windows, Mac, Linux