File Extension 3GA

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File Extension 3GA

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File Extension 3GA is used on 3G mobile devices to store audio information. 3GA files are stored in 3GP format which was defined by Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). This format is based on MP4 (MPEG-4) format but it is was specifically optimized to deliver content to mobile devices (by lowering bandwidth and storage requirements).

If you are interested in deep technical details of the 3GP format you can visit site. Detailed specification of 3GA and 3GP format in ZIP/DOC format is avaible at this location.

But in simple terms 3GA file is just an archive or collection of different media items. Following audio codecs are supported by 3GA file format: AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AAC-LC, HE-AAC v1 or Enhanced aacPlus (HE-AAC v2). In some ways it is very similar to an ISO file format which is used to store images of an optical disks.

Overall file extension 3GA is very useful when you want to send audio from one mobile device to another or from mobile device to computer

Similar file extensions

File extensions below are in similar category to 3GA. Some of them are media content containers and other are file content containers.

    • File Extension MP4 - MPEG-4 video and audio format
    • File Extension FLV - Flash Video format
    • File Extension ODT - OGG free, open standard audio and video container
    • File Extension MOV - QuickTime movie format
    • File Extension ISO - Optical disk storage format from International Standards Organization

If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.


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