XMA file format description

Many people share .xma files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .xma file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .xma files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.xma - Xbox 360 Native Audio

The XMA audio files are related to Microsoft Cross-Platform Audio Creation Tool (XACT). The XMA file is a Xbox 360 Native Audio file. XMA is the native Xbox 360 compressed audio format, based on the WMA Pro architecture. XMA provides sound quality higher than ADPCM at even better compression ratios.

Microsoft Cross-Platform Audio Creation Tool (XACT)
Audio files
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Xbox 360 Native Audio related extensions:
AKAI S900 Program
Music Composer Instruments Data
Zyxel Voice Mail Audio Data
Orion Sampler Program
Wwise Sound Bank Data
Guitar Pro Sound Bank

Naturally, other applications may also use the .xma file extension. Even harmful programs can create .xma files. Be especially cautious with .xma files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .xma file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .xma file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ama, cma, dma, ma, sma, xa, xam, xla, xm, xmw, xmx, xmz, zma

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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