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Old 03-01-2013, 05:35 AM   #1
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What is .3ga file?

The 3GA file extension .3ga often refers to the voice recorded files from mobile phones like Android, Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, Nokia and etc. The 3GA audio can use AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AAC-LC, HE-AAC v1 or Enhanced aacPlus (HE-AAC v2) audio codec.

Troubleshooting with 3GA Audio files

Can't open files with 3GA file extension on Windows 8, 7, XP, Vista, or 2000.
My wife sent me a .3ga file from her Samsung Galaxy S2 Smart Phone. I couldn't open it in any of the applications I had on my Mac.
Unable to edit 3GA audio files like use them in e.g. a video in Windows Live Movie Maker
When try to add 3GA to Windows Media Player, I get a message said "The file you are attempting to play has an extension that does not match the file format. Playing the file may result in unexpected behavior..."
Be warned when upload iMovie creations to YouTube if CAF audio files from iLife Sound Effects Library are used.
When I rename the file extension of my 3GA files from .3ga to .mp3, they play in VLC but not in Winamp, also loses sound quality when doing it this way.

Solution

If your media player doesn't contain direct support for 3GA audio files, but supports 3GP multimedia files, rename .3ga to .3gp or .mp3, then you can play the renamed 3GA files in most situations.

If your media player does not natively support 3GP and 3GA, a recommended solution is to convert 3GA to other popular format like MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A and etc. Bigasoft Audio Converter is just the right 3GA Converter which can convert 3GA to WMA, WAV, MP3, M4A, AC3, OGG, FLAC, RA, AU, AIFF, MP3 and etc. Aside from converting 3GA recorded voice files, Bigasoft Audio Converter also can convert QCP, AMR, AWB, FLAC, OGG, SHN, TTA, MPC, PCM, APE, VOC, VOX, AIFF, Apple Lossless and etc to MP3, WAV, and WMA and etc. In addition, it can extract audio from all kinds of video formats and save as MP3, WAV, FLAC, WMA, AC3, and so on.

How to Convert 3GA to MP3, WMA, WAV?

The following will description a step by step guide on how to convert 3GA files to MP3 with the help of Bigasoft Audio Converter on Windows or Mac, this guide also applies to convert 3GA to WAV, WMA, M4A, RA, AC3 and etc.

Make Preparation: Run Bigasoft Audio Converter

Free download the powerful 3GA to MP3 Converter - Bigasoft Audio Converter (Windows Version, Mac Version), install and fire up.
Step 1 Add 3GA voice recorder files

Click the "Add File" button to import the .3ga audio files to Bigasoft Audio Converter. This powerful 3GA Converter also supports drag and drop function.
How to Convert 3GA to MP3, WMA, WAV and etc on Mac or Windows

Step 2 Set MP3 as output profile

Click the "Profile" drop-down list at the bottom of 3GA to MP3 Converter interface to select MP3-MPEG Layer-3 (*.mp3) from the " General Audio" category.

Step 3 Finish converting 3GA to MP3

Click "Convert" button to start and finish the 3GA to MP3 conversion.

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