.MPA2 File Extension

MPEG-2 Audio Stream

Developer Moving Picture Experts Group
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What is an MPA2 file?

An MPA2 file is an audio file encoded using MPEG-1 Layer II encoding. It contains audio that likely corresponds to an associated .MPV2 video. Moviemakers pair MPA2 and MPV2 files in video-editing applications to create movies.

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Some video recorders save video and audio in separate files. This allows moviemakers to import and edit these files separately while creating movies. In some instances, audio and video encoded using the MPEG codec may be saved as MPA2 and MPV2 files, respectively.

However, the .mpa2 extension is uncommon. More commonly, audio files encoded using MPEG-1 Layer II audio encoding are saved with the .MP2 or .M2A extension.

How to open an MPA2 file

You can open an MPA2 file with VideoLAN VLC media player (multiplatform). You may be able to open the file in other common audio players by changing its extension from .mpa2 to .mp2.

How to convert an MPA2 file

You can use VideoLAN VLC media player to convert MPA2 files to the following audio formats:

  • .MP3 - MP3 Audio
  • .OGG - Ogg Vorbis Audio
  • .FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
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Programs that open MPA2 files

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