.WEBA File Extension
What is a WEBA file?
A WEBA file is an audio-only .WEBM file. It contains audio that was likely extracted from a WEBM video. WEBA files are compressed using either the Ogg Vorbis or Opus audio formats.
WebM is an open, royalty-free container format used to share videos on the web. Google developed WebM to serve as an alternative to the H.264 and H.265 video formats. Typically, WEBM files contain both video and audio data. However, some WEBM files contain only audio data. These files may be referred to as WEBA files.
Often, WEBA files are created by extracting a WEBM file's audio data and saving it as a separate file. On rarer occasions, a user may create a WEBA file by saving only audio data in the WEBM format. You are most likely to encounter a WEBA file when downloading audio from the Internet, as the WebM format is used primarily to embed and share media online.
How do I open a WEBA file?
You can open a WEBA file in VideoLAN VLC media player (cross-platform) and Eltima Elmedia Player (cross-platform). You can also play the audio a WEBA file contains by dragging the file to your web browser, provided you use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera. (In some cases, you may have to change your WEBA file's extension to .webm to open it.)
How do I convert a WEBA file to other audio formats?
You can use FFmpeg (cross-platform) to convert the audio your WEBA file contains to a variety of other audio formats. For example, you can use FFmpeg to convert your WEBA file to an .MP3 file, so you can open it in additional media players.