File extension .HMA
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The HMA file extension is a Sony HI-MD Audio file. It is one of the most versatile audio formats available for digital music, supporting a large variety of file formats. The high-resolution file version is compatible with a variety of Sony portable audio devices, allowing users to playback their favorite music no matter where they are. Files stored in this format are typically quite small, which is convenient for those who prefer to carry as much content as possible on their portable device.
More on HMA Format
The HMA format was originally designed by Sony to provide a high-quality recording alternative to the other popular and widely used digital audio formats available at the time. It allows audio files to be prepared with a greater degree of detail than other formats, such as WAV or MP3. Hma files can store up to 3.6 MB of data per second of digital audio information, making them ideal for longer recordings and complex sound shapes. This format also enables program data — including text titles and artist information — to be embedded in the audio file, adding another level of convenience for users. Other similar file extensions include M4A, M4B, AAC, and MP4.
Compression and Storage Options
The capacity of the HMA audio file format boasts quite impressive storage options when compared to other formats in its genre. As mentioned previously, this type of format can store up to three times the amount of data recorded per second that a WAV file can hold. Additionally, users have the ability to encode files coded at 44 kHz or 48 kHz sample rate and either 16 bits or 24 bits resolution rate without loss of sound quality or data compression. The lower bit depth allows for more convenient storage of large amounts of music on an external memory device, such as a Sony Memory Stick.
Programs for WINDOWS system
After installing the required software, the operating system will usually automatically associate an unknown file type (in this case .HMA) with the new application. If this does not happen, we can help the system a bit by selecting the software for it, which it should always use to open files with the .HMA extension.
When choosing the software we can select the system to use this software every time.
Using it for the first time it is good to check whether the .HMA file opened in the application can be read by us and opens in a way that allows us to use it. If everything is in order, select this option the next time you open a file with the .HMA extension. However, if the file has not opened correctly, we have to look for a different software, with which we can open files with the .HMA extension. Select a different software from our list and install it on your computer. After the software is installed, repeat inspection openings of a .HMA file. Sometimes you have to repeat the operation several times.
If none of the programs listed by us to work with the .HMA file has not meet your expectations, you can try searching other websites. But remember to avoid downloading programs "that can open any file". These applications not only have very limited functionality, but may also expose you to expense tens of dollars when purchasing a license.
In the vast majority of cases you will find the program dedicated to support the .HMA file, or any other file format. In addition, there is a chance that it will be a free program, and its functionality (concerning the .HMA file) will be extended to the maximum.
It is also good to check
- if the .HMA file has no errors
- or if it has been copied (or downloaded by the browser) thoroughly
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