3ga files

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by Antony65m, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Antony65m
    Offline

    Antony65m iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wales
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I have an iPad 2 and a friend is sending me 3ga sound files from a galaxy phone I think.

    I can't seem to hear these without going to my pc and opening with quick time

    When I try to open them on here all I get is the play symbol with a line across it??

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thank you :)
  2. KevinJS
    Offline

    KevinJS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,261
    Thanks Received:
    763
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Ratings:
    +865 / 0
    You can apparently convert them to .mp3 using Winamp. It still means using the PC but once you've done it you can play them in Music as normal.

    1. Download Winamp Media Player
    2. Download and install the MP3 output plugin for Winamp
    3. When Winamp has been installed and is running, click File (Wavy symbol in top left of player) > Option > Preferences > Output (Category) > then select the MP3 Output (Don't forget to configure it so you choose the path where the mp3 is stored after converting)
    4. When you play the .3GA file it will automatically create an MP3 file.
  3. The OB
    Offline

    The OB Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,131
    Thanks Received:
    973
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Ratings:
    +1,061 / 1
    The number of built-in codecs in our iPads are rather limited. I believe you can directly play MP4, MOV, MPEG-4 and H.264 videos .If you can't find a suitable app in the app store, you could try changing the file extensions of the files sent to you to, say, .MPEG-4 or .MOV and then sync them over from your PC to the iPad via iTunes. There is a possibility that might work.
    EDIT: oops, should have checked for other answers. The solution by KevinJS above looks neat.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2013
Similar Threads
  1. mono01
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,743
  2. mobutler
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    592
  3. maxxo
    Replies:
    12
    Views:
    5,621
  4. minesdel
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,313
  5. tim1965
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    783
Loading...

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

3ga ipad

,
antony65m
,

can't hear audio 3ga file on my computer

,

can't open 3ga file on iphone

,

play 3ga files ipad