Is it risky to open a file in another app if it is already open in Anki?

If I want to open soundfiles that are already open by Anki / mpv in an external app, can I just go ahead and do that, or might it cause problems? Obviously these files live in the folder. Would it be better to create a duplicate file first and open the duplicate in the external app?

I think it won’t produce any errors. You can use/read any file by a number of programmes, but you can’t delete/change until you use the file by only one programme