Open AMR files

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    Adaptive Multi-Rate Compressed Audio Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a AMR file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a AMR file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your AMR file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is AMR file?

The file extension AMR refers to audio files encoded with the Adaptive Multi-Rate Audio Codec. This patented compression method was specially developed for the compression of speech data.

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The procedure was adopted by the 3GPP organization as standard. AMR is used by GSM and UMTS for voice coding.

It supports multiple bitrates and different methods to reduce the bandwidth required.

Programs which can open a AMR file

How to open file with AMR extension?

In order to open a file with AMR extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening AMR file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with AMR files, follow the instructions below.
Install QuickTime Player or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening AMR files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support AMR files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of AMR files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set QuickTime Player as the default program for opening AMR files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate AMR files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the QuickTime Player applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where QuickTime Player has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with AMR files

Sometimes problems with opening AMR files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • AMR files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open AMR files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • AMR file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)