Files with amr extension can be usually found as songs or music saved in Adaptive Multi-Rate compressed audio format. Playble in several media players, like VLC player. Also AMR format is supported by many mobile phones.

There is one other file type using
the AMR file extension!

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Software that open amr file

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AMR file extension - Adaptive Multi-Rate compressed audio

What is amr file? How to open amr files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

amr file icon: amr filetype icon

File extension amr is commonly used audio files saved in Adaptive Multi-Rate compressed audio.

Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) is an audio data compression scheme optimized for speech coding. AMR was adopted as the standard speech codec by 3GPP in October 1998 and is now widely used in GSM. It uses link adaptation to select from one of eight different bit rates based on link conditions.

AMR is also a file format for storing spoken audio using the AMR codec. Many modern mobile telephone handsets will allow you to store short recordings in the AMR format, and some commercial programs exist to convert between this and other formats such as MP3, although it should be remembered that AMR is a speech format and is unlikely to give ideal results for other audio.

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Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open amr file:

Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMedia Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Windows 11 default media player is called Media Player. Microsoft developed it for the latest Windows 11 operating system (OS). Media Player replaces the old Windows Media Player, Windows 10 Groove Music, and Microsoft Movies & TV. It was released to all Win11 users on February 15, 2022.

Help how to open:

You can use any media player such as RealPlayer or Apple QuickTime to play .amr audio file.

Many mobile phones also support AMR file format.

How to convert:

Many audio converters support AMR format and can convert the files to plenty of other multimedia files, including MP3, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, 3GP, MP4, FLV.

Find conversions from amr file:

amr to 3gp

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amr to wav

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 23 21 41 4D 52 0A 34
ASCII code: #!AMR 4

Related links:

3GPP Specification series

List of software applications associated to the .amr file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open amr file, edit amr file, convert amr file, view amr file, play amr file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting amr files.

Software that open amr file - Adaptive Multi-Rate compressed audio

Programs supporting the exension amr on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about WavePad for open amr file action.

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