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What are AMC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AMC file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an AMC file?

AMC files have multiple uses, and Adaptive Modulation and Coding Video is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Adaptive Modulation and Coding Video File

The .amc file extension is most commonly used for Quicktime AMC media files. It is a multimedia format optimized for use in mobile networks.

How to open AMC files

We have identified one AMC opener that is compatible with this specific type of AMC file.

Programs that open Adaptive Modulation and Coding Video files


Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .AMC

While Adaptive Modulation and Coding Video File is a popular type of AMC-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .AMC file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Acclaim Motion Capture data

Files with the AMC file extension may contain motion data captured by an optical tracker.

The format was developed by Acclaim, a game development company, which has been doing research into motion capture for games for years.

Acclaim developed their own methods for creating skeleton motion from optical tracker data, and in the process invented two related file formats: A skeleton file and a motion file. Splitting the data into two made it possible to use the same skeleton data for multiple motions. ASF files (Acclaim Skeleton File) hold the skeleton data, while the motion data is stored in AMC files.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different AMC openers which you will find listed below.

Ant Movie Catalog Database

Ant Movie Catalog is a free program to manage your collection of movies on DVD, CD, BlueRay, and tapes. Antoine Potten started the project - take the three letters of his first name, and you have the explanation of the software's name.

AMC opener for Windows

We have identified one AMC opener that is compatible with this specific type of AMC file.

A.M. Composer Music File

A music format that was created in 1989 by Marc Hawliteck of Vesalia-Soft. It was used in the MS-DOS games Krymini and Magic-Jumper.

Anark Media Component

We know that one AMC format is Anark Media Component. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AMC files. Remember, different programs may use AMC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

QuickTime AlternativeQuickTime AlternativeUser submitted
Storm CodecStorm CodecUser submitted
QT LiteQT LiteUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
Storm Codec UnicodeStorm Codec UnicodeUser submitted
QuickTime PlayerQuickTime PlayerUser submitted
AirMagnet LaptopAirMagnet LaptopUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
Advanced MP3 Catalog ProAdvanced MP3 Catalog ProUser submitted
StormPlayerStormPlayerUser submitted

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