AMR File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an AMR file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .AMR files.

What is an AMR file?

An .AMR file is an Adaptive Multi Rate encoded audio file. AMR stands for Adaptive Multi-Rate. The .amr file format was developed by Ericsson. Files with the .amr extension are compressed audio files that have been optimized to record speech.

The AMR file format was created for cell phone voice recordings. When a user creates a voice message or voice memo with certain cellular phones, the files are created with the .amr file extension.

Unlike many of the other audio codec formats used for digital devices, the sound quality of AMR files is not ideal. This is because these files are optimized for speech recording and not for quality audio playback.

How to open AMR files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension AMR for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different AMR openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension AMR

While we know of one file format using the .AMR file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .AMR file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with AMR-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with AMR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!